Week 1

Read: Scaling in Art and Nature (Chap. 1) and The Coherence of Substances (Chap. 2).
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Week 2

Read: Archimedes' Principle and Falling Bodies (Chap. 3) and Falling Bodies and Pendular Motion (Chap. 4).
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Week 3

Read: Pendular motion and harmony (Chap. 5) and The law of the lever (Chap. 6). Chapter 6 is a bit dense. Don't worry if you don't quite follow some of Galileo's geometrical proofs; we'll talk about this in class.
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Week 4

Read: Beams, bones and giants (Chap. 7) and Naturally accelerated motion (Chap. 8).
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Week 5

Read: The Mean Speed Theorem (ASGv2 Ch. 9) and Equilibrium, Force and Acceleration (ASGv2 Ch. 10).
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Week 6

Read: From Conic Sections to Projectile Motion (Chap. 11) and The Speed and Force of a Projectile (Chap. 12).
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Week 7

Read: Reason, Authority and Science (Chap. 13) and Pascal's Principle (Chap. 14).
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Week 8 Spring Break

No classes this week! But you might wish to get ahead on the reading and videos for next week…

Read: Submerged Bodies (Chap. 15); Syringes, Siphons and Suckling Infants (Chap. 16); and Life Under a Sea of Air (Chap. 17)....see course materials for this unit.

Week 9

Read: Now you should definitely read Submerged Bodies (Chap. 15); Syringes, Siphons and Suckling Infants (Chap. 16); and Life Under a Sea of Air (Chap. 17)....see course materials for this unit.

Week 10

Read: Does Nature Abhor a Vacuum (Chap. 18); Mass, Momentum and Force (Chap. 19); and Absolute and Relative Motion (Chap. 20)....see course materials for this unit.

Week 11

Read: Newton's Laws of Motion (Chap. 21); watch all the videos for Chap 21 and for the Force and Rotation Lab!...see course materials for this unit.

Week 12

Read: Conservation of Momentum (Chap. 22) and The Third Law and the Power of Machines (Chap. 23)....see course materials for this unit.

Week 13

Read: Centripetal Force and Acceleration (Chap. 24) and Newton's Rules of Reasoning (Chap. 25)....see course materials for this unit.

Week 14

Read: Planetary motion (Chap. 26), Universal Gravitation (Chap. 27), Hypothesis and Natural Theology (Chap. 28)...see course materials for this unit.

Week 15

Read: The principle of relativity (Chap. 29) and The absolute speed of light (Chap. 30)....see course materials for this unit.

Week 16

Read: Lorentz transformations (Chap. 31) and Relativistic energy and Minkowski space(Chap. 32)....see course materials for this unit.

Week 17 Final exam

There will be a comprehensive final examination on week 17.
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