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Explore motion in the real world using modern tools and techniques (video capture and analysis, computer modeling) guided by fundamental physics principles.
(NB: This syllabus will be revised soon to reflect a 16-week term; please check back later. )
Week 1: Motion in 1D: Kinematics, Vectors (Part 1) & Newton’s 2nd Law
Lab 0: Install Video Analysis & Computer Modeling Software
Week 2: Motion in 1D: Prediction of Motion; Constant/Non-Constant Forces
Lab 1: Constant Velocity Motion in Your Surroundings
Week 3: Motion in > 1D: Vectors (Part 2) & Newton’s 2nd Law
Week 4: Motion in > 1D: Prediction of Motion; Momentum
Lab 2: Free Fallin’ with Drag (1D Dynamics)
Week 5: Curving Motion, Including Uniform/Non-Uniform Circular Motion
Week 6: Energy Principle; Work
Lab 3: Galactic Black Holes (>1D Dynamics)
Week 7: Multiparticle Systems: Potential Energy
Week 8: Energy Applications
Lab 4: Rope Physics in Sports (Forces & Energy)
Week 9: Energy & Momentum: Collisions
Week 10: Angular Momentum Principle
Lab 5: Free Choice Project (Energy & Momentum)Week 11: Final Exam; Lab 5 Submit & Evaluate
- Michael Schatz - School of Physics
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