construct and use equations to describe motions in 1 and 2 dimensions

analyze forces and apply Newton's laws

understand the basic principles of a harmonic oscillator

understand and apply the concepts of momentum and energy

apply conservation laws

Content

In this course we will discuss how things move (and why!) and how to describe this mathematically. In some more detail, we will cover the following topics:

Motion in one dimension; velocity, acceleration

Motion in two dimensions; projectile motion, circular motion

Newton's laws; concept of force, reference frames, mass and weight, force analysis, resistive and friction forces

Work, kinetic and potential energy; (non-) isolated systems, conservation of energy

Linear momentum, conservation of momentum

Instructional modes:

This course consists of weekly lectures and tutorials with homework assignments, as well as question hours. You are also expected to spend time on self-study to repeat the material at home.

Level

Presumed foreknowledge

This is a course in the theme 'Physics and mathematics'.
High-school level physics and math knowledge are required.

Test information

Written exam.

Specifics

Required materials

Book

The lecture will cover Chapters 1-8 & parts of 16.

ISBN

:

978-0170355513

Title

:

Physics for global scientists and engineers, Volume 1, 2nd Edition