 The Midterm Exam will be held on Thursday, February 16, during
the normal class time. It will cover Chapters 17, 8.2, 8.4, 9.2.
As a reminder, I will focus on topics which satisfy 2 of the
following 3 requirements: 1) We discussed it in lecture, 2) You did
it on a homework, 3) You read about it in your textbook. An
incomplete list includes:
 Newton's Laws
 Particles in EM Fields
 Friction and damping
 Linear and Angular Momentum
 Kinetic and Potential Energy
 Curvilinear Coordinate Systems (and Div, Grad, Curl)
 Oscillatory Motion
 The EulerLagrange Equations
 Hamilton's Principle
To Help you prepare:
 [Equation Sheet]  You will be
provided a fresh version of this on your exam. No other
materials (including a calculator) are allowed, except for a
writing implement and your equation sheet.
If you find any errors (or would like to request additional
equations) please let me know. If you are the first to find an
error, I'll give you extra credit.
 [2015 Exam]
 [2015 Solution Key]
 2/16/17: [Midterm Exam Solution Key]
 The Final Exam will be held on Thursday, March 23,
1:003:00 in PISB 104. It will be similar in
structure, difficulty, and length, to the midterm. It will cover material from
Chapters 19, 13, 14. The exam will be cumulative. In addition
to the topics evaluated in the midterm (see above), you should
focus your preparation on:
 Central Force Problems, and the solution to Keplerian
Potentials
 Hamiltonian Mechanics
 Liouville's Theorem and Phase Space
 Collision Theory (including impact parameter and cross
section)
 Rutherford Scattering
To help you prepare:
 [Final Exam Solution Key]
