Kansas State University.

Copyright 2006-2023 (Gary M. Wysin) as to the syllabus and all lectures, exams, and online notes. During this course students are prohibited from selling notes to or being paid for taking notes by any person or commercial firm without the express written permission of the professor teaching this course.

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which includes all the information about the course schedule, homework assignments, etc.See Prof. Gary Wysin, CW 106, (wysin@ksu.edu), or your LAB or REC instructors for help.

There is also the Physics Help Room (CW041) where you can get free assistance from Physics Graduate Students, click the link to see the schedule and other Physics Department help.

Click to get a list of paid physics tutors who may be able to help you with the course.

The Kramer and Derby student dining halls also have had free tutoring in math, physics, chemistry and writing. See Derby Academic Resource Center .

See the Math Diagnostic Self-Test to check your basic math knowledge at the level of this course, and how to get further help if you need it.

The homework is submitted online at www.theexpertta.com . For login, you need to go through a link in the Canvas course page so that your grades will be correctly synchronized. Do not login to the site listed here directly to do your homework.

Make sure you know what to do with the formulas, the meanings of the
symbols, etc!!

Try to understand the examples,
they may help with the homework problems.

But, you'll find much more complete explanations in a text, such as the one by Giancoli or the free OpenStax College Physics. Chapter numbers below are those in OpenStax College Physics.

- Ch. 1 -- Science, Units, Measurements
- Ch. 2 -- One-Dimensional Kinematics, Velocity, Acceleration
- Ch. 2 -- Motion with Constant Acceleration; Free Fall
- Ch. 3 -- Vectors: Addition, Subtraction, Components
- Ch. 3 -- 2D Motion, Projectiles
- Ch. 4 -- Newton's Laws of Motion
- Ch. 4 -- Newton's Laws & Gravity & Inclines
- Ch. 5 -- Problems with Friction & Inclines
Quiz 1 Equation Sheet, Chapters 1,2,3,4

- Ch. 6 -- Circular Motion and Centripetal Acceleration
- Ch. 6 -- Newton's Law of Gravitation & Orbits
- Ch. 7 -- Work, Kinetic and Potential Energy
- Ch. 7 -- Conservation of Mechanical Energy
- Ch. 8 -- Linear Momentum and 1D Collisions
- Ch. 8 -- More on Collisions; Center of Mass
Quiz 2 Equation Sheet, Chapters 5,6,7

- Ch. 9 -- Torque & Static Equilibrium of Objects
- Ch. 10 -- Rotational Kinematics, Torque
- Ch. 10 -- Rotational Dynamics, Inertia, Angular Momentum
- Ch. 11 -- Static Fluids: Density and Pressure
- Ch. 11 -- Static Fluids: Archimedes & Buoyant Forces
- Ch. 12 -- Fluid Dynamics: Bernouli Equation & Moving Fluids
Quiz 3 Equation Sheet, Chapters 8,9,10,11

- Ch. 16 -- Vibrations; Simple Harmonic Motion
- Ch. 16 -- Waves: Frequency, Wavelength, Speed
- Ch. 17 -- Waves: Interference, Standing Waves

Ch. 17 -- Sound, Intensity and Level; Sources - Ch. 13 -- Atomic Theory, Temperature, Ideal Gas Law
- Ch. 13 -- Ideal Gases and Kinetic Theory
- Ch. 14 -- Heat: Temperature Changes, Latent Heat
Quiz 4 Equation Sheet, Chapters 12,13,16,17

- Ch. 14 -- Heat: Conduction, Convection, Radiation
- Ch. 15 -- Thermodynamics, 1st Law: Energy Conservation
- Ch. 15 -- Thermodynamics, 2nd Law, Engines and Cooling
- Ch. 15 -- 2nd Law, Entropy and Disorder

Last update: Thursday May 11 2023.

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