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Physics 11 F07, Introduction & Mathematical Concepts Physics 11: Introduction Introduction Course Goals Math Vectors Estimation
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Physics 11 F07, Introduction & Mathematical Concepts Introduction Course Information: Syllabus, Schedule, Homework Assignments at http:// www.uvm.edu/~mmsander/ph11 WileyPlus at http://edugen.wiley.com/edugen/class/ cls40721/ Evaluation: In-class exercises - 10% WileyPlus/Recitation quizzes - 20% Exam 1 (9/17) - 15% Exam 2 (10/15) - 15% Exam 3 (11/12) - 15% Final Exam (12/10) - 25%
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Physics 11 F07, Introduction & Mathematical Concepts Course Goals Learn and understand the basic definitions, terms and concepts and principles relevant to Newtonian mechanics Fluids Elasticity,Vibrations and Waves See how these principles relate to practical real-life situations Learn reasoning and problem solving strategies for applying these concepts to a wide range of problems,both qualitatively (words, pictures) and quantitatively (math, geometry)
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Physics 11 F07, Introduction & Mathematical Concepts Measurement, Dimension, and Units All science in general, (and physics in particular) is based on making measurements and drawing conclusions from them about how the world works All scientific theories must be testable by an experiment based upon making measurements.
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Physics 11 F07, Introduction & Mathematical Concepts Measurement, Dimension, and Units Heard on NPR (BP sponsorship blurb) … “Energy, it’s more than a force. It’s a power!” To a physicist, this is nonsense. It’s like saying. .. “Apples, they’re more than pears. They’re oranges!” Hopefully, you’ll soon know what’s wrong with this picture.
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Physics 11 F07, Introduction & Mathematical Concepts Measurement, Dimension, and Units Dimension refers to the basic nature of a thing we can measure . Basic Physics dimensions are: Mass ([M]) Length ([L]) Time ([T]) (also, Electrical current , Temperature, mole, Luminous intensity ) Other measurable things can be derived from these: Examples: [ speed ] = [L] /[T], [ energy ] = ([M] [L] 2 ) / [T] 2 , [ force ] = ([M][L] ) / [T] 2 [ power ] = ([M][L] 2 ) /[T] 3 , [ area ] = [L] 2 , [ volume ] = [L] 3 Notation: [ something ] means “dimensions of something
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