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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): Newtons 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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This note was uploaded on 11/26/2011 for the course PHYISCS 1401 taught by Professor Dodd during the Spring '11 term at Columbia.
- Spring '11