Week 10 lecture notes.
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Homework for Week 2 due October 8, 2013:
Read Chapter 1 Sections 1-6 and 1-7 and do problems:
Chapter 1: 53, 57
Read Chapter 4 and do problems:
Chapter 4: 47, 51, 53
Scanned copy of week one homework problems online here.
First homework assignment: Chapter 1 Problems 1, 5, 7, 17, 19, 21, 27, 29, 45, 47
Classes are Tuesday Nights, 7pm to 9:50pm in Stratton Hall Room 219
Syllabus can be found here.
This is the first of a three course sequence teaching fundamental physics to engineering and science majors. Physics is a broad topic, and we will be covering many key topics. Since this is an evening course, the three hour lecture will be a mix of lecture and recitations in which we review homework problems and work on problems together. The instructor will also provide tutorial videos on homework problems.
A PDF copy of the syllabus can be downloaded here. Please refer to this syllabus for the grading plan and important course information.
Lecture notes, homework solutions, video tutorials, and useful links can be found in the menu bar above. Course updates can be found under quick notes at left.
Due to the nature of an evening course, there will be no specific office-hours. Instead the course professor will be available for meetings by appointment on a flexible basis.
The following topics will be covered in this course:
Vectors and forces.
Motion in one dimension, golf, ideal systems.
Newton's Laws of motion.
Circular Motion and other applications of Newton's Laws
Energy of a system, Work, Scalar products, Work-Kinetic energy theorem, non-conservative and conservative forces. Elastic, gravitational, and electrical potential energy. Friction.
Energy conservation, Bohr's atomic model, escape velocity, Black holes!
Linear momentum, conservation of momentum, impulse and momentum, collisions!
Rotation of rigid bodies, rotational kinematics.
Angular momentum, solar systems, exo-planets!