Introductory Mechanics Maple Resources

- Air drag linear in velocity (1-D)
- Monkey and hunter - parametric plot
- Policeman and speeder (1-D)
- Force and potential energy. Given U, find F, stable & unstable equil points
- Collision between moving and stationary mass via a spring (uses dsolve & odeplot)
- Ball thrown straight up
- Rotational inertia of a long rod by summing point masses

Kinematics in 1-D

- average velocity and instantaneous velocity
- average acceleration and instantaneous acceleration
- ball thrown straight up
- Policeman and speeder

Kinematics in 2-D

- projectile motion (find the two paths between initial and final points)
- collision of two projectiles

Newton's laws in 1-D

- air resistance on falling object
- mass hanging from spring
- threads above and below a hanging mass; yank from below to break lower thread

Newton's laws in 2-D

Rotation, gravitation, force and potential energy

- Rotational inertia of a long bar by summing point masses to get 1/3 MR^2 about one end
- Conservative force and potential energy
- Gravitational force by a long cylindrical rod

Energy conservation

Impulse

- Impulse of hammer on a plate
- Impulse of a tennis serve
- Impulse given by a fast charged particle to a nearby charge