We’ll start, of course, by finishing anything left over from the third class.
We’ll try to cover
- Interlude 3, Partial Differentiation, which includes extrema,
- Lecture 4, Systems of More Than One Particle, which includes momentum and phase space, and
- Lecture 5, Energy.
If time allows we’ll begin Lecture 6 from the book, where formal classical mechanics really starts. If we do begin this, I’ll keep it self-contained so you needn’t read ahead (unless you’re so inclined). You should consider reading Lecture 6 in the book and viewing Susskind’s Lecture 3 before our fifth class, on October 21, 2013.