**PHYS
380 Advanced Mechanics
**Dr. Johnny B. Holmes

**Catalog description:** Primarily an advanced study of the kinematics
and dynamics of single particles; Newton's laws; concepts of momentum, work, energy;
and conservation principles. **Prerequisites **PHYS 252 and MATH 232.

Have a question? Send me an e-mail to jholmes@cbu.edu . Here is the link to CBU Library's reference site

Syllabus (pdf file) and Office hours for Dr. Holmes (pdf file).

To download the windows version of Physics Computer Homework Volume 1: PV1WIN.EXE

Note to Mac users: If you have a Windows
emulator, you should be able to run the above program. If you don't, or if you
have problems, see the instructions at Computer Assisted
Homework. If you choose the first options (Wine), download the above
Windows program; if you use the 2nd option (DOSbox),
download the DOS program below.

To download the DOS volume 1 PV1DOS.EXE

Instructions for e-mailing computer homework response file to me

Note: the notes below are in pdf format. The word format uses different fonts for mathematical, Greek, and physics symbols (such as h-bar) that may not show up on your computer. The pdf file should show all of those symbols correctly.

- Study Guide for Part 1: One Dimensional Particle Motion
pdf file
- Review of Physics I pdf file
- Approximation Review pdf file
plus excel worksheet
for Approximation Comparison
- Power Series Review pdf file
- F(t) forces pdf file plus excel worksheet for P2-4
- F(v) forces pdf file plus excel worksheet plus Review of Hyperbolic
Functions pdf
file plus excel
worksheet
- F(x) forces pdf file
- Potential Wells and
Oscillations pdf
file plus excel
worksheet for Slope of the Slope
- Free Fall and Method of
Successive Approximations pdf file plus excel worksheet plus Review of
Hyperbolic Functions pdf file plus excel worksheet plus Extended Cases pdf file
plus excel
worksheet
- Freel Fall from a great
height with no air resistance pdf file
- Damped Harmonic
Oscillator pdf file
plus excel
worksheet
- Forced Damped Harmonic
Oscillator pdf
file plus excel
worksheet
- Fourier Series pdf file
and Fourier Series Example pdf file and excel spreadsheet for example plus Group
Velocity pdf file
and excel
worksheet

- Study Guide for Part 2: Two and Three Dimensional
Particle Motion pdf file

- Dimensions and Vectors pdf file
- Work and Line Integrals
pdf file
- Gradient, Divergence
and Curl: The Basics pdf
file plus examples of divergence and curl in TIFF and pdf file
- Kinematics in 2-D pdf file
- Kinematics in 3-D pdf file
- Brief review of Vector
Calculus pdf file
- Energy and Angular
Momentum Conservation Laws pdf
file
- Projectile Motion pdf file plus
three excel worksheets analytical
for F=b*v, numerical
for F=b*v, and numerical
for F=b*v^2
- General Central Force pdf file
- Inverse square law
forces pdf
file
- Conic sections pdf file
plus Conic Section plot
program
- Energy and Eccentricity
pdf file
plus Orbits program
- Scattering by inverse
square law force pdf
file plus excel
worksheet
- Motion in Electric and
Magnetic Fields pdf
file plus E&M plot program

- Study Guide for Part 3: Systems of Particles pdf file

- 2-body collisions: Rr
coordinates pdf
file
- 2-body collisions:
Center of Mass coordinates pdf file plus excel worksheet
- N-body problems pdf file and 3 body simulation program
- Normal modes with
example: two coupled oscillators pdf file
- Rigid Body - an
Introduction pdf
file
- Simple harmonic
oscillator: small angle approximation; method of successive
approximations pdf
file plus excel
worksheet
- Compound Pendulum and
Sweet Spot on a Bat pdf file
- Stress and Strain;
Catenary and Suspension Bridge pdf file plus excel worksheet plus Review of
Hyperbolic Functions pdf file plus excel worksheet
- Equilibrium of Fluids -
pressure and depth (height) pdf file