Physics 303
Mechanics
Fall, 2015
Bard College
 Instructor: Hal Haggard
 Office: 112 Rose
 Office Hours: Mon 56pm & Thurs 56pm
 Email: haggard "usual at" bard.edu
 Phone: +18457587302
 Class Meeting: 106 Hegeman
 Time: MWF 10:1011:30am
 Text: J. R. Taylor, Classical Mechanics University Science Books (2005)
A full syllabus can be downloaded here.
This includes a tentative list of topics and schedule.
The course web site
(this site) will be used to post homework assignments and any other useful materials.
Homework
assignments
 Homework 1, due Thursday, September 3rd at 6pm: pdf.
 Homework 2, due Thursday, September 10th at 6pm: pdf.
 Homework 3, due Friday, September 18th in class: pdf.
 Homework 4, due Friday, September 25th in class: pdf.
 Homework 5, due Friday, October 2nd in class: pdf.
 Homework 6, due Friday, October 23rd in class: pdf.
 Homework 7, due Friday, October 30th in class: pdf.
 Homework 8, due Friday, November 6th in class: pdf.
 Homework 9, due Friday, November 20th in class: pdf.
 Homework 10, due Monday, November 30th in class: pdf.
 Homework 11, due Friday, December 4th in class: pdf.
 Homework 12, due Friday, December 11th in class: 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.

Discussion of Monday, October 19, 2015.

Supplemental Notes and Links
 Simulation of the Zeeman catastrophe machine,
link. (The link to the actual simulation is just below the figure at the top of the page and is a bit hard to see.)