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Course# PHYS-101(e): General physics : mechanics

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Le cours "Physique générale" fournit les notions de base nécessaires à la compréhension de phénomènes physiques comme la mécanique du point matériel. L'objectif est atteint lorsque que l'on peut prédire quantitativement les conséquences de ces phénomènes à l'aide d'outils théoriques appropriés.

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Nicolas Grandjean

Nicolas Grandjean received a PhD degree in physics from the University ofNice Sophia Antipolis in 1994 and shortly thereafter joined the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) as a permanent staff member. In 2004, he was appointed tenure-tra ...

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In physics, the fundamental interactions or fundamental forces are the interactions that do not appear to be reducible to more basic interactions. There are four fundamental interactions known to exist: gravity electromagnetism weak interaction strong interaction The gravitational and electromagnetic interactions produce long-range forces whose effects can be seen directly in everyday life. The strong and weak interactions produce forces at minuscule, subatomic distances and govern nuclear interactions inside atoms.

A point particle (ideal particle or point-like particle, often spelled pointlike particle) is an idealization of particles heavily used in physics. Its defining feature is that it lacks spatial extension; being dimensionless, it does not take up space. A point particle is an appropriate representation of any object whenever its size, shape, and structure are irrelevant in a given context. For example, from far enough away, any finite-size object will look and behave as a point-like object.

Dynamics is the branch of classical mechanics that is concerned with the study of forces and their effects on motion. Isaac Newton was the first to formulate the fundamental physical laws that govern dynamics in classical non-relativistic physics, especially his second law of motion. Generally speaking, researchers involved in dynamics study how a physical system might develop or alter over time and study the causes of those changes. In addition, Newton established the fundamental physical laws which govern dynamics in physics.

In classical mechanics, a constraint on a system is a parameter that the system must obey. For example, a box sliding down a slope must remain on the slope. There are two different types of constraints: holonomic and non-holonomic. First class constraints and second class constraints Primary constraints, secondary constraints, tertiary constraints, quaternary constraints. Holonomic constraints, also called integrable constraints, (depending on time and the coordinates but not on the momenta) and Nonholonomic system Pfaffian constraints Scleronomic constraints (not depending on time) and rheonomic constraints (depending on time).

Kinematics is a subfield of physics, developed in classical mechanics, that describes the motion of points, bodies (objects), and systems of bodies (groups of objects) without considering the forces that cause them to move. Kinematics, as a field of study, is often referred to as the "geometry of motion" and is occasionally seen as a branch of mathematics. A kinematics problem begins by describing the geometry of the system and declaring the initial conditions of any known values of position, velocity and/or acceleration of points within the system.

Le but du cours de physique générale est de donner à l'étudiant les notions de base nécessaires à la compréhension des phénomènes physiques. L'objectif est atteint lorsque l'étudiant est capable de pr

La Physique Générale I (avancée) couvre la mécanique du point et du solide indéformable. Apprendre la mécanique, c'est apprendre à mettre sous forme mathématique un phénomène physique, en modélisant l

Le but du cours de physique générale est de donner à l'étudiant les notions de base nécessaires à la compréhension des phénomènes physiques. L'objectif est atteint lorsque l'étudiant est capable de pr

Students will learn the principles of mechanics to enable a better understanding of physical phenomena, such as the kinematics and dyamics of point masses and solid bodies. Students will acquire the c

Le but du cours de physique générale est de donner à l'étudiant les notions de base nécessaires à la compréhension des phénomènes physiques. L'objectif est atteint lorsque l'étudiant est capable de pr

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Physics Scales and MeasurementsPHYS-101(e): General physics : mechanics

Explores physics scales, measurements, historical definitions of meter and kilogram, time definition, and scalars and vectors.

Motion Analysis: Cartesian and Polar CoordinatesPHYS-101(e): General physics : mechanics

Covers the analysis of motion using Cartesian and polar coordinates, focusing on kinematics and acceleration components.

Coordinate Systems: Polar and SphericalPHYS-101(e): General physics : mechanics

Covers polar and spherical coordinate systems, position vectors, equations of motion, and Frenet frame concepts.

Newton's Laws: Motion and ForcesPHYS-101(e): General physics : mechanics

Explores kinematics, Newton's laws, momentum conservation, and modern validations of Newton's principles.

Projectile Motion: Free FallPHYS-101(e): General physics : mechanics

Explores free fall, projectile motion, Earth's rotation effects, and reference frames.