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Classical Mechanics

Classical Mechanics

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Published by Owais Khalid
All about classical mechanics for starters.
All about classical mechanics for starters.

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Published by: Owais Khalid on Nov 22, 2011
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Classical Mechanics
 An introductory course
Richard FitzpatrickAssociate Professor of PhysicsThe University of Texas at Austin
 
Contents
1.1 Major sources:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71.2 What is classical mechanics?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71.3 mks units. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91.4 Standard prefixes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101.5 Other units. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111.6 Precision and significant figures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121.7 Dimensional analysis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
2.1 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182.2 Displacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182.3 Velocit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192.4 Acceleration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212.5 Motion with constant velocity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232.6 Motion with constant acceleration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242.7 Free-fall under gravit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
3.1 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323.2 Cartesian coordinates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323.3 Vector displacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333.4 Vector addition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343.5 Vector magnitude. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
 
3.6 Scalar multiplication. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353.7 Diagonals of a parallelogram. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363.8 Vector velocity and vector acceleration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373.9 Motion with constant velocity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393.10 Motion with constant acceleration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393.11 Projectile motion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413.12 Relative velocity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
4.1 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 534.2 Newton’s first law of motion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 534.3 Newton’s second law of motion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 544.4 Hooke’s law. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 554.5 Newton’s third law of motion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 564.6 Mass and weight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 574.7 Strings, pulleys, and inclines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604.8 Friction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 674.9 Frames of reference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
5.1 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 785.2 Energy conservation during free-fall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 785.3 Wor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 815.4 Conservative and non-conservative force-fields. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 885.5 Potential energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 923

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