Physics 101- Introduction to Mechanics
Course schedule



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Jan 14- 18   Welcome to the wonders of physics! Overview of the course
Jan 21- 25
Begin Kinematics Unit
Metric system (1.1-1.3)
Position and velocity (3.1-3.2)
Acceleration (3.3-3.4)
Jan 28- Feb 1 Constant acceleration motion (3.5-3.6)  Applying velocity and acceleration  Vector mathematics (2.1-2.3) 
Two dimensional motion (4.1- 4.5)
Feb 4- 8 Two dimensional motion (4.1- 4.5) Circular motion (4.6)
Applications of kinematics
Kinematics Test
Feb 11- 15 Begin Dynamics Unit
Intro to Newton’s Laws (5.1-5.4)
Newton's Laws Gravity (5.5)
Feb 18- 22 Applications of Newton's Laws (6.1-6.2)  Applications of Newton's Laws (6.4) Air resistance (6.3)
Feb 25- Mar 1 Dynamics Test Begin Energy Unit
Work (7.1-7.3)
Kinetic energy & "work- energy theorem" (7.4)
Mar 4- 8
Spring Break
Mar 11- 15 Applications of work energy theorem  Potential energy & conservation of energy (7.5-7.9)  Applications of conservation of energy
Mar 18- 22
Energy Test
Begin Rotation Unit
Moments of Inertia (8.4)
Intro to rotational variables (9.1-9.3) 
Rotational dynamics (9.4)
Mar 25- 29 Energy in rotating systems (9.5-9.6) Rolling (10.1-10.4)
Good Friday
Apr 1- 5 Equilibrium (11.1-11.3)  Applications of rotating systems  Rotation Test
Apr 8- 12 Begin Momentum Unit
Center of Mass (8.1, 8.3)
Intro to Momentum (12.1-12.3)
Applying conservation of momentum Collisions (12.5)
Apr 15- 19 Applying conservation of momentum Angular momentum (13.1, 13.3)  Applications of angular momentum
Apr 22- 26
Momentum Test
Begin Oscillations Unit
Simple Harmonic Oscillations (14.1-14.3)
Applications of SHO
Apr 29- May 3 Simple Pendulum (14.5) More applications of SHO and review for final. Bonus points opportunity, review for final and tearful goodbye

About the Course
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About Dr. Jeff

Jeff Phillips
Loyola Marymount University
Spring 2002