The emphasis of this course is study of mechanics.

- This topics and outcomes will be assessed through daily activities,
homeworks, exams and laboratories.
- Know the difference between theory and the law.
- Be familiar with number of unit systems
- Be able to do unit conversion
- Understand issues involving measurement and uncertainty propagation according to ISO’s adn GUM.
- Understand the concept of number of significant digits.
- Know the difference between speed velocity and acceleration
- Use graphs to describe motion
- Use kinematics equations to solve problems with constant acceleration
- Understand concept of free falling object.
- Know the concept of vectors and scalars.
- Be able to add and subtract vectors graphically.
- Know how to find vector components.
- Know how to use unit vectors.
- Be able to describe motion in 2 and 3 dimensions.
- Be able to solve projectile motion problems.
- Be able to describe uniform circular motion.
- Solve relative motion problems in 2 or 3 dimensions
- Know three Newton’s law and be able to solve problems using them.
- Be familiar with concept of inertia.
- Know the difference between weight and mass.
- Be able to draw and use free body diagram for solving problems
- Understand difference between static and kinetic friction.
- Understand centripetal force and circular motion basics.
- Understand air drag force.
- Understand Newton’s Law of Gravity be able to describe orbital motion.
- Understand Kepler’s Law.
- Define work and Potential and Kinetic energy.
- Use dot products, line integrals to calculate work.
- Understand concept of Power.
- Understand Potential Energy (elastic and gravitational).
- Use conservation of energy with and without conservative force.
- Define linear momentum.
- Define impulse.
- Use conservation of momentum.
- Study of 1-d and 2-d collisions.
- Solve center of mass problems.
- Relate linear motion to rotational motion.
- Solve rotational kinematics problems.
- Define torque
- Moment of inertia.
- Parallel axis theorem.
- Understand rotational kinetic energy.
- Angular momentum and its conservation.
- Solve rotational dynamics problems.
- Static Equilibrium.
- Be able to analyze data using software tools.
- Write proper lab reports following guidlines from http://ncsu.edu/labwrite/