Course Description

This course includes a study of vectors, rectilinear motion, motion in a plane, particle dynamics, work and energy, conservation laws, collisions, rotational kinematics and dynamics.

Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to
  1. Analyze and solve novel problems using the concepts and methods of Newtonian mechanics in both independent and collaborative settings.
  2. Investigate physical phenomena experimentally using appropriate equipment and methods, and make valid comparisons with theoretical predictions.
  3. Clearly communicate results of scientific inquiries in both oral and written form.

Course Content

The following topics will be covered in lecture
  1. An Introduction to Measurement and Vector Analysis
  2. Kinematics Analysis Involving Rectilinear Motion and Motion in a Plane
  3. Particle Dynamics Analysis by use of Newton's Laws
  4. Conservation Laws for Energy, Linear momentum, and Angular Momentum
  5. Rotational Kinematics and Dynamics Analysis

Potential Experiments Include

The following experiments may be performed in lab
  1. The Acceleration of a Freely Falling Body
  2. Composition of Concurrent Forces
  3. Momentum: Ballistics
  4. Collisions
  5. Conservation of Energy
  6. Projectile Motion
  7. Moment of Inertia