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Readings for Physics 131 (F 2013)
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<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68371323/Introduction%20to%20the%20class%20(2013)" target="_blank">
Introduction to the class</a>
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1.1
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/58022275/The%20disciplines%3A%20Physics%2C%20Biology%2C%20Chemistry%2C%20and%20Math%20(2013)" target="_blank">
The disciplines: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Math *</a>
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1.1.1
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68308883/Science%20as%20making%20models%20(2013)" target="_blank">
Science as making models</a>
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1.1.2
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68371386/Phenomenology%20and%20mechanism%20(2013)" target="_blank">
Phenomenology and mechanism</a>
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1.1.3
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68371403/Reductionism%20and%20emergence%20(2013) target="_blank">
Reductionism and emergence*</a>
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1.1.4<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/what-Physics-can-do-for-Biologists%20(2013)" target="_blank">What Physics can do for Biologists *</a>
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1.2
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68371961/Thinking%20about%20thinking%20and%20knowing%20(2013)" target="_blank">
Thinking about Thinking and Knowing</a>
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1.2.1
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68371969/The%20nature%20of%20scientific%20knowledge%20(2013)" target="_blank">
The nature of scientific knowledge</a>
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1.2.2<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68372000/Models%20of%20memory%20(2013)" target="_blank">Models of memory</a>
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1.2.2.1
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68372002/An%20evolutionary%20model%20of%20memory%20(2013)" target="_blank">
An evolutionary model of memory</a>
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<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68372403/Modeling%20with%20Mathematics%20(2013)" target="_blank">
Modeling with mathematics</a>
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2.1
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68372476/Using%20math%20in%20science%20(2013)" target="_blank">
Using math in science</a>
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2.1.1
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68372787/How%20math%20in%20science%20is%20different%20from%20math%20in%20math%20(2013)" target="_blank">
How math in science is different from math in math</a>
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2.1.1.1Multiple symbols: What's a variable?</a>
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2.1.1.2The idea of algebra: Unknowns and relationships</a>
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2.1.2<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68372897/Measurement%20(2013)" target="_blank">Measurement</a>
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2.1.3<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68372919/Dimensions%20and%20units%20(2013)" target="_blank">Dimensions and units</a>
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2.1.3.1
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68373275/Complex%20dimensions%20and%20dimensional%20analysis%20(2013)" target="_blank">
Complex dimensions and dimensional analysis</a>
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2.1.3.2<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68373349/Changing%20units%20(2013)" target="_blank">Changing units</a>
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2.1.3.3<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68373455/Natural%20scales%20(2013)" target="_blank">Natural scales</a>
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2.1.3.4<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68373553/Considering%20change%20(2013)" target="_blank">Considering change</a>
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2.1.3.5
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68373597/The%20parameters%20of%20matter%20(2013)" target="_blank">
The parameters of matter</a>
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2.1.4<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68373633/Estimation%20(2013)" target="_blank">Estimation </a>
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2.1.4.1<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68373756/Useful%20numbers%20(2013)" target="_blank">Useful numbers</a>
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2.1.4.2Biological scales</a>Or is this a HW?
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2.1.5Approximation</a>
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2.2<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68374619/Mathematics%20Recap%20(2013)" target="_blank">Mathematics Recap</a>
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2.2.1
<a href=""http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68374684/Significant%20(and%20insignificant)%20figures%20(2013)" target="_blank">
Significant (and insignificant) figures</a>
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2.2.2<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68374838/Scientific%20notation%20(2013)" target="_blank">Scientific notation </a>
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2.2.3
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68374999/The%20idea%20of%20algebra%3A%20unknowns%20and%20relationships%20(2013)" target="_blank">
The idea of algebra: unknowns and relationships</a>
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2.2.4
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375125/Functions%20and%20functional%20dependence%20(2013)" target="_blank">
Functions and functional dependence</a>
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2.2.4.1
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375243/Scaling%20and%20functional%20dependence%20(2013)" target="_blank">
Scaling </a>
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2.2.4.2<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375276/Powers%20and%20exponents%20(2013)" target="_blank">Powers and exponents</a>
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2.2.4.2.1<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375290/Log-log%20plots%20(2013)" target="_blank">Log-log plots </a>
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2.2.5
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375310/Values%2C%20change%2C%20and%20rates%20of%20change%20(2013)" target="_blank">
Values, change, and rates of change</a>
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2.2.5.1<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375317/Derivatives%20(2013)" target="_blank">Derivatives</a>
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2.2.5.1.1<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375318/What's%20a%20derivative%20(2013)" target="_blank">What is a derivative, anyway?</a>
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2.2.5.2<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375326/Integrals%20(2013)" target="_blank">Integrals</a>
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2.2.5.2.1
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375328/What%20you%20actually%20have%20to%20know%20about%20integrals%20(2013)" target="_blank">
What do I actually have to know about integrals? </a>
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2.2.6<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375340/Trigonometry%20(2013)" target="_blank">Trigonometry</a>
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2.2.6.1
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375347/The%20Small%20Angle%20Approximation%20(2013)" target="_blank">
The small angle approximation</a>
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2.2.6.2Trig functions for large values of the argument</a>
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2.2.7<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375351/Probability%20(2013)" target="_blank">Probability</a>
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2.2.7.1
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375354/Why%20probability%20matters%20(2013)" target="_blank">
Why probability matters</a>
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2.2.8<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375356/Approximations%20(2013)" target="_blank">Approximations</a>
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I-1
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375467/The%20Main%20Question%3A%20Motion%20(2013)" target="_blank">
Interlude 1: The Main Question: How do things move?
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</a>
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<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68359534/Kinematics%3A%20Where%20and%20When%20(2013)" target="_blank">
Kinematics: Where and When?</a>
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3.1Where and When? </a>
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3.1.1<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375474/Coordinates%20(2013)" target="_blank">Coordinates</a>
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3.1.2<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375482/Vectors%20(2013)" target="_blank">Vectors</a>
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3.1.2.1<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375485/Multiplying%20vectors%20(2013)" target="_blank">Multiplying vectors</a>
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3.1.2.1.1<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375494/The%20dot%20product%20(2013)" target="_blank">The dot product</a>
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3.1.2.1.2The cross product</a>
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3.1.2.2
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375515/The%20gradient%20--%20a%20vector%20derivative%20(2013)" target="_blank">
The gradient -- a vector derivative</a>
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3.1.3<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375525/Time%20(2013)" target="_blank">Time </a>
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3.1.4<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375528/Graphs%20(2013)" target="_blank">Kinematics Graphs</a>
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3.2<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375587/Kinematic%20Variables%20(2013)" target="_blank">Kinematic Variables</a>
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3.2.1<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375591/Velocity%20(2013)" target="_blank">Velocity</a>
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3.2.1.1<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375594/Average%20velocity%20(2013)" target="_blank">Average velocity</a>
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3.2.1.2<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375647/Instantaneous%20velocity%20(2013)" target="_blank">Instantaneous velocity</a>
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3.2.1.3
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375653/Calculating%20with%20average%20velocity%20(2013)" target="_blank">
Calculating with average velocity </a>
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3.2.2<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375732/Acceleration%20(2013)" target="_blank">Acceleration</a>
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3.2.2.1<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375737/Average%20acceleration%20(2013)" target="_blank">Average acceleration</a>
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3.2.2.2<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375747/Instantaneous%20acceleration%20(2013)" target="_blank">Instantaneous acceleration</a>
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3.2.2.3
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68375752/Calculating%20with%20constant%20acceleration%20(2013)" target="_blank">
Calculating with constant acceleration</a>
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4.1<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68378035/Newton's%20Laws%20(2013)" target="_blank"> Newton's Laws</a>
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4.1.1
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68378036/Physical%20content%20of%20Newton's%20Laws%20(2013)" target="_blank">
Physical content of Newton's Laws</a>
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4.1.1.1<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68378039/Object%20egotism%20(2013)" target="_blank">Object egotism:</a>
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4.1.1.2<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68378043/Inertia%20(2013)" target="_blank">Inertia</a>
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4.1.1.3<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68378047/Interactions%20(2013)" target="_blank">Interactions</a>
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4.1.1.4<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68378050/Superposition%20(2013)" target="_blank">Superposition:</a>
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4.1.1.5<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68378052/Mass%20(2013)" target="_blank">Mass</a>
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4.1.1.6<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68378057/Reciprocity%20(2013)" target="_blank">Reciprocity</a>
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4.1.2
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68390073/Formulation%20of%20Newton's%20Laws%20as%20foothold%20principles%20(2013)" target="_blank">
Formulation of Newton's Laws as foothold principles </a>
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4.1.2.1
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68390082/Quantifying%20impulse%20and%20force%20(2013)" target="_blank">
Quantifying impulse and force</a>
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4.1.2.1.1
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68390085/On%20the%20definition%20of%20force%20(2013)" target="_blank">
On the definition of force </a>
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4.1.2.1.2<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68390106/Kinds%20of%20forces%20(2013)" target="_blank">Kinds of forces</a>
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4.1.2.1.3Adding forces</a>
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4.1.2.2<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68390134/Newton%200%20(2013)" target="_blank">Newton 0</a>
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4.1.2.2.1<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68390137/Free-Body%20Diagrams%20(2013)" target="_blank">Free-body diagrams</a>
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4.1.2.2.2
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68452162/System%20Schema%20Introduction%20(2013)" target="_blank">
System Schema Introduction</a>
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4.1.2.3Newton's 1st law</a>
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4.1.2.4<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68390179/Newton's%202nd%20law%20(2013)" target="_blank">Newton's 2nd law </a>
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4.1.2.4.1
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68390187/Reading%20the%20content%20in%20Newton's%202nd%20law%20(2013)" target="_blank">
Reading the content in Newton's 2nd law  </a>
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4.1.2.4.2
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68390196/Newton%202%20as%20a%20stepping%20rule%20(2013)" target="_blank">
Newton 2 as a stepping rule</a>
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4.1.2.4.2.1
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68390204/Newton%202%20on%20a%20spreadsheet%20(2013)" target="_blank">
Newton 2 on a spreadsheet </a>
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4.1.2.5<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68390209/Newton's%203rd%20law%20(2013)" target="_blank">Newton's 3rd law </a>
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4.1.2.5.1
<a href= "http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68452494/Using%20System%20Schemas%20for%20Newton%27s%203rd%20Law%20(2013)" target="_blank">
Using system schemas for Newton's 3rd law</a>
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4.2<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68390106/Kinds%20of%20forces%20(2013)" target="_blank">Kinds of Forces</a>
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4.2.1<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68390402/Springs%20(2013)" target="_blank">Springs </a>
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4.2.1.1<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68390406/Realistic%20springs%20(2013)" target="_blank">Realistic springs </a>
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4.2.1.2<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68390414/Normal%20forces%20(2013)" target="_blank">Normal forces</a>
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4.2.1.2.1
<a href="http://umdberg.pbworks.com/w/page/68452766/A%20simple%20model%20of%20solid%20matter%20(2013)" target="_blank">
A simple model of solid matter</a>
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