

First day of class
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From the chapter 1 reading:

Units know the metric system (meters, kilograms and
seconds), we'll cover this a bit more in next week's lab.

Dimensional analysis a useful tool for evaluating your
model
From the chapter 3 reading:

Notation subscripts, boldface (vectors)

Position & displacement

Origin the location of where your "ruler" begins

Average velocity

Instantaneous velocity

Relationship between position and instantaneous velocity
using derivatives
Don't forget:

Grading contracts for the kinematics unit need to be
turned before the beginning of class on Friday.

Everybody needs to enroll in the BlackBoard version
of the course. (BTW: The word on the street is that the default password
may not be not be the first 5 numbers of your ID. Try using your
entire ID number.)

Lab manuals are on sale in the bookstore and Seaver
104 (Dr. Saleh). Read the first experiment before coming to lab next
week.

For Friday, continue reading chapter 3 and turn in the
exercises (only required if you have selected the practiceintensive option).

For Monday, turn in the solution (model) to the assigned
problem. Be sure to follow the problem solving algorithm as best
as you can. I'm not expecting perfection on the first assignment,
but do try your best.

