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Physics 50 Lectures @ SJSU

This is an enhanced audio podcast of Dr. Beyersdorf's Physics 50 lectures at San Jose State University. Episodes are recorded on Monday and Wednesday afternoons during the fall 2008 semester.

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Fluid Dynamics

We introduce the continuity equation for mass and volume flow rate and the Bernoulli equation for relating pressure, height and speed of fluid.

1hr 16mins

20 Nov 2008

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We introduce density, pressure and the buoyant force and derive Pascal's law for fluids.

1hr 11mins

18 Nov 2008

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Periodic Motion

We look at parameters of periodic motion. Specifically we investigate simple harmonic motion and the pendulum.

1hr 15mins

13 Nov 2008

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Review of chapters 9-12

Review of angular motion and equilibrium

1hr 15mins

6 Nov 2008

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We look at Newton's law of gravitation and introduce the universal gravitational constant. We also discuss escape velocity and black holes.

1hr 14mins

4 Nov 2008

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We discuss systems in equilibrium and introduce the frictional force.

1hr 16mins

25 Sep 2008

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Free Body Diagrams

We discuss how to use free body diagrams to solve problems involving forces.


18 Sep 2008

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Newton's Laws

We introduce Newton's 3 laws.


15 Sep 2008

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Circular Motion and Relative Velocity

We derive the centripetal acceleration of an object moving in circular motion and also discuss the concept of relative motion where an objects velocity is described in a different reference frame than that in which it is desired.

1hr 16mins

10 Sep 2008

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Projectile Motion

We apply the equations of motion to problems in 2 dimensions.

1hr 13mins

8 Sep 2008

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