PS 51.1: Physics I, Laboratory

Course Number and Title: PS 51.1 (Physics I, Laboratory)
Date Revised: Oct. 8, 2010
Number of Units: 1
Prerequisites: MA 18A, MA 18B

Course Description:
This is the laboratory accompanying PS 51. Experiments in this course employ computer-aided and problem-solving approaches. This course include experiments in kinematics of linear and two-dimensional motion, Newton's three laws of motion, work-energy theorem, conservation of energy, impulse-momentum theorem, kinematics and dynamics of rotational motion, torque, moment of inertia, conservation of angular momentum, and simple harmonic motion.

Laboratory Manual provided by the Physics Department.
Cummings, K., Laws, P., Redish, E. and Cooney, P. (2007). Understanding Physics. USA: Wiley.
Cutnell, J. and Johnson, K. (2009). Physics (8th ed). USA: Wiley.
Feynman, R., Leighton, R. and Sands, M. (1977). The Feynman Lectures in Physics, Vol. 1. USA: Addison Wesley.
Giancoli, D. (2008). Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics (4th ed). USA: Prentice Hall.
Halliday, D., Resnick, R., and Walker, J. (2010). Fundamentals of Physics Extended (9th ed). USA: Wiley.
Tipler, P. and Mosca, G. (2007). Physics for Scientists and Engineers (6th ed). USA: W.H. Freeman.
Young, H. and Freedman, R. (2007). University Physics with Modern Physics with Mastering Physics (12th ed). USA: Addison Wesley.

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