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Elementary Mechanics and Thermodynamics

By Norbury, John W., Professor

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Book Id: WPLBN0000659717
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Title: Elementary Mechanics and Thermodynamics  
Author: Norbury, John W., Professor
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Language: English
Subject: Science., Physics, Physics--Research
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Table of Contents
Contents 1 MOTION ALONG A STRAIGHT LINE 11 1.1 Motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 1.2 Position and Displacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 1.3 Average Velocity and Average Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 1.4 Instantaneous Velocity and Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 1.5 Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 1.6 Constant Acceleration: A Special Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 1.7 Another Look at Constant Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 1.8 Free-Fall Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 1.9 Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 2 VECTORS 31 2.1 Vectors and Scalars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 2.2 Adding Vectors: Graphical Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 2.3 Vectors and Their Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 2.3.1 Review of Trigonometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 2.3.2 Components of Vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 2.4 Unit Vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 2.5 Adding Vectors by Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 2.6 Vectors and the Laws of Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 2.7 Multiplying Vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 2.7.1 The Scalar Product (often called dot product) . . . . . 43 2.7.2 The Vector Product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 2.8 Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 3 MOTION IN 2 & 3 DIMENSIONS 47 3.1 Moving in Two or Three Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 3.2 Position and Displacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 3.3 Velocity and Average Velocity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

 

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