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1st year Self-Teaching Unit: Motion

During these first 2 weeks of your Physics course you will study the topics below in Giancoli that you should read and then the problems you do to check your
the table on your own. Use your teacher during class as a resource to help you. understanding. Do all of the suggested questions (ie Q#...) and do at least some of the
problems (P#...) - the answers to the odd-numbered problems in Giancoli are given at
You will do a pre-test to help you and your teacher identify which topics you should the end of the book. If you understand a topic well go straight to the problems for that
spend most time on. During these 2 weeks it is important to work in the evenings and topic and only refer to the reading if you then have difficulty.
weekends as well as in the lessons so that you cover all of this material - that is so
that you can gain a useful understanding of these topics by the end of the 2nd week of Problems are also set below from the blue book by Whelan and Hodgson (W+H). You
classes. You will have a test on these topics during the 3rd week of classes. should do all of these. Worked solutions are posted on the wall in the lab.

Your main text book is Physics by Giancoli. The table below lists the sections of Select your own exercises from Practice in Physics by ABM.

If you are having difficulty at any time discuss the problem with your teacher - Magan and Steve are here to help you .

Topic Read Giancoli Exercises from Giancoli Exercises W+H Exercises ABM Important vocabulary
introduction to Physics 1.1 - 1.3 for interest -
no need to learn
measurement and uncertainty 1.4 Ch 1 P#1,2,3,4,57,8,9
SI units and standards 1.5 Ch 1 P#12,13,14,17b,18,19c,21 base (or fundamental) unit, derived unit
order of magnitude, estimation 1.7 Ch 1 P#23,26,27 order of magnitude
reference frames + displacement P#23,26,27 frame of reference, coordinate axes, distance,
2.1 displacement
speed + velocity 2.2 - 2.3 Ch 2 Q#1,2,3,4 P#1,3,7,9,11 Ch1 #1,2,3,9,10,11 speed, velocity, average velocity, instantaeous velocity
acceleration Ch 2 Q#6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14 Ch2 #12,13 Ch1 #4,17,19,20,24,25, average acceleration, instantaneous acceleration
2.4 P#13,15 26,33
uniformly-accelerated motion 2.5 - 2.6 Ch 2 P#19,21,23,25,27 Ch2 #14,15,16,18 uniformly-accelerated motion
falling objects 2.7 Ch 2 Q#15 P#35,3741,47,49 Ch2 #22 Ch1 #36,40,44,43 acceleration due to gravity, terminal velocity
graphs of motion Ch 2 Q#18,19 P#39,53,55,57,59 Ch2 #17,19,20,21 Ch1 #6,7,8,14,15,16,18, slope (gradient)
2.8 23,27,28,29,35,39,42,50
vectors and scalars 3.1 Ch3 P#1 vectors, scalars
adding vectors 3.2 Ch3 Q#2,7 resultant
subtracting vectors, Ch3 P#7
mutliplication by scalar 3.3
vector components 3.4 Ch3 P#9,11,13,15 Ch1 #5

If you want extra practice problems on uniformly-accelerated motion, do some of the following from the yellow book by Bolton: Ch 1 # 1.6 - 1.13 - in Library Reference section.

Forces: an introduction
Refer to your other textbooks: W and H section 3.3, Akrill section 2.2. Giancoli 4.1 and 4.3 are also useful. There are no set problems on this topic

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