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PHYSICS 002C
Lecture 01
March 30, 2009
Serway and Jewett Chapter 12 – Oscillatory Motion
Syllabus
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Twenty eight 1 h lectures with Demos
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Ten 2 h Workshops
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Textbook and 10 Homework sets
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1 h Midterm exam
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3 h Final exam
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Grades
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Supplemental Instruction
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8 Labs
Review: How to solve physics problems – Chap 1 sect 10 p 22: Models, Representations, Strategies.
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Models: Reduce a problem to its essentials.
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Representations: Draw a picture or graph or table, obtain mathematical description of behavior.
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Strategies: see page 25 – Conceptualize, Categorize, Analyze, Finalize
Our representation of the physical world.
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Pythagorean hypothesis: The world may be described in mathematical terms.
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Common notions: Idealizations of mass points, rigid rods, and stable oscillators or clocks.
Behind these notions are two postulates:
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Postulate of time: The rates of stable oscillators or clocks are transitive scalar quantities.
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Postulate of space: Pythagoras’ theorem and Euclidian geometry describe the locations of physical
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