PART 1. PLANAR
KINEMATICS OF PARTICLES
Textbook Chapter 2.1 thru 2.7 –(Lectures
14)
Lecture (get me) 
Major Topics/WHAT
YOU WILL LEARN 
Recommended homework
problems 
Particle kinematics in a plane using Cartesian coordinates. Review of vector and matrix algebra. Coordinate transformations: relationships between components of a vector in two coordinate systems. Example: projectile motion. 
2.6ad, 2.7ad, 2.10a,b&d, 2.11a,b&d 

Particle motion
in a plane using polar coordinates. Radial and tangential unit vectors and
their time derivatives. Components of velocity and acceleration vectors in
polar coordinates. Examples of coordinate transformations: polar to Cartesian
or vice versa. 
2.12a,b&d,
2.14a,b&d, 2.15a,b&d 

Particle motion in a plane
using path coordinates. Path radius of curvature, normal and tangential unit
vectors and their time derivatives. Components of velocity
and acceleration vectors in path coordinates. Examples of coordinate
transformations: path to Cartesian or polar or vice versa. 
2.17a,b&d,
2.18a,b&d, 2.19a,b&d 

Expressing
motion in different coordinate systems: moving between Cartesian, polar and
path coordinates. Physical units: conversions & understanding. 
2.5ad,
2.13ad, 2.20ad 




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