SES # | TOPICS | READINGS | KEY DATES |
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1 | Introduction Classical Mechanics Coordinate Systems Units of Measurement Changing Units Dimensional Analysis | Y&F*: pp. 1-13 | |

2 | Kinematics Speed and Velocity Constant Velocity Motion | Y&F: pp. 40-47 | |

3 | Acceleration Constant Acceleration Problems Acceleration of Gravity | Y&F: pp. 47-62 | MP** 1 due (a day after ses #3) |

4 | Vectors Vector Addition Vector Components Unit Vectors Vector Multiplication Scalar Product | Y&F: pp. 14-27 | PS*** 1 due (a day after ses #4) |

5 | Vector Product Kinematics in 3D 3D Velocity 3D Acceleration Acceleration: Perpendicular Acceleration: Parallel | Y&F: pp. 27-30, 78-87 | |

6 | Projectile Motion | Y&F: pp. 87-97 | MP 2 due (a day after ses #6) |

7 | Uniform Circular Motion Non-uniform Circular Motion Galilean Relativity Coordinate Transformations Velocity Transformations Acceleration Transformation Relative Velocity Problems | Y&F: pp. 98-106 | Recitation Quiz 1 PS 2 due (a day after ses #7) |

8 | Newton's Laws Forces Fundamental Forces in Nature Newton's First Law Newton's Second Law Mass Superposition of Forces | Y&F: pp. 119-138 | MP 3 due (4 days after ses #8) |

9 | Newton's Third Law Gravitational Force Satellite/Force Gravitational/Inertial Mass Hooke's Law/Springs Motion with a Constant Force | Y&F: pp. 138-146 | PS 3 due (a day after ses #9) |

10 | Motion Examples Pulleys | Y&F: pp. 153-171 | Exam 1Lectures: 1-8- -Homework: 1-3 due (3 days after ses #10) MP 4 due (4 days after ses #10) |

11 | Friction Kinetic Friction Static Friction Drag Force and Terminal Speed Resistive Force Proportional to Velocity | Y&F: pp. 171-181 | PS 4 due (a day after ses #11) |

12 | Dynamics of Uniform Circular Motion Motion in a Vertical Circle Conical Pendulum Work and Energy Work/Variable Force | Y&F: pp. 181-189, 207-213 | |

13 | Kinetic Energy Gravitational Potential Energy Gravity and Other Forces Power | Y&F: pp. 213-229, 241-253 | Makeup Exam 1 (a day after ses #13) MP 5 due (a day after ses #13) |

14 | Conservation of Energy Conservative Forces Potential Energy of Conservative Forces | Recitation Quiz 2 PS 5 due (a day after ses #14) | |

15 | Spring Potential Energy Gravitational Potential Energy Non-conservative Forces Force and Potential Energy | Y&F: pp. 253-268 | MP 6 due (4 days after ses #15) |

16 | Potential Energy Curves Equilibrium and Stability Forms of Energy | Y&F: pp. 268-270 | PS 6 due (a day after ses #16) |

17 | Particle Momentum Conservation of Momentum Newton's Laws and Momentum Momentum for a System Momentum and Forces Center-of-Mass | Y&F: pp. 282-292 | |

18 | Center-of-Mass Motion Energy of a System of Particles Rocket Motion | Y&F: pp. 309-313 | MP 7 due (a day after ses #18) |

19 | Variable Mass Problems Impulse/Collisions Inelastic Collisions Elastic Collisions | Y&F: pp. 295-305 | PS 7 due (a day after ses #19) Exam 2Lectures: 1-18- -Homework: 1-7 due (2 days after ses #19) |

20 | 2D-Elastic Collisions Ballistic Pendulum Center-of-Mass Collisions | Y&F: pp. 305-308 | MP 8 due (a day after ses #20) |

21 | Rigid Body Kinematics Right Hand Rule Constant Angular Acceleration Relation between Angular and Linear Motion Rotational Kinetic Energy Moment of Inertia | Y&F: pp. 327-345 | Recitation Quiz 3 PS 8 due (a day after ses #21) |

22 | Parallel Axis Theorem Perpendicular Axis Theorem Particle Angular Momentum Straight Line Angular Momentum Circular Motion Angular Momentum Angular Momentum and Forces Conservation of Angular Momentum Angular Momentum and Central Forces | Y&F: pp. 345-349 | |

23 | Dynamics of a Rigid Body Torque Angular Momentum and Torque Conical Pendulum: Torque and Angular Momentum Torque and Angular Acceleration Torque and Gravity Rigid Body Angular Momentum Conservation of Angular Momentum | Y&F: pp. 361-370 | Makeup Exam 2 (a day after ses #23) MP 9 due (a day after ses #23) |

24 | Work and Energy in Rotational Motion Angular Impulse Translation and Rotation Rolling Motion of a Rigid Body | Y&F: pp. 370-386 | PS 9 due (a day after ses #24) |

25 | Rolling Cylinders/Spheres Angular Momentum and Collisions Gyroscopes | Y&F: pp. 386-389 | MP 10 due (4 days after ses #25) |

26 | Forces in Equilibrium | Y&F: pp. 406-421 | Recitation Quiz 4 PS 10 due (a day after ses #26) |

27 | Law of Universal Gravitation Newton's Law of Gravity Gravitational Potential Energy Potential Energy of a Spherical Shell Cavendish Experiment | Y&F: pp. 436-451 | |

28 | Potential Energy of a Sphere and Particle Gravitational Forces and Extended Bodies Force between Two Spheres Tidal Forces Weight and Gravitational Force Planetary Motion Circular Orbits | Y&F: pp. 456-464 | MP 11 due (a day after ses #28) |

29 | General Planetary Motion Generalized Orbits Kepler's Laws | Y&F: pp. 452-456 | Exam 3Lectures: 1-28- -Homework: 1-11 due (2 days after ses #29) |

30 | Oscillations Simple Harmonic Motion Mass-Spring Systems Energy in SHM | Y&F: pp. 476-494 | PS 11 due (by 11 am) MP 12 due (a day after ses #30) |

31 | Simple Pendulum Physical Pendulum Torsional Pendulum Percussion Damped Oscillations | Y&F: pp. 495-502 | PS 12 due |

32 | Special Relativity Galilean Transformations Light/Theory of Waves Stellar Aberration Michelson-Morley | Makeup Exam 3 (a day after ses #32) MP 13 due (a day after ses #32) | |

33 | Paradox; Light Spheres Einstein's Special Relativity Postulates of Special Relativity Relativity and Measurements Space-Time Coordinates Relativity of Simultaneity Lorentz Transformations Simultaneity/Time | Y&F: pp. 1403-1411 | Recitation Quiz 5 PS 13 due (a day after ses #33) |

34 | Time Dilation Length Contraction Perpendicular Lengths Orientation; Moving Rod Paradox: Pole-Vaulter Headlight Effect | Y&F: pp. 1412-1419 | |

35 | Relativistic Velocity Transformation Doppler Effect Transverse Doppler Effect Twin Paradox Shape of Moving Objects Relativity and Forces | Y&F: pp. 1420-1425 | |

36 | Relativistic Momentum Relativistic Energy Energy-Momentum Massless Particles Space-Time Invariant General Relativity | Y&F: pp. 1426-1434 |