Goal of Course - All The Topics In The Course 33-111 Themes...

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GOAL OF THIS COURSE TO EMPOWER YOU TO UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU. YOU WILL LEARN A FEW LAWS OF NATURE AND A METHOD TO APPLY THEM TO ANY SITUATION AND THEN LITERALLY UNDERSTAND WHY SOMETHING IS HAPPENING OR EVEN PREDICT WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE!
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To see that everything we observe is guided by a VERY few fundamental principles. To see that problems need to be categorized, not by situation, but by the most basic underlying principle - a ball on a string and an orbiting space station are the same problem - allows application of fundamental principles to a wide variety of problems 33-111 Themes and Outcomes 2 Overarching Concepts
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Momentum Principle Energy Principle Angular Momentum Principle Definitions of Entropy and Temperature Quantized electronic, vibrational, rotational states Atomic/molecular scale origins of macroscopic properties
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Unformatted text preview: All The Topics In The Course 33-111 Themes and Outcomes 1.Identify the basic principle to use from a selection of 4. 2. Identify a system that facilitates solving the problem and listing all relevant things inside and outside of that system 3. Where possible draw a diagram describing the problem with all scalar and vector quantities labeled 4. Write down the equation describing the fundamental principle from a list of equations given 5. Find any ancillary equations needed to solve the problem from a list of equations given 6. Carry out the scalar and/or vector algebra accurately and without finding it hard (i.e., the math is automatic enough that the student is not distracted from the physics) 7. Check to see if their answer makes sense Strategy That Reduces Larger Problems Into Small Steps 33-111 Themes and Outcomes...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2010 for the course PSYCH 85 211 taught by Professor Theissen during the Spring '10 term at Carnegie Mellon.

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