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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
The University of Colorado at Boulder is an American university located in Boulder (Colorado).
The university was founded in 1870, six years after the creation of the state of Colorado. It was built on a 30-hectare site. In 1872, the campus was enlarged to 80 hectares.
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