How Things Work: An Introduction to Physics
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An introduction to physics in the context of everyday objects.

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Syllabus

  • Week 1 - Course Introduction
    Start here!
  • Week 2 - Skating
    Professor Bloomfield examines the principle of inertia through skate boarding. Objects at rest tend to remain at rest while objects in motion, tend to remain in motion. Why does a stationary skater remain stationary? Why does a moving skater tend to continue...
  • Week 3 - Falling Balls
    Professor Bloomfield examines the physics concepts of gravity, weight, constant acceleration, and projectile motion working with falling balls.
  • Week 4 - Ramps
    Professor Bloomfield examines the physics concepts of Newton's third law including conserved quantities, support forces, work, energy, and mechanical advantage working with ramps.
  • Week 5 - Seesaws
    Professor Bloomfield illustrates the physics concepts of rotational versus translational motion, Newton's law of rotation, and 5 physical quantities: angular position, angular velocity, angular acceleration, torque, and rotational mass using seesaws.
  • Week 6 - Wheels
    Professor Bloomfield illustrates the physics concept of frictional forces through experiments with wheels.
  • Week 7 - Bumper Cars
    Professor Bloomfield examines the physics concepts of momentum, impulse, angular momentum, angular impulse, and the relationship between potential energy and force using bumper cars.
  • Week 8 - Final
    This is the final exam.
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Louis A. Bloomfield
Professor of Physics

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