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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 1 Course Information http://www.pa.msu.edu/courses/phy231 2 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! 3 General Physics First Semester (Phy 231) Mechanics Thermodynamics Simple harmonic motion Waves Second Semester (Phy 232) Electromagnetism Relativity Modern Physics (Quantum Mechanics, …, etc.) 4 Mechanics Half the course Quantified largely by Galileo Problems involve: velocity, acceleration, mass, momentum, energy, torque, angular momentum, moment of inertia… 5 UNITS (Systéme 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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This note was uploaded on 07/25/2008 for the course PHY 231C taught by Professor Pratt during the Spring '06 term at Michigan State University.

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chapter1.key - PHYSICS 231 INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS I

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