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Unformatted text preview: PHYSICS 231 INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS I www.pa.msu.edu/courses/phy231 Scott Pratt prattsc@msu.edu (517) 355-9200, ext. 2016 Office Hours: Monday, 9-10:30 AM in 1248 BPS Course Information http://www.pa.msu.edu/courses/phy231 Succeeding in Physics 231 1) Do your homework (yourself)! 2) Use the help room (1248 BPS) ! 3) Make sure you understand both why and why not 4) Interrupt the lecturer! General Physics First Semester (Phy 231) Mechanics Thermodynamics Simple harmonic motion Waves Second Semester (Phy 232) Electromagnetism Relativity Modern Physics (Quantum Mechanics, , etc.) Mechanics Half the course Quantified largely by Galileo Problems involve: velocity, acceleration, mass, momentum, energy, torque, angular momentum, moment of inertia UNITS (Systme Internationale) Dimension SI (mks) Unit Definition Length meters (m) Distance traveled by light in 1/ (299,792,458) s Mass kilogram (kg) Mass of a specific platinum-...
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