Fall 2022

Mechanics Lab

Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as PHYS-116L


Jagu Jagannathan (Sections 01, 02 and 03)
Jarrett A. Moyer (Sections 01, 02 and 03)


This course will begin with a description of the motion of particles and introduce Newton’s dynamical laws and a number of important force laws. We will apply these laws to a wide range of problems to gain a better understanding of the laws and to demonstrate the generality of the framework. The important concepts of work, mechanical energy, and linear and angular momentum will be introduced and the unifying idea of conservation laws will be discussed. Additional topics may include, the study of mechanical waves, fluid mechanics and rotational dynamics. Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion and  three-hour laboratory per week.


Section 01
Tu 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM SCCE A101

Section 02
Th 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM SCCE A101

Section 03
F 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM SCCE A101


Other years: Offered in Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Fall 2024