Elementary Mechanics and Thermodynamics - J. Norbury

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Unformatted text preview: ELEMENTARY MECHANICS & THERMODYNAMICS Professor John W. Norbury Physics Department University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee P.O. Box 413 Milwaukee, WI 53201 November 20, 2000 2 Contents 1 MOTION ALONG A STRAIGHT LINE 11 1.1 Motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 1.2 Position and Displacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 1.3 Average Velocity and Average Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 1.4 Instantaneous Velocity and Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 1.5 Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 1.6 Constant Acceleration: A Special Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 1.7 Another Look at Constant Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 1.8 Free-Fall Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 1.9 Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 2 VECTORS 31 2.1 Vectors and Scalars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 2.2 Adding Vectors: Graphical Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 2.3 Vectors and Their Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 2.3.1 Review of Trigonometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 2.3.2 Components of Vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 2.4 Unit Vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 2.5 Adding Vectors by Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 2.6 Vectors and the Laws of Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 2.7 Multiplying Vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 2.7.1 The Scalar Product (often called dot product) . . . . . 43 2.7.2 The Vector Product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 2.8 Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 3 MOTION IN 2 & 3 DIMENSIONS 47 3.1 Moving in Two or Three Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 3.2 Position and Displacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 3.3 Velocity and Average Velocity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 3 4 CONTENTS 3.4 Acceleration and Average Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 3.5 Projectile Motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 3.6 Projectile Motion Analyzed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 3.7 Uniform Circular Motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 3.8 Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 4 FORCE & MOTION - I 65 4.1 What Causes an Acceleration? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 4.2 Newton’s First Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 4.3 Force . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 4.4 Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 4.5 Newton’s Second Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 4.6 Some Particular Forces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 4.7 Newton’s Third Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 4.8 Applying Newton’s Laws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 4.9 Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .....
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