Classical Mechanics (PHYS 2010)

York University

Winter 2020 - Course Website

Basic Information

Updates and useful bits

  • [2020.03.17] I realize how disruptive current circumstances are for all. We all have a lot on our plates, and the last thing we need is to worry about school. So for the moment, let me assure you that you do not need to worry about class/grades. First and foremost, take care of yourself. Only then can you help take care of those around you. And follow the guidelines out there: respect the communal need for "social distancing", so to limit exposure for all.

    For the moment, consider any course-related deadline suspended (incl. HW5). We all need a bit of time for things to settle a bit further before we collectively figure out how to proceed. I am greatly heartened that York is showing strong leadership w/ setting a solid foundation looking ahead, while not ignoring the gravity of circumstances. I will follow their lead and help us move forward in a positive way.

    Let me highlight some text-related focal points, as well as some problems to keep you (pleasantly) occupied:

    As for HW5, a lot of of folks asked about 7B. First, make sure you see the updated pdf (as the problem was retooled a bit from what was initially posted). Second, see your book (specifically Knudsen & Hjorth 15.10). That should give you the needed boost...

    Class Notes

    HW Assignments

    Homework should be handed in as a hard copy before the start of class.

    Computer Codes (Matlab)

    Matlab codes relevant to topics covered in lecture