Translational vs. Rotational Motions
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
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Subject: Examination Conflict
There is an examination in Physics I scheduled for 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. o
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
PHYS 1100 - Physics 1
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
Position x and displacement x
Time t and time interval t
Instantaneous or average
For 1 dim. linear motion:
Displacement (sign tells us direc
Activity 03 - Vectors
Show your work for each of the questions below. Make sure your team agrees on the answers
before you proceed. A mistake will cause your later answers to be wrong!
which makes an angle of 30.0 with the x
1. The picture below shows a
Physics 1 Homework and Reading Assignments Fall 2016
Note: Written homework problems selected from the 14th edition of University Physics with
Modern Physics authored by Young and Freedman should be written up using the Physics
Solution Template and clear
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
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.
1. Open a Lo
Rotational Inertia and Torque
Angular Position (always in radians)
Angular Displacement: 0
Angular velocity: lim
d d 2
Angular acceleration: lim
dt dt 2
Review: Analogy Between Linear and Rotat
Semester Midpoint Notice
The deadline for dropping a class is Friday, Oct. 21.
You can find your current course score in your LMS
The class average and median scores for the first exam
were 72.6 and 76, respectively (these are also posted in
ECSE2010 - Homework 4
Emmett Hitz - Section 4
October 8, 2015
Capacitors and Inductors
Find the equivalent inductance between node A and node B
+ ( 310
= 3.46 106
vi y re
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
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
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.
First, make sure you have these 3 things
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Agreeing to the terms of the Pasco License Agreement gives you the permission necessary to a
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.
1. Go to the Physics I LMS site, open
Studio Physics I
Activity 02 Motion in One Dimension
Goal: Measure position as a function of time to demonstrate motion with constant velocity and
motion with constant acceleration.
Apparatus: Low-friction cart, track, sonic motion detector, motion detect
Studio Physics I Fall 2016
Physics I is given in a format of studio physics.
Studio physics consists of a short lecture and an activity
session related to the materials just covered in the
Contact Information - Section Instructor and TAs
m1 v ) is not easily m1+ m2 1i applied since that equation is designed for use when the struck particle is initially stationary. To deal with this case (where particle 2 is already in motion), we return to the principle of momentum conservation: 47.
76. We make use of Eq. 4-16 and Eq. 4-10. Using a = 3t ^ + 4t^ , we have (in m/s) i j
v (t ) = v0 +
^ j) a dt = (5.00i + 2.00^ +
(3 t ^ + 4t^ dt = ( 5.00 + 3t 2 / 2 ) ^ + ( 2.00 + 2t 2 ) ^ i j) i j
Integrating using Eq. 4-10 then yields (
31. We adopt the positive direction choices used in the textbook so that equations such as Eq. 4-22 are directly applicable. The coordinate origin is at the end of the rifle (the initial point for the bullet as it begins projectile motion in the sens
52. First we analyze the entire system with "clockwise" motion considered positive (that is, downward is positive for block C, rightward is positive for block B, and upward is positive for block A): mC g mA g = Ma (where M = mass of the system = 24.
61. The goal is to arrive at the least magnitude of Fnet , and as long as the magnitudes of F2 and F3 are (in total) less than or equal to F1 then we should orient them opposite to the direction of F1 (which is the +x direction). (a) We orient both F
Physics I Class 09
Potential Energy and
Conservation of Energy
Conservative & non-conservative forces
Potential energy U
Elastic (ideal spring)
Conservation of mechanical energy
When the net force does
U.S. Constitution Day
Saturday, Sept. 17 2016 is U.S. Constitution Day (also known as
This annual federal holiday was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 2004. It
is an observance and commemoration of the United States Constitution
and a cel
Use vectors to describe motion in two and three dimensions
= + +
= + +
= + +
Use these definitions and Newtons Laws (next time) to solve for
the unknown components above.
Note: Since t is
Installation of Logger Pro 3.12 Beta Version for Windows
Before Class 04 (Sept. 12, 13)
Reason: Apple Ends Support for QuickTime for Windows; New
Systems Affected: Microsoft Windows with Apple QuickTime installed.
Impact: No vid
Physics I Class 07
Uniform Circular Motion
Definition of uniform circular motion:
Circular path at constant speed.
Newtons 2nd law still applies.
Acceleration is centripetal.
Examples (involving various forces):
Normal forces: Ferris wheel, pilot flying a