This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.
View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: b) Dynamics defines mass and force and uses Newtons three laws of motion. Then we go on to solve problems using conservation laws for energy, momentum, and angular momentum. During the first part of the course we concentrate on singleparticle motion and then generalize to Nparticle systems. Examples of kinds of motion we study include: free fall, projectile motion, and circular motion. II. Vibrations and Waves We are all familiar with vibratory motion. The central model is the mass on a spring system. We will study the massspring system and use it as a basis for understanding waves. Topics in waves will include how to add waves (interference or superposition) III. Thermodynamics (heat) This is the study of heat, work, internal energy, and entropy. The central model is the ideal gas in a cylinder with a piston inside. We will focus on the two laws of thermodynamics dealing with energy (first) and entropy(second)....
View
Full Document
 Spring '08
 Chen
 Physics, Power, Fundamental physics concepts, mks, no. sig. fig., solarpowered scientific calculator

Click to edit the document details