Spring 2015 Lecture Schedule for PH111L
(Fundamentals of Physics I)
Serway & Jewett Physics for Scientists and Engineers (8th edition)
Week 1: Week of 19 Jan Tuesday (Ch 1.1-1.2 1.4-1.6)
Concepts of motion. Units and dimensions. Numbers in physics.
Thursday (Ch 2.1-2.3)
1d kinematics. Position, displacement, velocity and speed.
Here is the Slide lecture for chapter 1
Here is the Slide lecture for chapter 2
Week 2: Week of 26 Jan
Tuesday (Ch 2.4-2.8)
Acceleration. Constant-acceleration motion in 1d. Free fall. More on 1d motion.
Thursday (Ch 3)One-dimensional kinematics summary. Mathematics of vectors.
Here is the Slide lecture for chapter 3
Week 3: Week of 2 Feb Feb
Tuesday (Ch 4.1-4.3) 2d kinematics. Constant acceleration. Projectile motion.
Here is the Slide lecture for chapter 4
Thursday (Ch 4.4-4.6) Circular motion. Relative motion.
Week 4: Week of 9 Feb
Tuesday Wrap-up & Review
Thursday Hourly Exam I
Here are the solutions to the first exam
Week 5: Week of 16 Feb
Tuesday (Ch 5.1-5.5, 5.7) Forces. [Translational] inertia. Newton's first 2 laws. Examples of forces. The Free-Body Diagram [FBD].
Thursday (Ch. 5.6) Newton's third law. Applications of the FBD method.
Here is the Slide lecture for chapter 5
Week 6: Week of 23 Feb
Tuesday (Ch 5.7-5.8) Static and kinetic friction forces. Other examples.
Thursday (Ch 6.1-6.2) Kinematics and dynamics of circular motion.
Here is the Slide lecture for chapter 6
Week 7: Week of 2 Mar
Tuesday (Ch 6.4) Velocity-dependent resistive forces.
Thursday (Ch 7.1-7.4) Work, with constant & varying forces (springs), in 1d and 2d/3d.
Here is the Slide lecture for chapter 7
Week 8: Week of 16 Mar
Tuesday (Ch 7.5-7.9) Kinetic energy. Potential energy of a conservative force (gravity).
Thursday (Ch 8.1-8.5) Conservation of energy. Energy dissipation. Power.
Here is the Slide lecture for chapter 8
Week 9: Week of 23 Mar
Tuesday Wrap-up and Review
Thursday Hourly Exam II
Here are the solutions to the second exam
Week 10: Week of 30 Mar
Tuesday (Ch 9.1-9.3) Impulse. Momentum. System momentum. Conservation of momentum.
Thursday (Ch 9.4, 9.6-9.8) Collisions, elastic and inelastic, in 1d. Center of mass. Systems of particles and momentum conservation.
Here is the Slide lecture for chapter 9
Week 11: Week of 6 Apr
Tuesday (Ch 10.1-10.3, 10.9) Kinematics of rotation. Relation of rotational to translational motion for a fixed axis. Kinematics of rolling.
Thursday (Ch 10.4-10.5 Kinetic energy of rotation. Moment of Inertia.
Here is the Slide lecture for chapter 10
Week 12: Week of 13 Apr
Tuesday (Ch 10.6-10.7, Torque. Application to certain systems.
Thursday (Ch 10.8, Ch 11.1-11.3) Energy methods in rotational motion. Torque as a vector. Angular momentum.
Week 13: Week of 20 Apr
Tuesday (Ch 11.4) Angular momentum conservation. Wrap-up & Review.
Thursday Hourly Exam III
Here are the solutions to the third exam
Week 14: Week of 27 Apr
Tuesday (Ch 12.1-12.3) Static equilibrium: forces and torques. Stability.
Thursday Further examples involving torque.
Here is the Slide lecture for chapters 11 & 12
Final Exam Friday 21 May 7 pm - 10 pm