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Prof Stefan Ballmer Syllabus
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Make sure you know how the web site works before next week’s assignment!
The web site will not accept late homework! Do not wait until the last minute in case you have technical problems! Grades
Grades 4 best exams 400 pts
Studio 135 pts
HW 65 pts
Pass 600 pts
360 pts (60%) Checking Understanding The answer is 42.
What is the answer?
A. 10 B. 12 C. 42
D. 99 Slide 119 There is more to lectures than the power point slides! Participate! Enjoy the journey! The scope of physics
The “Physics is the study of your world and the world and universe around you.” (S. Holzner “Physics for Dummies”) familiar The scope of physics
The “Physics is the study of your world and the world and universe around you.” (S. Holzner “Physics for Dummies”) Mars Rover
Not so familiar
Laws of Nature
are universal The scope of physics
The “Physics is the study of your world and the world and universe around you.” (S. Holzner “Physics for Dummies”) Atomic Force Microscope
image of Pentacene
Nature Methods 6, 792 (2009) Not familiar
Laws of Nature need to span
many orders of magnitude! Powers of Ten The scope of physics
The Reality is complicated! • We will use models to describe nature (simplification) How much simplification?
• Depends on what we are interested in
Model has to predict nature
Mathematical models have proven to be very powerful, but they are still models. SCIENTIFIC NOTATION
SCIENTIFIC How Far is a Star?
The nearest star, α Centauri, is 44 Quadrillion meters or 44,000,000,000,000,000 meters away What does this mean? How can we keep track of all those zeros? 0 is important!! Example
The radius of the sun is 700,000 km.
Write as 7.0× 105
When properly written this number will be
between 1.0 and 10.0 Example: The radius of a hydrogen atom is
0.0000000000529 m. This is more easily written as 5.29× 1011 m. Arithmetic with Scientific Notation
Multiplication > Add Exponents e.g. 107 x 103 = 107+3 = 1010 Division > Subtract exponents e.g. 107/103 = 1073 =104 Negative powers are inverses e.g. 103 = 1/103 10 x 101 =10/10 =1 = 1011= 100 Significant Figures
Find the value of 6.49m divided by 5.1037s Calculator gives 1.271626467 !
Too many figures. FALSE Accuracy. Round off!
Only 3 significant figures. Why?
But don’t round telephone numbers! Units: The SI system We will mostly use the “Système international d'unités “ (SI)
•… Derived units:
•… Meter (m)
(NOT g…) Meters/Second (m/s) Units: The SI system Some other units • 1 foot = 0.3048 m Mile, yard, inch, etc… ~ 1 kg
• 2.2 lb
• Minute, hour, day, etc…
Estimate the number of times a human
heart beats during its lifetime.
Estimate - a typical heart beats ~60 times per minute: 60 beats 60 minutes 24 hours 365 days 75 years ÷
÷ 1day ÷ 1 year ÷ 1 lifetime ÷
1 minute 1 hour 2.4 x 109 beats/lifetime Life in terms of heart beats
Life Almost all mammals from tiny shrews to huge elephants live about a billion heartbeats! Elephant shrew Elephant 1 Representing motion 1 Representing motion The world around us always changes.
Some things move fast…
• E.g. hummingbird Others change slowly…
• E.g. mountains Describing motion
Describing How can we describe motion? • E.g. of a “hover puck” or a “fan car” We need the concepts of Time • I can’t tell you what it is
• But I can show you how to measure it
(pendulum, metronome, clock) Describing motion
Describing This is a Motion Diagram MotionThe Particle Model
A simplifying model in which we treat the object as if all its mass were concentrated at a single point. This model helps us concentrate on the overall motion of the object. Slide 116 Position and Time
The position of an object is located along a coordinate system. At each time t, the object is at some particular position. We are free to choose the origin of time (i.e., when t = 0). Slide 117 Displacement
The change in the position of an object as it moves from initial position xi to final position xf is its displacement ∆x = xf – xi. Slide 118 Checking Understanding Maria is at position x = 23 m. She then undergoes a displacement ∆x = –50 m. What is her final position?
A. –27 m B. –50 m C. 23 m
D. 73 m Slide 119 Speed of a Moving Object O O O O O
O O O O O Slide 125 Speed of a Moving Object 40 ft
The car moves 40 ft in 1 s. Its speed is = 40 .
1 s ft
s 20 ft
The bike moves 20 ft in 1 s. Its speed is = 20 .
Slide 125 Checking Understanding
Two runners jog along a track. The positions are shown at 1 s time intervals. Which runner is moving faster? C) same speed
D) Not enough information Slide 121 Velocity of a Moving Object Slide 126 Vectors
A quantity that requires both a magnitude (or size) and a direction can be represented by a vector. Graphically, we represent a vector by an arrow. The velocity of this car is 100 m/s (magnitude) to the left (direction). This boy pushes on his friend with a force of 25 N to the right.
Slide 132 Displacement is a vector Velocity is a vector Displacement Vectors
A displacement vector starts at an object’s initial position and ends at its final position. It doesn’t matter what the object did in between these two positions.
In motion diagrams, the displacement vectors span successive particle positions. Slide 133 Vectors versus
A scalar is just a number (no direction).
The mass of an object is an example of a
scalar quantity. Volume is a scalar
A vector is a quantity that has both a
magnitude and a direction. Velocity is
an example of a vector quantity. Force is
a vector Vectors
To graphically represent a vector,
draw a directed line segment. The length of the line can be used to represent the vector’s
length or magnitude. Notation:
Scalar: m (not bold face; no arrow) Vector: v
F or F The magnitude of a
F or F or F . The direction of vector might be
“35° south of east”;
“20° above the +x-axis”; etc…. Adding vectors
To add vectors graphically they must be placed “tip to tail”. The result (F1 + F2) points from the
tail of the first vector to the tip of the second vector.
F1 For collinear
Fnet ? F1
Fnet ? Adding Vectors
Adding Length b Length a c
Θ b a + b = c 2
+ b2 = c2 a Tan θ =b/a Adding Vectors
Adding Can also add Same result as before Components
Components a=c cosθ c
a b=c sinθ a2 +b2 = c2 Adding Vectors: arbitratry
Adding Length a Length b Example: Crosswind Landing
Velocity of aircraft
50 m/s Cross wind
10 m/s Velocity
over ground = ? Example: Crosswind Landing
Where does the wind come from? A) C) no wind
D) not enough information B) ...
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2012 for the course PHYSICS 200 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Syracuse.
- Fall '11