# Physics 311, "University Physics I", Winter 2001

This material can be found online at URL

http://spiff.rit.edu/classes/phys311/phys311.html

Outline for the course, class schedule, etc.

Syllabus, including reading assignments and test dates.

Lectures (some material may change during the course of the quarter)

1. Introduction to Physics 311
2. Review of Mathematics
3. Vectors and Vector Arithmetic
4. Units and Order of Magnitude Calculations
5. Displacement and Velocity
6. Acceleration
7. Freefall, airbags, and going to the moon
8. Motion in two dimensions
9. Projectile motion
10. Uniform circular motion and relative motion
11. Force: Newton's First and Second Laws
12. Freebody diagrams and Newton's Third Law
13. Friction
14. More friction and Terminal velocity
15. Centripetal Force
16. Banked Turns
17. A Closer Look at Gravity
18. Midterm Review

Test 1

19. Focus on the Dot Product
20. Kinetic Energy and Work
21. Work done by a Varying Force, and Springs
23. Potential Energy and the Conservation of Energy
24. Conservative and Non-conservative forces
25. Equilibria and Potential Energy

Test 2

26. Center of Mass
27. Linear Momentum
28. Force, Momentum and Impulse
29. Collisions: Elastic and Inelastic
30. Collisions in Two Dimensions

31. Rockets and Momentum
32. Escape Velocity
33. A Tale of Two Rockets

34. Torque
• Why do the rear ends of the cars involved in this car crash rise up off the ground? And why do the cars rotate counterclockwise? Torque provides the answers.
35. Static Equilibrium

Homework sets. You must use the Webwork system to generate problem sets and provide answers.

1. Units, trigonometry, vectors due Monday, Dec 10, at 8:00 AM.
2. Motion in one dimension due Monday, Dec 17, at 8:00 AM.
3. Motion in two dimensions: due Friday, Dec 21, at 8:00 AM.
4. Forces due Monday, Jan 14, at 8:00 AM.
5. More Complicated Forces due Monday, Jan 21, at 8:00 AM.
6. Work and Energy due Monday, Jan 28, at 8:00 AM.
7. Conservation of Energy and Potential Energy due Monday, Feb 4, at 8:00 AM.
8. Center of Mass and Momentum due Monday, Feb 11, at 8:00 AM.
9. Collisions due Monday, Feb 18, at 8:00 AM.
10. Rockets, Torque and Equilibrium due Monday, Feb 25, at 8:00 AM.

Extra Credit Projects (each student may hand in up to 2 extra credit projects during the quarter)

1. Human Reaction Times. Due Friday, Dec 14, at 5 PM.
2. Measure the Earth's Radius. Due Friday, Jan 11, at 5 PM.
You may also want to read Sample Problem 1-4, on page 7 of your text.
3. Coefficient of Static Friction. Due Friday, Jan 18, at 5 PM.
4. The Office Chair Radar Gun. Due Friday, Feb 22, at 5 PM.

Quizzes

Exams

1. Practice for Test 2
2. Test 2: Feb 4, 2002
3. Practice problems for the Final Exam