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Physics 110

Newtonian Mechanics

Credits: 4

Length of Course: 14 weeks

Classroom Hours per Week: 4 hours lectures, 2 hours laboratory

Prerequisite: Physics 12 with a C

Corequisites: Mathematics 113 and English 098

Text:  Paul A. Tipler, Gene Mosca: Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 6th Edition, Worth Publishers, 2008. Chapters of the textbook relevant to the above topics are 1-12 and 14

Course Description:

An introductory course in Newtonian mechanics using the basic concepts of differential and integral calculus to study rectilinear motion and vector calculus to study rectilinear motion and vector calculus to study motion in the plane. Topics include reference, collisions, work-energy principles, harmonic motion, rotation, and simple problems in relative dynamics.

Course Outline:

Week Topic
Week 1 Measurements and Vectors. Motion in One Dimension
Week 2 Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
Week 3 Newton’s Laws
Week 4 Additional Applications of Newton’s Laws
Week 5 Work and Energy
Week 6 Conservation of Energy
Week 7 Systems of Particles and Conservation of Momentum
Week 8 Rotation
Week 9 Conservation of Angular Momentum
Week 10 Gravity
Week 11 Static Equilibrium and Elasticity
Week 12 Oscillations
Week 13 Selected Topics: Modern Physics, Wave Motion
Week 14 Final Exam


Quizzes 5%
Mid-term Exams 30%
Laboratory 20%
Final Exam 45%


Vladan Jovovic, B.Sc. (Belgrade), M.Sc. (Kragujevac), Ph.D. (Novi Sad)

Tara Todoruk, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Northern British Columbia)

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