## PH 428:PARADIGMS IN PHYSICS: ROTATIONAL MOTION

### Syllabus for Spring 2005

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 Date Day Topic Subtopic Reading (Main, Optional, Homework) Work due M 3/28 1 Compound Systems    Forces and torques   Center of mass Rigid Bodies    Moment of inertia about an axis   Period of non-ideal pendulum HRW 12.3-9 MT 9.1-9.4 PJS I, II A.1-3,C,D Exercise 1 T 3/29 2 Cage Exercise 1    Cages on axles    Balance and mass centers    Oscillations about fixed axes Workbook: CageX1 W 3/30 3 Separation of Center of Mass Motion    demonstrations    translations and rotations    angular velocity vector    velocity, kinetic energy    angular momentum MT 11.1-11.3 PJS II B, C.1 Worksheet 1: Dumbbells R 3/31 4 Vectors, Tensors and Matrices    tensor notation    inertial tensors for extended bodies Worksheet 2: Inertial Integrals F 4/1 5 Translating Inertial Tensors MT 11.5 Worksheet 3: TranslatingTensors Worksheet 1: Dumbbells Workbook CageX1 M 4/4 6 Rotating Vectors    change of basis    direction cosines MT11.7 PJS Appendix A Worksheet 4: RotatingVectors T 4/5 7 Principal Axes MT 11.4, 11.6, 11.7 PJS II A.4, Appendix B Worksheet 5: RotatingTensors Worksheet 6: Principal Axes numerical results needed in class: TranslatingTensors W 4/6 8 Euler angles R 4/7 9 Cage Exercise 2     Spinning around principal axes     Observing stability Workbook: CageX2 F 4/8 10 Equations of Motion     Eigenmodes PJS II E MT 11.8, 11.11 Worksheet 4:  RotatingVectors Worksheet 5:  RotatingTensors Rotate This M 4/11 11 Equations of Motion     Stability PJS II E MT 11.8, 11.11 T 4/12 12 Cage Exercise 2     Spinning around principal axes     Observing stability Workbook: CageX2 numerical results needed in lab: Principal Axes W 4/13 13 Forced Precession     Gravity-driven precession     Classical Larmor precession MT 11.9 PJS II E.4, III A CageX2 R 4/14 14 Cage Exercise 3     Gravity-driven precession Workbook CageX3 F 4/15 15 Rotations in Quantum Mechanics Forced Precession    Quantum Larmor Precession Feedback and evaluation Report due Monday includes CageX3 M 4/18 Final Exam 7:30 pm 5/31-6/3 Postscript

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