Chapter Two Notes - Chapter Two: Motion in One Dimension I)...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter Two: Motion in One Dimension I) Dynamics A) Study of motion and of physical concepts such as force and mass B) Kinematics: part of dynamics that describes motion without regard to its causes II) Earth and the universe A) Geocentric model: Earth is center of the Universe, Aristotle and Ptolemy B) Aristarchus: spherical earth that rotated on its axis and revolved around the sun, was not accepted because if earth turned then it would be very windy C) Heliocentric model: Earth and other planets revolve in circular orbits around the sun, Copernicus III) Galileo Galilei A) first to make astronomical observations with a telescope B) observed mountains on the moon, larger satellites of Jupiter, spots on the sun, phases of Venus C) Foundation for Newton IV) Motion involves the displacement of an object from one place in space and time to another A) Frame of reference: choice of coordinate axes that define the starting point for measuring any quantity...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PHY 231 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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Chapter Two Notes - Chapter Two: Motion in One Dimension I)...

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