Phys2A Content Syllabus_09

Phys2A Content Syllabus_09 - Physics 2A Content Syllabus...

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Fall 2009 1 Physics 2A Content Syllabus Lecture Title Key Concepts Text 1. Introduction 2. Concepts of Motion How do you visualize motion? 2.5 3. Vectors and Scalars What is a vector and how do you add and subtract them, both graphically and analytically? 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9 4. The Language of Motion How do you quantitatively describe motion in terms of position, displacement, velocity, speed and acceleration? 2.1, 2.2, 2.4 5. Developing a Good Problem-Solving Strategy What are the four steps to a good problem-solving strategy? What are the physical and pictorial representations? 1.10 6. Kinematics How are position, velocity and acceleration related, both graphically and analytically? 2.3, 2.6, 2.7 7. Motion with Constant Acceleration Continuation of the above concept. 8. Motion in Two Dimensions The kinematic equations are vector equations, so the motion in orthogonal directions is independent of each other. 3.1, 3.2 9. Projectile and Relative Motion For a projectile, the acceleration is constant and in the downward direction, so the velocity in the horizontal direction is constant. How is relative motion analyzed? 3.3, 3.6 10. Motion in a Circle For uniform circular motion, the acceleration is constant and always points toward the center of rotation. This is called centripetal acceleration, and its magnitude is v 2 /r . 3.4 11. Force and Motion What is a force, and how do you identify all the forces acting on an object (i.e., the force body diagram)? An object’s acceleration is proportional to the net force acting on the object (i.e., Newton’s 1 st and 2 nd laws – the cause of motion). The proportionality constant is the object’s mass. 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.7* 12. Dynamics Continuation of the above concepts. 13. Interacting Objects – Newton’s 3 rd Law For every force on an object, there is a force on another object that is equal in magnitude and opposite in direction (Newton’s 3 rd law). How do you identify these paired forces?
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2009 for the course PHYSIC2LA phy taught by Professor Robertclare during the Spring '09 term at UC Riverside.

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