**Title:** Intermediate Mechanics
**Professor:** Eric Held
**Time:** 9:00 - 10:15 T R
**Semester:** Fall 2005
**Office Hours:** T-Th (10:15-11:30), M (2:30-3:30)

**Course Objectives**

1. Develop a fundamental understanding of Newtonian mechanics and Lagrangian dynamics.

2. Develop the technical skills needed to solve problems in physics.

**Syllabus**

1. Newton's Laws in Inertial Frames

3. Momentum, Angular Momentum and Energy Conservation

2. Newton's Laws in Noninertial Frames

4. Lagrange's Equations and Applications

5. Hamilton's Equations and Applications

6. Two-body Central-Force Problem

7. Linear Oscillations, Nonlinear Oscillations and Dynamical Chaos

**Text:**__Classical Mechanics__, Taylor

**Reference Texts:**
__Elements of Newtonian Mechanics__, Knudsen & Horth
__Classical Dynamics__, Marion & Thorton
__Mechanics__, Symon
__Analytical Mechanics__, Fowles

**Grading:**

Homework 6 for total of 55%

Tests (3) 15% each

Third test to be taken during final exam