Introductory Mechanics PHYS 1303-002
THIS MATERIAL IS FROM A PREVIOUS SEMESTER FOR HISTORICAL INFORMATION ONLY.
Satisfies a Level I Pure & Applied Science Pillar (when taken with PHYS 1105 lab course) and a Quantitative Reasoning Proficiency & Experience of the University Curriculum.
LECTURER: Dr. Simon Dalley
o Phone (214) 768-2109
o Office 207 Fondren Science
o E-mail: <email@example.com>
· Text: Fundamentals of Physics, Vol 1, 10th Edition (Wiley), by David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker ISBN 978-1-118-23072-5.
· Classes: MWF, 10:00am-10:50 am, 158 Fondren Science Building
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· Office Hours: Tu 4 - 5 pm, We 5-6 pm, 207 Fondren Science.
· TA help (James): M 3-4pm, Tu-Fr 4-5 pm, 157 Fondren Science.
ADDITIONAL PHYSICS OPPORTUNITIES
INTERESTING MECHANICS LINKS
o Shoot the monkey. Aiming straight at the monkey always hits (can you prove it?)
o Non-Inertial frames of reference give rise to fictitious forces, such as the Coriolis force that governs large scale weather patterns on Earth.
o Conservation of Energy for the entire universe implies existence of Dark Energy
o Check out a crash test video of how your car absorbs the impulse of a collision.
o Follow the collisions of elementary particles (protons, quarks, electrons,..) performed at the largest machines in the world, such as the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
o Play with an orbit simulator to understand how “freely falling” objects can stay above Earth’s surface.
o (Disastrous) resonant oscillation of the Tacoma bridge