Physics 1403-001 (General Physics I) Lectures
Topics in the book by Nicholas Giordano 2nd Edition
Chapter 2Motion, Forces, & Newton's Laws of Motion
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Chapter 3Forces & Motion in 1 Dimension
Note: Some Lectures (Power Point) are UNDERGOING REVISIONS!!
A GOAL is to post a lecture before we discuss a topic in class, but I can't promise!
No reproduction &/or use of them other than by students in this course is allowed!!
Old Phys 1403 Lectures  Phys 1408 Lectures

Chapter 2 Summary & Chapter 3 Summary
Files Provided by the Publisher!
NOTE: I think that it is logical to treat Chapters 2 & 3 in the book as 2 parts of a single
chapter rather than 2. So, these lectures have been organized that way.
Optional Information: Aristotle's Mechanics Is 100% WRONG!
It is of historical interest only!
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Part I: Kinematics: Terminology & Defnitions, Reference Frames, Distance
Speed, Scalars & Vectors, Displacement, Average & Instantaneous
Velocity, Average & Instantaneous Acceleration. Examples
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Part II: 1- Dimensional Motion at Constant Acceleration:
1-Dimensional Kinematic Equations. Examples
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Part III: Vertical Motion in Earth's Gravity:
The Free Fall Problem Examples
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Part IV: Force & Motion - Dynamics: Definiton of Force
Classification of Forces, SI Unit of Force, Inertia & Mass
Newton's 1st & 2nd Laws of Motion, Examples
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Part V: Dynamics Continued: Newton's 3rd Law of Motion
Action-Reaction Pairs of Forces,  Examples
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Part VI: Dynamics Continued: More Discussion of
Newton's 3rd Law of Motion, Examples
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Part VII: Treatment of Friction: Static & Kinetic Friction.
Friction Coefficients. Friction Force and Normal Force.
Friction in Newton's 2nd Law of MotionExamples
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Part VIII: Tension in Cables, Wires & Strings. Model,
"Massless" Cables, Wires & Strings. Newton's 2nd Law
of Motion with Cables, Wires & Strings,   Examples