### Course Description

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uncertainty calculator

### Tuesday, May 16

took semester exam

### Monday, May 15

worked problems;

semester exam will be at 1:35 tomorrow, over chapters 14-26, 28, & 30

### Friday, May 12

discussed nuclear reactors and the perils of nuclear energy;

semester exam will be at 1:35 on Tuesday, 5/16/17, over chapters 14-26, 28, & 30

### Thursday, May 11

digital projector dissection lab;

Ohm’s law lab write-up due Friday;

semester exam will be at 1:35 on Tuesday, 5/16/17, over chapters 14-26, 28, & 30

### Wednesday, May 10

discussed fission and fusion as means of annihilating mass to produce energy;

discarded digital projector dissection lab tomorrow;

Ohm’s law lab write-up due Friday;

semester exam will be at 1:35 on Tuesday, 5/16/17, over chapters 14-26, 28, & 30

### Tuesday, May 9

discussed radioactivity;

discussed forms of decay and the resulting transmutation;

read: 806-814 (nuclear decay and nuclear reactions)

### Monday, May 8

worked a few problems from the quantum physics chapter;

discussed the Pauli’s exclusion principle, constraints on quantum numbers, and the shape of the periodic chart;

read: 799-805 (the nucleus)

### Friday, May 5

discussed models of the atom by Dalton, Thompson, Rutherford, & Bohr;

collected data for the Ohm’s Law Lab

read: 760-765 (the quantum model of the atom)

### Thursday, May 4

discussed the Compton effect, the deBroglie wavelength, and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle;

watched segments from The Elegant Universe (The Quantum Cafe & Two Sets of Conflicting Laws);

continued working with breadboarding of a 555 timer circuit

### Wednesday, May 3

discussed blackbody radiation, Wein’s displacement law, and the photoelectric effect;

continued working with breadboarding of a 555 timer circuit;

read: 747-752 (the atom)

### Tuesday, May 2

continued working with breadboarding simple amplifiers;

read: 733-737 (more quantum physics), if you haven’t already

### Monday, May 1

briefly discussed quantum physics;

discussed the operation of a transistor;

breadboarded a simple transistor amplifier;

read: 733-737 (more quantum physics)

### Friday, April 28

discussed test 24 & 25;

briefly discussed breadboarding;

read: 723-731 (quantum physics)

### Thursday, April 27

test 24 & 25

### Wednesday, April 26

reviewed electrical resonance;

discussed tuning radio frequencies with inductive/capacitive circuits;

excited various coils with a 1.5 volt cell;

test 24-25 on tomorrow

### Tuesday, April 25

further discussed phase shift, inductive reactance, and impedance;

discussed/demonstrated electrical resonance;

played around some with the Tesla coil;

test 24-25 on Thursday

### Monday, April 24

demonstrated inductive phase shift with an oscilloscope;

discussed phase shift, inductive reactance, and impedance;

test 24-25 on Wednesday

### Friday, April 21

no class, due to Academy Days

### Thursday, April 20

quiz over transformers;

discussed problem set;

discussed Lenz’s law;

demonstrated/discussed *hopping rings*

### Wednesday, April 19

quiz over Faraday’s induction law

discussed transformers;

went outside to observe the transformer configuration on campus

### Tuesday, April 18

demonstrated magnetic deflection with an oscilloscope;

reviewed Faraday’s induction law

discussed rms voltage, current, and power;

discussed/demonstrated electromagnetic induction with microphones;

problems 25 pp.692-693 #60-78 even (due Tuesday)

### Monday, April 17

worked on Index of Refraction lab write-up calculations (due tomorrow);

worked problems from the problem set (due tomorrow);

discussed Faraday’s induction law

### Friday, April 14

had a quiz over magnetic forces on moving charges;

discussed/demonstrated electromagnetic induction;

worked problems from the problem set;

read 678-685 (induction)

### Thursday, April 13

had a pseudo-quiz over magnetic forces on moving charges;

discussed/demonstrated electric motors, solenoids, speakers;

read 671-678 (electromagnetic induction)

### Wednesday, April 12

further discussed static magnetism and electromagnetism;

discussed magnetic forces on current-carrying wires and on moving charges;

chapter 24 problems, pp.665-667 #60-66, 72-80 even (due Tuesday)

### Tuesday, April 11

collected data for an index of refraction lab;

briefly discussed/demonstrated electromagnetism;

read 652-659 (magnetic forces)

### Monday, April 10

discussed test 22 & 23;

discussed and played around with permanent magnets;

viewed various sketches of magnetic fields;

read 643-651 (magnetism)

### Tuesday, April 4

test 22 & 23

### Monday, April 3

worked book problems from chapter 22 & 23;

quiz on resistor networks;

test 22 & 23 tomorrow

### Friday, March 31

worked book problems from chapter 22 & 23;

test 22 & 23 on Tuesday

### Thursday, March 30

analyzed another resistor networks;

looked at book problems from chapter 22;

test 22 & 23 on Tuesday

### Wednesday, March 29

quiz on Ohm’s Law;

discussed series and parallel circuits;

analyzed resistor networks;

read: pp.627-631 (circuit applications);

get started on problems p.637-638 #58-76, 80, 82, 86 even (due next Tuesday)

### Tuesday, March 28

played around with some lamps, cells, power supply, motors;

defined resistance;

discussed Ohm’s Law;

examined the color code on various resistors;

read: pp.617-626 (series & parallel);

Ohm’s Law quiz tomorrow

### Monday, March 27

discussed test 20-21;

briefly discussed electric current & schematic symbols;

read: pp.601-605 (using electricity);

problems p.611 #62-70, 76-86 even (due Thursday)

### Friday, March 24

test 20-21;

read: pp.590-600 (currents and circuits)

### Thursday, March 23

discussed xerography;

watched a video explanation of how a laser writer works;

worked problems from both problem sets;

test 20 & 21 tomorrow

### Wednesday, March 22

worked problems from both problem sets;

worked on the Resonance/Sound Speed lab write-up;

test 20 & 21 Friday

### Tuesday, March 21

worked problems from the problem set;

test 20 & 21 Friday

### Monday, March 20

quiz on Coulomb’s law and vector addition;

discussed electric field;

test 20 & 21 Thursday

### Friday, March 17

(most of the class was absent, due to Music Festival);

briefly discussed xerography;

discussed a few problems from the problem set;

worked on the sound speed lab write-up;

read: 469-478 (E-field applications);

problems p.585-586 #66, 68, 70, 72, 76, 78, 80, 84, 88 (due Wednesday)

### Thursday, March 16

(most of the class was absent, due to Music Festival);

discussed electric field;

discussed a couple of problems from the homework set;

worked on organizing some of the physics equipment in the equipment room

### Wednesday, March 15

summarized what we’ve done so far with electrostatics;

Belize students collected data for the Sound Speed lab (due next Thursday);

read: pp. 563-568 (electric field)

### Tuesday, March 14

collected data for the Sound Speed lab;

discussed a problem from the current problem set

### Monday, March 13

reviewed electrostatics, Coulomb’s Law;

worked examples of electric force vector problems;

read: 546-553 (electric force);

problems p.559 #42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 60 (due Friday)

### Thursday, March 2

discussed/demonstrated electrostatics;

discussed Coulomb’s Law, and worked examples;

experimented with lenses outside

### Wednesday, March 1

discussed test 18 & 19;

discussed/demonstrated Fresnel lenses;

read: 541-545 (electric charge), if you haven’t already

### Tuesday, February 28

test 18 & 19;

read: 541-545 (electric charge)

### Monday, February 27

reviewed chapter 18 & 19;

worked problems from chapter 19 problem set;

test 18 & 19 tomorrow

### Friday, February 24

discussed the Rayleigh criteria for resolution;

worked problems from chapter 19 problem set;

test 18 & 19 on Tuesday

### Thursday, February 23

discussed single slit and double slit interference;

worked problems from chapter 19 problem set;

discussed thin film interference;

test 18 & 19 on Tuesday

### Wednesday, February 22

finished discussing eye optics and laser surgery;

briefly discussed diffraction of light;

discussed double slit interference;

test 18 & 19 on Monday

### Tuesday, February 21

quiz on lens imaging;

demonstrated/discussed Young’s double slit experiment;

watched a brief video on quantum entanglement;

Read: 524-531 (diffraction);

chapter 19 problems: p.536-538 #48, 52, 54, 58, 60 (due Monday)

### Monday, February 20

discussed problem set 18 (due tomorrow);

worked more lens imaging problems;

began discussing the human eye and vision correction;

quiz on lens imaging tomorrow

### Friday, February 17

quiz on refraction;

worked some lens imaging problems;

read 515-531 (interference);

chapter 18 problem set due date postponed till Tuesday

### Thursday, February 16

pseudo-quiz on refraction;

considered a few problems from the problem set;

began a lens imaging problem;

quiz on refraction tomorrow

### Wednesday, February 15

finished collecting data for the Simple Harmonic Motion lab;

considered a few problems from the problem set;

began talking about lens imaging;

quiz on refraction tomorrow;

read: pp. 500-503 (optical instruments)

### Tuesday, February 14

collected data for the Simple Harmonic Motion lab

### Monday, February 13

discussed index of refraction and Snell’s law;

discussed/demonstrated total internal reflection and the critical angle;

discussed/examined fiber-optic cable;

discussed dispersion of the visible spectrum;

problems p.509-511 #68, 70, 72, 74, 78, 82, 84, 86, 90, 94 (due Friday)

### Friday, February 10

discussed test 16 & 17;

briefly discussed/demonstrated refraction;

read: pp.493-499 (lenses)

### Thursday, February 9

test 16 & 17;

read: pp.485-492 (refraction)

### Wednesday, February 8

worked more mirror imaging problems;

worked on problem set 17 (due tomorrow);

quickly watched portions of the dual nature of light/particles for those who were absent when we saw this earlier;

test 16 & 17 tomorrow

### Tuesday, February 7

quiz on mirror imaging;

discussed and viewed images of telescope mirrors;

worked on problem set 17 (due date postponed until Thursday);

test 16 & 17 postponed until Thursday

### Monday, February 6

reviewed luminosity, illumination, colors, pigments, polarization, and Doppler effect;

worked a variety of mirror imaging problems;

mirror imaging quiz likely tomorrow;

test 16 & 17 on Wednesday

### Friday, January 27

(all on the gymnastics team were gone to Acrofest);

looked at a few homework problems;

watched a few clips on the dual nature of light/particles

### Thursday, January 26

quiz on light properties and colors;

looked at a few homework problems;

discussed/examined polarized light;

get started on problems: p.479-480 #56, 57, 60, 62, 64, 66, 68, 69, 70, 72 (due Wednesday after break)

### Wednesday, January 25

(class started late, due to *Meet with Southern*);

worked problems from the problem set;

discussed the Doppler effect when applied to light;

problems: p.479-480 #56, 57, 60, 62, 64, 66, 68, 69, 70, 72 (due Wednesday after break)

### Tuesday, January 24

reviewed visible spectrum, primary colors (additive primaries), & primary pigments (subtractive primaries);

discussed/examined plane mirrors;

discussed/examined concave mirrors;

read: 464-475 (curved mirrors)

### Monday, January 23

reviewed luminosity, luminous intensity, and illumination;

discussed the visible spectrum, primary colors (additive primaries), & primary pigments (subtractive primaries);

discussed retina function and color blindness;

considered problems from the problem set;

read: 457-463 (plane mirrors)

### Friday, January 20

discussed luminosity, luminous intensity, and illumination;

discussed the electromagnetic spectrum;

began discussing attributes of the visible spectrum;

problems p. 453 #54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 63, 65, 66, 69 (due Thursday)

### Thursday, January 19

discussed test 14 & 15;

discussed the history of light theory;

read: pp. 439-447 (color, polarization, & the Doppler effect with light)

### Wednesday, January 18

test over chapters 14 & 15;

read: pp. 431-438 (light)

### Tuesday, January 17

quiz on decibels;

worked problems from problem set 15;

discussed resonance on a wire and in a pipe;

test over chapters 14 & 15 tomorrow

### Monday, January 16

further discussed decibels and relative change of intensity;

worked problems from problem set 15;

briefly discussed resonance on a wire and in a pipe;

test over chapters 14 & 15 postponed until Wednesday

### Friday, January 13

analyzed the sound system in Ponce Hall for a flat response using white noise;

listened to an audio segment on The Doppler Effect from *The Science of Sound;
*test over chapters 14 & 15 on Tuesday

### Thursday, January 12

(most of the class was absent on a Personal Finance field trip);

analyzed harmonic content of a trombone versus a synthesized trombone from an electronic keyboard

### Wednesday, January 11

analyzed harmonic content of various synthesized instruments from an electronic keyboard;

discussed problems from the problem set

### Tuesday, January 10

analyzed harmonic content of various sounds/instruments with Audacity

### Monday, January 9

quiz on the Doppler Effect;

worked problems from the homework set (due today);

discussed decibels as a relative measure of intensity;

read: p.411-419 (sound);

bring your instruments tomorrow;

start looking at the problems on pp. 425-427 #52, 54, 58, 61, 64, 66, 68, 72, 76, 78, 82 (due Monday)

### Friday, January 6

discussed wave properties: rectilinear propagation, reflection, refraction, diffraction, & interference;

worked problems from the problem set (due Monday);

read: pp. 411-419 (sound)

### Thursday, January 5

used Audacity to generate a sweep of the audio spectrum;

discussed the Doppler effect

### Wednesday, January 4

pseudo-quiz on pendulum, and mass on spring;

discussed/demonstrated standing waves;

briefly discussed wave reflection and refraction;

demonstrated wave reflections at a boundary;

read: p.403-410 (sound);

problems p. 397-400 #70, 72, 74, 78, 80, 86, 90, 92, 100 (due Monday)

### Tuesday, January 3

reviewed simple harmonic motion;

verified the expressions experimentally;

tinkered around with pendulum, and mass & spring simulations;

discussed wave types and wave anatomy;

read: p.381-391 (wave properties and behavior)

### Monday, January 2

discussed 1st semester exam;

discussed demonstrated simple harmonic motion;

read: p.375-380 (simple harmonic motion)

### Friday, December 16

no class today

### Thursday, December 15

semester exam

### Wednesday, December 14

no class today;

exam will be tomorrow at 12:30

### Tuesday, December 13

continued reviewing for semester exam, covering chapters 1-13;

exam will be Thursday at 12:30

### Monday, December 12

began reviewing for semester exam, covering chapters 1-13

### Friday, December 9

quiz on thermal expansion;

further discussed elastic modulus

### Thursday, December 8

quiz on Archimedes’ and Pascal’s principles;

discussed thermal expansion;

discussed elastic modulus

### Wednesday, December 7

worked problems on Archimedes’, Pascal’s, and Bernoulli’s principles;

quiz tomorrow on one of the three

### Tuesday, December 6

discussed chapter 13 problems;

collected data for heat of fusion lab

### Monday, December 5

reviewed pressure and density;

discussed/illustrated Archimedes’, Pascal’s, and Bernoulli’s principles;

continue working on problems p.369-371 #76, 77, 78, 80, 82, 88, 91, 96, 100 (due Wednesday)

### Friday, December 2

summarized heat and thermodynamics;

defined/discussed pressure and its common units

Read: 359-363 (solids)

### Thursday, December 1

connected the 2nd of thermodynamics with the operation of heat engines and refrigeration;

discussed the 2nd law of thermodynamics and Intelligent Design;

discussed/demonstrated Archimedes’ Principle;

worked on finishing up chapter 12 problems;

problems p.369-371 #76, 77, 78, 80, 82, 88, 91, 96, 100 (due Wednesday)

### Wednesday, November 30

looked at heat engine animations;

discussed the principles of refrigeration;

discussed the statistical probability governing the 2nd law of thermodynamics

### Tuesday, November 29

worked a calorimetry problem involving latent heat;

quiz on calorimetry;

read: 341-348 (fluids)

### Monday, November 28

reviewed thermometry and calorimetry;

reviewed latent heat;

further discussed conduction, radiation and convection;

briefly discussed 4-cycle engines;

chapter 12 problems: pp.336-337 # 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64

### Friday, November 18

no class today; beginning Thanksgiving break

### Thursday, November 17

discussed thermal radiation;

discussed & demonstrated thermal conduction;

discussed & demonstrated thermal expansion

### Wednesday, November 16

discussed & worked out a demonstration of calorimetry;

discussed/defined temperature and heat;

look over handout on **conduction** and **radiation**;

get started on chapter 12 problems: pp.336-337 # 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64

### Tuesday, November 15

discussed test 10 & 11;

discussed/defined temperature and heat;

read 323-331 (phase change & thermodynamics)

### Monday, November 14

test 10 & 11;

read 313-322 (temperature and thermal energy)

### Friday, November 11

demonstrated conservation of energy with PhET animations;

test 10 & 11 on Monday

### Thursday, November 10

discussed doing the write-up for the *Torques and Center of Mass* lab;

worked problems from the chapter 11 problem set;

problems for chapter 11 due Friday; test 10 & 11 on Monday

### Wednesday, November 9

collected data for lab on *Torques and Center of Mass*;

problems for chapter 11 due Friday; test 10 & 11 on Monday

### Tuesday, November 8

quiz on conservation of energy;

worked a problem on conservation of energy in rotating systems;

briefly discussed tomorrow’s lab on *Torques and Center of Mass*;

problems for chapter 11 due Friday; test 10 & 11 on Monday

### Monday, November 7

reviewed conservation of energy;

pseudo-quiz on conservation of energy; real quiz likely tomorrow;

finished up *Einstein’s Big Idea;*

problems 11: pp.307-309 #54, 60, 62, 64, 70, 72, 74, 78, 80, 82 (due Friday)

### Friday, November 4

demonstrated conservation of energy with a pendulum;

answered questions about problems

finished the third segment (c) and the 4th segment (2) of *Einstein’s Big Idea;*

quiz Monday on conservation of energy

### Thursday, November 3

worked problems from the problem set;

did power activity on stairs;

began the third segment (c) of *Einstein’s Big Idea*, about our present understanding of energy;

read: 293-301 (conservation of energy)

### Wednesday, November 2

quiz on work/energy;

worked problems from the problem set;

finished the second segment (m) of *Einstein’s Big Idea*, about our present understanding of energy;

read: 285-292 (forms of energy)

### Tuesday, November 1

defined elastic potential energy;

worked problems from the problem set;

watched part of the second segment (m) of *Einstein’s Big Idea*, about our present understanding of energy;

work on the problem set

### Monday, October 31

defined work, kinetic energy, and potential energy;

watched the first segment (E) of *Einstein’s Big Idea*, about our present understanding of energy

problem set 10: p.278-281 #52, 56, 58, 64, 66, 70, 74, 82, 86 (due Friday)

### Friday, October 28

discussed test 8 & 9;

briefly discussed work and kinetic energy;

read: 266-273 (simple machines)

### Thursday, October 27

test 8 & 9;

read: 257-265 (work, energy, & power)

### Wednesday, October 26

worked problems from chapter 9 problem set;

quiz on conservation of angular momentum;

test 8 & 9 tomorrow

### Tuesday, October 25

quiz on conservation of linear momentum;

worked a 2-D collision using conservation of momentum for horizontal and vertical;

worked problems from chapter 9 problem set;

test 8 & 9 on Thursday

### Monday, October 24

watched Mechanical Universe clips on conservation of linear momentum and angular momentum;

worked problems from chapter 9 problem set;

test 8 & 9 on Thursday

### Wednesday, October 19

no class, due to home leave

### Tuesday, October 18

no class, due to Junior History Trip and Senior Class Trip

### Monday, October 17

no class, due to Junior History Trip and Senior Class Trip

### Friday, October 14

discussed/demonstrated conservation of angular momentum;

worked a problem involving conservation of lineal momentum;

worked problems from chapter 9, dealing with equilibrium;

begin on problem set 9: p.251-253 #56, 59, 62, 66, 67, 74, 77, 79

### Thursday, October 13

shortened class, due to college fair;

worked problems from chapter 8, dealing with rotational dynamics;

problem set 8 and Forces Lab due Friday

### Wednesday, October 12

defined/discussed momentum conservation;

demonstrated conservation of momentum and precession with a bicycle wheel;

discussed the forces lab write-up;

discussed a problem from the problem set;

problem set 8 and Forces Lab due Friday

### Tuesday, October 11

quiz on rotational inertia;

defined/discussed momentum and impulse;

discussed airbags, helmets, and cushioning within packaging;

read 236-245 (conservation of momentum)

### Monday, October 10

discussed doing lab reports for the friction lab (due Tuesday) and for the forces lab (due Thursday);

discussed/demonstrated center of mass significance for rotating objects;

worked a few problems from problem set 8: pp.223-225 #72, 74, 76, 78, 82, 84, 87, 88;

read 229-235 (impulse and momentum)

### Friday, October 7

discussed rotational dynamics;

demonstrated conservation of angular momentum with a wheel;

discussed doing lab reports for the friction lab (due Tuesday) and for the forces lab (due Thursday);

get started on problems for chapter 8: pp.223-225 #72, 74, 76, 78, 82, 84, 87, 88 (due Thursday)

### Thursday, October 6

collected data for forces lab;

worked on lab write-up for friction lab

### Wednesday, October 5

finished discussing test 6-7;

discussed torque & rotational inertia;

read 211-217 (equilibrium);

problems for chapter 8: pp.223-225 #72, 74, 76, 78, 82, 84, 87, 88 (due Tuesday)

### Tuesday, October 4

had a quiz on rotational accelerated motion;

began discussing test 6-7

### Monday, October 3

had a pseudo-quiz on rotational accelerated motion;

discussed/demonstrated rotational inertia;

read 201-210 (rotational dynamics)

### Friday, September 30

no class, due to Fall Festival preparation

### Thursday, September 29

defined/discussed angular motion;

finished collecting friction lab data;

read 196-200 (describing rotational motion)

### Wednesday, September 28

test 6 & 7

### Tuesday, September 27

collected data on the friction lab;

worked problems from the chapter 7 problem set;

test 6 & 7 tomorrow

### Monday, September 26

discussed gravity and orbiting bodies;

worked problems from the chapter 7 problem set;

test 6 & 7 postponed until Wednesday

### Friday, September 23

worked on chapter 6 problems and related problems (due on Monday);

test 6 & 7 on Tuesday

### Thursday, September 22

discussed universal gravitation;

worked out the synchronous-orbit satellite problem;

viewed the real-time positioning of satellites online;

chapter 6 problems will be due on Monday

### Wednesday, September 21

had quiz on projectile motion;

discussed historical development of planetary astronomy;

discussed universal gravitation;

read 179-185 (using universal gravitation);

chapter 7 problems: pp.191-193 #54, 58, 62, 70, 76, 82, 84, 86 (due Tuesday)

### Tuesday, September 20

had a pseudo-quiz on projectile motion; (real quiz tomorrow);

demonstrated *The Monkey & The Hunter*;

worked on problems from chapter 6;

read 171-178 (universal gravitation)

### Monday, September 19

no class, due to seniors at *View Southern*

### Tuesday, September 13

pseudo-quiz on projectile motion;

discussed/demonstrated circular motion;

distinguished centripetal force from centrifugal force;

chapter 6 problems: pp. 165-167 #52, 56, 58, 60, 62, 66, 68, 74 (due next Thursday)

### Monday, September 12

discussed projectile motion;

worked a couple of projectile problems;

finished working on the lab write-up;

read 147-152 (projectile motion) & 153-159 (circular motion), if you haven’t already

### Friday, September 9

discussed test 4 & 5;

worked more on lab write-up;

read 153-159 (circular motion)

### Thursday, September 8

finished test 4 & 5;

worked some on lab write-up;

read 153-159 (circular motion)

### Wednesday, September 7

test 4 & 5;

read 147-152 (projectile motion)

### Tuesday, September 6

test postponed, due to senior portrait scheduling conflict;

test 4 & 5 on tomorrow

### Monday, September 5

worked with spreadsheet to analyze acceleration lab data;

worked problems from chapter 5;

worked sample review problems;

test 4 & 5 on tomorrow

### Friday, September 2

worked with video for acceleration lab;

worked problems from chapter 5;

test 4 & 5 on Tuesday

### Thursday, September 1

quiz on sliding friction;

worked problems from problem set 5;

worked other problems on sliding friction

### Wednesday, August 31

collected lab data for the *acceleration due to gravity* lab;

worked problems from problem set 5;

discussed the differences in static and kinetic friction;

discussed the operation of anti-lock brakes

### Tuesday, August 30

played around with PhET simulations about friction;

worked problems from problem set 5

### Monday, August 29

quiz on vector addition;

finished discussing sliding friction on an incline;

worked problems from problem set 4;

problem set 5: pp. 141-143 # 80, 82, 86, 90, 92, 96, 98, 104 (due Friday)

### Friday, August 26

pseudo-quiz on vector addition;

discussed sliding friction on a level surface, pulling at an angle, and on an incline;

problem set 5: pp. 141-143 # 80, 82, 86, 90, 92, 96, 98, 104 (due Thursday);

problem set 4 will be due on Tuesday instead of Monday

### Thursday, August 25

discussed scalars and vectors;

discussed/demonstrated graphical and analytical vector addition;

read 126-135

### Wednesday, August 24

finished discussing test 1-3;

discussed Newton’s Laws of motion;

demonstrated the 1st law with a pyramid of water cups;

chapter 4 problems: p.113 #60, 64, 68, 70, 72, 76, 80 (due Monday)

### Tuesday, August 23

discussed how to do a lab write-up (Density lab write-up due Thursday);

discussed test 1-3;

read 96-107 (Newton’s 2nd & 3rd Laws of motion)

### Monday, August 22

test 1-3;

read 87-95 (Newton’s Laws of motion)

### Friday, August 19

(no class, due to Senior Retreat)

### Thursday, August 18

collected data for the Density Lab (write-up due next Thursday);

discussed/collect homework for chapter 3;

test 1-3 postponed until Monday

### Wednesday, August 17

worked various acceleration and free-fall problems;

look over Density Lab handout for tomorrow;

test 1-3 postponed until Monday

### Tuesday, August 16

quiz on a constant velocity problem;

reviewed equations for accelerated motion;

considered acceleration due to gravity and free-fall problems;

test 1-3 on Thursday

### Monday, August 15

discussed questions from the chapter 2 problem set (due tomorrow);

discussed equations for accelerated motion;

worked problems on accelerated motion;

read: 65-75 (working with acceleration);

problems: pp. 81-84 #74, 78, 82, 84, 86, 88, 94, 100, 106, 110 (due Thursday)

### Friday, August 12

continued discussing graphing using absolute error terms;

contrasted scalars and vectors;

discussed 1-dimensional motion;

get worksheet done by Monday;

read: 57-64 (acceleration);

problems: pp. 53-54 #50, 54, 56, 58, 60 (due Tuesday)

### Thursday, August 11

discussed graphing using absolute error terms;

do the back half of the worksheet

### Wednesday, August 10

discussed arithmetic using absolute error terms;

began a worksheet on absolute error terms;

do the front half of the worksheet

### Tuesday, August 9

discussed fundamental units and prefixes;

discussed dimensional analysis;

discussed/demonstrated working with significant figures;

look over handout on uncertainty and error terms

### Monday, August 8

passed out textbooks; explained course description;

Why science and engineering? S.T.E.M

considered some counterintuitive phenomena;

discussed working with error terms and absolute uncertainty;

Read pp. 3-14 (units & measurements)