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Elementary Particle Dynamics

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Abstract

Here, we cover the basics on kinematics and kinetics of particles and discuss three ubiquitous examples. We conclude with a discussion of Euler’s first law (which is also known as Newton’s second law or the balance of linear momentum). Our treatment of dynamics makes extensive use of vector calculus. For the interested student, a summary of the needed results from vector calculus is presented in Appendix A.

Keywords

Drag Force Linear Momentum Rectilinear Motion Kinematical Quantity Vector Calculus 
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© Springer New York 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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