PHYSICS 330: classical mechanics, fall 2003
Tim Gfroerer, Davidson College
Announcements and Class Simulations
*NOTE: Attendance at all physics seminars is required.
Date Posted | Announcement or Simulation |
8/25 |
Galileo quotes: natural motion and gravitational acceleration |
8/27 | Definition of mass physlet |
8/29 | Challenge Course cooperation building event: 6 - 7:30 pm on Monday, 9/1. Please meet on Concord Road adjacent to our classroom in Dana. |
9/2 | Physics seminar on Thursday, 9/4 at 3:45: 4 Davidson students describe "What I did on my summer vacation" |
9/3 | Vertical fall with quadratic resistance math notebook. |
9/19 | NO CLASS on Monday, 9/29. |
9/19 | Download Review #1 from last year. Get the solutions here. |
9/24 | Physlets: 2D Simple Harmonic Oscillator and Fast 2D SHO |
9/26 | Phase space diagrams using Excel |
10/1 | Physics seminar on Thursday, 10/2 at 3:45: Painting the Town Red: Light Scattering in Concentrated Particulate Dispersions, by Laurie McNeil (UNC Chapel Hill) |
10/10 | Fourier series and Damped oscillator with square drive Physlets. |
10/15 | Chaos Applets: Butterfly Effect, Poincare Maps. |
10/22 | Download Review #2 from last year. Get the solutions here. |
10/27 | Fermat's Principle applet. |
11/12 | Physics seminar on Thursday, 11/13 at 3:45: Electronic and magnetic properties of atomic clusters, by Anne Cox (Eckerd College). |
11/14 | Particle constrained to a spherical surface: Newtonian and Lagrangian approaches. |
11/17 | Download Review #3 from last year. Get the solutions here. |
11/21 | Emmy Noether website on symmetry and conservation laws in physics. |
11/21 | NO CLASS on Monday, 11/24. Review #3 is due at noon on Tuesday, 11/25. |
12/3 | Physics seminar on Thursday, 12/4 at 3:45: Probing the Standard Model at "Modest" Energies, by Kevin Giovanetti (James Madison University). |
12/5 | math notebook for "bar of soap in a bowl" effective potential. |
12/8 | Optical reflection from a mirror (Feynman style). |