Part IB Advanced Physics Course

 Course Synopsis Lecture notes Exercises · Solutions · More Physics Fun Further information · History of Dynamics · Precession of the earth · Planetary dynamics · Harrison's clocks · Anecdotes · Gravitational Slingshot · Voyager · Lagrange Points · Rigid bodies Administrative stuff · Typos in the textbook · Finding the textbook · Software For supervisors 2000 Lecture notes « · 1999 Lecture notes · Teaching Survey · Part III revision

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### Lecture notes for 2000

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 Further reading about dimensional analysis (html) / (postscript) | Lecture 3-4: Extensions of the energy method Planetary dynamics observations Lecture 4: Perturbation Expansions . Lecture 5: State space diagrams, Lagrangian Dynamics. State space diagram of pendulum Handout 2: Almost Inverse-square force-law orbits (postscript) | pdf | old Handwritten version | Handout 3: Wonky pendulum solution (postscript) | pdf | Lecture 6: Lagrangian Dynamics, continued; the Hamiltonian. Kater's pendulum Lecture 7: Hamiltonian Dynamics. Bead dynamics from the Hamiltonian Handout 4: Drag force by dimensional analysis (postscript) | pdf | Handout 5: Hamiltonian dynamics summary and example (postscript) | pdf | Lecture 8: Normal Modes I . Molecule modes: Quicktime Movie by Luca Turin (more info) Lecture 9: Normal Modes II . Liouville's theorem for vertically bouncing balls Kater's pendulum, further information Lecture 10: Normal Modes III . Handout 6: Normal modes (postscript, 8 pages) | pdf | Lecture 11: Normal Modes IV . Beats Lecture 12: Normal Modes V . Marimba Lecture 13: Elasticity . | H7: Strain and stress - postscript | | pdf | Lecture 14: Kepler and orbits . History of planetary observations | Orbits in inverse-square potential | H8: Kepler's Ellipses, and gravitational slingshots (postscript) | pdf | Lecture 15: Fictitious forces in rotating frames . H9: Rotating frames (postscript) | pdf | Lecture 16: Rigid bodies . Optional reading - Inverted pendulum |

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