- Introduction
- Major sources:
- What is classical mechanics?
- mks units
- Standard prefixes
- Other units
- Precision and significant figures
- Dimensional analysis
*Worked example 1.1: Conversion of units**Worked example 1.2: Tire pressure**Worked example 1.3: Dimensional analysis*

- Motion in 1 dimension
- Introduction
- Displacement
- Velocity
- Acceleration
- Motion with constant velocity
- Motion with constant acceleration
- Free-fall under gravity
*Worked example 2.1: Velocity-time graph**Worked example 2.2: Speed trap**Worked example 2.3: The Brooklyn bridge*

- Motion in 3 dimensions
- Introduction
- Cartesian coordinates
- Vector displacement
- Vector addition
- Vector magnitude
- Scalar multiplication
- Diagonals of a parallelogram
- Vector velocity and vector acceleration
- Motion with constant velocity
- Motion with constant acceleration
- Projectile motion
- Relative velocity
*Worked example 3.1: Broken play**Worked example 3.2: Gallileo's experiment**Worked example 3.3: Cannon shot**Worked example 3.4: Hail Mary pass**Worked example 3.5: Flight UA589*

- Newton's laws of motion
- Introduction
- Newton's first law of motion
- Newton's second law of motion
- Hooke's law
- Newton's third law of motion
- Mass and weight
- Strings, pulleys, and inclines
- Friction
- Frames of reference
*Worked example 4.1: In equilibrium**Worked example 4.2: Block accelerating up a slope**Worked example 4.3: Raising a platform**Worked example 4.4: Suspended block*

- Conservation of energy
- Introduction
- Energy conservation during free-fall
- Work
- Conservative and non-conservative force-fields
- Potential energy
- Hooke's law
- Motion in a general 1-dimensional potential
- Power
*Worked example 5.1: Bucket lifted from a well**Worked example 5.2: Dragging a treasure chest**Worked example 5.3: Stretching a spring**Worked example 5.4: Roller coaster ride**Worked example 5.5: Sliding down a plane**Worked example 5.6: Driving up an incline*

- Conservation of momentum
- Introduction
- Two-component systems
- Multi-component systems
- Rocket science
- Impulses
- Collisions in 1-dimension
- Collisions in 2-dimensions
*Worked example 6.1: Cannon in a railway carriage**Worked example 6.2: Hitting a softball**Worked example 6.3: Skater and medicine ball**Worked example 6.4: Bullet and block**Worked example 6.5: Elastic collision**Worked example 6.6: 2-dimensional collision*

- Circular motion
- Introduction
- Uniform circular motion
- Centripetal acceleration
- The conical pendulum
- Non-uniform circular motion
- The vertical pendulum
- Motion on curved surfaces
*Worked example 7.1: A banked curve**Worked example 7.2: Circular race track**Worked example 7.3: Amusement park ride**Worked example 7.4: Aerobatic maneuver**Worked example 7.5: Ballistic pendulum*

- Rotational motion
- Introduction
- Rigid body rotation
- Is rotation a vector?
- The vector product
- Centre of mass
- Moment of inertia
- Torque
- Power and work
- Translational motion versus rotational motion
- The physics of baseball
- Combined translational and rotational motion
*Worked example 8.1: Balancing tires**Worked example 8.2: Accelerating a wheel**Worked example 8.3: Moment of inertia of a rod**Worked example 8.4: Weight and pulley**Worked example 8.5: Hinged rod**Worked example 8.6: Horsepower of engine**Worked example 8.7: Rotating cylinder*

- Angular momentum
- Introduction
- Angular momentum of a point particle
- Angular momentum of an extended object
- Angular momentum of a multi-component system
*Worked example 9.1: Angular momentum of a missile**Worked example 9.2: Angular momentum of a sphere**Worked example 9.3: Spinning skater*

- Statics
- Introduction
- The principles of statics
- Equilibrium of a laminar object in a gravitational field
- Rods and cables
- Ladders and walls
- Jointed rods
*Worked example 10.1: Equilibrium of two rods**Worked example 10.2: Rod supported by a cable**Worked example 10.3: Leaning ladder**Worked example 10.4: Truck crossing a bridge**Worked example 10.5: Rod supported by a strut*

- Oscillatory motion
- Introduction
- Simple harmonic motion
- The torsion pendulum
- The simple pendulum
- The compound pendulum
- Uniform circular motion
*Worked example 11.1: Piston in steam engine**Worked example 11.2: Block and spring**Worked example 11.3: Block and two springs**Worked example 11.4: Energy in simple harmonic motion**Worked example 11.5: Gravity on a new planet**Worked example 11.6: Oscillating disk*

- Orbital motion
- Introduction
- Historical background
- Gravity
- Gravitational potential energy
- Satellite orbits
- Planetary orbits
*Worked example 12.1: Gravity on Callisto**Worked example 12.2: Acceleration of a rocket**Worked example 12.3: Circular Earth orbit**Worked example 12.4: Halley's comet**Worked example 12.5: Mass of star**Worked example 12.6: Launch energy*

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Richard Fitzpatrick 2006-02-02