Physics 4304 (Mechanics)
Homework Assignments & Solutions
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Review Homework (from Physics 1403!):
      Problems (Word Document) from Physics 1403 (General Physics I) exams.
      Solution Pages:1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19.
      Solutions are posted. I will return the graded ones soon.

Chapter 1: Matrices, Vectors, Vector Calculus.
      Suggested Math Review Problems: #3,7,8,10,15,25,27,31.
      Solution Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Chapter 2, Part I: Newtonian Mechanics - Single Particle.
      Problems: #3,6,9,11,15,22,26,28,34.
      Solution Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17.

Chapter 2, Part II: Newtonian Mechanics - Single Particle.
      Problems: #38,39,41,43,47,49,52,54.
      Solution Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19.

Chapter 3: Oscillations.
      Problems: #1,2,3,4,6,7,9,12,13,18,19,28,29.
      Solution Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22.
       

Chapter 4: Nonlinear Oscillations & Chaos.
      Problems: #1,4,5,6,7,8,17.
      Solution Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10.

Chapter 5: Gravitation.
      Problems: #2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10,15,19.
      Solution Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16.

Chapter 6: Some Methods in the Calculus of Variations.
     Suggested Problems #1,2,4,6,10,11.
      Suggested for your benefit if you want to understand this topic in more detail.
      Solution Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9.

Chapter 7, Part I: Hamilton's Principle - Lagrangian Dynamics.
      Problems #1,3,4,6,7,9,10,12,14,16.
      Solution Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11.

Chapter 7, Part II: Hamilton's Principle - Hamiltonian Dynamics.
      Problems #17,21,22,24,25,27,34.
      Solution Pages:1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Chapter 8: Central Force Motion.
      Problems #5,6,9,11,12,14.
      Solution Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11.

Chapter 10: Motion in a Noninertial Reference Frame.
      Problems #.
      Solution Pages: 1.

Chapter 14: The Special Theory of Relativity.
      Problems #.
      Solution Pages: 1.

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