Part IB Advanced Physics Course

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### Lecture notes for 2001

A small number of handouts are distributed in lectures. Those, and my scanned lecture notes, are below.
 lecture notes handouts and other useful stuff Lecture 1: The Energy Method. Lecture 2: Dimensional Analysis Handout 2: Dimensional analysis (html) / (postscript) | (pdf) | Lecture 3: Newtonian Dynamics Revision Handout 3: Newtonian Dynamics Revision (postscript) | (pdf) | Lecture 3-4: Extensions of the energy method Planetary assignment Handout 4: Almost Inverse-square force-law orbits (postscript) | pdf | old Handwritten version | Lecture 5: Perturbation Expansions, State space diagrams + Lagrangian Dynamics. State space diagram of pendulum Lecture 6: Perturbation expansions + Lagrangian Dynamics, continued. Lecture 7: Pendulums, Lagrangian Dynamics, and the Hamiltonian. Lecture 8: Hamiltonian Dynamics. Bead dynamics from the Hamiltonian Handout 5: Hamiltonian dynamics summary and example (postscript) | pdf | Liouville's theorem for vertically bouncing balls | Lecture 9: Normal Modes I . Handout 6: Drag force by dimensional analysis (postscript) | pdf | About surface tension and latent heat Molecule modes: Quicktime Movie by Luca Turin (more info) Lecture 10: Normal Modes II . Handouts 7a & 7: Normal modes - 7a (postscript, 2 pages) | pdf | 7 (postscript, 8 pages) | pdf | Lecture 11: Normal Modes III . Lecture 12: Normal Modes IV . Symmetries and eigenvectors - the complex wave (corkscrew) is an eigenvector of the translation operator Lecture 13: Elasticity . | Beats | Handout 8 contains the following sections: 1: | Strain and stress - postscript | | pdf | 2: | Kepler's Ellipses, and gravitational slingshots (postscript) | pdf | orbit diagram | 3: | Rotating frames (postscript) | pdf | 4: | Optional reading - Inverted pendulum | pdf | Lecture 14: Kepler and orbits . | Marimba | History of planetary observations | Orbits in inverse-square potential | Lecture 15: Fictitious forces in rotating frames . Lecture 16: Rigid bodies . (A subset of these notes were used in the 2001 lecture 16)

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