Day  Topic: Subtopic 
Reading (Bridge Book) (Main, Alternate, Deep) 
Due Dates 

1 Mon 4/3 
Introduction Syllabus Instructions for Getting Mathematica 
 
2 Wed 4/5 
Finding Equations of Motion Review Newton's 2nd Law Review Vectors Review Units & Dimensions Solving ODE's by Separating Variables Plotting with Mathematica 
Taylor 1.31.6 Taylor 1.2 Boas 8.2  
3 Fri 4/7 
Example Using Newton's 2nd Law Puck on a 2D Ramp 

HW 1 HW 1 Solutions 
4 Mon 4/10 
Example Using Newton's 2nd Law Puck on a 2D Ramp Sensemaking Strategies List 
 
5 Wed 4/12 
Finding v(x) 
 
6 Fri 4/14 
Linear Drag Force Air Resistance 
Taylore 2.2 & 2.3 
HW 2 HW 2 Solutions 
7 Mon 4/17 
Drag Force Power Series Calculating Coefficients of a Power Series Approximating a Function with a Power Series Common Power Series 
Taylor 2.4  
8 Wed 4/19 
Conservation of Momentum Center of Mass 
Taylor 3.1 Taylor 3.3  
9 Fri 4/21 
Time Varying Mass 
Taylor 3.2 
HW 3 HW 3 Practice HW 3 Solutions 
10 Mon 4/24 
Exam 1 
 
11 Wed 4/26 
Rockets 
 
12 Fri 4/28 
Rockets 

HW 4 HW 4 Solutions 
13 Mon 5/1 
Intro to Lagrangian Mechanics Principle of Least Action Generalized Coordinates Euler Lagrange Equations 
Taylor 7.17.4  
14 Wed 5/3 
Lagrangian Examples Cyclic Coordinates Noether's Theorem 
Taylor 7.5 Taylor 7.6 & 7.7  
15 Fri 5/5 
Lagrange Multipliers 
Taylor 7.10 
HW 5 
16 Mon 5/8 
Method of Undetermined Lagrange Multipliers 
 
17 Wed 5/10 
Intro to Hamiltonian Mechanics Hamiltonian Examples Phase Space 
Taylor 7.8  
18 Fri 5/12 
H not equal E 

HW 6 
19 Mon 5/15 
Exam 
 
20 Wed 5/17 
Matrix Algebra Linear Transformations 
 
21 Fri 5/19 
Linear Transformations 

HW 7 
22 Mon 5/22 
Exam 2 
 
23 Wed 5/24 
Lorentz Transformations 
 
24 Fri 5/26 
Paradoxes 

HW 8 
25 Mon 5/29 
Circle & Hyperbola Trig 
 
26 Wed 5/31 
Spacetime Diagrams 
 
27 Fri 6/2 
Proper Time Energy & Momentum 

HW 9 
28 Mon 6/5 
Collisions 
 
29 Wed 6/7 
Collisions 
 
30 Fri 6/9 
Review 

HW 10 
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