Solutions to the final exam are posted here.
Solutions to final homework set are online here.
Final Homework Assignment: Problem 20P, 23P, 28P, 30P, 31P, N8 from these scanned problem sets.
Homework: Newton's Law Homework Due November 6 can be downloaded here. Also, please read Chapter 7 before the next lecture.
Revised and expanded lecture notes from Newton's Laws lecture are now online.
Class for Oct. 31, 2012 has been cancelled by Drexel due to weather.
Homework: Read Chapter on Newton's Laws; Review solutions to exam which can be donwloaded here.
New tutorial video for first exam is here. You may need to adjust the video quality (gear button underneath video) as youtube defaults to a lower resolution.
Homework Due Oct 9, 2012:
Do seven of the following problems (your choice):
(At least 3 from each chapter)
Chapter 2: 7, 17, 23, 29, 55, 67
Chapter 4: 5, 19, 21, 50, 59, 61, 71
Homework Due Oct 2, 2012:
Chapter 1, page 16, # 14, 18, 25
Chapter 3, page 68, # 7, 10, 15
page 69, # 24, 30, 37
First class starts Tuesday Sept. 25, 2012
Course meets every Tuesday, 7pm to 10pm.
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 solid office-hours. Instead, the instructor will be available by appointment. The instructor can meet most evenings on campus (Disque 915), and will also be available for meetings on Google Hangouts, or Skype. Students should always feel free to e-mail the instructor with any questions they might have or for arranging an in-person or online meeting by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following topics will be covered for 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!