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Physics ST is a physics course for the 11th graders in the Science and Technology Program - if they do not wish to or cannot take the algebra-based AP Physics courses. Physics ST is similar to an honors level high school physics course. 
This page is not for all ERHS Physics ST students. Students should follow instructions from their own teachers. 


Physics S/T — Schedule for Light wave (2 weeks)

(Items in the schedule are subject to change!!)

Date

In-class activities

Assignment

5/31

2016

Tue

Read section 24-4 in Giancoli 6th edition and write a half-page notes on the section to turn in.

Watch videos and take notes:

Light wave Video 1, 2

 

6/1

Read section 24-2 in Giancoli 6th edition and write a half-page notes on the section to turn in.  

Watch videos and take notes:

Light wave Video 3

6/2

Young's Double-Slit Experiment.

Do Ch. 24 prob. 1, 2, 4, 5 in Giancoli 6th edition.

Watch videos and take notes:

Light wave Videos 4, 5.

6/3

Single-slit diffraction.

Do Ch. 24 prob. 17, 18 in Giancoli 6th edition.

Watch videos and take notes:

Light wave Videos 6.

6/7

Tue

Do Ch. 24 prob. 21, 23 in Giancoli 6th edition.

Watch videos and take notes:

Light wave Videos 7, 8.

6/8

Diffraction grating

Do Ch. 24 prob. 27, 28 in Giancoli 6th edition.

Watch videos and take notes:

Light wave Videos 9, 10, 11

6/9

Polarization.

Do Ch. 24 prob. 53 in Giancoli 6th edition.

Read section 24-11 Giancoli 6th edition and write half-page notes to turn in.

Review.



























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Physics S/T — Schedule for Optics (3 weeks)

(Items in the schedule are subject to change!!)

Date

In-class activities

Assignment

5/2, 5/3

2016

Mon, Tue

EM wave. Spectrum. Light.

Light reflection: specular and diffuse.
Light: ray model, image formed by plane mirror

Ch. 23: prob. 1

5/4

Index of refraction
Snell's law

Ch. 23: prob. 26 (use table 23-1: a: 1.97×108 m/s, b: 1.99×108 m/s), 27, 31, 32 (40.6°) (

Read lab paper: Index of Refraction Lab (using semi-circular tray).

5/5

Index of refraction: semi-circular dish lab: Index of Refraction Lab (using semi-circular tray). (Report due 5/9)

Lab report due 5/9

5/6

Talk about magnetism test.
Total internal reflection.

Lab report due 5/9

Ch. 23: prob. 40 (61.7°, Lucite), 41

5/9

Mon

Begin spherical mirror.

 

Ch. 23: prob. 9, 10 (13.5 cm), 17

(Ms. Twu’s classes please also watch and take notes: Optics Videos 14)

5/10

Image formed by spherical mirrors.

Ch. 23: prob. 12 (di = –2.09 cm, 2.09cm behind the mirror, virtual, upright), 14 (concave, r = 5.66 cm), 18 (convex, 28cm)

(Ms. Twu’s classes please also watch and take notes: Optics Videos 15)

5/11

Physics discussions.

 

5/12

Spherical mirrors?

 

5/13

Spherical mirrors

Review spherical mirror part of Notes for spherical mirrors and thin lenses

5/16

Mon

Spherical mirrors.

Review.

Review for quiz.

5/17

Quiz: Ch. 23: everything before thin lenses.  
Thin lenses.

Ch. 23: prob. 48 (b: 390mm), 50 (converging, f = 39.8cm, real)

5/18

Thin lenses.

Ch. 23: prob. 52 (a: di = –72cm, 72cm in front of the lens, b: 4)

Read lab paper: Thin Lens Lab Part I only

5/19

Thin lens lab: Part I only: report due 5/23: Thin Lens Lab

Lab report due 5/23.

5/20

Thin lens lab: Part I. 1 and Part II.  Report on both parts due 5/23

Thin lenses Lab: explanation for Part II: Diverging Lens

Lab report due 5/23.

5/23

Mon

Review.

Review.

5/24

Review.

 

5/25

RP day.

Review.

5/26

Review

Review.

5/27

Test: Optics (Counts as final exam) (100 points)
(Please be sure to talk to Ms. Twu if you cannot be in school to take the test on 5/27.)

 




















































Physics S/T — Schedule for Magnetism 

(Items in the schedule are subject to change!!)

Date

In-class activities

Assignment

4/19
2016
Tue

Magnetism, magnetic field and field lines. 
Earth’s B.
Magnetic field by current, right-hand rule. 

 

4/20

 (PARCC: in auditorium)

 

4/21

View RP Posters.

Read lab paper.

4/22

Lab: magnetic field lines (Report due at end of class period)

 

4/25

Mon


Magnetic force on electric current.

Ms. Twu’s students please watch and take notes: Magnetism Videos 3, 4 and then do Ch. 20 prob. 1, 3, 4.

Dr. Rigal’s classes:  Ch. 20 prob. 1, 3, 4.

4/27
Wed

Magnetic force on moving charges 
Moving q in B: circular motion 

Ch. 20   prob. 5, 7, 8.

4/28

Moving q in B: circular motion 
Review. 

Magnetism Practice Problems 1 to 6. 
Review.

4/29

40-point Test: Magnetism

 

 




















Physics S/T — Schedule for Static Electricity and Electric Circuits

(Items in the schedules are subject to change!!)

Date

In class

Homework

3/8

Tue

2016

Review.

Review.

(Ms. Twu’s classes: watch this videos and take notes: AP Physics 1 & 2: Static Electricity 1)

3/9

Review.

(Ms. Twu’s classes: watch these videos and take notes: AP Physics 1 & 2: Static Electricity 3 and 4)

3/10

(Dr. Rigal’s classes: Test: Ch.11 (after SHM) & Ch. 12)

Study.

3/11

Dr. Rigal’s classes: Begin static electricity

(Ms. Twu’s classes: Test: Ch.11 (after SHM) & Ch. 12)

 

3/14

Mon

Coulomb’s law.

(Ms. Twu’s classes: watch these videos and take notes: AP Physics 1 & 2: Static Electricity 5 and 6)

3/15

Coulomb’s law.

Ch. 16 problems 1, 2(2.69N), 3, 4(0.5N), 5, 7

3/16

Coulomb’s law.

Watch these videos and take notes:  AP Physics 1 & 2: Circuits 1 and 2

3/17

Coulomb’s law.

Begin circuits.

Ch. 16: prob. 11, (12 (outward from center of triangle), 13, 14(inward toward center of square): find direction only)
Ch. 18: prob. 1, 2((6.25x1018 ), 3.

(Dr. Rigal’s classes: Ch. 16: prob. 11, (12, 13, 14: find direction only))

3/18

(Ms. Twu’s class:  Talk about waves and sound test.)

Circuits.   

Ch. 18: Prob. 4(750V), 5, 7.   Ch. 18: prob. 11, 61.

(Dr. Rigal’s classes: Watch these videos and take notes:  
AP Physics 1 & 2: Circuits 1 and 2 and do Ch. 18 prob. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7.)

3/21

Mon

Electric power.   

Ch. 18: prob. 11, 61. Ch. 18: prob. 23, 24(3.15W), 25.
(Ms. Twu’s classes: Ch. 18: prob. 23, 24, 25.)

3/22

Electric power.   

Ch. 18: prob. 26 (a:600W, b: 24 ohms, c: 12 ohms), 28 (Not as bright, about 15W), 30 ($38.5).

(Ms. Twu’s classes: watch these videos and take notes: AP Physics 1 & 2: Circuits 10 and 11)

3/23

(30-min class)

Circuits.

Ammeter and voltmeter.

 

4/5

Tue

Circuits.

 

(Ms. Twu's classes: Watch these videos and take notes: AP Physics 1 & 2: Circuits 13, 14, 15)

(Dr. Rigal's classes: watch these videos and take notes: AP Physics 1 & 2: Circuits 10 and 11 and AP Physics 1 & 2: Circuits 13, 14, 15)

4/6

Circuits.

(Ms. Twu’s classes: Do Ch. 19: prob. 1, 2, 3, 4. Ch. 19: prob. 18, 20)

Ch. 19: prob. 1, 2 (a: 360 ohms, b: (80/9)ohms), 3, 4(a: 2800 ohms, b: 261 ohms). Ch. 19: prob. 18 a: 8.4V, b:8.49V), 20 (0.41 ohms).

(Ms. Twu’s classes: watch these videos and take notes:
AP Physics 1 & 2: Circuits 16, 17)

4/7

Circuits.

 

Circuits practice problems: 8, 9, 10

4/8

Circuits.

Read lab paper: Circuits lab: Part 2: Ohm's Law (short version)

4/11

Mon

Circuits lab. (Report due 4/13.)

Lab report due 4/13.

 

4/12

Electric Hazards.
Review.

Lab report due 4/13.

Static Electricity practice problems: 1, 2, 3

4/13

Review.

Circuits practice problems: 1 to 5

4/14

Review.

Watch and take notes: AP Physics 1 & 2: Circuits 21: Household Circuits and Electric Hazards

4/15

Review. 

Review. 


4/18
Mon

Test: Static electricity & DC Circuits

 

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Physics S/T — Schedule for Waves and Sound

(Items in the schedule are subject to change!!)

Date

In-class activities

Assignment

2/22

Mon

Waves: types of waves. Wave speed. Intensity and amplitude

Ch. 11: prob. 34 (2.83m/s), 35, 36 (AM: 545 to 188m, FM: 3.41 to 2.78m)


2/23

Wave behaviors.

Ch. 11: Prob. 39.
 prob. 44 (a: 4 to 1, b: 2 to 1).

2/24

Go over the last test.

Reflection & refraction.

 

2/25

More behaviors of waves: interference, resonance,

Ch. 11: Prob. 63, 64 (24.8°), 50

2/26

Standing waves.

Ch. 11: Prob. 51, 52 (441Hz).

2/29

Mon

Sound.

Ch. 11: Prob. 53, 56 (70Hz).
Ch. 12: prob. 1, 2 (1560m/s: from table on p. 348, 1560m), 3.

3/1

Organ pipes.

Ch. 12: Prob. 28 (0.655m), 31.
Read lab paper: AP1 Lab Speed of Sound.pdf  (Lab report due 3/3)

3/2

Lab: Speed of sound (Report due 3/4 (Twu), 3/7 (Rigal))  

Lab report due 3/4 (Twu), 3/7 (Rigal)

3/3

Lab: Speed of sound (Report due 3/4 (Twu), 3/7 (Rigal))
Beats, Doppler effect, shock wave.   


Ms. Twu’s classes: Ch. 12: Prob. 42 (0.5Hz), 43. Lab report due 3/4.

3/4

Lab: Speed of sound (Report due 3/4 (Twu), 3/7 (Rigal))
Beats, Doppler effect, shock wave.

Dr. Rigal’s classes: Ch. 12: Prob. 42 (0.5Hz), 43.  Lab report due 3/7.

3/7

Mon

Review.

Review.
(Ms. Twu’s classes: watch this video and take notes: AP Physics 1 & 2: Static Electricity 1)

3/8

Review.

Review.
(Ms. Twu’s classes: watch these videos and take notes: AP Physics 1 & 2: Static Electricity 3 and 4)

3/9

Review.

Study.

3/10

(Dr. Rigal’s classes: Test: Ch.11 (after SHM) & Ch. 12)

Study.

3/11

(Ms. Twu’s classes: Test: Ch.11 (after SHM) & Ch. 12)

 








































































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Physics is PhunFriday, March 4, 2016 and Saturday, March 5, 2016. Shows begin at 7:00pm and end at 8:30pm: Program FlyerRead about it. Turn in your notes by March 8 (for Dr. Rigal's classes) and on March 7th or 10th (for Ms. Twu's classes) for bonus points. 

Physics S/T — Schedule for Static Equilibrium and Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM)

(Items in the schedules are subject to change!!)

Date

In class

Homework

2/1
2016

Mon

Equilibrium: conditions.

Static equilibrium.

 

Ch. 9 prob. 3, 4 (1.67m), 6 (6.52kg), 8 (Left: 8750N, right: 6250N)

2/2

Static equilibrium.

Ch. 9 prob. 18 (1.08m), 25, and Question 10, 11 (on page 266)

2/3

SHM: spring-mass system

 

Ch. 11 prob. 1, 2 (125N/m), 3,

2/4

Lab: Balance

Lab report due 2/5. 

2/5

SHM: spring-mass system

Ch. 11 prob. 4 (692N/m, 0.025m, 2.55Hz), 9 (parts a, b and c), 11

2/8

Mon

Simple pendulum

 

Ch. 11 prob.28 (1.39s, 0.72Hz), 29, 30 (1.41s, infinity) and Read lab paper: Lab: Simple Pendulum

2/9

Pendulum Lab: Lab: Simple Pendulum

Report due 2/9.

2/10

SHM and resonance.

Ch. 11 Questions 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 

2/11

Review.

Static Equilibrium Practice Problems 2, 3, 5, 6 and

SHM Practice Problems 1, 3

2/12

Review.

SHM Practice Problems 4, 5, 6, 7(abcde), 8, 9

2/16

Tue

Snow day.

 

2/17

Review.

Review.

2/18

Review.

Review.

2/1

Test: Torque, Static Equilibrium and SHM

 

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Physics S/T — Schedule for Torque and Midterm

(Items in the schedules are subject to change!!)

Date

In class


Homework

1/11
2016
Mon

--Torque

 

Ch.8 prob. 29, 30 (a: 37.8Nm, b: 32.7Nm).

1/12

Torque
Simple machines

Ch. 8 prob. 31.

1/13

Talk about Center of mass & momentum test
Review for midterm.
Honors & ST Physics Mechanics Equations etc (We haven't covered Simple Harmonic Motion yet, so you don't need to worry about the 4 items on period etc.(right after power and before momentum).

 

1/14

Review for midterm.

 

1/15

Review for midterm.

 

1/19
Tue

Review for midterm.

 

1/20

Midterm (150pts)

 

 

Physics ST — Schedule for Momentum: Ch. 7: 2 weeks

(Items in the schedules are subject to change!!)

Date

In class

Homework

12/14
2015
Mon

--Center of mass
--Linear momentum
--Conservation of momentum

Ch.7 prob. 46 (0.646×10–10  m)

Ch.7 prob. 1, 2 ((-)0.675 m/s)

12/15

--Conservation of momentum

Ch.7 prob. 5, 6 (15833kg), 11

12/16

--Talk about the last test.
--Impulse & impulse problems

Ch. 7 prob. 3, 14 (130N, not enough), 15

12/17

--One-dimensional collisions

--Ballistic pendulum

Ch.7 prob. 17, 18 (a) 460kgm/s, b) -460kgm/s, 460kgm/s, 613N), 30: only find vertical component of the pendulum’s displacement (0.065m)

12/18

--Review

Review for quiz.

12/21
Mon

--Quiz.

 

12/22

4 Video labs:

1. Blow-dart collide with cart: dart mass = 28.3g, find mass of cart.

2. m&m colliding with pop can: Find speed of m&m before the collision.

3. Carl on surfboard: Find the ratio of the mass of the boy to the mass of the surfboard.   
4. Hockey slap shot: Find the average force by the stick on the puck during the time they are in contact.

Happy Holidays!

1/4/2016

Mon

--Elastic collisions.  

Ch. 7 prob. 19, 23, 33
Finish any of the not-yet-finished video labs that were classwork for 12/22: 
1. Blow-dart collide with cart: dart mass = 28.3g, find mass of cart.
2. m&m colliding with pop can: Find speed of m&m before the collision.
3. Carl on surfboard: Find the ratio of the mass of the boy to the mass of the surfboard.   
4. Hockey slap shot: Find the average force by the stick on the puck during the time they are in contact.

1/5

--Review

Momentum Practice Problems: 1 to 6

1/6

--Review

Momentum Practice Problems7, 8 and 11, 12

1/7

--Review

Review.

1/8

--Test: Ch. 7

 

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Watch NOVA: Inside Einstein's Mind and turn in a one-page notes, summary or comments before 12/14/2015 for 2 bonus points.
The 8th Doodle 4 Google contest is open 10/19 to 12/7/2015. 

Physics ST — Schedule for Work & Energy: Ch. 6: 3 weeks

(Items in the schedules are subject to change!!)

Date

In class

Homework

11/18

2015

--work  
--Find work done by a certain force

Ch.6 prob. Work: 1, 2 (1080J, 5400J), 3, 8 (by push force: 169J, by normal force: 0, by mg: 0, by friction: –169 J)

11/19

--Find work done by a certain force

Ch.6 prob. 7a, 10 (a) 430N, b) –1849J, c) –4171J, d) 6020J, e) 0)

11/20

--work-energy theorem

Ch.6 prob. 17, 18 (a) √2, b) 4), 20 (– 468180J)
Ch.6 prob. 23, 25

11/23

Mon

--Talk about Ch. 5 test.

--Graph problem.

Practice Problems 1-9

 

11/24

--Gravitational potential energy
--Conservation of energy

Ch.6 prob. 30(72J), 32 (a) 46.2J, b) 12.6J, c) unrelated) Ch.6 prob. 35, 36 (50m/s)

11/30

Mon

--Conservation of energy

Review for quiz.

12/1

Ms. Twu’s classes: Ms. Hemelt comes to talk about registration.

Dr. Rigal’s classes: Quiz: Work and conservation of energy. Prepare for lab

Rigal: Read lab Energy Conservation Hotwheel on Track.

12/2

Twu: Quiz: Work and conservation of energy. Prepare for lab

Rigal: Lab: Conservation of energy. Lab report due 12/4.

Twu: Read lab Energy Conservation Hotwheel on Track.
Lab report due 12/4.

12/3

Dr. Rigal’s classes: Ms. Hemelt comes to talk about registration.

Ms. Twu’s classes: Lab: Conservation of energy. Lab report due 12/4.

Lab report due 12/4.

12/4

--Spring and elastic potential energy
--Energy conservation problems

Ch.6 prob. 29, 42a) (103N/m)

12/7

Mon

--Power.

Ch.6 prob. 58 (26s), 61, 65

12/8

-- Energy conservation problems with friction or air resistance

Ch.6 Prob. 40 (B: 24.5m/s, C: 10m/s, D: 19m/s), 41, 49, 50 (542J)

12/9

Review

Practice Problems 10 to 17, 19, 20a, 21

12/10

Review.

Review.

12/11

Test: Ch. 6

 

 Physics S/T — Schedule for Forces: Circular Motion & Gravitation: Ch. 5: 3 weeks
(Items in the schedules are subject to change!!)

Date

In class

 

Homework

10/28

--Test: Forces: Ch. 4.

 

 

10/29

--Circular motion: centripetal acceleration, centripetal force and "centrifugal" force.

 

Ch. 5 prob. 1, 2 (1.52 m/s2, 38N), 4 (11.8 m/s)

10/30
30min periods

--Circular motion

 

 

11/3
Tue

--Circular motion

 

Ch. 5 prob. 5, 6 (14 m/s, would be bigger), 7, 9
Read lab paper: AP Physics 1 Lab: Circular Motion.  

11/4

--Demo lab (Modified lab report due 11/5.)
(4th & 5th periods: 
Circular motion)

 

Modified lab report due 11/5
(4th & 5th periods: 
Ch. 5 prob. 11, 8 (a) 3.1N, b) 9.1N), 12 (9.3 m/s), 63
Read lab paper: AP Physics 1 Lab: Circular Motion.)

11/5

--Circular motion
(4th & 5th periods: 
Demo lab (Modified lab report due 11/6.))

 

Ch. 5 prob. 11, 8 (a) 3.1N, b) 9.1N), 12 (9.3 m/s), 63
(4th & 5th periods: 
Modified lab report due 11/6: Plot graph, find best-fit straight line, find slope of the best-fit line, compare it to the theoretical slope and find the % difference.)

11/6

--Review.

 

Practice problems 18 to 22. Review circular motion. 

11/9
Mon

--Quiz: Circular motion.
--Gravitation.

 

Ch. 5 prob. 25, 26 (1.62 m/s2)

11/10

--Gravitation.

 

Ch. 5 prob. 25, 26 (1.62 m/s2), 27, 28 (24.5 m/s2), 29

11/12

Thur

--Gravitation.

--Review.

 

Ch. 5 prob. 39, 43, 70 (if use g = 10: 2894m, 5600N, 4000N) (if use g = 9.8: 2953m, 5488N, 3920N)

11/13

--Review.

 

Review for test.

11/16
Mon

--Review.

 

Review for test.

11/17

--Test: Ch. 5

 

 

Physics S/T — Schedule for Forces: Ch. 4: 3.5 weeks

(Items in the schedules are subject to change!!)

Date

In class

Homework

10/1
2015
Thur

--Newton’s 1st and 2nd laws of motion.

 

Ch. 4 prob. 2nd law: 2 (116kg), 3, 4(1260N), weight: 5

10/5
Mon

--Newton's 3rd law of motion. 

 

10/6

Go over Ch. 3 test. 

--Problem solving procedures. 

--1-d single object problems. 

Ch.4 prob. FN: 6 (a) 200N, 200N, b) 300N, 100N), 23, 26

10/7

--Elevator problems.
--Begin multi-object problems.

Ch. 4 prob. elevator: 12 (12960N), 13, 14 (51410N, 45590N)

Ch. 4 prob. 15, 16 (2.5 m/s2 downward), 17 (0.357m/s2, upward. The answer in the book is incorrect.) , 18 (7.5m/s2, 1200N)

10/8

--Multi-object problems.
--2-d single object problems.

Ch. 4 prob. 28: abc only not d (b) 62.2N, c) 207N), prob. 30 (a) 60N, 30N, b) 69.6N, 34.8N), 31, 32 (325N, 1m/s2)
(Ms. Twu's students will do prob. 28abc the next day, 10/9.)

10/9

Review.

Review.
(Ms. Twu's students should also do prob. 28abc for 10/9 homework.)
Practice Problems 1 to 6, 8 to 10 and 11a.

10/12
Mon

Quiz on everything before friction.

 

If friction is covered in class on 10/12: Ch.4 prob. 38 (105N, zero), 39, 47.

10/13

--Systems with friction

 

10/14

PSAT!!

Review.

25 to 35-min periods 3rd to 7th.

Ch.4 prob. 38 (105N, zero), 39, 47 (if not assigned on 10/12)
Read lab paper.

10/15

Lab: F = ma (Lab report due 10/21)

Lab report due 10/21
Review.

10/19

Mon

Lab: F = ma (Lab report due 10/21)

Lab report due 10/21.

(sec. 4-8: p.94 and after) (sec. 4-9)

10/20

Lab: F = ma (Lab report due 10/21)
--Begin inclines.

Lab report due 10/21.

 

10/21

--Inclines.

--Talk about friction lab.

Ch. 4 prob. 40, 48 (6°), 52a) (3.75m/s2)

Read lab paper.

10/22

--Lab: friction & incline (Report due 10/23)

Lab report due before the end of period on 10/23.

10/23

--Finish lab and turn in lab report.

Practice Problems: 7, 11b, 13, 14, 15, 16

10/26
Mon

Review.

Review.

10/27

Review.

Review.

10/28

--Test: Forces: Ch. 4.

 

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Physics ST — Schedule for 2-D Kinematics, Vectors and Relative Motion: Ch. 3: 2.5 weeks

 (Items in the schedules are subject to change!!)

Date

Topics Covered In Class

Homework

9/15
2015
Tue

Projectile shot horizontally

Ch.3 prob. 19, 20 (if use g = 10 m/s2: 45m high, 4.8 m away), 24 (13.4 m/s)

9/16

Projectile shot horizontally, and at an angle.

Ch.3 prob. 27, 31

9/17

Go over 1-d kinematics test.

Projectile motion.

Ch.3 prob. 26 (2.4s), 22 (7.11m/s)

9/18

Projectile motion.
Vectors.

Ch. 3 Questions 11, 13, 14

9/21
Mon

Adding vectors. 

Ch. 3 Questions 4, 5, 6, 7, and prob. 7,

9/22

Relative motion.
--Projectile Lab part I: find initial speed: Report for part II due: 9/28.

Lab: Use data from part I to do calculations for part II: Find delta x

9/23

--Projectile Lab part II: Report for part II due: 9/28.

Ch.3 prob. 40 (10.5m/s to front, 6.5 m/s to front), 41, 44 (0.0599h or almost 22 s)

9/24

--Lab: analyze results. Report for part II due: 9/28.
Review for test.     

Lab report for part II due 9/28.

9/25

--Lab: analyze results.
Review for test.    

Lab report for part II due 9/28.
Review & Practice problems: 17, 18, 19

9/28
Mon

Turn in lab report for part II.
Review for test.    

Review & Practice problems: 16, 21, 22

9/29

Review for test.    

Review

9/30

--Test: 2-D Kinematics, Vectors and Relative Motion

 

 Physics ST — Schedule for 1-D Kinematics: Ch. 2: 2 weeks

(Items in the schedules are subject to change!!)

Date

Topics Covered In class

Homework

8/25/15
Tue

--Introduction.

Read all handouts.

8/26

--Introduction.

Find the speed of this rollercoaster: http://serc.carleton.edu/dmvideos/players/roller_coaster_.html?hide_banner=true

8/27

--Standard units & dimensional analysis

--Kinematics terms

--Dot-Timer Lab Part 1 – Constant Velocity Car

(There are Questions and Problems at the end of each chapter. This homework is for Problems 1, 2, 8.  They are NOT Questions 1, 2, 8.)

Ch. 2 problems 1, 2 (0.6h), 8 (10.4m/s, (+)3.5m/s)

8/28

--Unit conversion

--Kinematics terms

Ch. 2 prob. 13 and: Read the lab paper: Dot-Timer Lab Part 2 - The kinematics of a cart rolling down an incline

8/31

Mon

--Practice Lab: dot-timer part 2

Dot-Timer Lab Part 2 - The kinematics of a cart rolling down an incline

Practice Problems 1, 2

9/1

--Practice Lab: dot-timer part 2: finish lab

--Motion graphs

Practice Problems 3, 4

 

9/2

--Motion graphs

--Constant velocity motion

--Constant acceleration motion

Find the average acceleration of the rocket during the time visible on the video? http://serc.carleton.edu/dmvideos/players/mars_space_labo.html?hide_banner=true

9/3

--Constant acceleration motion

Ch. 2 prob. 19, 21, 23, 24 (33.5m/s)

9/4

--Falling objects

Ch. 2 prob. 26 (391 m/s2 = 39.9 g)

Ch. 2 prob. 33, 34 (60m), 35

9/8

Tue

--Falling objects

 

Ch. 2 prob. 36 (if use g = 10 m/s2: 31m, 5s), 37, 38 (if use g = 10 m/s2: 16.5 m/s, 13.6m), 48 (if use g = 10 m/s2: 9.25 m/s)

9/9

--Review.

Review.

Practice problems: 5 to 10

Practice problems12 to 14

9/10

--Review.

 

Review. 

9/11

--Quiz (50 pts) on Ch.2

 


Physics S/T Syllabus (2015-2016)
Textbook: Physics, by Giancoli, 5th edition, ISBN: 0130611433
This course outline is approximate and will be adjusted when necessary.

Unit

 

Timeline

Kinematics 1

Kinematics in one dimension

2 weeks

Kinematics 2

Kinematics in two dimension

2.5 weeks

Dynamics

Forces, Newton’s 3 laws of motion

3 weeks

Circular Motion  and Gravitation

Circular motion. Gravitation.

3 weeks

Work and Energy

Work, energy, energy conservation, Hooke’s law problems, Power

2.5 weeks

Linear Momentum

Center of mass. Linear momentum, impulse & momentum conservation.

2 weeks


Mechanics Review and Midterm0.5 weeks

Static equilibrium

Torque, conditions for static equilibrium.
Static equilibrium problems

1.5 weeks

Simple Harmonic Motion

Simple Harmonic Motion

2 weeks

Waves and Sound

Waves & sound

2.5 weeks

Static electricity

Electric charge, electric force, Coulomb’s Law, etc. 

2 weeks

Electric circuits

Electric current, resistance & power, kWh

3.5 weeks

Magnetism

Magnetic field produced by a wire, magnetic force on a wire and on a moving charge. Two right-hand rules 

1.5 weeks

Geometric optics

Reflection, Spherical Mirrors, Refraction, Thin lenses
Total internal reflection

3 weeks

The wave nature of light

Interference and Diffraction

2 weeks

 

Review and Final Exam

1 week



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