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Lecture2_PhysicsRefresher

Lecture2_PhysicsRefresher - EAS 1600 Physics Refresher The...

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EAS 1600 Physics Refresher 8/20/08 The posted lecture outlines physical concepts and definitions that all students need to know. In addition, during this lecture the instructor will answer questions from students and go over some example problems.
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Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642) large role in birth of modern science used observational evidence to support heliocentric (sun-centered) model of solar system laid foundation of physics description of motion
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Definitions 1. Velocity : describes speed and direction of motion (a "vector" quantity)[ units: distance / time (m/s)] 2. Acceleration : describes the change of velocity of an object [ units: distance / time 2 (m/s 2 )]
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