PHY-121 covers the subject of Newtonian mechanics including kinematics (the description of motion), and dynamics (the relation of motion to force and mass). Among the most important topics are Newton's Laws of Motion and the conservation of momentum and energy. Other topics are rotational kinematics and dynamics, Newtonian gravitation, and simple harmonic motion. A detailed list of topics can be found on the Homework and Lecture Schedule which accompanies this syllabus.

The textbook is Fundamentals of Physics, by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker, Sixth Edition, (John Wiley & Sons, 2001.) Reading assignments and homework problems are keyed to this textbook. The Problem Supplement #1 is optional; any problems assigned from that book will also be made available on the web.

The full text of the syllabus is also available as a pdf file.

Course Format and Policies

Homework and Lecture Schedule

Reading Schedule

Online Problems | May 28 - June 3 | <> | June 5 - June 11 |

June 13 - June 19 | <> | June 21 - June 27 |

Derivations: | Acceleration for General Circular Motion |

Parallel Axis Theorem |

Answers to Even-Numbered Problems

PLACES TO GET HELP

Textbook Sites - practice tests and more

Online Tutorials - interactive instruction

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