**P521: CLASSICAL MECHANICS**

**Fall 2000**

**Meets: **MWF 10:10-11:00 am, in Swain West 217

**Instructor: **Charles Horowitz

Swain West 233

E-mail: charlie@iucf.indiana.edu

Office hours: MW 11:00-12:00 or by appointment, just ask in
class or send email, most times MWF are fine. I am
typically at the Cyclotron on T and R.

**Text: A.L. Fetter and J. D. Walecka**, *Theoretical
Mechanics of Particles and Continua*. Note: We will follow the

text fairly closely and cover roughly the first nine chapters.

**Grade:** Will be based on homework (40%), a midterm
(25%), and a final (35%). Class participation will be rewarded
extra credit also there may be a chance to do a small numerical
project for extra credit.

**Grader: Sonali Tamhankav**

Swain West 262B

E-mail: sotamhan@indiana.edu

**Goal: **The course provides the classical
field theory background for Quantum Field Theory.

__OUTLINE__

I. Introduction:

II. Lagrangian Dynamics

III. Small Oscillations

IV. Rigid Bodies

V. Hamiltonian Dynamics

VI. Strings and Membranes

VII. Sound Waves