Lecture Notes

Supplemental notes are available for some of the lectures.

LEC # TOPICS LECTURE NOTES
1 Powers of Ten - Units - Dimensions - Measurements - Uncertainties - Dimensional Analysis - Scaling Arguments Thigh Bones (Femur) of Mammals (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
5 Circular Motion - Centrifuges Moving - Reference Frames - Perceived Gravity Orbital Information on Planets (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
9 Exam Review Information on Exam 1 (PDF)
12 Non-Conservative Forces - Resistive Forces - Air Drag - Terminal Velocity Resistive Force on Spheres (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

Karo Corn Syrup (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

Drop Steel Ball Bearings in Corn Syrup (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

Falling Balloon with and without Air Drag (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

Falling Pebble with and without Air Drag (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
14 Escape Velocities - Bound and Unbound Orbits - Circular Orbits - Various Forms of Energy - Power Energy and Power Consumption (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
17 Impulse - Rockets Rocket Equations (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF) (Courtesy of W. H. Freeman & Company.)

Amazon logo Tipler, Paul A. "Rocket Propulsion." Physics for Scientists and Engineers. Vol. 1, Mechanics, Oscillations and Waves, Thermodynamics. 4th ed. W. H. Freeman and Company/Worth Publishers (c), 1998, pp. 241-243. ISBN 9781572596733. (pbk.)(Excerpt)
18 Exam Review Information on Exam 2 (PDF)
19 Rotating Rigid Bodies - Moment of Inertia - Parallel Axis and Perpendicular Axis Theorem - Rotational Kinetic Energy - Fly Wheels - Neutron Stars - Pulsars Flywheel Technology (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
22 Kepler's Laws - Elliptical Orbits - Satellites - Change of Orbits - Ham Sandwich Notes on Kepler Orbits (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

Problem 8.2 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

Computer Demonstrations - To Catch or not to Catch! Tossing a Sandwich - Peter and Mary in Orbit (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

Data used by Kepler (1618) (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
23 Doppler Effect - Binary Stars - Neutron Stars and Black Holes Effects of Inclination of Binary Systems (PDF)
24 Rolling Motion - Gyroscopes - VERY NON-INTUITIVE Torques on Rotating Disks - Gyroscopic Behavior (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
25 Static Equilibrium - Stability - Rope Walker Conversion from Linear to Rotational Motion (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
26 Elasticity - Young's Modulus Elasticity of Metals (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)
29 Exam Review Information on Exam 3 (PDF)
33 Kinetic Gas Theory - Ideal Gas Law - Isothermal Atmosphere - Phase Diagrams - Phase Transitions Ideal Gas Law (PDF)

Comments on Phase Transitions (PDF)