## PHYSICS 1020-02 Schedule Spring 2012

explanations to the table:

• since this is a "free-flowing" class, schedule is flexible and will be defined and modified as semester progresses
• Homework will not be handed in -- does not enter into your grade; However, it is in your interest to make a serious attempt to do it.
• abbreviations used in table:
• "SAC" refers to "From Sundials to Atomic Clocks"; (in folder "Books" in Course Library); SACx refers to SAC chapter x.
• "CCP" refers to Crowell's "Conceptual Physics" (in folder "Books" in Course Library).
• "CLM" refers to Crowell's "Light and Matter" (in folder "Books" in Course Library).
• SAm refers to "Scientific American"
• Lxx refers to slides from lecture #xx (e.g. L05 refers to Lecture #5 (19 Jan))
• PrSetx refers to Practice problem set x posted in folder "exercises" in Blackboard

Date L# Lecture / discussion subject Reading Ass. Hwk
Thu 01/05 1Introduction, Thoughts about Time,
powers, exponents, scientific notation,
lenght, time, mass scales
SAC 1,2-
Tue 01/10 2unit conversion, speed of light,
Fermat's principle, refraction, internal reflection,
Sun as timekeeper
SAC 3, CCP 7.1, 7.3 -
Thu 01/123 motion, velocity, acceleration, energy,
pendulum, dimensional analysis
SAC 4, CCP 1.3, 1.4 CCP1 HW 3,5,7
Tue 01/174terrestrial and celestial coordinates,
energy, periodic motion, oscillation,
SAC 5, CLM 17 CCP1 HW 8,
Thu 01/195motion, energy conversion
gravitation
trigonometric functions
oscillations
SAC 6,7, CCP8.1, CLM 35.5CCP1 HW 11
Tue 01/24 6gravitation,
oscillation, resonance
SAC 8,9; CLM 18;
SAmSep2002 p76-85
L05, CCP1 HW 12, 13, 17
Thu 01/25 7exponential
oscillation, resonance
SAC 10,11,12 PrSet1
Tue 01/31 8atoms, energy levels
heat, temperature, Doppler effect
SAC 13,14..
Thu 02/02 9solar time,
calendar
SAC 15,16; CCP 1.1, CLM 22.1..
noise
SAC 17,18-
Thu02/09- Exam 1 -- -
Tue 02/1411relativity
SAC 19..
Thu 02/1612general relativity
stars
SAC 20,21..
Tue 02/2113

SAC 22,23-
Thu 02/2314direction of time, entropy ..-
Tue 02/2815direction of time, entropy ..-
Thu 03/0116time vs frequency,
Fourier transform
feedback,information
..
Tue 03/06--Spring Break - No classes--
Thu 03/08--Spring Break - No classes--
Tue 03/1317... --
Thu 03/1518
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Tue 03/2019

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Thu 03/22-- Exam 2---
Tue 03/2720-
Thu 03/2921
Tue 04/0322,
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Thu 04/0523--
Tue 04/1024--
Thu 04/1225 --
Tue 04/1726 Reserve/Review --
Thu 04/1927 Reserve/Review --

FINAL EXAM: Tuesday Apr. 24 from 7:30 to 9:30, room TBA
*** GOOD LUCK! ***

schedule for PHY1020-02
modifed 16 Jan 2012