Physics 1A "Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Mechanics," 5 units.
Lecture/demonstration, four hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisites: Mathematics 31A, 31B. Enforced corequisite: Mathematics 32A. Motion, Newton laws, work, energy, linear and angular momentum, rotation, equilibrium, gravitation. P/NP or letter grading.
The topics covered in this class and approximate schedules are listed below. Chapters listed are from Young and Freedman (Sears and Zemansky's) University Physics, 14th edition.
If a course is taught using the online Kudu textbook, homework, and clicker system, the recommended Kudu course is "UCLA Physics 1A", which covers the same topics.
|Week||Chapters||Topics covered||Optional sections|
|1||1, 2||Units, vectors, one-dimensional motion||1.5 Uncertainty and significant figures, 1.6 Estimates and orders of magnitude|
|2||3||Motion in two or three dimensions, projectiles|
|3||4||Newton's laws of motion|
|4||5||Applying Newton's laws|
|5||6||Work and kinetic energy|
|6||7||Potential energy and energy conservation|
|7||8||Momentum, impulse, and collisions||8.6 Rocket propulsion|
|8||9||Rotation of rigid bodies|
|9||10, 11||Dynamics of rotational motion, equilibrium||10.7 Gyroscopes and precession, 11.4 Stress, strain, 11.5 Elasticity|
|10||13||Gravitation||13.7 Apparent weight, 13.8 Black holes, skip Ch. 12 Fluid Mechanics|