Readings

All readings are from Young and Freedman:

Amazon logo Young, Hugh D., and Roger A. Freedman. University Physics. 11th edition, Volume 1, with Mastering Physics. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 2004. ISBN: 9780805391800.

Week # Topics Readings
1 Force as a Vector, Vector Manipulation Sections 1.1-1.9, 4.1-4.2, 5.1
2 Vectors, Free-body Diagrams, Equilibrium Sections 2.1-2.5, Sections 4.5-4.6, Section 5.1
3 Relative Motion, 1-D and 2-D Kinematics, Gravity near the Earth Sections 2.1-2.5, Sections 3.1-3.3, Sections 4.5-4.6, Section 5.1
4 Non-constant Acceleration, Circular Motion, F=ma Sections 3.4 and 3.5, Chapter 4, Chapter 5
5 Free-body Diagrams with Acceleration, Friction Chapter 5 (all sections, but especially sections 5.3 and 5.4)
6 Springs Chapter 5 (all sections, but especially sections 5.3 and 5.4)
7 F=ma for Circular Motion with Gravity, Pendulums Sections 6.1-6.3, and 7.1
8 Work, Kinetic and Potential Energy Sections 7.2-7.5
9 Work and Energy, Energy Diagrams Section 6.4, 8.1-8.5
10 Momentum, Elastic/Inelastic Collisions Sections 8.1-8.5, and 13.1-13.4
11 Center of Mass, Simple Harmonic Motion Section 8.5, and 13.1-13.4
12 Gravity Far from the Surface of the Earth Sections 12.1-12.3
13 Orbits Section 12.4
14 Fluid Properties, Kinetic Theory of Gasses Sections 14.1-14.5, 18.1, and 18.3
15 Einstein's Miracle Year No assigned readings.
16 Kinematics, Statics, and Dynamics of Angular Motion Sections 9.1-9.3, 10.1-10.3, and 11.1-11.3
17 Energy and Momentum of Angular Motion Sections 9.4-9.6, 10.4-10.6, and 13.4-13.6
18 Angular Momentum Applied to Orbits and Gyroscopes Sections 9.4-9.6, 10.4-10.6, and 13.4-13.6