This course covers the major topics of mechanics including momentum and energy conservation, kinematics, Newton's laws and equilibrium. The major emphasis is to develop critical analysis, problem solving and scientific reasoning skills by considering numerous different systems and interactions, solving problems and discussion. We will use a systematic approach based on modeling systems by application of basic physics principles, making assumptions, utilizing multiple representations (not just mathematical) in order to become proficient at problem solving. Lab work is required and is designed to help you develop a questioning approach to physical situations, distinguishing the significant behaviors from the less significant behaviors of a system under study.
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Physical Sciences, Engineering
PS - Physics, ENG - Mechanical engineering
Open Course Library
9, 10, 11, 12, 13, Higher Education
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