General Physics A with Lab- Fall 2009 (PHY 2048C Section 1) Van Winkle Course Calendar Last Update: 12/03/2009

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KNT: Textbook Readings from Knight, Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach, Vol. 1

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 24 Welcome to Physics 2048 Course Diagnostics Buy Knight textbook package in bookstore Try to log into Mastering Physics Course Code: FALL09STUDIO2048C MP: Introduction  to MasteringPhysics You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader [download is free] 26 Read Graphical Methods Read KNT text Preface to Student Part I. Overview - Newton's Laws Chapter 1: Sections 1-6, 8 Activities Brainstorm: quantities to describe motion Which Way Can you move? Graphing Practice worksheet available MP: Introduction  to MasteringPhysics due tonight 28 Read KNT text  Chapter 2: 1-2 Activities Graphing Practice worksheet due Monday 8/31 Intro to computers and EXCEL: Rabbit activity Velocity vs. Time worksheet available Significant Figures worksheet available Lab: Match Graph activity 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: Motion in one dimension with constant acceleration Activities: 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: ActivPhysics OnLine simulation 1.1 Analyzing Motion using Diagrams Simultaneous Splat group problem: use your Group Problem Solving Strategy steps 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, 5:1-7Circular Motion Forces and Motion 14 Mini Lecture: Two dimensional motion and vectors Activities: Free time to work on homework 16 Activities Worksheet: Projectile motion (2D kinematics) Brainstorm: Description of motion in a circle Group problem: Going in Circles Whiteboard activity: Roller block MP: EOC due tonight MP: Reading warm up due tomorrow night 18 Activities Brainstorm on types of forces Newton's 0th law Worksheet: Forces and free-body diagrams Two magnets tutorial Handout Lab Hoverdisc lab: Newton's First law Week 5 September 21-25 Read KNT Ch. 6: 1-6 Dynamics I: Motion Along a Line 21 Due today: Activities: Worksheet: Force Balance Whiteboard problem 4 from worksheet 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. 7:1-5Newton'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: Newton's 3rd Law Grading rubric 3rd Law Lab Slip me some skin (Friction lab) (time to finish it up if needed) 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: Modified Atwood's machine virtual/practical 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: Mini-lecture: review of the kinematics and introduction to the dynamics of uniform circular motion conical pendulum Demo: water in an upside-down bucket over your professor's head Roller coaster and circular motion Looping the loop Due today: Due tonight: MP: EOC homework Week 8 Due tomorrow (Thursday) at 11:59pm: MP: Reading Warm Up Week 8 16 Activities: Bug on a CD available Dead man's curve available Lab: Crash boom bang (momentum) 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: Mini lecture: momentum and impulse Momentum and impulse worksheet available Shut the door Momentum-bounce Due at 11:59 pm: MP: EOC homework Week 9 Due tomorrow (Thursday) at 11:59pm: MP: Reading Warm Up Week 9 23 Activities: Momentum conservation: "Worksheet 3": questions 1, 3, 7, 8 available Due today: Lab: NRG (energy) grading rubric for this lab Week 10 October 26 - 30 Read KNT Ch. 11:1-9 Work 26 Activities: Mini lecture on mechanical (kinetic and potential) energy Energy bar charts Ballistic pendulum Due today: Due at 11:59 pm: MP: Skill Building homework Week 10 28 Due today: Momentum conservation: "Worksheet 3": questions 1, 3, 7, 8 Energy bar charts Ballistic pendulum 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: Mini lecture on vector addition, MP problem 10.70, and work Whiteboard activities: key to the following problems: Due today: Due at 11:59 pm: MP: Skill Building homework Week 11 4 Activities: Ice and Wood Relationship between potential and Force: Due today: Due at 11:59 pm: MP: EOC homework Week 11 Due tomorrow (Thursday) at 11:59pm: MP: Reading Warm Up Week 11 6Due 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: Mini-lecture on internal (kinetic) energy, first law of thermodynamics Fun with a helium balloon Cycle in a heat engine Lab: Week 13 November 16 - 20Read KNT Ch. 12:1-8 Rotation of a Rigid Body 16 Activities: Mini-lecture on Newton's law of gravity Falling shuttle Geo-synchronous satellite orbits Due Today: Due tonight at 11:59 Thermodynamics HW MP: Skill Building homework Week 13 18 Due Today: Activities: Mini-lecture: rotational kinematics; see rotational motion equations Car on a ramp Ball and ramp Due tonight at 11:59 Newton's Law of Gravity HW  MP: Skill Building and EOC homework Week 13 20 Due Today: Activities: Lab: Rotational simulation instructions Interactive Physics Simulation: Ball and ramp, Bowling Ball Week 14 November 23 - 25 Read KNT Ch. 12: 9-11 Rolling Motion and Angular Momentum 23 Quiz 4: Thermodynamics, N's Law of Gravitation Activities: Due tonight at 11:59  MP: Skill Building homework Week 14 25 Activities: Mini lectures on rotational vs translational motion Bored Astronauts Mini lecture on oscillations and SHM Pendulum Clock Due tonight at 11:59  MP: EOC homework Week 14 27 No class:  Thanksgiving Week 1530 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 2Activities: Evaluation Dr. Van Winkle Mini-lecture on oscillatory motion Pendulum Clock Oscillatory Functions and Phasors   Due at 11:59pm:  MP: EOC homework Week 15 4Due Today: (for check off) Activities: Evaluation of TAs Post-course diagnostic Final Exam Review Week 16Final Exam 7 Final Exam 12:30 - 2:30 HCB 208 (second floor)