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Physics 1

Physics 1

Fall 2024

- HW 12 due Sunday, Nov 17. Covers sections 12.1 – 12.2
- I will hold an optional problem solving session on Tuesdays at 2:30 in our lab room. Please come with problems you’re interested in.

*Monday*(Aug 26)- Introduction to the course
- Reading
- lecture slides (pdf)
- Supplemental Content – Why
doesn’t the U.S. use the metric system?
*Pirates!*

*Wednesday**Chapter 1 Lab*– Measurements*Friday*– Homework 1 (including reading quiz) due.

*Monday*(Sep 2)- no class (Labor Day)

*Wednesday*- Reading Quiz due before lecture. Sections 2.2 – 2.4
- Reading
- lecture slides (pdf)
- Supplemental Content – Jupyter notebooks for vector work

*Thursday*– HW 2 due. Covers sections 1.1 – 1.7*Lab*– Intro to Computational Physics- Concept Quiz on Ch 2

*Monday*(Sep 9)*Wednesday*- Reading
- lecture slides – example kinematics problems (pdf)
- Supplemental Content – jerk, snap, crackle and pop

*Thursday*– HW 3 due. Covers sections 2.1 – 3.3*Chapter 3 Lab*– One-Dimensional Motion- See
*Vernier and LoggerPro*notes in the lab manual documents. - Concept Quiz on Ch 3

- See

*Monday*(Sep 16)- Reading
- lecture slides
- Supplemental Content – observe acceleration & velocity vectors in action

*Wednesday*- Reading
- lecture slides – relative motion problem
- Supplemental Content – circular motion & frames of reference

*Thursday*– HW 4 due. Covers sections 3.4 – 4.3*Chapter 4 Lab*– 2D Motion- Concept Quiz on Ch 4

*Monday*(Sep 23)- Exam Review
- Please come prepared with questions to discuss – concepts or review questions.

*Wednesday***Midterm Exam 1**covers chapters 1-4. – exam solutions – class results

*Thursday*– HW 5 due. Covers sections 4.3 – 4.5- No lab this week.

*Monday*(Sep 30)- Reading
- lecture slides
- Supplemental Content – a (possibly challenging) ramp puzzle

*Wednesday**Chapter 6 Lab*– Dynamics

*Monday*(Oct 7)*Tuesday*– HW 6 due. Covers sections 5.1 – 5.7*Wednesday*- Reading
- lecture slides – work calculation
- Supplemental Content – can you power your house with a bicycle?

*Lab*– Computational Dynamics- Concept Quiz on Ch 6

*Sunday*– HW 7 due. Covers sections 6.1 – 6.4

*Monday*(Oct 14)*Wednesday*- Reading
- lecture slides – CM calculation
- Supplemental Content – collision sim and more

*Chapter 8 Lab*– Work and Energy- Concept Quiz on Ch 7 and 8

*Sunday*– HW 8 due. Covers sections 7.1 – 8.5

*Monday*(Oct 21)- Exam Review

*Wednesday***Midterm Exam 2**covers chapters 5-9. – exam solutions – class results

- No lab this week.
*Sunday*– HW 9 due. Covers sections 9.1 – 9.7

*Monday*(Oct 28)*Wednesday*- Reading
- lecture slides
- Supplemental Content – why do these disks roll down a ramp at different speeds?

*Chapter 9 Lab*– Momentum- Concept Quiz on Ch 10

*Sunday*– HW 10 due. Covers sections 10.1 – 10.8

*Monday*(Nov 4)- Reading
- lecture slides
- Supplemental Content – see why a cat can land on its feet; and the bizarre consequences of the intermediate axis theorem

*Wednesday**Chapter 10 Lab*– Rotational Dynamics- Concept Quiz on Ch 11

*Sunday*– HW 11 due. Covers sections 11.1 – 11.4

*Monday*(Nov 11)*Wednesday*- Reading
- lecture slides
- Supplemental Content – watch the moon shield Earth from space junk

*Chapter 12 Lab*– Static Equilibrium- Concept Quiz on Ch 12

*Sunday*– HW 12 due. Covers sections 12.1 – 12.2

*Last modified: Wed November 13 2024, 08:52 AM.*