Mississippi State University Department ofPHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

- CATALOG DATA:
- Three hours lecture. Calculus-based course emphasizing Newtonian mechanics and conservation laws.
- PREREQUISITES BY TOPIC:
- Thorough knowledge of algebra and trigonometry and at least completion of MA 1713(Calculus 1)
- OBJECTIVES:
- To develop the student's conceptual understanding of kinematics, Newtonian dynamics, conservation of momentum, conservation of energy, and rotational dynamics. To develop the student's problem solving skills in those areas.
- TOPICS COVERED:
- Measurement and Units
- One-Dimensional Kinematics
- Vectors
- Two-Dimensional Kinematics
- Newton's Laws and Applications
- Work and Energy
- Conservation of Energy
- Collisions and Momentum
- Rotational Dynamics
- Statics and Elasticity

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