Concentrate on the web material. Make sure that you can
work the problems that are worked out in the web material. Then make sure
that you can work similar problems that are worked in the textbook and the
workbook. Explore some of the links in bold
text that are embedded in the web material. Complete the optional
exercises for extra credit. After you have finished a module,
complete the associated laboratory exercise.
- Module 1:
- Displacement, average and instantaneous velocity, average and instantaneous acceleration.
- Module 2:
Motion in one
- Motion diagrams, motion with constant acceleration.
- Module 3:
Motion in Two or More Dimensions
- Motion in a plane, tangential and radial acceleration, projectile motion, circular motion.
- Module 4:
The Laws of Motion
- The concept of force, inertial frames, Newton's 2nd and 3rd
law, mass and weight, free-body diagrams.
- Module 5:
Applications of Newton's Laws
- Uniform and non-uniform circular motion, friction, numerical modeling, the
- Module 6:
Work and Energy
- Work done by varying forces, kinetic energy, conservative and non-conservative
forces, potential energy, conservation of energy.
- Module 7:
- Conservation of momentum, impulse, elastic and inelastic collisions, the
center of mass, rocket propulsion.
- Module 8: Rotational
- Rotational kinematics, torque, angular momentum, rigid-body motion.
- Module 9:
- Simple harmonic motion, a mass on a spring, a physical pendulum, forced and
- Module 10:
- Sinusoidal traveling waves, superposition and interference, standing waves, the Doppler effect.