Physics 5306 (Classical Dynamics)
Class Announcements & Calendar Items
Usually, these announcements will be updated each class day shortly after class has finished.
NOTE!! Dr. Juyang Huang now teaches this course!
I haven't taught it since Fall, 2006!!!

Physics 5306 Homepage.  Syllabus. Library Research Project Rules.
Fall, 2006 TTU Academic CalendarFinal Exam Schedule.
Goldstein typograpical errors Page.

1.  NOTE!! Dr. Juyang Huang now teaches this course! I haven't taught it since Fall, 2006!!!

Miscellaneous
Downloading Lectures & Homework/Exam Solutions: Some files are large! If you have a dial-up connection, this may mean long download times. So, it might be more efficient to SAVE the file & open it later, rather than open it directly. It also might be more efficient to go to the ATLC (library basement) & use a direct connection. I've tested all files using both Internet Explorer (IE) & Mozilla Firefox & all work well. Printing Solutions: If you use IE, there's a problem printing .jpg files. For some reason, these don't fit properly on the page when you "Print" from the screen, even though it looks ok on the screen. A way around this (cumbersome!) is to download the .jpg to a file & use a picture viewer to view & print it. Using Mozilla, this doesn't occur. I think its a defect in IE, not a problem with the .jpg files, which were always fine until the latest version of IE came out. Sorry!

Study Groups:
Forming study groups to collaborate on homework, etc. is an EXCELLENT idea! Its easier to learn stuff with friends' help! If you don't have friends in class, maybe you should make some! I strongly encourage you to form such groups! This is how physicists work in real situations! However, NO CONSULTATION with people who had this course previously is allowed! Also, NO use of problem solutions posted in previous years is allowed! This is on the honor system! It will do you no good to merely copy old solutions! Copying solutions will NOT teach you physics!

My Research: I need students! I do computational materials (solid state) theory. See my Homepage, Research Page, Publications Page & Conference Presentations Page for details. My last PhD Student (Ken Kambour) graduated in December, 2003. See his Abstract Dissertation for more details. NOTE: At present, I have no money to support an RA. However, that could change in the future!


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