Course syllabus and grading scale .

Here are some problem solving guidelines that you may find useful.

- Problem Set 1 and Solutions
- Problem Set 2 and Solutions
- Problem Set 3 and Solutions
- Problem Set 4 and Solutions
- Problem Set 5 and Solutions
- Problem Set 6 and Solutions
- Problem Set 7 and Solutions
- Problem Set 8 and Solutions
- Problem Set 9 and Solutions
- Problem Set 10 and Solutions
- Solutions to the practice final. Corrections to problems 2 and 7, 4:50PM 4/27/99.

Here I have assembled a collection of links to web sites with useful information or demonstrations. Most of these are java applets that require a java enabled browser. If you have trouble running or accessing any of these sites, please let me know.

- Have trouble visualizing the vector cross product? Try out this applet from Syracuse University.
- Kepler's second law.
- This gravity simulation applet is fun to play with. A many body problem is simulated, and you can see how test particles react to the gravitational fields produced by the massive bodies. This is not directly applicable to the topics we are covering.
- This simulation of central force motions is a bit more advanced, but includes a discussion of orbits around a black hole. Be sure to check out the "orbit applet" by clicking the link near the bottom of the page.
- The impact simulator applet is full of things (friction, viscosity, gravity, and bouncing balls), and I haven't had time to try it out! If you do, let me know what you think.
- This page does some calculations for Helium atoms at low temperatures, approximating the binding with the Lennard-Jones potential. This is the function that appeared on the first midterm exam.