# Week 1

**Read:**Scaling in Art and Nature (ASGv2 Chap. 1) and The Coherence of Substances (ASGv2 Chap. 2).

**Key topics:**Dimensional analysis, units, scaling, early modern views of the nature of matter...see course materials for this unit.

# Week 2

**Read:**Archimedes' Principle and Falling Bodies (ASGv2 Chap. 3) and Falling Bodies and Pendular Motion (ASGv2 Chap. 4).

**Key topics:**Archimedes' principle, the effect of buoyancy and drag on bodies falling in fluids, pendular and periodic motion....see course materials for this unit.

# Week 3

**Read:**Pendular motion and harmony (ASGv2 Chap. 5) and The law of the lever (ASGv2 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.

**Key topics:**sound waves, vibrating strings, frequency and pitch, consonance and dissonance, sympathetic resonance, torque, equilibrium, the law of the lever....see course materials for this unit.

# Week 4

**Read:**Beams, bones and giants (ASGv2 Chap. 7) and Naturally accelerated motion (ASGv2 Chap. 8).

**Key topics:**strength of materials, beam breaking, uniform acceleration, ...see course materials for this unit.

# Week 5

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

**Key topics:**position, velocity and acceleration, mean speed theorem, early modern views on force and acceleration....see course materials for this unit.

# Week 6

**Read:**From Conic Sections to Projectile Motion (ASGv2 Chap. 11) and The Speed and Force of a Projectile (ASGv2 Chap. 12).

**Key topics:**two-dimensional kinematics, projectile motion...see course materials for this unit.

# Week 7

**Read:**Reason, Authority and Science (ASGv2 Chap. 13) and Pascal's Principle (ASGv2 Chap. 14).

**Key topics:**deductive and inductive reasoning, causality, final cause, hydrostatic paradox, pascal's principle, pressure. ...see course materials for this unit.

# 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 (ASGv2 Chap. 15); Syringes, Siphons and Suckling Infants (ASGv2 Chap. 16); and Life Under a Sea of Air (ASGv2 Chap. 17)....see course materials for this unit.# Week 9

**Read:**Now you should definitely read Submerged Bodies (ASGv2 Chap. 15); Syringes, Siphons and Suckling Infants (ASGv2 Chap. 16); and Life Under a Sea of Air (ASGv2 Chap. 17).

**Key topics:**hydrostatic pressure, barometers, siphons....see course materials for this unit.

# Week 10

**Read:**Does Nature Abhor a Vacuum

**(**ASGv2 Chap. 18); Mass, Momentum and Force (Chap. 19); and Absolute and Relative Motion (ASGv2 Chap. 20).

**Key topics:**Mass, momentum, inertia, force, centripetal force, absolute and relative motion, ...see course materials for this unit.

# Week 11

**Read:**Newton's Laws of Motion (ASGv2 Chap. 21); watch all the videos for Chap 21 and for the Force and Rotation Lab!

**Key topics:**newton's laws of motion, force addition, action-reaction pairs, free body diagrams, ...see course materials for this unit.

# Week 12

**Read:**Conservation of Momentum (ASGv2 Chap. 22) and The Third Law and the Power of Machines (ASGv2 Chap. 23).

**Key topics:**conservation of momentum, center of mass position and velocity, elastic and inelastic collisions, ...see course materials for this unit.

# Week 13

**Read:**Centripetal Force and Acceleration (ASGv2 Chap. 24) and Newton's Rules of Reasoning (ASGv2 Chap. 25).

**Key topics:**rotational motion, centripetal force, centripetal acceleration, principle of parsimony, principle of induction, philosophy of nature....see course materials for this unit.

# Week 14

**Read:**Planetary motion (ASGv2 Chap. 26), Universal Gravitation (ASGv2 Chap. 27), Hypothesis and Natural Theology (ASGv2 Chap. 28).

**Key topics:**Kepler's laws of motion, Newton's universal law of gravitation, natural theology, scientific apologetics, and Newton's argument from design....see course materials for this unit.

# Week 15

**Read:**The principle of relativity (ASGv2 Chap. 29) and The absolute speed of light (ASGv2 Chap. 30).

**Key topics:**principle of relativity, speed of light postulate, relativistic time dilation and length contraction, ...see course materials for this unit.

# Week 16

**Read:**Lorentz transformations (ASGv2 Chap. 31) and Relativistic energy and Minkowski space(ASGv2 Chap. 32).

**Key topics:**Relativistic energy and momentum....see course materials for this unit.

# Week 17 Final exam

There will be a comprehensive final examination on week 17.

**Here is a copy of the final exam from the spring of 2021....see course materials for this unit.**