Physics 1A - BGU Physics Department
BGU Physics Department

Physics 1 for Physics Students




Course Plan

Topics

No. Topic Main source Additional source
1 Basic concepts of motion, coordinates, partial derivatives, vectors, dimensional analysis, scaling concepts Ch 1, Ch 2 Ch 2
2 Particle kinematics in vector form, rotational motion Ch 1, Ch 2 Ch 2, Ch3
3 Newton's laws, Galilean relativity, inertial and noninertial frames Ch 2, Ch 8
Ch 3, Ch 4
4 Particle dynamics: applications of Newton's laws, work, kinetic energy, momentum, angular momentum Ch 2, Ch 4
Ch 3, Ch 5
5 Potential energy, conservation laws Ch 4, Ch 5 Ch 5
6 Motion in a potential I: 1D potential, central forces, Keplerian motion Ch 5, Ch 9
Ch 5.5; Ch 9
7 Motion in a potential II: Oscillations. Mathematical addition: complex numbers Ch 5, Ch 9, Ch 10
Ch 7
8 Many particle systems, conservation laws, collisions Ch 3
Ch 4, Ch 5, Ch 6
9 Rigid body rotation I: Theory (angular velocity and acceleration, tensor of inertia, moment of inertia, torque, angular momentum, kinetic energy) Ch 6, Ch 7
Ch 8.1-8.3
10 Rigid body rotation II: Applications (rolling, precession, gyroscopes) Ch 6, Ch 7 Ch 8.3-8.5
11 Basics of special relativity Ch 11, Ch 12, Ch 13
Ch 10-12

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