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University of California, Santa Barbara
College
of Creative Studies - Physics

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Newtonian Mechanics

PHYS CS 31 Fall 2009

Instructors: Dr. Ilan Ben-Yaacov, Dr. Francesc Roig

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Announcements

*11/18/09: Homework 9 is now posted below.

*11/10/09: Homework 8 is now posted below.

*11/4/09: Homework 7 is now posted below.

*10/29/09: Homework 6 is now posted below.

*10/21/09: Homework 5 is now posted below.

*10/14/09: Homework 4 is now posted below.

*10/7/09: Homework 3 is now posted below.

*9/30/09: Homework 2 is now posted below.

*9/29/09: Note that lecture on Thursday 10/1 is cancelled (Sept 25th lecture was held in place of this lecture).

*9/23/09: Homework 1 is now posted below.

*9/23/09: Wednesday, November 11 is a university holiday, there will be no problem sessions that day. Instead, problem sessions will be held on Friday November 13 in CCS Room 143 from 1-3pm and 3-5pm.

*09/23/09: Extra lectures will be held on the following Fridays in CCS room 143 from 2-3:15pm:

*September 25

*October 9

*November 6

*09/23/09: Welcome to CCS Physics!

 

 

Syllabus (click here for syllabus in .pdf format)

 

Lecture:

Time: Tues/Thurs 3:30 - 4:50 p.m.

Place: BLDG 387, room 104

Instructor: Dr. Ilan Ben-Yaacov, ESB room 2213, ext 5295, ilan[at]engineering.ucsb.edu

Office Hours: Tuesday 1:30-3:20pm in ESB room 2213

 

Problem Sessions:

Time / Place: Wed 1:00 - 2:50 p.m., BLDG 387 room 104

Wed 3:00 - 4:50 p.m., BLDG 387 room 104

Instructor: Dr. Francesc Roig, roig[at]physics.ucsb.edu

Office Hours: Mon 2:00-3:50pm in BROIDA room 6139

 

 

Teaching Assistant: James Garrison, garrison[at]physics.ucsb.edu

TA office hours: Tuesday 6-8pm in CCS Room 145

 

Grader: Kathryn McGill, kmcgill[at]umail.ucsb.edu

Grader office hours: Monday 6-8pm in CCS room 145

 

Required Texts: Physics, 5th edition, by Resnick, Halliday, and Krane, 2002, ISBN 0-471-32057-9

An Introduction to Mechanics, by Kleppner and Kolenkow, 1973, ISBN 0-07-035048-5

 

Homework Assignments

 

Homework 1

 

Homework 2

 

Homework 3

 

Homework 4

 

Homework 5

 

Homework 6

 

Homework 7

 

Homework 8

 

Homework 9

 

Links

  

Vector Calculus:

 

Table of div, grad, curl

 

Visualizing div and curl

 

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