Module 1: Describing Motion

Syllabus List of Modules Schedule Laboratories

 

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1. Web Material: Position and Displacement

bulletObjectives:
bulletAfter completing this module, students will be able to distinguish between scalar and vector quantities in physics and to manipulate vectors graphically and algebraically.
bulletAdditional Material:
bulletSerway, Chapter 1
bulletWorkbook, Module 1 and Modules 2.1 - 2.5
bulletAssignment:
bulletAssignment 1

Note:

bulletStudy the Web-material.  Do all the exercises.  Check out the links placed inside the body of the material.  The links to additional web-materials placed at the end of the module may be helpful if you are looking for additional information.  Consult the corresponding chapter on your textbook. for details and more information.

 

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2. Web Material: The Language of Kinematics

bulletObjectives:
bulletAfter completing this module, students will be able to analyze physical situations and to correctly determine distance, displacement, speed, velocity, and acceleration.
bulletAdditional Material:
bulletSerway, Chapter 2
bulletLaboratory:
bulletUnderstanding Motion - Distance and Time
bulletAssignment:
bulletAssignment 2

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bullet 1. Units, Dimensions, and Scaling Arguments