Physics S/T — Schedule for Light wave (2 weeks) (Items in the schedule are subject to change!!)
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Physics S/T — Schedule for Magnetism (Items in the schedule are subject to change!!)
Physics S/T — Schedule for Static Electricity and Electric Circuits (Items in the schedules are subject to change!!)
Assessing the Impacts of Urbanization on the US Surface Climate: Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)  Internship: 
Date 
Inclass 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. 
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). 
3/1 
Organ pipes. 
Ch. 12: Prob. 28 (0.655m),
31. 
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)) 

3/4 
Lab: Speed of sound (Report due
3/4 (Twu), 3/7 (Rigal)) 
Dr. Rigal’s classes: Ch. 12: Prob. 42 (0.5Hz), 43. Lab report due 3/7. 
3/7 Mon 
Review. 
Review. 
3/8 
Review. 
Review. 
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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Women in Engineering (WIE) DREAM Conference: UMCP: Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 9:00 AM  2:30 PM
WHERE: Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park
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(Items in the schedules are subject to change!!)
Date 
In class 
Homework 
2/1 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: springmass system

Ch. 11 prob. 1, 2 (125N/m), 3, 
2/4 
Lab report due 2/5. 

2/5 
SHM: springmass 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 
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 
Torque

Ch.8
prob. 29, 30 (a: 37.8Nm, b:
32.7Nm). 
1/12 
Torque

Ch. 8 prob. 31. 
1/13 
Talk
about Center of mass & momentum test 

1/14 
Review for midterm. 

1/15 
Review for midterm. 

1/19 
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 
Center
of mass 
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. 
Ch. 7 prob. 3, 14 (130N, not enough), 15 
12/17 
Onedimensional 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 
Quiz. 

12/22 
4 Video labs: 1. Blowdart 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. 
Happy Holidays! 
1/4/2016 Mon 
Elastic collisions. 
Ch.
7 prob. 19, 23, 33 
1/5 
Review 
Momentum Practice Problems: 1 to 6 
1/6 
Review 
Momentum Practice Problems: 7, 8 and 11, 12 
1/7 
Review 
Review. 
1/8 
Test: Ch. 7 

Physics is Phun: Loud Physics: Thursday, December 10, 2015 and Friday, December 11, 2015: Shows begin at 7:00pm, Programs end at 8:30pm
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 
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 
workenergy theorem 
Ch.6
prob. 17, 18 (a) √2, b) 4), 20 (– 468180J) 
11/23 Mon 
Talk about Ch. 5 test. Graph problem. 

11/24 
Gravitational
potential 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. 
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 
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/s^{2}, 38N), 4 (11.8 m/s) 
10/30 
Circular motion 


11/3 
Circular motion 

Ch.
5 prob. 5, 6 (14 m/s, would be bigger), 7, 9 
11/4 
Demo
lab (Modified lab report due 11/5.) 

Modified
lab report due 11/5 
11/5 
Circular
motion 

Ch.
5 prob. 11, 8 (a) 3.1N, b) 9.1N), 12 (9.3 m/s), 63 
11/6 
Review. 

Practice problems 18 to 22. Review circular motion. 
11/9 
Quiz:
Circular motion. 

Ch. 5 prob. 25, 26 (1.62 m/s^{2}) 
11/10 
Gravitation. 

Ch. 5 prob. 25, 26 (1.62 m/s^{2}), 27, 28 (24.5 m/s^{2}), 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 
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 
Newton’s 1^{st} and 2^{nd} laws of motion.

Ch. 4 prob. 2^{nd} law: 2 (116kg), 3, 4(1260N), weight: 5 
10/5 
Newton's 3^{rd} law of motion. 

10/6 
Go over Ch. 3 test. Problem solving procedures. 1d single object problems. 
Ch.4
prob. F_{N}: 6 (a) 200N, 200N, b) 300N, 100N), 23, 26 
10/7 
Elevator problems. 
Ch. 4 prob. elevator: 12 (12960N), 13, 14 (51410N, 45590N) Ch. 4 prob. 15, 16 (2.5 m/s^{2 }downward), 17 (0.357m/s^{2}, upward. The answer in the book is incorrect.) , 18 (7.5m/s^{2}, 1200N) 
10/8 
Multiobject
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/s^{2}) 
10/9 
Review. 
Review.

10/12 
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 35min periods 3rd to 7th. 
Ch.4
prob. 38 (105N, zero), 39, 47 (if not assigned on 10/12) 
10/15 
Lab: F = ma (Lab report due 10/21) 
Lab
report due 10/21 
10/19 Mon 
Lab: F = ma (Lab report due 10/21) 
Lab report due 10/21. (sec. 48: p.94 and after) (sec. 49) 
10/20 
Lab:
F = ma (Lab report due 10/21) 
Lab report due 10/21.

10/21 
Inclines. Talk about friction lab. 
Ch. 4 prob. 40, 48 (6°), 52a) (3.75m/s^{2}) 
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 
Review. 
Review. 
10/27 
Review. 
Review. 
10/28 
Test: Forces: Ch. 4. 

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Physics ST — Schedule for 2D 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 
Projectile shot horizontally 
Ch.3 prob. 19, 20 (if use g = 10 m/s^{2}: 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 1d kinematics test. Projectile motion. 
Ch.3 prob. 26 (2.4s), 22 (7.11m/s) 
9/18 
Projectile motion. 
Ch. 3 Questions 11, 13, 14 
9/21 
Adding vectors. 
Ch. 3 Questions 4, 5, 6, 7, and prob. 7, 
9/22 
Relative motion. 
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. 
Lab report for part II due 9/28. 
9/25 
Lab: analyze results. 
Lab
report for part II due 9/28. 
9/28 
Turn in lab report for part II. 
Review & Practice problems: 16, 21, 22 
9/29 
Review for test. 
Review 
9/30 
Test: 2D Kinematics, Vectors and Relative Motion 

Physics ST — Schedule for 1D Kinematics: Ch. 2: 2 weeks
(Items in the schedules are subject to change!!)
Date 
Topics Covered In class 
Homework 
8/25/15 
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 
(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: DotTimer Lab Part 2  The kinematics of a cart rolling down an incline 
8/31 Mon 
Practice Lab: dottimer part 2 DotTimer Lab Part 2  The kinematics of a cart rolling down an incline 

9/1 
Practice Lab: dottimer part 2: finish lab Motion graphs 

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/s^{2} = 39.9 g) Ch. 2 prob. 33, 34 (60m), 35 
9/8 Tue 
Falling objects

Ch. 2 prob. 36 (if use g = 10 m/s^{2}: 31m, 5s), 37, 38 (if use g = 10 m/s^{2}: 16.5 m/s, 13.6m), 48 (if use g = 10 m/s^{2}: 9.25 m/s) 
9/9 
Review. 
Review. Practice problems: 5 to 10 Practice problems: 12 to 14 
9/10 
Review.

Review. 
9/11 
Quiz (50 pts) on Ch.2 

Physics S/T Syllabus (20152016)
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 Midterm  0.5 weeks 
Static equilibrium 
Torque, conditions for static equilibrium.

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 righthand rules 
1.5 weeks 
Geometric optics 
Reflection, Spherical Mirrors,
Refraction, Thin lenses 
3 weeks 
The wave nature of light 
Interference and Diffraction 
2 weeks 

Review and Final Exam 
1 week 