Welcome to PHYS 121 Fall 2017.


Friday Nov 17: Third Hour Exam: Strosacker: 11:40 AM

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Content: Calculus-based Introductory Newtonian Classical Mechanics: Kinematics, Velocity, Acceleration, Vector Motion, Cartesian Unit Vectors, Circular Motion, Centripetal Acceleration, Projectile Motion, Particle Dynamics, Newton's Laws of Motion, Free-Body Diagrams, Contact Forces, Tension, Pulleys, Friction, Spring Forces, Work, Path integrals, Kinetic energy, Energy & Momentum Conservation, Classical Work-Energy Theorem, Classical Impulse-Momentum Theorem, Systems, Center-of-Mass, Elastic & Inelastic Collisions, Rotational Motion, Conservation of Angular Momentum, Torque, Simple Harmonic Motion, Damped Oscillators, Harmonic Waves, Gyroscopes, Gravity, Relativity, Some: Astrophysics, Cosmology
Prerequisites: One of these (concurrent) MATH 121, MATH 125 or one year of high school calculus
Schedule: Lectures: M W F 11:40 AM to 12:30 PM Strosacker Auditorium
Labs: as scheduled.
First Hour Exam: Friday September 22, 11:40 AM
Second Hour Exam: Friday October 20, 11:40 AM
Third Hour Exam: Friday November 17, 11:40 AM
Final Exam: Monday December 18 3:30 PM
Instructor: Corbin Covault, Rockefeller 207 (2nd floor), Phone: 216-368-4006 (office) or 216-339-3861 (mobile), E-mail: corbin.covault@cwru.edu

Course Assistant: Ryan Lorek (ryan.lorek@case.edu) A.W. Smith Room 11

Course Web Page: http://www.phys.cwru.edu/courses/p121
Lab Web Page: http://physicslabs.phys.cwru.edu/MECH/121
Online Textbook: Online Notes for PHYS 121 By Bob Brown
Recommended Text: Physics for Engineers and Scientists, Vol 1, 3rd Ed. by Ohanian and Markert