Introduction to the basic concepts of mechanics, classical kinematics and dynamics (linear and rotational motion, work and energy, impulse and momentum), friction, statics, and universal gravitation. Students will leave this course with the ability to: Organize, solve, and discuss mechanics problems in a logical manner, with appropriate units and significant digits. Describe and apply concepts of position, velocity, acceleration, inertia, forces, work, energy, momentum, torque, rotational inertia, rotational motion, angular momentum, and relativity. Derive, describe, and apply basic equations of linear and rotational motion and work/energy. Use estimations, order-of-magnitude calculations and dimensional analysis and apply Euler’s method to simple differential equation solutions. Apply basic principles of statistics and error analysis to interpret experimental data. Design and conduct a scientific experiment, clearly recording the setup, procedures, results, and conclusions in a lab notebook. Write a clear and concise scientific report.
This course will be hosted on Blackboard.