General Physics A with Lab- Fall 2009

(PHY 2048C Section 1) Van Winkle

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Last Update: 12/03/2009

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KNT: Textbook Readings from Knight, Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach, Vol. 1
MP: Mastering Physics
Other: Handouts, Problems from website, Group Contracts, etc.

Week

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

Week 1
August 24-28

Read KNT
Ch. 1:1-6, 1:8 & 2:1-2

Linearizing Graphs, Significant figures, Brainstorming, and Describing Motion

Motion Definitions
Motion Diagrams
Constant velocity motion
Instantaneous velocity

 

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Welcome to Physics 2048

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Mastering Physics

Course Code: FALL09STUDIO2048C

MP: Introduction  to MasteringPhysics

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Read Graphical Methods
Read KNT text
  • Preface to Student
  • Part I. Overview - Newton's Laws
  • Chapter 1: Sections 1-6, 8

Activities

MP: Introduction  to MasteringPhysics due tonight

28

Read KNT text  Chapter 2: 1-2

& Significant Figures

Activities



 

Week 2
31 August - 4 September

Read KNT Ch. 2:5-7
Ch. 3:1-4

Motion Diagrams

Relating position and velocity Motion with constant acceleration
Free fall
Inclined plane motion

 

 

31

 

Due today: Worksheet:

 

Mini-lecture:

Activities:

MP: Skill Building due tonight

 

2

Due Today: Worksheets:

Read handout: Pictorial Models

 

  • Free fall: predict/observe/explain

  • Whiteboard activity: Rollerball

  • Whiteboard activity: Turn, turn, turn

  •  

    MP: EOC due tonight

    MP: Reading warm up due tomorrow night

    4

    Lab:

     

    Week 3
    September 7 - 11

    Read KNT Ch. 4: 1-4

    Vectors and Coordinate Systems
    Kinematics of motion in two dimensions

     

    7

    No class: Labor Day

     

     

     

    9

    Activities:

    MP: EOC due tonight

    MP: Reading warm up due tomorrow night

     

    11

    Quiz 1

    Lab:

     

     

     

    Week 4
    September 14-18

    Read KNT Ch. 4: 5-7, 5:1-7

    Circular Motion

    Forces and Motion

     

    14

    Mini Lecture:

    • Two dimensional motion and vectors

    Activities:

    MP Skill building HW due tonight

    16

    Activities

    MP: EOC due tonight

    MP: Reading warm up due tomorrow night

     

    18

    Activities

    Handout

    Lab

    Week 5
    September 21-25

    Read KNT Ch. 6: 1-6

    Dynamics I: Motion Along a Line

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    Due today:

    Activities:

    Time for working on MP Skill building HW due tonight

     

    23

    Quiz 2:

    • Projectile motion and Newton's first law

    Due today:

     

    MP: EOC due tonight

    MP: Reading warm up due tomorrow night

     

    25

    Mini Lecture:

    • Newton's 2nd Law

    Whiteboard activities:

    Lab

    Week 6
    September 28 - October 2

    Read KNT Ch. 7:1-5

    Newton's 3rd Law


     

     

    28

    Whiteboard activity:

    Lab:

    MP Skill building HW due tonight

    30

    Mini Lecture:

    • Weight and terminal velocity

    Whiteboard activities:

    Due today:

    MP: EOC due tonight

    MP: Reading warm up due tomorrow night

    2

    Due today:

    Lab:

     

     

     

    Week 7
    October 5 - 9

    Read KNT Ch. 8:1-7

    Dynamics II: Motion in a Plane

     

    5

    Sammy the skier

    Review for midterm 1

    Midterm exam 1 study information

    Fall 2008 Exam 1, Group, Individual
    Spring 2009 Exam 1, Group, Individual

     

     

     

    7

    Exam 1

    9

    Activities:

    Lab:

    Due at 11:59 pm:
    MP: Skill Building and EOC homework Week 7

    Week 8
    October 12 - 16

    Read KNT Ch. 9:1-6

    Impulse and Momentum


     

     

    12

    New group assignments

    Activities:

    Due at 11:59 pm:
    MP: Skill Building homework Week 8

     

     

    14

    Activities:

    Due today:

    Due tonight: MP: EOC homework Week 8

    Due tomorrow (Thursday) at 11:59pm:
    MP: Reading Warm Up Week 8

    16

    Activities:

    Lab:

     

     

    Week 9
    October 19 - 23

    Read KNT Ch. 10:1-7

    Energy

     

    19

    Due today:

    Quiz 3: through Chapter 7

     

    Due at 11:59 pm:
    MP: Skill Building homework Week 9

     

    21

    Due today:

    Activities:

    Due at 11:59 pm:
    MP: EOC homework Week 9
    Due tomorrow (Thursday) at 11:59pm:

    MP: Reading Warm Up Week 9

    23

    Activities:

    Due today:

    Lab:

     

    Week 10
    October 26 - 30

    Read KNT Ch. 11:1-9

    Work

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    Activities:

    Due today:

    Momentum and impulse worksheet

    Due at 11:59 pm:
    MP: Skill Building homework Week 10

     

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    Due today:

    Activities:

    Due at 11:59 pm:
    MP: EOC homework Week 10
    Due tomorrow (Thursday) at 11:59pm:

    MP: Reading Warm Up Week 10

    30

    Due today:

    Activities:

    Lab:

     

    Week 11
    November 2 - 6

    Read this linked document

    Work, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics

     

     

    2

    Activities:

    Due today:

    Due at 11:59 pm:
    MP: Skill Building homework Week 11

    4

    Activities:

    Due today:

     

    Due at 11:59 pm:
    MP: EOC homework Week 11
    Due tomorrow (Thursday) at 11:59pm:

    MP: Reading Warm Up Week 11

    6

    Due today:

    Activities:

    Fall 2008 Exam 2, Group, Individual
    Spring 2009 Exam 2, Group, Individual

    Week 12
    November 9 - 13

    Read KNT Ch. 13:3-5

    Newton's Law of Gravity

     

     

    9

     

     

    Exam 2

     

     

    11

     

    No class: Veteran's Day

     

    Due Sunday at 11:59pm:
    MP: Reading Warm Up Week 12

    13

    Activities:

    Lab:

     

    Week 13
    November 16 - 20

    Read KNT Ch. 12:1-8

    Rotation of a Rigid Body

     

    16

    Activities:

    Due Today:

    Due tonight at 11:59 Thermodynamics HW MP: Skill Building homework Week 13

    18

    Due Today:

    Activities:

    Due tonight at 11:59 Newton's Law of Gravity HW  MP: Skill Building and EOC homework Week 13

    20

    Due Today:

    Activities:

    Lab:

     

    Week 14
    November 23 - 25

    Read KNT Ch. 12: 9-11

    Rolling Motion and Angular Momentum

     

     

     

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    Quiz 4: Thermodynamics, N's Law of Gravitation

    Activities:

    Due tonight at 11:59  MP: Skill Building homework Week 14

    25

    Activities:

    Due tonight at 11:59  MP: EOC homework Week 14

    27

    No class:  Thanksgiving

    Week 15

    30 November - 4 December

    Read KNT Ch. 14:1-7

    Oscillations, Simple Harmonic Motion,

    Wrap-up and review

    30

    Activities:

    • Lab Evaluation

    Lab:

    Due at 11:59pm: 
    MP: Skill building homework Week 15

    2

    Activities:

     

    Due at 11:59pm: 
    MP: EOC homework Week 15

    4

    Due Today: (for check off)

    Activities:

    Week 16

    Final Exam

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    Final Exam

    12:30 - 2:30

    HCB 208 (second floor)