Schedule

Syllabus Modules Schedule Assignments

Students are expected to study the web-based material, review the corresponding material in textbooks, and complete the homework assignment from the previous module during the time interval indicated in the schedule below. 

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main topic

study these problems before class

22-Aug   Kinematics  
29-Aug   Newton's laws:  Motion of a single particle Module 1
12-Sep   Impulsive forces, collisions Module 2
19-Sep   Newton's laws:  Rigid body motion Module 3
26-Sep   Lagrange's and Hamilton's equations Module 4
10-Oct   Oscillations and waves Module 5
17-Oct   Motion in a central potential Module 6
24-Oct   Relativistic kinematics and dynamics Module 7
31-Oct   General Physics Module 8
7-Nov   Electrostatics Module 9
14-Nov   Dielectrics, DC circuits Module 10
21-Nov   Magnetostatics/Magnetic Materials Module 11

The Web-based material is divided into 11 modules.  Each modules has a physics theme.  It reviews concepts and formulas associated with this theme and presents 10 solved problems.  Each solution addresses the following points:

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Concepts:

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Reasoning:

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Details of the calculation:

Student unfamiliar with the the concepts and formulas needed to solve a problem should refer to their junior/senior-level undergraduate textbook for a review.

Link:  Formula sheet for the qualifying exam

Review