Course Notes and Videos

Pre-class notes and video lectures are contained in the pages below. The material is organized by class week. Notice that some weeks (e.g., Week 2) have more readings and videos than others (e.g., Week 4), so please plan accordingly. We have tried to ensure that each week's pre-class work will take less than 1 hour.

The organization of the course notes by week is a matter of convenience. It means that we do not expect you to have read about future material for the current week, but it does not mean that you will not go back and look at old material for current work.

Computational Modeling

The notes and videos on computational modeling will be useful throughout the course and should be viewed (at least once) during the first full week of the course.

Course Notes


Exam 1 topics begin here.


Week 1

Modeling Motion with No Net Force

Week 2

Modeling Motion with a Net Force

Week 3

Modeling Motion with Non-Constant Forces: Newtonian Gravitation

Exam 1 topics end here.


Exam 2 topics begin here.

Week 4

Modeling Contact Interactions: The Ball & Spring Model of Solids

Week 5

Modeling Motion with Non-Constant Forces: Springs
Modeling Contact Interactions: The Ball & Spring Model of Solids

Week 6

Modeling Curved Motion

Week 7

Modeling Energy Transfer in Single Particle Systems: Total Particle Energy & Work
Modeling Energy Transfer in Multi-Particle Systems: Kinetic & Potential Energy

Exam 2 topics end here.


Exam 3 topics begin here.

Week 8

Conservation of Linear Momentum in Multi-particle Systems
Modeling the Colliding of Systems

Week 9

Spring Potential Energy

Week 10

Modeling Energy Transfer in Multi-Particle Systems: Newtonian Gravitational Potential Energy

Week 11

Modeling Energy Transfer in Multi-Particle Systems: Internal Energy & Heat Exchange

Week 12

Modeling Energy Transfer in Multi-Particle Systems: Point Particle and Real Systems

Exam 3 topics end here.


Week 13

Modeling Rotational Motion
The Core Principles of Mechanics
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