title General Physics I : mechanics term Spring 2020 credits 4 time Tues/Thu 10-11:30am level Introductory faculty Jim Mahoney repeat no, cannot be repeated for credit prereq math proficiency up to and including calculus
Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics, 4th Edition by Randall Knight, ISBN 0133942651 , parts 1-3, chapters 1-13.
(The text is expensive but has several semesters worth of material. There are various editions of different sizes, versions, of editions of this which may work for us - let's discuss at our first meeting.)
An introductory physics class suitable for students considering a Plan in physics, science students, or non-science students who want a physics foundation. Topics include vector algebra, kinematics, dynamics of single and many-particle systems, gravitation, energy, momentum, conservation laws, circular and rigid body motion. This will be a calculus-based version. Our weekly meeting time may change depending on the participants.
chap 1 & 2 : motion, kinematics 1D Jan 28, 30 3 : vectors & coords Feb 4, 6 4 : kinematics in 2D 11, 13 5 : force and motion 18, 20 6 : dynamics 1 : along a line 25, 27 7 : Newton's 3rd law Mar 3, 5 8 : dynamics 2 : in a plane 10, 12 -- spring break -- 9 : work and kinetic energy 31, 2 10 : potential energy Apr 7, 9 11 : momentum 14, 16 12 : rotation of a rigid body 21, 23 13 : Newton's theory of gravity 28, 30 * : review / other May 5