W16 Mechanics Week 5

Week 5: Universal Gravity, 2-D kinematics


Day 1: 2D mechanics (no trig).

Before class

  • Do PS #4, on main website – First Question is Revision of MT#1 (answers and comments are posted on main website). But it’s not due until next week Monday.
  • It is a good idea to read through the problem set before seeing the videos so you know where the information is to lead you. It is also a good idea to review parts of the videos if you need to check on something while doing the problem set.
  • See the video on 2D work
  • See video on 2D momentum transfer
  • Watch Read 3.6 and see video: Boat on the River Problem Solution Explained

In Class

  • Talk about projects – Project proposal due by midnight Saturday, Feb. 5.

After Class


Day 2: (Inclined Plane)

Before class

In Class

  • Work on PS#4 and experiment with Demos

After Class


Day 3: (statics)

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Here you guys are when I’m not around.

Before class

  • See video on Slack Lining (Statics). Do this after you’ve read through the problem set questions. Can you answer question 9?
  • See video on solution for 2D inelastic collision from a problem set from years past.
  • Work on the *new and augmented* PS#4 (I added 6 problems yesterday Tuesday morning) and experiment with Demos

In Class:
Big Exam #3

After Class


Day 4: (Universal Gravity)

Before class

After Class
Please see updated problem set including today’s class work due Monday.