Physics 105
Classical Mechanics
Fall, 2011
University of California, Berkeley
 Instructor: Hal Haggard
 Office: 443 Birge
 Office Hours: MW 910am
 Email: hal "usual at" berkeley.edu
 Phone: +15104351747
 Graduate Student Instructor: Nadir Jeevanjee
 Office: 443 Birge
 Office Hours: Th 24pm
 Email: jeevanje "usual at" berkeley.edu

 Lecture: 3 LeConte
 Time: MWF 89
 Discussion Sections: Tu 12pm, 71 Evans and Wed 45pm, 75 Evans
 Text: J. R. Taylor, Classical Mechanics University Science Books
Organization and Logistics
Lecture attendance is strongly encouraged; not all course content is found in texts or handouts.
Problem Sets:
A required and most important part of the course. Problem sets are due on Friday at 5pm each week. Please deposit problem sets in the box labeled "Physics 105" in 251 LeConte. You are encouraged to discuss problems with others in the course, but you must write up your own solutions.
Prerequisites:
The prerequisites for this course are Physics 7ABC, Math 53 and Math 54.
Schedule:
Tentative outline for the topics and timeline for the course.
Exam Schedule:
 First midterm: September 23rd, 2011 (in class)
 Second midterm: October 28th, 2011 (in class)
 Final exam: December 12th, 2011, 710pm (Exam group 4)
Course Grade:
The grade for this course will be based on your homework, two midterms and a final exam. The break down is,
 Homework 55%
 First and second midterm 10% each
 Final Exam 25%
The course web site
(this site) will be used to post lecture notes, special notes and
homework assignments.
Homework
assignments
 Homework 1, due Friday, September 2nd at 5pm: pdf.
 Homework 2, due Friday, September 9th at 5pm: pdf.
 Homework 3, due Friday, September 16th at 5pm: pdf.
 Homework 4, due Friday, September 30th at 5pm: pdf.
 Homework 5, due Friday, October 7th at 5pm: pdf.
 Homework 6, due Monday, October 17th at 5pm: pdf.
 Homework 7, due Monday, October 24th at 5pm: pdf.
 Homework 8, due Monday, November 7th at 5pm: pdf.
 Homework 9, due Monday, November 14th at 5pm: pdf.
 Homework 10, due Monday, November 21st at 5pm: pdf.
 Homework 11, due Friday, December 2nd at 5pm: pdf.
Lecture notes are
my handwritten notes that I prepare for
lecture. I don't guarantee that they will be identical to what is
presented in class, but they should be pretty close usually. The notes also include things that I wasn't able to cover in the lecture. When I wasn't able to cover everything that I hoped to, the next day's lecture notes have significant overlap with the previous day's.
 Guest Lecture by Andrew Charman, Monday, September 19th, 2011.
 Guest Lecture by Andrew Charman, Wednesday, Septermber 21st, 2011. (Both lectures)
 No Lecture Friday, September 23rd, 2011. (First Midterm)
Supplemental Notes
 Notes on the Chain Rule,
pdf.
 Special choices of parametrization in the Calculus of Variations, pdf.
 Einstein summation, index notation and networks, pdf.
 Supplemental Books, pdf.
 Practice problems for the final exam, pdf.