Class Meeting Times

M W F: 11:45 —12:35


This is the required text for the course; it is available through the USM Bookstore, as well as the usual online sources. 

Classical Mechanics I

The first of a two-semester sequence offering an intermediate-level treatment of the principal topics of classical physics. Topics include particle motion, air resistance, energy and momentum conservation, oscillations, the calculus of variations, and Lagrangian Mechanics.


grade of C or higher in PHY 121 and prior or concurrent registration in MAT 252. Cr 3.


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Calendar of Topics

See Syllabus

Problem Sets

Problem Set 1       Problem Set 2   

Problem Set 3:   .tex    .pdf

Problem Set 4:    .tex  .pdf

Problem Set 5.   .tex.  .pdf

Problem Set 6      

Problem Set 7    

Problem Set 8     

Problem Set 9    

Problem Set 10

Jupiter Notebooks

Damped Simple Harmonic Oscillator 

Linear Drag