### Course Description

Equations

science links

uncertainty calculator

### Friday, February 22

reviewed eye imaging and vision problems;

discussed vision correction measures;

discussed double-slit interference;

continue working on chapter 19 problems: p.536-538 #48, 52, 54, 58, 60 (due Tuesday)

test 18 & 19 next Wednesday

### Thursday, February 21

worked lens imaging problems;

discussed the lens-makers formula;

quiz on lens imaging;

discussed eye imaging and vision problems;

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

test 18 & 19 next Wednesday

### Wednesday, February 20

finished collecting data for the simple harmonic motion lab;

demonstrated the refraction characteristics of lenses;

worked sample problems from the homework set;

read: pp.524-531 (diffraction)

### Tuesday, February 19

re-quiz on refraction;

collected data for the simple harmonic motion lab;

read: pp.500-503 (optical instruments)

### Monday, February 18

worked problems from the problem set and sample problems;

quiz on refraction;

look over the SHM lab handout for tomorrow

### Friday, February 15

pseudo-quiz on refraction;

played around with some convex lenses;

discussed lens imaging;

worked problems on lens imaging;

continue working on problems pp. 509-511 #68-74, 78, 82-86, 90, 94 even (due Wednesday)

### Thursday, February 14

discussed/demonstrated total-internal reflection;

discussed/demonstrated fiber-optic cable;

problems pp. 509-511 #68-74, 78, 82-86, 90, 94 even (due Wednesday)

### Wednesday, February 13

discussed test 16 & 17;

discussed/demonstrated refraction;

discussed Snell’s law;

read: pp. 485-492 (refraction)

### Tuesday, February 12

test 16 & 17

### Monday, February 11

reviewed chapters 16 & 17;

quiz on mirror imaging;

test 16 & 17 tomorrow

### Friday, February 8

looked at various telescope designs;

worked a two-mirror problem;

test 16 & 17 on Tuesday

### Thursday, February 7

worked a problem or two from the problem set;

discussed mirror imaging sign conventions;

worked many scenarios of imaging with a concave mirror

### Wednesday, February 6

worked a problem or two from the problem set;

discussed plane mirrors and the virtual images they form;

played around with curved mirrors;

began discussing mirror imaging;

read: pp. 464-475 (curved mirrors)

problems: pp. 479-480 #56, 57, 60, 62, 64, 66, 68, 69, 70, 72 (due Tuesday)

### Tuesday, February 5

no class, due to meeting with Southern

### Monday, February 4

discussed special relativity;

worked a problem or two from the problem set;

discussed polarized light;

played around with polarizers;

read: pp. 457-463 (plane mirrors)

### Friday, January 25

most of class absent, due to Acrofest;

considered a couple of problems from the problem set

### Thursday, January 24

discussed the electromagnetic spectrum;

discussed attributes of the visible spectrum;

contrasted additive primaries (RGB) & subtractive primaries (CMY);

looked at a website testing for colorblindness;

work on the problems

### Wednesday, January 23

discussed the history of light theory;

watched an explanation of the dilemma with light theory/quantum theory;

briefly discussed illumination and luminosity;

briefly discussed the visible spectrum;

problems pp.453 #54-62 even, 63, 65, 66, 69 (due Tuesday after break)

### Tuesday, January 22

discussed test 14 & 15;

briefly discussed some properties of light;

read: pp.439-447 (color, polarization, Doppler effect)

### Monday, January 21

test 14 & 15;

read: pp.431-438 (light)

### Friday, January 18

re-quiz on decibels;

discussed the mathematics behind frequencies of adjacent note on the piano;

discussed/demonstrated modern and medieval musical scales;

test 14 & 15 next Monday

### Thursday, January 17

demonstrated the speed of a wave on a resonant wire;

went to Ponce Hall to measure/discuss equalization of P.A. systems;

test 14 & 15 next Monday

### Wednesday, January 16

discussed problems from the problem set;

quiz over the Doppler effect;

discussed the speed of a wave on a wire;

test 14 & 15 next Monday

### Tuesday, January 15

discussed resonance in a tube and on a string;

discussed problems from the problem set (due tomorrow)

### Monday, January 14

discussed/contrasted objective and subjective audio terms;

worked a few problems on Doppler effect;

analyzed the harmonic content of voices;

problems: pp.425-427 #52, 54, 58, 61, 64, 66, 68, 72, 76, 78, 82 (due Wednesday)

### Friday, January 11

no class, due to community service day

### Thursday, January 10

quiz over calculations involving decibels;

discussed/demonstrated harmonic content of a complex tone;

analyzed the harmonic content of various instruments and compared with synthesized keyboard;

problems: pp.425-427 #52, 54, 58, 61, 64, 66, 68, 72, 76, 78, 82 (due Wednesday)

### Wednesday, January 9

reviewed sound intensity and the decibel scale;

discussed/demonstrated Doppler effect;

worked a couple of examples of Doppler effect;

bring musical instruments tomorrow;

possibly a quiz tomorrow on decibels and/or Doppler effect

### Tuesday, January 8

considered more problems from problem set 14;

further demonstrated the frequency range of human hearing;

defined/discussed sound intensity and the decibel scale;

problem set due tomorrow

### Monday, January 7

considered problems from problem set 14;

reviewed standing waves;

discussed/demonstrated the frequency range of human hearing;

discussed sound intensity and the decibel scale;

began discussing the region of human hearing;

read: pp. 411-419 (sound)

### Friday, January 4

reviewed wave types, wave anatomy, and terminology;

discussed reflection, refraction, diffraction, and interference;

discussed/demonstrated standing waves;

read: p.403-410 (sound);

problems: pp. 397-400 #70, 72, 74, 78, 80, 86, 90, 92, 100 (due Wednesday)

### Thursday, January 3

reviewed simple harmonic motion;

discussed/demonstrated different wave types, wave anatomy, and terminology;

discussed a mathematical representation of waves;

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

### Wednesday, January 2

briefly discussed the semester exam;

discussed/demonstrated simple harmonic motion;

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

### Friday, December 14

discussed the recent test on chapters 12 & 13;

worked problems from earlier in the semester;

continue reviewing chapters 1-13 for the semester exam

### Thursday, December 13

completed test on chapters 12 & 13;

worked problems from earlier in the semester

continue reviewing chapters 1-13 for the semester exam

### Wednesday, December 12

test on chapters 12 & 13;

begin reviewing chapters 1-13 for the semester exam

### Tuesday, December 11

discussed problems from chapter 12 & 13;

test 12 & 13 tomorrow

### Monday, December 10

collected data for the specific heat lab;

discussed problems from the problem set;

test 12 & 13 on Wednesday

### Friday, December 7

discussed problems from the problem set;

further discussed/demonstrated Bernoulli’s principle;

look over lab handout for the Specific Heat lab for Monday

### Thursday, December 6

went and observed some pneumatic equipment in the woodshop;

discussed/demonstrated Bernoulli’s principle

### Wednesday, December 5

discussed the gas laws;

reviewed pressure;

discussed Pascal’s principle and its applications

### Tuesday, December 4

reviewed pressure and various pressure units;

worked a problem involving Archimedes’ principle;

quiz on Archimedes’ principal;

looked at a problem from the problem set

### Monday, December 3

worked problems involving Archimedes’ principle;

defined/discussed pressure and various pressure units;

p. 369-371 #76, 77, 78, 80, 82, 88, 91, 96, 100;

read: pp. 359-363 (solids)

### Friday, November 30

reviewed statistical probabilities governing the 2nd law of thermodynamics;

discussed density, buoyancy, and Archimedes’ principle;

start working on p. 369-371 #76, 77, 78, 80, 82, 88, 91, 96, 100;

read: pp. 359-363 (solids)

### Thursday, November 29

reviewed heat engine animations;

discussed refrigeration and heat pumps;

discussed the statistical probabilities governing the 2nd law of thermodynamics;

read: pp. 341-348 (fluids)

### Wednesday, November 28

finished collecting data for the Torque lab;

discussed heat engine animations;

### Tuesday, November 27

worked problem on thermal conduction;

worked problem on thermal expansion;

collected data for the Torque lab

### Monday, November 26

worked problems from the chapter 12 problem set (due tomorrow);

discussed/demonstrated thermal conduction;

discussed/demonstrated thermal expansion;

get started on chapter 13 problems: pp.369-371 #76, 77, 78, 80, 82, 88, 91, 96, 100 (due Friday):

look over the Torque lab handout for tomorrow

### Thursday, November 15

worked more calorimetry problems;

quiz on calorimetry

### Wednesday, November 14

worked more with calorimetry;

discussed the Forces Lab write-up;

discussed phase change, sensible heat, & latent heat;

chapter 12 problems: pp. 336-337 #52-64 even (due Tuesday, 11-27)

### Tuesday, November 13

discussed/demonstrated calorimetry;

chapter 12 problems: pp. 336-337 #52-64 even (due Tuesday, 11-27)

### Monday, November 12

discussed test 10 & 11;

discussed thermometry;

contrasted temperature with thermal energy;

discussed evaporative cooling;

read: pp.323-331 (phase change and thermodynamics)

### Friday, November 9

no class, due Gymnix trip

### Thursday, November 8

no class, due to OnToCollege ACT review

### Wednesday, November 7

no class, due to OnToCollege ACT review

### Tuesday, November 6

test 10 & 11;

read: pp.313-322 (temperature and thermal energy)

### Monday, November 5

worked problems involving conservation of energy from the problem set;

finished *Einstein’s Big Idea*;

test 10 & 11 tomorrow

### Friday, November 2

discussed/demonstrated conservation of energy with a pendulum;

worked problems involving conservation of energy;

watched the fifth segment (starting at 1:08:15) of *Einstein’s Big Idea*;

test 10 & 11 next Tuesday

### Thursday, November 1

collected data for the Forces lab;

discussed simple machines;

worked problems involving conservation of energy;

test 10 & 11 next Tuesday

### Wednesday, October 31

discussed test 8 & 9;

worked some problems from the problem set;

watched the fourth segment (^2; 55:25 to 1:08:15) of *Einstein’s Big Idea*;

problem set 11: p.307-309 #54, 60, 62, 64, 70, 72, 74, 78, 80, 82

### Tuesday, October 30

worked some problems from the problem set;

defined/discussed conservation of energy;

briefly discussed the Forces lab;

briefly discussed simple machines;

watched the third segment (c; 42:40 to 55:25) of *Einstein’s Big Idea*;

start on problem set 11: p.307-309 #54, 60, 62, 64, 70, 72, 74, 78, 80, 82

### Monday, October 29

defined/discussed power;

did horsepower activity on the stairs;

watched the second segment (m; from 23:55 to 42:40) of *Einstein’s Big Idea*;

read: 285-292 (forms of energy)

### Friday, October 26

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

briefly discussed simple machines;

watched the first segment (E; up to 23:55) of *Einstein’s Big Idea*;

read: 266-273 (simple machines);

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

### Thursday, October 25

discussed work, kinetic energy, gravitational potential energy, & elastic potential energy;

if you haven’t already, read: 257-265 (work, energy, & power)

### Wednesday, October 24

test 8 & 9;

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

### Tuesday, October 23

quiz on conservation of linear momentum;

worked problems from chapter 9;

test 8 & 9 tomorrow

### Monday, October 22

reviewed chapters 8 & 9;

quiz tomorrow on conservation of momentum;

test 8 & 9 on Wednesday

### Tuesday, October 16

no class, due to senior class trip

### Monday, October 15

no class, due to senior class trip

### Friday, October 12

discussed problems from the problem set;

analyzed a 2-D collision

### Thursday, October 11

no class, due to the college fair

### Wednesday, October 10

discussed conservation of angular momentum;

played around with gyroscopes and the bicycle wheel

watched The Mechanical Universe on Conservation of Angular Momentum;

keep working on chapter 9 problems;

test 8 & 9 will not occur this Friday, due to the college fair tomorrow

### Tuesday, October 9

quiz on rotational inertia;

watched/discussed The Mechanical Universe on conservation of momentum;

test 8 & 9 on Friday

### Monday, October 8

discussed chapter 8 problems;

defined/discussed linear momentum and impulse;

defined/discussed angular momentum and angular impulse;

chapter 9 problems: pp.251-253 #56, 59, 62, 66, 67, 74, 77, 79 (due Friday)

quiz tomorrow on rotational inertia

### Friday, October 5

worked statics problems;

discussed a problem from the problem set;

read: pp. 229-235 (impulse and momentum)

### Thursday, October 4

defined/discussed torque, vector cross products, and the right hand rule;

discussed problems from the problem set;

read 211-217 (equilibrium)

### Wednesday, October 3

quiz over rotational acceleration;

discussed/demonstrated rotational inertia;

problems pp.223-225 #72-78 even, 82, 84, 87, 88

### Tuesday, October 2

discussed equations for rotational motion along side those for linear motion;

worked a few problems involving rotational motion;

read: pp.201-210 (rotational dynamics)

### Monday, October 1

discussed test 6 & 7;

read: pp.196-200 (describing rotational motion)

### Friday, September 28

no class, due seniors being gone to assist hurricane victims

### Thursday, September 27

no class, due seniors being gone to assist hurricane victims

### Wednesday, September 26

no class, due seniors being gone to assist hurricane victims

### Tuesday, September 25

no class, due seniors being gone to assist hurricane victims

### Monday, September 24

no class, due to View Southern

### Friday, September 21

test 6 & 7

### Thursday, September 20

worked problems from the problems set;

quiz over orbiting satellites/moons;

test 6 & 7 tomorrow

### Wednesday, September 19

collected data for the Sliding Friction Lab;

keep working on problem set 7: pp.191-193 #54, 58, 62, 70, 76, 82, 84, 86 (due tomorrow);

test 6 & 7 on Friday

### Tuesday, September 18

quiz over centripetal force;

discussed the physics of orbiting bodies;

discussed the details of doing the Sliding Friction Lab (for tomorrow);

keep working on problem set 7: pp.191-193 #54, 58, 62, 70, 76, 82, 84, 86 (due Thursday)

### Monday, September 17

watched the dropped/fired bullet thought experiment by Myth Busters;

discussed universal gravitation and centripetal force;

discussed Kepler’s 3 Laws of planetary motion;

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

problem set 7: pp.191-193 #54, 58, 62, 70, 76, 82, 84, 86 (due Thursday)

### Tuesday, September 11

worked problems from the chapter 6 problem set;

discussed universal gravitation;

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

### Monday, September 10

worked problems from the chapter 6 problem set;

read: 171-178 (universal gravitation)

### Friday, September 7

quiz on projectile motion;

discussed circular motion and centripetal force;

worked problems involving centripetal force;

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

### Thursday, September 6

pseudo-quiz on projectile motion;

worked problems involving projectiles;

demonstrated The Monkey and the Hunter;

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

### Wednesday, September 5

discussed projectile motion;

worked problems involving projectiles;

if you haven’t already, read: 153-159 (circular motion)

### Tuesday, September 4

discussed test 4 & 5

read: 153-159 (circular motion)

### Monday, September 3

test 4 & 5

read: 147-152 (projectile motion)

### Friday, August 31

quiz over sliding friction;

worked some more friction problems involving acceleration on a slope;

test 4 & 5 Monday

### Thursday, August 30

considered problems from the homework set;

worked some more friction problems involving angles;

test 4 & 5 postponed till Monday;

HW 5 due on Friday

### Wednesday, August 29

considered problems from the homework set;

worked some friction problems involving angles;

test 4 & 5 postponed till Friday;

HW 5 due on Thursday

### Tuesday, August 28

worked with extracted data from the video;

considered problems from the homework set;

test 4 & 5 postponed till Friday;

HW 5 due on Thursday

### Monday, August 27

extracted acceleration data from the video;

considered problems from the homework set;

test 4 & 5 on Thursday

### Friday, August 24

quiz on analytical vector addition;

discussed sliding friction;

considered problems from the homework set

### Thursday, August 23

pseudo-quiz on analytical vector addition;

worked more vector addition examples;

considered problems from the homework set;

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

### Wednesday, August 22

discussed graphical and analytical vector addition;

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

### Tuesday, August 21

saw video of feather and bowling ball in a vacuum chamber;

discussed chapter 4 problems;

discussed Density lab write-up (due tomorrow);

shot video for acceleration due to gravity lab;

read: 126-135 (forces and friction)

### Monday, August 20

discussed test 1-3;

discussed/demonstrated Newton’s laws;

discussed and worked on Density lab write-up (due Wednesday);

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

### Friday, August 17

discussed test 1-3;

demonstrated Newton’s 1st law;

discussed and worked on Density lab write-up (due Wednesday);

read: pp. 96-107 (Newton’s 2nd and 3rd laws of motion)

### Thursday, August 16

test 1-3;

read: pp. 87-95 (Newton’s first law of motion)

### Wednesday, August 15

quiz on free-fall;

collected data for the Density Lab;

discussed some of the homework set problems;

test 1-3 on Thursday

### Tuesday, August 14

quiz on acceleration;

discussed doing a Density Lab tomorrow;

discussed some of the homework set problems;

worked problems on acceleration and free-fall;

test 1-3 on Thursday

### Monday, August 13

discussed some of the homework set problems;

worked problems on acceleration and free-fall;

test 1-3 on Thursday

### Friday, August 10

further discussed velocity and acceleration, graphs and equations;

worked problems with acceleration;

Read pp. 65-75 (working with acceleration);

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

### Thursday, August 9

quiz over arithmetic with error terms;

discussed uncertainty worksheet (due tomorrow);

discussed some problems from problem set 1 (due tomorrow);

briefly discussed velocity and acceleration;

Read pp. 57-64 (acceleration)

### Wednesday, August 8

worked examples of arithmetic using error terms from the worksheet;

discussed uncertainty when graphing;

discussed some problems from problem set 1;

continue working on the Uncertainty worksheet (due Friday)

Read pp. 43-47 (measuring speeds);

continue with problem set 1: pp.25-28 #54, 60, 68, 70, 72, 76, 90 (due Friday)

### Tuesday, August 7

worked examples of arithmetic using error terms;

discussed uncertainty during measurement;

begin working on front side of the Uncertainty worksheet;

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

problem set 1: pp.25-28 #54, 60, 68, 70, 72, 76, 90 (due Friday)

### Monday, August 6

passed out textbooks; explained course description;

discussed uncertainty during measurement;

Read pp. 3-14 (units & measurements)