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Physics 114A - Mechanics Lecture 1 (Walker: Ch. 1) Introduction to Physics January 3, 2012 John G. Cramer Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics B451 PAB [email protected]
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January 3, 2012 Physics 114A - Lecture 1 2/21 Physics 114A - Introduction to Mechanics - Winter-2012 Lecture: Professor John G. Cramer Textbook: Physics, (Edition: UW Vol. 1 or Complete 4th), James S. Walker Week Date L# Lecture Topic Pages Slides Reading HW Due Lab 1 2-Jan-12 H1 New Year Holiday No Lab 1st week 3-Jan-12 1 Introduction to Physics 12 21 Chapter 1 5-Jan-12 2 8 22 2-1 to 2-3 No HW 6-Jan-12 3 10 25 2-4 to 2-5 2 9-Jan-12 4 Equations of Motion 9 20 2-6 to 2-7 1-D Kinematics 10-Jan-12 5 Vectors 8 24 3-1 to 3-3 12-Jan-12 6 5 24 3-4 to 3-5 HW1 13-Jan-12 7 Relative Motion 3 18 3-6 3 16-Jan-12 H2 MLK Birthhday Holiday 17-Jan- 12 8 2D Motion Basics 5 19 4-1 to 4-2 19-Jan-12 9 2D Examples 13 22 4-3 to 4-5 HW2 20-Jan-12 E1 EXAM 1 - Chapters 1-4 Lecture Schedule (Part 1) We are here.
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January 3, 2012 Physics 114A - Lecture 1 3/21 January 3, 2011 Physics and the Laws of Nature Physics: the study of the fundamental laws of  nature.  These laws can be expressed as mathematical  equations .   (e.g., F = m a)  Most physical quantities have  units , which must  match on both sides of an equation.  Much  complexity  can arise from even relatively  simple physical laws.
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January 3, 2012 Physics 114A - Lecture 1 4/21 Units With a few exceptions, all physical quantities have units.  Examples: Mass - kilograms (kg) Speed - meters per second (m/s) Pressure - pascals (P) Energy - joules (J) Electric Potential - volts (V)     Rather surprisingly, the units of almost  all physical quantities can be  expressed as combinations of  only  the units for  mass length , and  time , i.e., kilograms, meters, and seconds.  A few physical quantities  (e.g., index of refraction) are pure numbers that have no associated units.
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January 3, 2012 Physics 114A - Lecture 1 5/21 Standard International Units Standard International (SI) Units (also known as MKS)
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