Chapter 1
Units, Physical Quantities,
and Vectors
Chp-01
1
Goals for Chapter 1
To learn three fundamental quantities of physics and
the units to measure them
To keep track of significant figures in calculations
To understand vectors and scalars and how
Problem Set 1 - Solutions
Challenge Problems
CP1.
The Law of Cosines states that for any triangle with sides of length A, B, and C, the
angle subtended by sides A and B satises
C 2 = A2 + B 2 2AB cos .
Prove this law using vector methods (e.g. perhaps thi
Problem Set 1
Due Friday, January 15
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Challenge Problems (Due in class - bring paper copy)
CP1.
The Law of Cosines states that for any triangle with sides of length A, B, and C, the
angle subtended by sides A and B
Physics 1a Problem Set #6 Solutions
Due November 14, 2012
The satellite is in uniform circular motion about the Earth, so its acceleration a is always inward, and the magnitude of its acceleration is related to
1. Let RM denote the radius of the Moon and
Lecture 31 The Simple Pendulum
Consider a simple pendulum of length L which has a mass m at the end of the pendulum.
For this case, we assume that the mass of the chord is negligible compared to m. Assume
that the pendulums motion is in the X Y plane with
Physics 1a Problem Set #5 Solutions
Due November 7, 2012
of momentum tell us that
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m1 u2 = m1 u2 + m2 v1
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1. Consider a series of elastic 1-D collisions. Initially ball 1 o
SYLLABUS - 3/30/09
PHYSICS 1A, Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Mechanics, SPRING 2009
GOALS: In this course you will learn the basic concepts of Classical Mechanics, namely
the description (kinematics) and the causes of motion (dynamics), and conser
Physics 1A -Spring 2009
Practice 1st MIDTERM TEST - Thursday, April 16, 2009
This exam is closed book. One 3 inches 5 inches card with formulas (two sides) is allowed.
Write all units for all numerical results. For full credit on a claculation, always sho
Chapter 3
Motion in Two or Three Dimensions
Mostafa El Alaoui
Chp-03
1
Problem 3.1 (from Serway & Jewett, 2006, p. 88)
A fish swimming in a horizontal plane has velocity
vi = (4.00 + 1.00) m/s at a point in the ocean where
i
j
ri = (10.0 4.00) m.
i
j
the
Problem Set 1
Due Friday, September 30
IMPORTANT NOTES.
This assignment is due at the beginning of class. Please turn in a paper copy
showing all of your work and answers.
Make sure to staple your homework before coming to class.
Make sure to box all f
Problem Set 2 - Solutions
IMPORTANT NOTES.
This assignment is due at the beginning of class. Please turn in a paper copy
showing all of your work and answers.
Make sure to staple your homework before coming to class.
Make sure to box all final answers
Problem Set 5
Due Tuesday, November 29
IMPORTANT NOTES.
This assignment is due at the beginning of class. Please turn in a paper copy
showing all of your work and answers.
Make sure to staple your homework before coming to class.
Make sure to box all f
Problem Set 4
Due Wednesday, November 9
IMPORTANT NOTES.
This assignment is due at the beginning of class. Please turn in a paper copy
showing all of your work and answers.
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Make sure to box all
Problem Set 3
Due Friday, May 6
Challenge Problems
CP11.
A block of mass m is on the floor and is attached to the wall by a horizontal spring of
spring constant k. The coefficient of kinetic friction k between the box and the floor is small
but not neglig
Physics 1A - Winter 2016
Lecture 3
Midterm Exam #1
Advice. Your answers will be graded to a large extent on how convincing your
reasoning is. A correct answer without good reasoning wont get much credit.
Often convincing reasoning is a mixture of mathemat
Physics 1A - Winter 2016
Lecture 2
Midterm Exam #1
Advice. Your answers will be graded to a large extent on how convincing your
reasoning is. A correct answer without good reasoning wont get much credit.
Often convincing reasoning is a mixture of mathemat
Lecture 8: Uniform Circular Motion
If an object moves with constant velocity, V , then it travels along a straight line. If, however,
the object changes the direction of its motion, then it must have been accelerated. even if
its speed does not change. He
Lecture 27 - Angular Momentum and Torque
A fundamental property of motion is an objects angular momentum, L, dened around a
reference point such that if r is the location vector and p the linear momentum, then:
L = rp
(1)
The units of L are kg m2 s1 . In
Lecture 30: Angular Momentum in the Solar System
Angular momentum is of central importance in describing the origin and evolution of the
solar system. As a very rough approximation, and with some notable exceptions, the
angular momentum vectors of the die
Physics 1A: Mechanics
Winter 2016
Discussion: Week 8
Agnieszka Wergieluk
Graduate TA
[email protected]
Office hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 4-7 p.m. by appointment!
(Alternatively, just e-mail me your questions.)
Problem 1
You are going to derive
Physics 1A: Mechanics
Winter 2016
Discussion: Week 9
Agnieszka Wergieluk
Graduate TA
[email protected]
Office hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 4-7 p.m. by appointment!
(Alternatively, just e-mail me your questions.)
Problem 1
Calculate the moment of
Problem Set 1
Due Friday, September 30
IMPORTANT NOTES.
This assignment is due at the beginning of class. Please turn in a paper copy
showing all of your work and answers.
Make sure to staple your homework before coming to class.
Make sure to box all f