Instructor : Charles Myles Lee, EunMo Outline of the talk The Harmonic Oscillator Nonlinear Oscillations Nonlinear Resonance Parametric Resonance The Harmonic Oscillator The amplitude of oscillations depend on the driving frequency. It has its maximum when the driving frequency matches the eigenfrequency. This phenomenon is called resonance 2.

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An understanding of the physical universe. A grade 15% HW and Discussion Quizzes 15% essay 20% each for 2 of 3 hour exams (lowest dropped) 30% from cumulative final exam Whereâ€™s the math? Math is a tool that can often help to clarify physics. In this course we use algebra and basic geometry.

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Final Exam: Comprehensive 15% Laboratory: 30% Homework: written and Mastering Physics 35% No Extensions or Makeups Grade Scale: A 90 and above B+ 85 and above B 80 and above C+ 75 and above C 70 and above D 60 and above F below 60 Exams Exams are Closed Book One sided full page â€œcheat sheetâ€ allowed for constants, formulas, etc. Exam ...

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The Physics Nobel 1901-2011. The whole of my remaining realizable estate shall be dealt with in the following way: the capital, invested in safe securities by my executors, shall constitute a fund, the interest on which shall be annually distributed in the form of prizes to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit to mankind.

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Introductory Physics and Thriving Undergraduate Physics Programs Robert C. Hilborn Amherst College National Task Force on Undergraduate Physics Support from

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Standards and Units Slide 7 Using prefixes Dimensional analysis Slide 10 Precision and Significant figures Slide 12 Scalar and vector Slide 14 Slide 15 Product of a scalar and a Vector Adding vectors: Tail to tip method Multiplying sum of two vectors by scalar Slide 19 Subtraction of vectors Components of vectors (2d) Slide 22 Multiplication by ...

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Force exerted Force exerted - Static friction Force exerted - Kinetic friction F fk T=50 N M = 5 kg k = 0.2 Find acceleration of block =500 Hints: Draw FBD Resolve T in x and y components Normal force is smaller than when pulling along horizontal Tension component along horizontal is also smaller Answer: 6.0 m/s2 Similar to example 4.8 in book ...

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were by a physics instructor, Albert Michelson, at the Naval College in Annapolisâ€”his rich father-in-law (who had a castle in Scarsdale) bankrolled the experiment. (It was within about 50 km/sec.) The velocity of light . c. is precisely: c = 2.99792458 x 108 m/sec. This is . exact, because itâ€™s the definition of the meter. (The . second

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Prerequisites for Physics 2015 Algebra/Trigonometry (no Calculus) Physics 2010 or equivalent course Are You Ready for Physics 2015? Buy the lab manual (University book store). If it is not yet available: Go to the website, click on â€œManualsâ€ and find Introduction, homework 1 and lab 1 as a pdf file.

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Gaussâ€™s law states that the product EÂ·dA, ... Physics, & Astronomy. Some are: ... The power of this is that the problem. solver can choose the closed surface (called a . Gaussian Surface) at your convenience! In cases where there is a large amount . of symmetry in the problem,

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He invigorated undergraduate physics education at Cal Tech, where his years of lectures were edited & collected into the 3-volume book The Feynman Lectures on Physics, which has become an inspiration for students of physics ever since. He also published a number of popularizations of physics, including QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter.

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Physics: The â€œParentâ€ of all sciences! Physics = The study of the behavior of and the structure of matter and energy and of the interaction between matter and energy. Sub Areas of Physics This course (1408, Physics of 16th & 17th Centuries): Motion (MECHANICS) (most of our time!)

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Measuring the resistance of the fixed resistors using a multimeter Charging a capacitor using a DC source Switch 1. Switch closed. Current flows through resistor and positive charge builds up on right capacitor plate. An equal amount of negative charge builds up on left plate. 2. Electrical field set up between capacitor plates as no current ...

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PhysicÂ² 121: PhundamentÂ°ls of PhyÂ²ics I December 1, 2006 Chapter 9 Solids and Fluids Pressure The force exerted by a fluid on a submerged object at any point if perpendicular to the surface of the object Pressure and Depth Examine the darker region, assumed to be a fluid It has a cross-sectional area A Extends to a depth h below the surface Three external forces act on the region Pressure ...

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Physics skills. identify physics in a physical situation. apply physical laws, logical deduction and mathematics. analyse qualitatively and quantitatively. ... Physics skills. COURSEWORK RECORD CARD. feedback and progress. attach to every set of coursework. RESOURCES. advice in lab manuals.

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Scattering of light Physics 123 Test #1 March 8- in lecture class (12:30-1:45pm) Equation sheet will be provided with the test Review it in advance â€“ available on the web HW#6 is based on Chapters 33-37 to help you prepare for the test Lecture #14 â€“ review, send requests (e.g. homework problems) HW#7 â€“ light and conceptual, but more work after spring break Electron and EM wave Prediction ...

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reinforced concrete. and . prestressed. concrete. are made. Objectives. For a given situation, determine the unit area required to support a maximum allowable force with a given safety factor. Describe how a post-and-lintel opening is made. Explain why an arched opening can support more weight than a post-and-lintel opening.

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Hookeâ€™s law . states that the force needed to extend a spring is . proportional. to the extension of the spring UNTIL the . limit of proportionality . has been reached. Force applied (N) = Stiffness constant (Nm-1) x Extension (m) âˆ†ð¹=ð‘˜ âˆ†ð‘¥

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A ductile wire obeys Hookeâ€™s law with the limit of proportionality of 16N. At this point, the wire has extended from 20.50cm to 22.49cm. Sketch a Force-extension graph for this wire and calculate the value of the . stiffness . constant. You have 10mins ONLY

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Nuclear PhysicsFission and Fusion. Nuclear energy is produced in two different ways. Fission: Large nuclei are split to release energy. Is how we get a lot of our energy from (Nuclear Fission Reactors) #1 source of energy = fossil fuels (coal). #2 source of energy = nuclear fission (memory aid: i in Fission = i fall to pieces) Fusion:

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