003 Phys211 S10 Purpose

003 Phys211 S10 Purpose - Does mechanics apply to a...

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1/15/2010 1 Purpose Phys211 Spring 2010 1/21/10 Essential University Physics, J. Wolfson 1 Why take introductory physics? Learn the subject Develop your problem-solving skills Gain experience applying mathematics 1/21/10 Essential University Physics, J. Wolfson What is physics? Physical vs. psychological world Mathematics as a language and as a tool Q: Does physics apply to a bouncing ball? Q: Does physics apply to boiling water? A: Yes B: No 1/21/10 Essential University Physics, J. Wolfson
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1/15/2010 2 What is Newtonian mechanics? Motion of objects, within limits Interaction between objects, within limits Q:
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Unformatted text preview: Does mechanics apply to a bouncing ball? Q: Does mechanics apply to boiling water? A: Yes B: No 1/21/10 Essential University Physics, J. Wolfson Structure of mechanics Energy Momentum and angular momentum Force and torque Motion 1/21/10 Essential University Physics, J. Wolfson Question Q: Why do you suspect that the semester begins with motion? A. Motion is the cause of all other topics in Newtonian mechanics. B. Physics cannot be presented any other way. C. Motion is easiest to see and to measure. 1/21/10 Essential University Physics, J. Wolfson...
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