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Physics Lecture Notes

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Physics Lecture Notes

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Date Created: 08/17/16
Physics: Lecture One 08/16/16 The fundamental laws of the universe are explained by physics Units -incredibly important -for example: I am 18. 18 what? Stone? Pounds? Years? -99% of this class uses SI units Prefixes Length: the distance between two points in space SI Unit: meter Imperial Unit: feet Mass: how much “stuff” there is -Not the same as weight -your weight is different on the moon than on the earth, but your mass is the same -SI Unit: kilogram Time: steadily marches forward, no matter what -SI Unit: seconds Prefixes of SI Units (listed in table 1.4 of book) -nano -micro -mili -centi -kilo -mega Derived Units are units that are a combination of fundamental units ex: density ex: speed official names: Newton’s, Tesla, Joules non-official names: meters per second, miles per hour Dimensional Analysis Natural ideas are represented by units, for example: foot and meter are both dimensions of length Analysis: when calculating, we need to make sure our units match with what we expect them too Unit Conversion Treat them as algebraic quantities Ex: convert 30 mph, into what my speed is in feet per second…? Lecture Prep: read/scan/make outline for chapter two 2


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