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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 1: 09/16/11 note: text in red refers to the textbook, 9 th edition extended. 1. Administrative Details – check Courseworks intro for all of this 2. Course Outline: The course will roughly be in three parts (a) Part 1 (Lectures 1-4): understanding the linear motion of objects. Chapters 1-4 of the text. (b) Part 2 (Lectures 5-10): Newton’s laws and their application to a single object. Chapters 5-8 of the text. (c) Part 3 (Lectures 11-17): Multiple degrees of freedom – rotations, and a few bodies interacting. Chapters 9-13 of the text. (d) Part 4 (Lectures 18-22): Fluids and thermodynamics. Chapters 14, 18-20 of the text. 3. Fundamental Quantities: This course deals with length, time and mass. All other quantities in this course (area, volume, density, etc) can be reduced to products of powers of the fundamental quantities. 4. Units: These are mathematical measures of fundamental quantities (section 1-2 ). We will use SI units for the most part in this course (section 1-3 ). When we have to change units (section )....
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- Spring '11
- International System of Units, Kilogram, Litre, fundamental quantities