Physics I Schedule Fall 2011
Monday 
Tuesday 
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Wk 1 Aug. 22 Syllabus, course logistics, MOODLE 
Begin Lab 1 
Class  Newton's First Law, Lecture tutorial  Motion
with no forces 
Finish Lab 1 
Wk 2 Aug. 29 Introduce Echolocator and acceleration
Bowling and fancart no thrust (see lab handout). 
Begin Lab 2 Velocity
and Accel I 
Kinematics 
Finish Lab 2 
Wk 3. Sept. 5. Practice with kinematics equations 
Begin Lab 3 Velocity
and Accel II 
Review Lab 3 concepts Newton II 
Finish Lab 3 
Wk4 Sep 12 HW 9
Trajectories and Gravity  due Mon Sept. 19,
2011 (Note: the HW numbers are not in sequential
order  varied from previously) 
Review for Exam I. (New review for
2011 is posted) 
Sept 14, 2011 
Begin
Lab 4 Gravity/projectiles 2ball drop, tossup, trajectory 
Wk 5 Sep 19."Popper upper"
demo HW10 (due Sept. 21, 2011) [Omit probs 4, 5) Gravity (Free fall, throw up, and Projectiles)] 
Finish Gravity/Projectiles
lab 
Newton II  Forces and motion Newtonian dynamics with friction, inclines, and gravity Why do all masses fall at same accel? HW 7 due Sept 26  Newton II plus (Zumstein's section Prob. 4 of HW10).(Due Sept. 26, 2011) Tutorial: Motion under gravity "Popper Upper" Video 
Begin Lab 5 Shoveit 
Wk6 Sept. 26 

Begin Circular motion. Applet
for circular forces HW11. Circular Motion and Gravity II Due Oct. 3 
Begin Lab 6 
Wk7 Oct. 3 HW12:
Momentum, Impulse, and Tires Due Wed, Oct. 5
Due Monday, Oct.
10. Note revised date!!! Text, Halliday/Resnick Page 130 #9,11 Page 134 #43,49,57,70* *Great Problem!! 
Finish Lab 6 Circular accel 
HW
12a More Momentum amd Newton III  due Mon Oct. 10,
along with HW 12 Tutorial Quiz  Momentum 
Begin Lab 7 Impulse/momentum 
Wk 8 Oct. 10 
Exam II 
Finish Lab 7 Impulse/momentum 

Fall Break 
Fall Break 
Fall Break 
Fall Break 
Wk9 Oct. 24 Introduce work, energy, and
conservation of energy 
Impulse lab report due. 
HW 14. Work
and Energy II. Due Mon, Oct. 31. 
Finish Lab 8 
Wk10 Oct. 31 Begin electricity; electrostatics.
Halliday/Resnick Ch. 21, 26. 
Energy lab report due 
HW
Electricity II. Due Monday, Nov. 7. 
Finish Lab 9 
Wk11 Nov. 7 
Begin Lab 10 
Finish Lab 10 

Wk 12 Nov. 14 
Circuits II lab report due 
Exam III 
Begin Lab 11 
Wk 13 Nov. 21 
Finish Lab 11 
Thanksgiving break 
Thanksgiving break 
Wk 14 Nov. 28 
Diode lab report due 
Dice Game and radioactivity Discuss radioactivity 
Finish Lab 12 
Wk. 15 Dec. 5 
Radioactivity report due 
Ping Pong calculations  find theory for exit velocity. 
PingPong Cannon Videos AM and 1:00 pm at classes
directory: 
Wk16 Dec 12 Review
 online review updated for 2011. Updated again
on Dec. 11. 
Demonstrations (LN2 rocket, fire extinguisher thrust,
electrostatic ping pong, and more... 
Exam IV 
