### 2016　Exercises in Physics I

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Basic science and technology courses
Instructor(s)
Okuma Satoshi
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction

Day/Period(Room No.)
Fri7-8(H102)
Group
j
Course number
LAS.P105
Credits
1
2016
Offered quarter
1-2Q
Syllabus updated
2016/4/27
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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### Course description and aims

The course offers exercises related to the contents of Fundamentals of Mechanics 1 and 2. Students solve given problems and present their answers. This will allow them to understand mechanics and prepare them to solve more general problems in physics.

### Student learning outcomes

By completing this course, students will be able to:
1) Find mathematical solutions to problems in mechanics expressed by equations and explain the physical meanings of the solutions.
2) Acquire methods and approaches to solve more general problems in physics.

### Keywords

particles, system of particles, rigid bodies, Newton's laws of motion, conservation of momentum, conservation of energy, conservation of angular momentum, moment of inertia, inertial force

### Competencies that will be developed

 ✔ Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills ✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills

### Class flow

This course is conducted every two weeks alternately with Physics Experiment I. Students solve given problems and themselves explain their answers.

### Course schedule/Required learning

Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Description of motion: Newton’s three laws of motion. Explain Newton’s three laws of motion and express motion using the equations of motion.
Class 2 Linear motion Express typical linear motions such as free fall and simple harmonic motion: .Express the linear motion using the law of conservation of energy
Class 3 Motion in a plane: Work and energy Express damped linear motion (damped harmonic oscillation and driven harmonic oscillation) in addition to planar motion such as parabolic motion: Explain the concepts of work, kinetic energy, potential energy, and the law of conservation of energy.
Class 4 Motion under a central force Explain the law of conservation of angular momentum and the motion of a particle under a central force, and express motion using polar coordinates.: Express the motion of a particle under universal gravitation.
Class 5 Two-body problem: Momentum and angular momentum in systems of particles Express the two-body problem in terms of the relative coordinate and reduced mass: Explain the concept of center of mass, conservation of momentum and angular momentum in systems of particles.
Class 6 Equation of motion and equilibrium for rigid bodies: Motion of rigid bodies about a fixed axis Express the condition of equilibrium and equation of motion for rigid bodies: .Explain the concept of moment of inertia, angular momentum and energy of rigid bodies.
Class 7 How to calculate the moment of inertia:: Motion of rigid bodies in a plane. Calculate the moment of inertia of rigid bodies using the parallel-axis and perpendicular-axes theorem.: Describe the equation of motion for the motion of the rigid bodies in a plane.
Class 8 Motion in coordinate systems undergoing accelerated motion: Themodynamics, wave, utilization of energy Express the motion in coordinate systems undergoing accelerated motion.

handouts.

### Reference books, course materials, etc.

Specified by the instructor

### Assessment criteria and methods

Learning achievement is evaluated by student's class performance, reports, and attendance.

### Related courses

• LAS.P101 ： Fundamentals of Mechanics 1
• LAS.P102 ： Fundamentals of Mechanics 2

### Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites.