Physics I

mechanics

Spring 2020

- Read chapter 1. Do exercises 1-31 and 1-35.
- Start reading chapter 2. Do exercises 2-3, 2-13.

- Finish reading chapter 2 & read chapter 3.
- Do exercises 2-47, 2-53, 2-85, 3-13, 3-25, 3-39

- Read chapter 4
- Do chap 4 11, 19, 59, 67, 77, 85

- Read chapter 5
- Do in chap 5 : 1, 17, 41, 55, 57

- (This is a two week assignment for chapters 6, 7, and 8. Plan your time accordingly.)
- Read chapters 6 (1D dynamics), 7 (Newton's 3rd law), and 8 (2D dynamics).
- OR read chapter 2 in K&K

- Do either
- exercises 6-7, 6-19, 6-41, 6-55
- exercises 7-7, 7-25, 7.35, 7-53
- exercises 8-11, 8-17, 8-47, 8-49, 8-69

- OR 8.012 problem set 2

- This can be turned in after spring break if you prefer.
- As a midterm project, for a grade, create a review paper, consisting of eight worked problems, from each of chapters 1 through 8. Each problem should be your own invention of a typical problem from that illustrates an idea from that chapter. Describe the solution and what underlying principles it illustrates.

- As we gear up to do this online, please drop me a note here to let me know you're doing.
- What timezone are you in?
- How is your access to the internet?
- Do you have questions or concerns?

- Read chapters 9 & 10
- Do exercises 9.35, 9.39, 9.63, 10.11, 10.43, 10.71 .

- read chapter 11
- Do exercises 11.13, 11.17, 11.25, 11.41, 11.51, 11.57, 11.71
- Find the center of mass of the earth-moon system. (Look up whatever constants you need.)
- Or do as much of 8.012 problem set 4 from Kleppner & Kolenkow as seems appropriate.

- read chapter 12 ... and check out any of the other sources I listed in Tuesday's notes
- Do exercises 12.13, 12.21, 12.31, 12.49, 12.59, 12.65, 12.69
- For more of a challenge (or for next week), check out 12.71, 12.75, 12.81, 12.89

- read some of the material I posted in the tuesday notes about gyroscopes, and the description of precession at the end of the chapter.
- optional : 12.84, about the earth's precession.For a really good time, sketch a picture showing the torque & motion.
- Do any of the optional rotational problems I posted last week.
- Catch up on any assignments you're missing from earlier in the term.
- Start reading our last chapter for the term which we'll discuss next week, chapter 13 on Newton's Theory of Gravitation.

- For folks who want a grade :
- As a final review project, create a review paper consisting of representative worked problems from each the chapters since the middle of the term : 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. Each problem should be your own invention of a typical problem from that illustrates an idea from that chapter. Describe the solution and what underlying principles it illustrates.

- a place for Jim to write end of semester comments

- Please give me any feedback you have about how the class went - what you liked and didn't like.
- What would have improved it?
- What worked for you?

- How did the last month online work? What would have helped it go better?

- read chap 13 - gravity
- follow up on any topics from this week's
- do in chap 13 : 17, 21, 31, 41, 47, 63