PHYSICS 140 offers introduction to mechanics, the physics of motion. Topics include: linear motion, vectors, projectiles, relative velocity and acceleration, Newton's laws, particle dynamics, work and energy, linear momentum, torque, angular momentum, gravitation, planetary motion, fluid statics and dynamics, simple harmonic motion, waves and sound.
Student performance is evaluated using a combination of homework assignments, lecture and discussion section activities, three evening midterm examinations and a final examination.
Required Book: University Physics Vol. 1 with Mastering Physics, eleventh edition, Addison Wesley, 2004.