Advanced Classical Mechanics: PH7103B Course Information
Day and Time: 
Mon/Wed, 5:30PM6:45PM 
Room: 
TBA 
Instructor: 
Dr. Ryoichi Kawai 
email: 
kawai@uab.edu 
phone: 
(205) 9343931 
Office Hour: 
Monday 2:00PM  3:00PM 
Course Website: 
http://kawai.phy.uab.edu/courses/ph710/ 


Required Text Book
A Modern Approach to Classical Mechanics
H. Iro
World Scientific
ISBN: 9812382135
Table of Contents

Suggested Books
 Classical Mechanics (3rd Edition)
Goldstein, Poole, and Safko
Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0201657023
 Classical Mechanics
Transformations, Flows, Integrable and Chaotic Dynamics
J. L. McCauley
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521578825
 Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
with Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering
S. Strogatz
Addison Wesley
ISBN: 0201543443
 Maple an Introduction and Reference
M. Kofler
Addison Wesley Longman Limited
ISBN: 0201178990
 Introduction to Maple (3rd Edition)
A. Heck
Springer
ISBN: 0387002308
Exams
Several takehome exams. One inclass comprehensive exam
at the end of term.
Quizzes
From time to time, open book inclass quizzes will be held.
You can open only your own notebook and textbook. No photocopy of books
nor notebooks are allowed. The date and topics of a quiz will be
announced one week before it will ne held.
Homework
Answers will be presented in the class by students.
Grade Policy
 Blank answer receives no points.
 Correct answer receives positive points.
 Incorrect answer receives negative points. In particular,
answers that contains obvious selfcontradiction, that are obviously
contradict with basic laws of science, or that contains too
unrealistic conclusion, lose large points. Simple arithmetic mistake
that resulted in unrealistic conclusion is also subject to large
negative points. You must be able to check if your answer is reasonable.
 "A" will not be given if you receive zero or negative point for any
individual problem in any takehome exam. This does not mean that
positive points for all problems guarantee "A".
 Neither "A" nor "B" will be given if you receive zero or
negative point for two or more problems.
 Minimum requirement: 70% of takehome exams, 60% of inclass
exam and quizzes, and 80% of homework.
Schedule
 August: Chap. 1  Chap. 4
 September: Chap. 5  Chap. 8
 October: Chap. 9  Chap. 11
 November: Chap 12  Chap.14
 December: Chap 15
