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Physics 107 Week One Notes

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Physics 107 Week One Notes Econ 103-004

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Date Created: 01/28/16
Chapter One: A World View Physics: Study of the material world - Search for patterns, rules, or behavior of object. On Building a World View World View: Shared set of ideas that represents the current explanations of how the material  world operates.  Physics World is dynamic  If there is no relationship between the real world and predicted consequences, the  idea is worthless.   Common sense is a personal world view. - Our observations are limited by the range of human sensations.   Acceptance is based on whether the idea works, how well it fits into the world view,  and whether it’s better than old explanations. Bode’s Law: Numerical rule that gave the relative sizes of orbits of the planets. - The radius of Earth’s orbit, the mean distance between Earth and Sun, is known as an  astronomical unit. (AU)  Measurements   Two dominant measure systems are customary (foot, pounds, second) and metric  (meter, kilogram, and second).   Common unit of length on the astronomical scale is light years. Sizes: Large and Small 2 Powers­of­ten Notation: Displays the number of 0’s in numbers ( 10 =10x10 ) Exponent: Number of 10’s that are multiplied together. Order of Magnitude: For a quantity is its value rounded off to the nearest power of 10.  41  Size of the visible universe is 10  times the size of protons and neutrons.   Divide two powers of 10 by subtracting the exponents, but keep base as is.   Positive exponents=large numbers, Negative exponents=small numbers.  Summary  For a new idea to be accepted, it must 1. Agree with the existing data, 2. Make  predictions than can be tested, and 3. Have a scientific basis.  Continuation, Leading to Chapter Two Heavy Objects vs Light Objects  The need for units/ units of length AND of time. - Units are arbitrary. We can choose ta our own convenience, or inconvenience, in case  of certain systems. We see that if we simply introduce a new unite every time we  meet a new physical quantity, we would have a vast table of conversion factors.   Length­The Meter - Was: One ten­millionth of the distance from North Pole to Equator. - Now: Distance travel by light in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second   Mass: Kilogram - One Kilogram is the mass of a particular platinum­iridium cylinder kept at  International Bureau of Weights and Standards; Sèvres, France.   Time: The Second - One second is the time for radiation from a cesium­133 atom to complete  9,192,631,770 oscillation cycles.  Basic Quantity Unit Mass Kilogram (kg) Length Meter (m) Time Seconds (s) Electric Current Ampere (A) Amount of Matter Mole (mol) Kelvin (K) Temperature Interval  1905­ Einstein’s Theory of Relativity played with the idea that TIME was relative.   Classical Time: Newton’s assumption of “common time” which talks about two  observers in motion relative to each other to produce a mathematical concept of time. 


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