Physics 501 Fall 2012 (75682)
Final Exam: Monday December 17, 8:00-10:45am
Physics 501 is a graduate-level course in classical mechanics. The
course consists of three hours per week of lecture. The
prerequisites are an undergraduate course in classical mechanics and
a sufficient preparation in calculus and linear algebra.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00-10:53 room P128 Physics
Miscellaneous notes to clarify or
This topic is not in the assigned text (Landau and Lifshitz, Mechanics). I will be
using Landau and Lifshitz, Fluid
Mechanics (Pergamon, 1959). This text is not
assigned, but is worth owning and reading. A good set of
lecture notes on the material to be covered in class is hydro-notes
Jonathan Braithwaite from Bonn. A shorter set of notes was
compiled by Ludwig Krinner.
Midterm exam with solutions;
Final exam with solutions
For more details
see the syllabus.
Prof. Philip B. Allen
Room B-146 Physics
Department of Physics and Astronomy Office: (631) 632-8179
Stony Brook University FAX: (632) 632-8774
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3800 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Tuesday 10:00-11:00 and Wednesday 1:00-1:00
Grader and Teaching Assistant
Mr. Jian Liu
Room B-127 Physics
Office Hours: tba, or by appointment
(and solutions) can be accessed from the link just above.
Homeworks should be submitted, in class, on the due date, or put in
Mr. Liu's mailbox, by noon, on the due date, to avoid a possible
late penalty. Homeworks handed in later than the next class
will not be given credit, unless specifically cleared in advance
with the professor.
Some books have been put on
reserve in the Math/Physics library.