Volume I
(Classical Mechanics)

by Craig Fletcher


Title Page, Table of Contents and Notes to Student

Contants Table

Chapter 1  -  Math Review

.....Preamble to Chapter Summaries

.....Chapter 1 Summary

.....Preamble to Chapter Solutions

.....Solutions to Ch 1
Chapter 2  -  Derivatives
Chapter 3  -  Integrals
Chapter 4  -  Kinematics

.....Chapter 4 Summary

.....Solutions to Ch 4
Chapter 5  -  Newton's Laws

.....Chapter 5 Summary

.....Solutions to Ch 5
Chapter 6  -  Energy

.....Chapter 6 Summary

.....Solutions to Ch 6
Chapter 7  -  Momentum

.....Chapter 7 Summary

.....Solutions to Ch 7
Chapter 8  -  Rotational Motion I

.....Chapter 8 Summary

.....Solutions to Ch 8
Chapter 9  -  Rotational Motion II

.....Chapter 9 Summary

.....Solutions to Ch 9
Chapter 10 - Gravitation

.....Chapter 10 Summary

.....Solutions to Ch 10
Chapter 11 - Vibratory Motion

.....Chapter 11 Summary

.....Solutions to Ch 11

Chapter 12 - Wave Motion

.....Chapter 12 Summary

.....Solutions to Ch 12



Preamble to Multiple Choice Review Tests

Multiple Choice Review Test #1

.....Preamble to the Solutions for the Multiple Choice Review Tests

.....Solutions to M.C. Review Test #1

Multiple Choice Review Test #2

.....Solutions to M.C. Review Test #2

Multiple Choice Review Test #3

.....Solutions to M.C. Review Test #3

Multiple Choice Review Test #4

.....Solutions to M.C. Review Test #4


What to Understand for the Final Exam



     Although the chapters are fairly transparent, there are a few idiosyncrasies of which you should be aware. 
     First, if you are using this book to prepare for the C-level Advanced Placement test, please note that all of the chapters listed cover AP required curriculum except the Wave Motion Chapter.  Wave motion is not something the AP test includes.  I included the topic in my book because it is fun, because it has great demonstration possibilities (this isn't much help for you, but my students have always gotten a kick out of them), and because the book is not solely for the use of AP-driven students.  (If you think this is inappropriate, look at the end of Volume II--it has chapters on AC Circuits, Semiconductors and Radios, and Relativity . . . all FUN but all completely irrelevant as far as the AP folks are concerned.)
     Second, any letter used to depict a vector in the book will not be shown with an arrow over it.  Rather, vectors are denoted in bold face.  I realize this is unconventional, but I didn't have access to overhead arrows when I first wrote the book, so I had to improvise.
     The font change I had to make when I made the pdf's for the individual chapters was relatively easy, but the new font did not recognize the third party fonts I originally used for symbols (implies signs, summation signs, etc.) and Greek letters (I used this third party font when I wrote the book because Word's Equation Editor hadn't yet been incorporated into that program).  The consequence was that after I switched fonts, I had to go back and hand paste-in Equation Editor versions of each and every symbol and Greek letter in the entire book.  I would like to believe I got all of the little devils, but if I didn't I hope the errant miscreants will be obvious and easily hand altered by you. I do apologize for the hassle.  I really did try to clean things up.
     Fourth, the borders on the 1500 or so hand-created graphs in the book are particularly light because 10% shading was the appropriate setting for them in the original document, given the characteristics of my old printer.  This setting is all wrong for modern printers.  What this means is that your downloaded documents will in all probability look OK on your screen, but will have washed out graphics borders when printed.  I didn't do this on purpose.  Then, again, who knows?  It may just motivate you to actually buy a hard copy of the book.  In that form, the borders look just fine.