PHYS 210: Classical Mechanics 1

Course Description:
1- Systems of Particles: Center of Mass, Motion of the center of mass, Linear Momentum of a Particle, Linear Momentum of a System of particles, Conservation of Linear Momentum, the rocket. Collisions: What is a Collision, Impulse and Momentum, Conservation of Momentum During Collisions, Collisions in one Dimension, Two Dimensions Collisions, Center of Mass Reference Frame.
2- Rotation: Rotational Motion, The Rotational Variables, Rotation with Constant Angular Acceleration, Rotation Quantities as Vectors, Relationships between Linear and Angular Variables: Scalar Form, Relationships between Linear and Angular Variables: Vector Form, Torque, Work.
3- Rolling, Torque and Angular Momentum: Rolling Motion, Kinetic Energy, Torque, Angular Momentum of Rotating rigid Bodies, Conservation of Angular Momentum, Conservation of Angular Momentum, The processing Top. Equilibrium and Elasticity: Equilibrium, Requirements for Equilibrium, Equilibrium and the Force of Gravity, Stacking block.
4- Gravity: The Gravitational Force, The gravitational constant G, Free fall acceleration, Gravitational Potential Energy, Motion of planets, and Kepler’s laws.
5- Oscillators: simple harmonic oscillator; equation of motion and its solution-Newtonian approach. Applications: “Spring + block” and Simple pendulum.

Textbook: Fundamentals of Physics, David Halliday , Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker, Wiley; 9 edition​

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