TEXTBOOK:
Raymond Serway and Jerry Faughn
4. FORCES AND THE LAWS OF
MOTION
Math Review: algebra, trigonometric functions,
dimensional analysis, factorlabel method of unit
conversion
4.1 Changes in Motion
 Explain how force affects the motion of an object
 Distinguish between contact forces and field forces
 Interpret and construct free body diagrams
4.2 Newton's First Law
 Understand the meaning of Newton's first law
 Define mass and inertia
4.3 Newton's Second and Third Laws
 Understand the significance of Newton's second law of
motion
and use it to solve problems
 Describe how the weight and the mass of an object are
related
 Understand the meaning of Newton's third law of
motion
4.4 Everyday Forces
 Define friction and distinguish between static and
kinetic friction
 Understand the factors affecting a frictional force
 Define the static and kinetic coefficients of friction
2. MOTION IN ONE DIMENSION
2.1 Displacement and Velocity
2.2 Acceleration
 Understand the difference between distance and
displacement and between speed and velocity
 Distinguish between average speed and average
velocity
 Define acceleration
 Interpret graphs of position versus time to determine
the
velocity of an object
 Determine from a graph of velocity versus time, the
velocity
of an object at a given time and the time at which an
object
has a specific velocity
 Calculate the displacement of an object from the area
under a
vt curve
 Determine from the curves on a velocitytime graph
both the
constant and instantaneous acceleration
 Use the kinematics equations to solve problems for an
object
moving with a constant acceleration along a straight
line
2.3 Falling Objects
 Recognize the meaning of the acceleration due to
gravity
 Use the motion equations to solve problems involving
freely
falling objects
Major Concepts:
Students should understand each of the following in
problem applications as well as in conceptual
situations:
Position, distance and displacement
Speed and velocity
Average
Instantaneous
Constant
Acceleration
Average
Instantaneous
Constant
Graphs of position versus time, velocity versus time,
and
acceleration versus time
Equations of motion with constant acceleration
Free fall
3. VECTORS IN PHYSICS
Outline:
3.1Scalars versus Vectors
32The Components of a Vector
33Adding and Subtracting Vectors
34Unit Vectors
35Position, Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration
Vectors
36Relative Motion
Major Concepts:
Students should understand each of the following in
problem applications as well as in conceptual
situations:
Scalars (magnitude only)
Vectors (magnitude and direction)
Components
Addition and subtraction
Unit vectors
Vector position, displacement, velocity, and acceleration
Relative motion
8. ROTATIONAL EQUILIBRIUM
8.1 Torque
 Describe an object in equilibrium
 State the conditions for translational equilibrium
 Calculate the various forces acting on objects in
translational equilibrium
 Define torque
 State the conditions for rotational equilibrium
 Calculate the various forces acting on objects in
rotational equilibrium
7. ROTATIONAL MOTION AND
THE LAW OF GRAVITY
7.1 Measuring Rotational Motion
 Calculate angular speed and angular acceleration
7.2 Tangential and Centripetal Acceleration
 Explain the acceleration of an object moving in a
circle at constant speed
 Derive the expression for centripetal acceleration.
7.3 Causes of Circular Motion
 Define and find the magnitude of centripetal force
 Establish the causes of circular motion
 State Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
 Define the gravitational force
 Solve problems related to gravity
5. WORK AND ENERGY
5.1 Work
 Define work and calculate the work done by a force
5.2 Energy
 Describe the relationship between work and power.
 Calculate the kinetic energy of a moving object
 Calculate the gravitational potential energy of a system
5.3 Conservation of Energy
 Solve problems using the law of conservation of
energy
5.4 Power

Holt, 2002
PHYSICS
Calculate power
6. MOMENTUM AND COLLISIONS
6.1 Momentum and Impulse
 Define the momentum of an object
 Determine the impulse given to an object
6.2 Conservation of momentum
 Relate Newton's Third law of motion to situations
involving
conservation of momentum
 Recognize the conditions under which the momentum
of a
system is conserved
6.3 Elastic and Inelastic Collisions
 Distinguish between elastic and inelastic collisions
 Analyze collisions to find the change in kinetic energy
 Solve conservation of momentum problems for both
types of collisions
4.TWODIMENSIONAL KINEMATICS
Outline:
41 Motion in Two Dimensions
42 Projectile Motion: Basic Equations
43 Zero Launch Angle
44 General Launch Angle
45 Projectile Motion: Key Characteristics
Major Concepts:
Students should understand each of the following in
problem applications as well as in conceptual
situations:
Motion in two dimensions
Components of velocity and acceleration
Equations of motion for constant acceleration and
constant velocity
Projectile Motion
Acceleration due to gravity:
g
Independence of horizontal and vertical motions
Air resistance
Basic equations
Special case: zero launch angle
General case
Characteristics of projectile motion
