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# p111_lecture1 - Physics 111 - Mechanics Lecturer: Tom...

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Physics 111 -- Mechanics Lecturer: Tom Humanic Contact info: Office: Physics Research Building, Rm. 2144 Email: [email protected] Phone: 614 247 8950 Office hours: Tuesday 4:30 pm My lecture slides may be found on my website at http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~humanic/

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Course Overview -- Mechanics Kinematics -- velocity and acceleration, free-falling bodies, projectile motion…. Dynamics -- Newton’s laws of motion -- forces (gravitational, friction, tension……), motion of objects due to forces…… Work and energy -- potential and kinetic energy, conservation of energy, power…… Impulse and momentum -- conservation of momentum, collisions, center-of-mass of an object, …… Rotational kinematics and dynamics -- angular velocity and acceleration, torque, angular momentum…. .
Introduction and Mathematical Concepts Chapter 1

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1.2 Units Physics experiments involve the measurement of a variety of quantities. These measurements should be accurate and reproducible. The first step in ensuring accuracy and reproducibility is defining the units in which the measurements are made.
1.2 Units SI units meter (m): unit of length kilogram (kg): unit of mass second (s): unit of time

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1.2 Units
1.2 Units The units for length, mass, and time (as well as a few others), are regarded as base SI units . These units are used in combination to define additional units for other important physical quantities such as force and energy.

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1.3 The Role of Units in Problem Solving THE CONVERSION OF UNITS 1 ft = 0.3048 m 1 mi = 1.609 km 1 hp = 746 W 1 liter = 10 -3 m 3
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## This note was uploaded on 06/03/2011 for the course PHY 111 taught by Professor Bolland during the Fall '10 term at Ohio State.

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p111_lecture1 - Physics 111 - Mechanics Lecturer: Tom...

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