Spring 2018

Physics 141: Introductory Mechanics


    A first course in Newtonian mechanics; introduces freshman-level students to the statics and dynamics of point particles, rigid bodies, and fluids. Topics include vector algebra, projectile and circular motion, Newton's Laws, conservation of energy, collisions and conservation of momentum, rotational dynamics and conservation of angular momentum, statics, harmonic oscillators and pendulums, fluid statics and dynamics, gravitation and Kepler's Laws.

    Office hours: Thursdays 2-4pm, or contact me

    All course materials are available through d2l; MasteringPhysics

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    Feynman Lectures on Physics, Volume 1

    Phys 528 website (Fall 2017)

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