Lecture_1 - COURSE WEBPAGES The Physics 218 Home webpage is located here http/www.physics.purdue.edu/academic_programs/courses/phys218 You can also

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COURSE WEBPAGES The Physics 218 Home webpage is located here: http://www.physics.purdue.edu/academic_programs/courses/phys218/ You can also find this syllabus, grades, course announcements, learning center hours and other important resources on the Blackboard webpage: http://www.itap.purdue.edu/tlt/blackboard/ We will use the Web Assign Computerized Homework system to assign credit for homework completed during the semester. The Web Assign webpage is: http://webassign.net/ Web Assign HELP CENTER: http://webassign.net/user_support/student/
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Nicholas J. Giordano www.cengage.com/physics/giordano Chapter 1 Introduction
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Isaac Newton Mechanics will be the first area studied Laws were developed by Sir Isaac Newton 1642 - 1727 Laws of Motion Apply to a wide variety of objects Section 1.1
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Can The Physical World Be Understood? Newton’s Answer: YES! Not only yes; The physical world is understandable in a limited number of simple statements Using these simple laws we can build an axiomatic system (like geometry) that gives us powerful insight and limited control of the world around us
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Why Learn Physics? Many students state they can’t understand why they are forced to learn physics: There are two levels to the answer: (1) The study of the natural or material world and phenomena in order to understand how it works, so that we can be in harmony with it. (2)
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2012 for the course PHYS 218 taught by Professor A during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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Lecture_1 - COURSE WEBPAGES The Physics 218 Home webpage is located here http/www.physics.purdue.edu/academic_programs/courses/phys218 You can also

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