Physics I Schedule Fall 2011

Collins Office Hours

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Wk 1 Aug. 22

Syllabus, course logistics, MOODLE
HW1 Units, conversions.  due Wednesday.

Begin Lab 1
Pitching N Bowling

Class - Newton's First Law, Lecture tutorial - Motion with no forces
vectors
VectorTutorial
HW 2.  Calculations big and small; vectors due Mon

Finish Lab 1
Pitching N Bowling

Wk 2 Aug. 29 Introduce Echolocator and acceleration  Bowling and fancart no thrust (see lab handout).
Vectors and components
Accel, Vectors, and components tutorial.
HW3 - Vectors (due Wed)

Begin Lab 2 Velocity and Accel I
Pitching N Bowling report due for everyone (See lab rubric) - this counts as HW2a.

Kinematics
Moving Man Simulation (PhET)

Tutorial on kinematcs and Moving Man

HW4 - Dist, Velocity, const accel kinematics

Finish Lab 2
  Velocity and Accel I

Wk 3. Sept. 5.  

Practice with kinematics equations
HW5 - Jumbo Jet and others - Due Wed.
Practice with kinematics derivations
Tutorial - kinematics derivations

Begin Lab 3 Velocity and Accel II
Accel II
Accel I report due.

Review Lab 3 concepts

Newton II
HW6 - Free fall (due Mon, Sept. 12)
Simulatin and tutorial - Bowling and Tennis

Finish Lab 3
Accel II

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)
Film 2-ball drop

Review for Exam I.  (New review for 2011 is posted)
Accel II report due

Sept 14, 2011
Exam I

Begin Lab 4
Gravity/projectiles 2ball drop, toss-up, 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 Shove-it

Wk6 Sept. 26
HW8 Friction, Force, accelerations
plus (Collins' section: Prob. 4 of HW10.) (Due Sept. 28, 2011)
Tutorial: Trajectories and Heavy Stuff


Gravity/projectiles report due
Finish Lab 5 Shove-it

Begin Circular motion.
Textbook Ch. 4-7, 6-5

Applet for circular forces
Theory here

HW11. Circular Motion and Gravity II  Due Oct. 3

Begin Lab 6
Circular accel
Vernier simulation (author unknown)
Vernier simulation (F. K. Hwang)
Vernier simulation (Ron Blond)
Vernier Practice Quiz

Wk7 Oct. 3 HW12: Momentum, Impulse, and Tires Due Wed, Oct. 5  Due Monday, Oct. 10.  Note revised date!!!
Extra Probs (not required). 

Text, Halliday/Resnick
Page 130 #9,11
Page 134 #43,49,57,70*

*Great Problem!!

Tutorial Quiz on Circular Motion

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
Demo/video take - Soda can crush
Demo Force transducers and collisions

Review
On-line review outline for 2011

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
HW 13  Work and Energy I. - due Wed. Oct. 26

Impulse lab report due.
Begin Lab 8  Energy

HW 14. Work and Energy II.  Due Mon, Oct. 31.
Tutorial quiz on Energy

Finish Lab 8
Energy

Extra Credit Energy Problem: loop the loop due Monday, Oct. 31, 2010

Wk10 Oct. 31 Begin electricity; electrostatics.  Halliday/Resnick Ch. 21, 26.
HW15 Electricity I.  Due Wed, Nov. 2.
Electrostatic Hair Photos

Energy lab report due
Begin Lab 9
Voltage, Current, Resistance

HW Electricity II.  Due Monday, Nov. 7.
Electrostatic electricity
Electrostatic Hair

Finish Lab 9
Volt, amp, R

Wk11 Nov. 7
HW 17 Electricity III due Wed. Nov. 9

Begin Lab 10
Circuits II Wheatstone Bridge and Resistance vs Temperature

HW 18 Electricity IV due Monday Nov. 14

Finish Lab 10
Circuits II

Wk 12 Nov. 14
On-line Assignment Electric Circuits II  (closes Monday, Nov. 21, but material on Exam III)

Circuits II lab report due
Review

Exam III

Begin Lab 11
Diodes

Wk 13 Nov. 21 
HW 19 - Diodes (Due Mon. Nov. 28) 

Finish Lab 11
Diodes

Thanksgiving break                            

Thanksgiving break                       

Wk 14 Nov. 28
HW20 - Diodes II (Due Wed., Nov. 30) -

Diode lab report due
Begin Lab 12 Radioactivity

Dice Game and radioactivity
Dice game results 1, results2

Discuss radioactivity
Uranium decay series
Alternate link

HW 21 Radioactivity I (Due Mon., Dec. 5)

Finish Lab 12
Radioactivity

Wk. 15 Dec. 5

HW 22 Radioactivity II.  Due Wed, Dec. 7.

Radioactivity report due
Lab activity - Ping Pong Cannon
HW23 - determine ping pong ball speed (due Mon. Dec. 12 - one solution per team)

Ping Pong calculations - find theory for exit velocity.
Ping Pong videos at:
G:\physics\videos\PingPongCannonDec6

PingPong Cannon Videos AM and 1:00 pm at classes directory:
G:\physics\videos\PingPongCannon
Start tracker.jar and load these videos

Wk16 Dec 12 Review - on-line review updated for 2011.  Updated again on Dec. 11.
Class Evals

Demonstrations (LN2 rocket, fire extinguisher thrust, electrostatic ping pong, and more...  
Don't miss it!  Lab evals

Exam IV