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PHY2060

PHY 2060 Enriched Physics 1 - Fall 2013

Reading Assignments:
Reading assignments are to be completed before the appropriate lecture.
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   Date   Reading  Date   Reading
 1  Aug. 20  No class  Aug. 22  Secs. 2-3 to 2-6
         Position, velocity, acceleration
 2  Aug. 27  Secs. 3-2 to 3-8  Aug. 29  Secs 3-2, 4-1, 4-3, 4-6
     Force, mass, Newton's Laws    Projectile motion, relative motion
 3  Sep. 3  Secs. 4-3 to 4-5  Sep. 5  Secs. 4-5
     Projectile motion, circular motion    Circular motion
 4  Sep 10  Secs. 5-2 to 5-3  Sep. 12  Secs. 5-4, 6-2, 6-3
     Tension, normal force, frictional force    Circular motion, collisions, momentum
 5  Sep. 17  Secs. 6-4 to 6-5  Sep 19  Secs. 7-3, 7-4
     Cons. of momentum, two-body collisions    Many particle systems, center of mass
 6  Sep. 24  Secs. 7-5, 7-6  Sep. 26  Secs. 8-1 to 8-6
     Cons. of momentum, system of variable mass    Rotational motion
 7  Oct. 1  Test 1  Oct. 3  Secs. 9-1 to 9-4
         Torque, rotational inertia
 8  Oct. 8  Secs. 9-5 to 9-7  Oct. 10  Secs. 10-1 to 10-5
     Rotational equilibrium    Translational and rotational motion
 9  Oct. 15  Secs. 11-1 to 11-4  Oct. 17  Secs. 11-6 to 11-8
     Work, energy, power    Kinetic energy, work-energy theorem
 10  Oct. 22  Secs. 12-1 to 12-5  Oct. 24  Secs. 13-1 to 13-5
     Conservative forces, cons. of energy    Work, center of mass energy
 11  Oct. 29  Secs. 14-2 to 14-7  Oct. 31  Secs. 17-1 to 17-4
     Newton's law of gravity    Motion of planets
 12  Nov. 5  Review  Nov. 7  Test 2
         
 13  Nov. 12  Secs. 17-5, 17-7, 17-8  Nov. 14  Sec. 20-2
     Oscillations, simple harmonic motion    Special relativity
 14  Nov. 19  Sec. 20-3  Nov. 21  Secs. 20-4 to 20-7
     Einstein's postulates    Lorentz transformations
 15  Nov. 26  TBD  Nov. 28  Thanksgiving
     TBD    
 16  Dec. 3  Semester review  Dec. 13  Final exam