Physics C1601x
Physics I: Mechanics and Relativity

Catalog Course Description:
3.5 pts. Corequisite: MATH V1102 or the equivalent. Fundamental laws of mechanics, kinematics and dynamics, work and energy, rotational dynamics, oscillations, gravitation, fluids, introduction to special relativity and relativistic kinematics. The course is preparatory for advanced work in physics and related fields. Science Requirement: Partial Fulfillment.

Course Syllabus:

1.    Introduction and Tools
2.    Scalars, Vectors, Displacement, Speed, Velocity, Acceleration
3.     Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
4.     Motion in Two and Three Dimensions, Newton's Laws
5.     Newton's Laws
6.     Forces
7.     Work and Kinetic Energy
8.     Conservation of Energy
9.     Conservation of Energy
10.    Midterm #1
11.    Collisions, Conservation of Momentum
12.    Moment of Inertia, Rotational Motion
13.     Torque, Rotational Dynamics
14.     Rotational Dynamics, Rolling
15.    Angular Momentum, Work and Energy in Rotational Motion
16.    Forces on Solids, Planetary Motion and Newton's Inverse Square Law
17.    Gravitation
18.    Gravitation, Simple Harmonic Motion
19.    The Simple Pendulum
20.    Midterm #2
21.    The Physical Pendulum, Damped Harmonic Motion
22.    Driven Harmonic Motion, Introduction to Concepts for Special Relativity
23.    Simultaneity, Time Dilation, Length Contraction
24.     Relativistic Doppler Shift and Lorentz Transformations
25.     Momentum and Energy in Special Relativity
26.    Review Session