The Final Exam: on Thursday December 10
The exam and its solution are given here
The basic content is
- Rigid body motion, tops, Euler angles etc
- Hamiltonian mechanics, phase space, poisson brackets, infinitessimal and finite canonical transforms, adiabatic invariance
- Elements of Continuum Mechanics
- From a chain of springs, to the action of a string.
- Dispersion and motion of wave packets with dispersion
- Reflection and transmission of waves
- Varying the action, the Euler-Lagrange equations, and the canonical stress tensor.
- Oscillations, could be on as part of something else, but will not be emphasized
- Not on final :
- The Hamilton-Jacobi theory
Other Items
- You may bring a one page front and back list of formulas, though it really should not be necessary.
Past Exams
- 2018 Final Exam
- 2019 Final Exam
- The basic content is covered in the first eight homeworks, and is the same as last year. It covers rigid body motion and oscillations as well as Lagrangians and the basics of Hamilonians , see the list of topics.
- I have collected the problems from the 2018, 2019 midterms and finals which are relevant, old exam problems
The Midterm Exam on Fri 11/6 at 8:00am EST