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p111_lecture1 - Physics 111 Mechanics Lecturer Tom Humanic...

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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…..
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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.
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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
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1.2 Units The units for length, mass, and time (as well as a few others), are regarded as base SI units .
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