Advanced Classical Mechanics I: PH610/PH7102E (2009 Fall) Course Information
Prerequisites
PH562: Classical Mechanics II
Applications of methods of Lagrange, Hamilton, Poisson, and HamiltonJacobi to such classical problems as central force, small oscillation, and classical chaos Theory
 Variational Principles amd Lagrange's Equations
 Central Force Problems
 Oscillations
 Hamiloton Equations
 Canonical Transformations
 HamiltonJacobi Theory
 Classical Chaos
PH610 and PH710 cover the same topics. However, the students in PH710 will be given higher levels of homework and exam problems than those in PH610.
Day and Time: 
Tue. & Thu. 2:003:15 
Room: 
CH 445 
Instructor: 
Dr. Ryoichi Kawai 
email: 
kawai@uab.edu 
phone: 
(205) 9343931 
Office Hour: 
Wed. 12:301:30pm 
Course Website: 
http://kawai.phy.uab.edu/courses/ph710 
Course Schedule
Homework Assigments


Required Textbook
Classical Mechanics, 3rd Ed.
Goldstein, Poole and Safko
AddisonWesley, 2001
ISBN13: 9780201657029


Messages from the Instructor
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 Welcome to PH610/710 Advanced Classical Mechanics I course.
Homework
Several homework problems will be given every week. Homework must be turned in electronically by email. (Use the department fax machine in the mailroom which scans sheets and sends the images by email.)
Exams
An inclass midterm exam, a takehome midterm exams and a takehome final comprehensive exam will be given. Students must take all three exams. Makeup exam is allowed only when reasonable excuse is presented. You can take only one makeup exam.
Grading
Exams and assignments carry the following maximum possile points.
Midterm exams (20 pts. each), Final exam (40 pts.), Homework and other assignments (20 pts.). The total maximum possible points is 100. Letter grades are determined by the rule given in the table.

Grade  Total Score 
A  85 or above 
B  75 or above 
C  60 or above 
F  Otherwise 

