**MECHANICS
**

**W3003**

SPRING 2016

**Instructor: A. J. Millis**

- Email: millis@phys.columbia.edu
- Office: 822 Pupin
- Telephone: 212 854 3336
- Fax: 212 932 3379
- Office hours: Monday 5:30-6:30 (with
possible short delay in start if colloquium runs over).
Wednesday 1-2.

**Text book**:- Required:
*Classical Mechanics,*John R. Taylor, University Science Books, ISBN-13: 978-1-891389-22-1

- Required:
**Class time and place**: 11:40-12:55, Monday and Wednesday, 329 Pupin.**Optional recitation session:**

- Recitation Instructor; Mr. Andrew Wietska jrw2200@columbia.edu
- Recitation time and place: Thursday 6-7:30pm Pupin 325

**Physics Help room:**413 Pupin. Mon-Thurs: 1pm-8pm; Fri 11am-5pm**Syllabus and schedule with reading assignments:**- Course schedule with reading assignments
- Additional
course material (notes on concepts not adequately
included in text)

- Supplementary Reading (background and broader interest material, not required or tested on)
**Homework:**Assignments (typically 5-7 problems) distributed in class on Monday and due in class the following Monday (seven days later). Homework may also be placed in the course box in the Physics Department Office, 702 Pupin**before 1pm on the due date.**. Late homework will not be accepted. Homework placed in the mailbox or office of the Instructor or TA will not be accepted.

- Problem numbers in homework
assignments refer to the 2005 edition of the textbook given
above.

- Homework and solutions archived here
- Grader: Mr Rees McNally reeslmcnally@gmail.com
**Grades:**Grades will be determined from a weighted average of the homework (40%), the midterm exams (30%) and the final exam (30%).**First midterm**: Feb. 15 in class

- No calculators or other electronic
devices are permitted. A single 8.5in x 11in, 2-sided sheet
of formulae is allowed.

- Practice exam here and solution here
- Actual exam and solution here

**Second midterm**:**March 28**in class

- No calculators or other electronic
devices are permitted. A single 8.5in x 11in, 2-sided sheet
of formulae is allowed.

- Practice exam here and solution here
- Actual exam and solution here
**Final Exam: Date and time TBA**- No calculators or other electronic devices are permitted. A single 8.5in x 11in, 2-sided sheet of formulae is allowed.
- Exam will cover entire content of course
- Practice exam here and solution here
- Review session: TBA

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