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Physics 125: General Physics (With Lab)

 

Course Outline


Introduction: Kinematics, vectors, forces

Dynamics: Newton’s laws, applications

Momentum: Definition, Newton’s third law

Energy: Kinetic and potential energy, work, conservation of energy

Gravity: Potential, interaction law, orbits

Rotation: Kinematics, torque, rolling

Oscillations: SHO, pendulum

Fluids: Pressure, Bernoulli's law

 

Organization

Lectures Tu Th 9:25 - 10:40

Problem session (optional)

Laboratory exercises (eight sessions)

Online quizzes and homework (20%)

Term exams (three at 15% each)

Final exam (20%)

Laboratory (15%)

Text: Randall D. Knight, Physics for scientists and engineers: A strategic approach

 

All information is representative only, and is likely to change from year to year.