List of Modules

Syllabus List of Modules Schedule Laboratories

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bulletModule 1:    Describing Motion
Displacement, average and instantaneous velocity, average and instantaneous acceleration.
bulletPosition and displacement
bulletThe language of kinematics
bulletModule 2:    Motion in one Dimension
Motion diagrams, motion with constant acceleration.
bulletMotion with constant speed and constant acceleration
bulletFreely falling objects
bulletModule 3:    Motion in Two or More Dimensions
Motion in a plane, tangential and radial acceleration, projectile motion, circular motion.
bulletMotion with constant acceleration
bulletProjectile motion
bulletCircular motion
bulletModule 4:    The Laws of Motion
The concept of force, inertial frames, Newton's 2nd and 3rd law, mass and weight, free-body diagrams.
bulletNewton's first law
bulletNewton's second law
bulletNewton's third law
bulletModule 5:    Applications of Newton's Laws
Uniform and non-uniform circular motion, friction, numerical modeling, the fundamental forces.
bulletFriction and drag
bulletCircular motion
bulletModule 6:    Work and Energy
Work done by varying forces, kinetic energy, conservative and non-conservative forces, potential energy, conservation of energy.
bulletWork and energy in various situations
bulletModule 7:   Momentum
Conservation of momentum, impulse, elastic and inelastic collisions, the center of mass, rocket propulsion.
bulletMomentum and collisions
bulletModule 8:    Rotational Motion
Rotational kinematics, torque, angular momentum, rigid-body motion.
bulletRotational kinematics
bulletRotational dynamics
bulletAngular momentum
bulletKepler's laws
bulletModule 9:    Oscillatory Motion
Simple harmonic motion, a mass on a spring, a physical pendulum, forced and damped oscillations.
bulletSimple harmonic motion
bulletThe pendulum
bulletModule 10:  Waves
Sinusoidal traveling waves, superposition and interference, standing waves, the Doppler effect.
bulletMechanical waves
bulletSound waves
bulletWater waves
bulletThe Doppler effect