Physics 24 — Mechanics and Wave Motion

Classical mechanics is introduced beginning with inertial frames and the Galilean transformation, followed by momentum and momentum conservation in collisions, Newton’s laws of motion, spring forces, gravitational forces, and friction. Differential and integral calculus are used extensively throughout. Work, kinetic energy and potential energy are defined, and energy conservation is discussed in particle motion and collisions. Rotational motion is treated, including angular momentum, torque, cross-products, and statics. Other topics include rotating frames, pseudoforces, and central-force motion. Simple harmonic and some nonlinear oscillations are discussed, followed by waves on strings, sound, and other types of waves, and wave phenomena such as standing waves, beats, two-slit interference, resonance, and the Doppler effect. Lectures are twice per week, and there are also two recitation sections per week, in groups of about 20 students, all of whom solve new problems at the board nearly every session.

Textbook
T. M. Helliwell, Motion I and II

    Meetings, Spring 2018   


Section Location Times Instructor
Lectures Galileo McAlister TR at 08:10–09:25 Missing alt information Missing alt information Gerbode Sahakian
Section 1 Shanahan B454 MW at 08:00–08:50 Missing alt information Breznay
Section 2 Shanahan 2425 MW at 08:00–08:50 Missing alt information Connolly
Section 3 Shanahan 3461 MW at 08:00–08:50 Missing alt information Gerbode
Section 4 Shanahan 3421 MW at 08:00–08:50 Missing alt information Sahakian
Section 5 Shanahan B470 MW at 08:00–08:50 Missing alt information Shuve
Section 6 Shanahan B454 MW at 09:00–09:50 Missing alt information Breznay
Section 7 Shanahan 2425 MW at 09:00–09:50 Missing alt information Connolly
Section 8 Shanahan 3461 MW at 09:00–09:50 Missing alt information Gerbode
Section 9 Shanahan 3465 MW at 09:00–09:50 Missing alt information Lynn
Section 10 Shanahan 3421 MW at 09:00–09:50 Missing alt information Sahakian
Section 11 Shanahan B470 MW at 09:00–09:50 Missing alt information Shuve

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