QUIZ ONE 1.) What are scalar and vector? Explain using an example for each. Scalar - a quantity that can be described with a single number, including any digits, giving its size or magnitude. Vector-
PHYSICS 203A
WELCOME!
WHY would someone want a career in PHYSICS?
Employment: Physicists
as a group are
PROBLEM SOLVERS.
Employers seek people
with this ability.
Objectives of Physics
find the limite
VECTORS
Cartesian and Polar Coordinates
What is a scalar quantity?
What is a vector quantity?
Vector addition and subtraction
Vector and unit vector notation
Dot Product or scalar product
Cross Produc
Motion in 2-D (in a plane)
Producing An Acceleration
Various changes in a particles motion may
produce an acceleration
The magnitude of the velocity vector may change
The direction of the velocity vec
NEWTONS LAWS OF MOTION
Why things move: dynamics
What will
we learn in
this
chapter?
Force
Newtons Three laws
Rigid Bodies
States of Equilibrium
Classes of Forces
Contact forces involve
physical cont
MOTION IN 1 DIMENSION
(straight-line)
Describing the motion
0. Point objects and time intervals
1. Where is it? How far and which way? DISPLACEMENT
2. How fast and which way is moving? VELOCITY
3. Is