### Course Description

Equations

science links

uncertainty calculator

### Friday November 17

no class, due to Thanksgiving break

### Thursday November 16

further discussed thermal conduction and radiation;

discussed/demonstrated thermal conductivity and thermal expansion;

discussed latent heat and phase change

### Wednesday November 15

discussed/demonstrated calorimetry;

discussed thermal conduction and radiation;

begin on chapter 12 problems: pp.336-337 #52-64 even

### Tuesday November 14

discussed test 10 & 11;

discussed doing the torques lab write-up;

discussed thermometry, temperature, and heat;

read: 323-331 (phase change and thermodynamics)

### Monday November 13

test 10 & 11;

read: 313-322 (temperature and thermal energy)

### Friday November 10

discussed problems from the problem set;

worked examples of conservation of energy involving rotation;

looked at physics animations at PhET

test 10 & 11 on Monday

### Thursday November 9

discussed problems from the problem set;

finished Nova’s *Einstein’s Big Idea*: E=mc^2

### Wednesday November 8

quiz on work, energy, and conservation;

collected data for the Torques Lab;

discussed problems from the problem set;

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

### Tuesday November 7

had a pseudo-quiz on conservation of energy; a real quiz is likely tomorrow;

worked problems from problem set 11;

watched more of Nova’s *Einstein’s Big Idea*: E=mc^2;

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

### Monday November 6

discussed simple machines;

worked problems from the problem set;

watched the next segment of Nova’s *Einstein’s Big Idea*: E=mc^2;

finish working on problem set 10: p.278-281 #52, 56, 58, 64, 66, 70, 74, 82, 86 (due tomorrow);

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

### Friday November 3

worked problems from the problem set;

watched the third segment of Nova’s *Einstein’s Big Idea*: E=mc^2;

continue working on problem set 10: p.278-281 #52, 56, 58, 64, 66, 70, 74, 82, 86 (due Tuesday);

read: 285-292 (forms of energy)

### Thursday November 2

reviewed work, kinetic energy, gravitational potential energy, and elastic potential energy;

defined & discussed power;

climbed the stairs, measuring power output for the brief duration;

watched the second segment of Nova’s *Einstein’s Big Idea*: E=mc^2;

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

### Wednesday November 1

reviewed work and kinetic energy;

defined & discussed gravitational potential energy and elastic potential energy;

briefly discussed conservation of energy;

watched the first segment of Nova’s *Einstein’s Big Idea*: E=mc^2;

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

### Tuesday October 31

discussed test 8 & 9;

briefly defined/discussed work and kinetic energy;

read: 266-273 (simple machines)

### Monday October 30

test 8 & 9;

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

### Friday October 27

worked problems from the problem set;

discussed details of doing the lab write-up;

quiz on torque and rotational kinematics;

test 8 & 9 Monday

### Thursday October 26

worked problems from the problem set;

worked through a 2-D collision;

watched more of a video segment on conservation of momentum and angular momentum;

test 8 & 9 postponed until Monday

### Wednesday October 25

quiz over rotational inertia;

tested egg-drop designs;

watched a video segment on conservation of momentum;

test 8 & 9 on Friday

### Tuesday October 24

played around a little with gyroscopes;

collected data for Forces Lab (write-up due next Tuesday);

worked on making an egg-drop apparatus;

quiz tomorrow on rotational inertia

### Monday October 23

reviewed everything done just before class trip;

discussed packaging theory to minimize forces felt by collisions;

problems p.251-253 #56, 59, 62, 66, 67, 74, 77, 79 (due Friday)

### Tuesday October 17

no class, due to Senior Class Trip

### Monday October 16

no class, due to Senior Class Trip

### Friday October 13

defined/discussed momentum and its conservation;

defined/discussed angular momentum and its conservation;

demonstrated conservation of momentum with bicycle wheel and rotating platform

### Thursday October 12

no class, due to college fair;

### Wednesday October 11

discussed equilibrium and worked a problem;

worked problems from the problem set;

read 229-235 (impulse and momentum)

### Tuesday October 10

discussed/demonstrated rotational inertia;

defined/discussed torque;

worked rotational kinematics problem;

read 211-217 equilibrium;

problems pp.223-225 #72-78 even, 82, 84, 87, 88 (due Friday)

### Monday October 9

discussed test 6 & 7;

discussed rotational motion through analogy with linear motion;

worked problems involving angular acceleration;

read 201-210 (rotational dynamics)

### Friday October 6

no class, due to *Fall Festival* preparations

### Thursday, October 5

test 6 & 7;

read: 196-200 (describing rotational motion)

### Wednesday, October 4

reviewed chapters 6 & 7;

worked problems from the problem sets;

test 6 & 7 on tomorrow

### Tuesday, October 3

quiz tomorrow on gravitation;

Power Outreach students collected sliding friction lab data;

test 6 & 7 on Thursday

### Monday, October 2

reviewed everything done last week for those who were gone on Power Outreach;

worked problems involving gravitation;

quiz tomorrow on gravitation

### Friday, September 29

collected data for the Sliding Friction Lab;

briefly considered problems from problem set 7: pp.191-193 #54, 58, 62, 70, 76, 82, 84, 86

### Thursday, September 28

discussed satellites and Kepler’s 3rd law of planetary motion;

discussed synchronous-orbit communication satellites and their properties;

get started on problem set 7: pp.191-193 #54, 58, 62, 70, 76, 82, 84, 86

### Wednesday, September 27

quiz on centripetal force;

discussed Newton’s expression for universal gravitation;

worked examples of gravitational force;

read: pp.179-185 (using universal gravitation)

### Tuesday, September 26

quiz on projectile motion;

worked problems from the chapter 6 problem set;

read: pp.171-178 (universal gravitation)

### Monday, September 25

no class, due to View Southern

### Friday, September 22

no class, due to Field Day

### Thursday, September 21

finished watching the dropped vs. fired bullet thought experiment as investigated by Myth Busters;

discussed/demonstrated The Monkey and the Hunter;

worked on chapter 6 problem set;

continue working on chapter 6 problems: pp 165-167 #52, 56, 58, 60, 62, 66, 68, 74 (due Wednesday)

### Wednesday, September 20

pseudo-quiz on projectile motion;

discussed/demonstrated centripetal force and centrifugal force;

began watching the dropped vs. fired bullet thought experiment as investigated by Myth Busters;

start working on chapter 6 problems: pp 165-167 #52, 56, 58, 60, 62, 66, 68, 74 (due Wednesday)

### Tuesday, September 19

discussed test over chapters 4 & 5;

discussed projectile motion;

read 153-159 (circular motion)

### Monday, September 18

test over chapters 4 & 5;

read: 147-152 (projectile motion);

get the acceleration lab write-up in ASAP

### Friday, September 8

no class, due to Community Outreach Day

### Thursday, September 7

worked an acceleration problem on a slope;

looked over friction simulations at PhET;

took a brief ride to demonstrate non-anti-lock brakes;

test 4 & 5 will be Monday; BWCA participants need to take it before leaving Sunday

### Wednesday, September 6

demonstrated graphical analysis of the acceleration data;

took a brief ride to demonstrate anti-lock brakes, illustrating static vs. kinetic friction;

worked some statics problems;

test 4 & 5 will be Monday; BWCA participants need to take it before leaving Sunday

### Tuesday, September 5

quiz on sliding friction;

worked problems from the chapter 5 problem set

### Monday, September 4

pseudo-quiz on sliding friction;

worked problems from the chapter 5 problem set;

demonstrated with a spreadsheet the analysis of the acceleration data;

problem set 5 due tomorrow

### Friday, September 1

worked an additional sliding friction problems involving angles;

worked in the media center acquiring acceleration data from phone video;

problem set 5 due Tuesday

### Thursday, August 31

recollected acceleration data;

worked a variety of sliding friction problems involving angles

### Wednesday, August 30

quiz over vector addition;

tried working with acceleration data;

briefly discussed sliding friction;

due date for lab postponed until next week

### Tuesday, August 29

pseudo-quiz on analytical vector addition (real quiz likely tomorrow);

went to the media center to extract acceleration lab data from the video;

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

### Monday, August 28

discussed/demonstrated graphical vector addition;

discussed/demonstrated analytical vector addition

### Friday, August 25

no class, due to senior survival

### Thursday, August 24

discussed chapter 4 problems;

discussed the density lab;

tried to upload the video of the free-fall for our acceleration lab;

read: 126-135 (forces and friction)

### Wednesday, August 23

discussed Newton’s laws;

demonstrated the 1st law with water cup pyramid;

worked on the density lab write-up (due tomorrow);

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

### Tuesday, August 22

discussed Friday’s test;

density lab write-up due-date postponed till Thursday;

read: 96-107 (Newton’s 2nd and 3rd law)

### Monday, August 21

no class, due to solar eclipse

### Friday, August 18

test 1-3;

read: pp. 87-95 (Newton’s Laws)

### Thursday, August 17

quiz on acceleration;

worked problems from the homework set;

test 1-3 tomorrow

### Wednesday, August 16

collected data for the Density Lab;

worked more acceleration problems, free-fall problems;

test 1-3 on Friday

### Tuesday, August 15

discussed some of the details of doing the Density Lab tomorrow;

worked more acceleration problems, free-fall problems;

look over the Density Lab handout

### Monday, August 14

discussed the uncertainty worksheet (due tomorrow);

worked more acceleration problems, free-fall problems;

problems p.81-84 #74, 78, 82, 84, 86, 88, 94, 100, 106, 110 (due Friday)

### Friday, August 11

briefly discussed chapter 1 problem set;

reviewed arithmetic with error terms;

discussed graphing with error terms;

Read pp. 65-75 (working with acceleration)

finish up the uncertainty worksheet (due Tuesday)

### Thursday, August 10

discussed chapter 1 problem set (due tomorrow);

discussed accelerated motion;

worked problems involving acceleration;

Read pp. 57-64 (acceleration)

get started on the uncertainty worksheet (due Tuesday)

### Wednesday, August 9

discussed a few problems from chapter 1;

reviewed working with error terms;

discussed graphing motion (position vs. time);

Read pp. 43-47 (measuring speeds)

problems pp. 25-28 #54, 60, 68, 70, 72, 76, 90 (due Friday)

get started on the uncertainty worksheet (due Monday)

### Tuesday, August 8

discussed fundamental units and dimensional analysis;

discussed significant figure rules;

discussed/practiced working with error terms;

Read pp. 31-42 (1-D motion)

### Monday, August 7

passed out textbooks; explained course description;

considered some counterintuitive phenomena;

Read pp. 3-14 (units & measurements)