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This is a 12 week course, currently scheduled to start on Monday, April 14, 2014 and finishing on Friday, July 11. This introductory physics course is intended for physical science majors and others desiring a rigorous introduction to physics. It closely parallels the brick-and-mortar course given to the freshmen at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The course covers classical mechanics, including kinematics, dynamics, conservation laws, and applications.
Week 1: 1D motion: speed, velocity and acceleration
Week 2: 1D motion continued. Vector Math.
Week 3: Motion in 2D.
Week 4: Newton’s Laws.
Week 5: Applications of Newton’s Laws. Friction.
Week 6: Work and Energy.
Week 7: Conservation of Energy.
Week 8: Gravity and orbits.
Week 9: Conservation of Momentum and Collisions.
Week 10: Rotational Motion.
Week 11: Conservation of Angular Momentum. Static Equilibrium.
Week 12: Simple Harmonic Motion.
- Michael Dubson - Physics
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