PHYS 1100 - Physics 1
Course Syllabus
Course Description
The first semester of a two-semester sequence of interactive courses. Topics
include linear and angular kinematics and dynamics, work and energy,
momentum and collisions, forces and fields, gravitat
Activity 09 Energy Conservation
Goal: Verify that mechanical energy is conserved for motion in a gravitational field.
Apparatus: Low-friction cart and track, motion detector (use DIG 2), wooden block, LabQuest
Mini.
Predictions: In this activity, we consi
Activity 05 Force and Motion in One Dimension
Goal: We will measure the net force on an object and also its acceleration to verify Newton's
Second Law, F Ma .
Apparatus: A force probe (set on 10 N scale), a motion detector, a spring, a 50 g hanger, two
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Studio Physics I
Activity 6 Forces and Motion in Coupled Systems
Goal: Measure the motion of a complex system and compare with theoretical predictions.
Apparatus: cart, track, pulley, 0.050kg (50g) hanging mass, motion detector, LabQuest Mini.
Procedure:
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Studio Physics I
Activity 07 Uniform Circular Motion
Goal: Measure the motion of a body in uniform circular motion and deduce the contact force on it.
Apparatus: LoggerPro video of a rotating Ferris wheel.
Procedure:
1. Go to the Physics I LMS site, open
Studio Physics I
Activity 04 Two-Dimensional Motion
Goal: Measure projectile motion as a function of time and compare with the expected behavior
for constant gravitational acceleration.
Apparatus: 2-D video capture of a small ball.
Procedure:
1. Open a Lo
General Instructions for Activities in Physics I
A) Most activities are divided into two parts:
Observations observing the general behavior of a system and collecting data,
Analysis interpreting the data and reporting the results.
B) Observations must b
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Activity 08 Work and Kinetic Energy
Goal: Measure the work done on a system by a constant force, and the change in its kinetic
energy to verify Wnet K f Ki . Where Wnet =Fnet d.
Apparatus: Low-friction cart (0.500 kg), steel rectangular bar (0.495 kg), tr
ECSE2010 - Homework 4
Emmett Hitz - Section 4
October 8, 2015
Capacitors and Inductors
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Semester Midpoint Notice
The deadline for dropping a class is Friday, Oct. 21.
You can find your current course score in your LMS
gradebook.
The class average and median scores for the first exam
were 72.6 and 76, respectively (these are also posted in
Physics I
Class 15
Rotational Inertia and Torque
1
Review: Definitions
Angular Position (always in radians)
Angular Displacement: 0
d
Angular velocity: lim
dt
t0 t
d d 2
Angular acceleration: lim
dt dt 2
t0 t
2
Review: Analogy Between Linear and Rotat
Physics I Class 23
Waves
1
Types of Waves
Mechanical - need material medium
sound (in air and in materials).
water wave
seismic waves
Electromagnetic - no medium needed!
radio
microwaves
light
Quantum Matter Waves
photons
protons
electrons, etc.
2
Mechani
Physics I
Class 19
Angular Momentum
Translational vs. Rotational Motions
Page 312
New
2
Angular Momentum of a Particle
Rotational analog analog of linear momentum.
center of rotation
(any point defined)
Start with a free particle moving in a
straight lin
Physics I
Class 21
Newtons Theory of
Gravitation
Forces in Nature
Forces in Physics 1
(so far)
We have encountered the following forces in Physics 1:
Gravity
Ideal Springs (Hookes Law)
Pushes and Pulls
Friction
Most of our examples used composite forces (
Physics I Class 11
Potential Energy and Kinetic Energy in
Spring Systems
1
Review: Energy Conservation
Recall the Work-Kinetic Energy Theorem:
Wnet K
For the conservative forces we have,
U Wcons
If the non-conservative forces are negligible, then
Wnet Wco
Physics 1, Class 25
Sound Waves
-Standing Waves in Sound.
-Doppler Effect.
-Beats
1
Review: Mathematical form of a standing wave:
y1 ym sin(kx t)
(positive v)
y2 ym sin(kx t)
(negative v)
ysum 2 ym sin(kx)cos(t)
2
Standing sound wave pattern in pipes two
Physics I-Class 13
Conservation of Momentum
1
Particle Momentum
The impulse-momentum theorem reveals a conservation law for
particle motion:
Fnet dt d p p
When Fnet= 0, the particle momentum is constant.
Remarkably, momentum is also conserved for a syst
Phys I Class 22
Oscillations
Repetitive behavior is common in nature.
Easy to study
Useful as engineered devices.
Introduction to wave motion
Simple Harmonic Motion
Many mechanical systems oscillate, often approximately
as simple harmonic motion.
Simple h
Class 24
Waves Superposition & Standing Wave
Transverse and longitudinal waves
Transverse: string or wire.
Longitudinal: sound
1
Review
Sinusoidal wave:
2
y ( x, t ) ym sin ( x vt )
y( x, t ) ym sin kx t
Time t = 0
wavelength
T period
f 1/ T = frequ
Physics 1- Class 18
Rolling and Newtons 2nd Law
in Angular forms
- A combination of purely rotational and purely translational motions
- Translation:
- Rotation:
= M
= I
1
Smooth Rolling of a Wheel
O is the center of mass.
vcom is the linear speed of
Physics I Class 20
Equilibrium
Definition of equilibrium
Stable and unstable equilibrium
Center of gravity (COG)
1
Definition of Equilibrium for Rigid Objects
When dealing with objects that
have finite size, we specify external
forces and external torques
Physics I Class 12
Impulse and
Momentum
1
Momentum
2
Change of Momentum
+3
+3
= 0 kg m/s
+3
-3
=
+6 kg m/s
3
Example of change of momentum
pi
pf
x
Direction = positive y direction
Collision of a ball with a bat and impulse
5
Connecting Force and Momentum
Physics I
Class 19
Angular Momentum
Translational vs. Rotational Motions
Page 312
New
Angular Momentum of a Particle
Rotational analog analog of linear momentum.
center of rotation
(any point defined)
Start with a free particle moving in a
straight line
PHYS 1100 - Physics 1
Course Syllabus
Course Description
The first semester of a two-semester sequence of interactive courses. Topics
include linear and angular kinematics and dynamics, work and energy,
momentum and collisions, forces and fields, gravitat
Physics I, Class 02
1D Motion
Variables
Position x and displacement x
Time t and time interval t
Instantaneous or average
Velocity
Acceleration
avg
avg
Constant acceleration
1
Variables
For 1 dim. linear motion:
Position
Displacement (sign tells us direc