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10_1425_web_Lec_01 - Physics 1425: General Physics I Spring...

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Physics 1425: General Physics I Spring 2010 Michael Fowler Room 307, Physics Home Page
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Today’s Topics Course arrangements, syllabus outline. Nature of science: observation and measurement. Accuracy, significant figures. Units, mass of water, estimation. Unit conversions, useful approximations.
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Basic Outline The course has three main parts, each about a month, each followed by a midterm-like exam. 1. Dynamics, Newton’s Laws, gravitation. 2. Work, energy and momentum conservation, torque and rotational dynamics. 3. Fluids, simple harmonic motion, heat and thermodynamics.
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Part I: Dynamics 1. Preliminaries: measurement, estimation. 2. One-dimensional motion: velocity and acceleration. 3. Projectile motion, vectors. 4. Newton’s Laws of Motion. 5. Vector force diagrams. Friction. 6. Dynamics of circular motion. 7. Gravitation: Kepler’s Laws, Newton’s Law.
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www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/AristotleBiol.htm Observation : here’s Aristotle observing and noting. Theorizing : finding general laws. Checking : observe more and do experiments to check the theory! Aristotle’s Law of
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course PHYSICS 1425 taught by Professor Michaelfowler during the Spring '10 term at UVA.

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