PHYS101: Introduction to Physics (Fall 2018 Term 2)

Topics Covered

Units and dimensional analysis; coordinate systems and vectors; unit vectors, orthogonality, inner products, and cross products; displacement, velocity, and acceleration; free fall, projectile motion, and circular motion; Newton's laws; free body diagrams; force balance; friction; centripetal force; partial derivatives; gradient, divergence, and curl; line integrals of scalar and vector quantities; work; kinetic energy; potential energy; conservative and nonconservative forces; conversion of energy; gravitational and elastic potential energy; momentum and impulse; conservation of momentum; elastic and inelastic collisions; center of mass; angular velocity and acceleration; rotational kinetic energy; moment of inertia; torque; work and power for angular motion; angular momentum; conservation of angular momentum; center of gravity.

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