This class is required for all CCS Physics freshmen.
Vectors. Kinematics. Newton's laws of motion. Work and energy. Conservative forces. Momentum. Conservation of momentum. Center of mass motion. Collisions. Systems of variable mass. Introduction to rotations.
**Note: All enrolled students must attend both the lecture and weekly assigned problem session.**
Kleppner, D. and Kolenkow, R., An Introduction to Mechanics, 2nd Ed. Cambridge University Press
Halliday, D., Resnick, R. and Krane, K.S. Physics, V.1 5th Edition John Wiley & Sons
Feynman, R.P., Leighton, R.B. and Sands, M., The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol. I, The New Millennium Edition: Mainly Mechanics, Radiation, and Heat Basic Books (or online free edition on Caltech site)