### Course Description

Equations

science links

uncertainty calculator

### Tuesday, September 10

discussed Kepler’s laws of planetary motion;

watched planetary animations;

derived Kepler’s 3rd law using Newton’s gravitation equation;

finish up problem set 6 by next Tuesday;

finish the free-fall lab write-up by next Tuesday;

### Monday, September 9

discussed chapter 6 problems;

discussed universal gravitation;

did a few sample calculations;

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

### Friday, September 6

quiz on projectile motion;

discussed centripetal force;

worked on the free-fall lab write-up;

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

### Thursday, September 5

pseudo-quiz on projectile motion;

demonstrated The Monkey and the Hunter;

discussed/demonstrated centripetal force;

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

### Wednesday, September 4

discussed projectile motion;

worked projectile problems;

read: pp. 153-159 (circular motion);

glance at The Monkey and the Hunter

### Tuesday, September 3

discussed test 4 & 5;

work on your free-fall lab

### Monday, September 2

test 4 & 5;

read: pp. 147-152 (projectile motion)

### Friday, August 30

worked more problems involving sliding friction on a slope;

worked force vector problems involving the suspension of objects from cables;

test 4 & 5 on Monday

### Thursday, August 29

worked on the chapter 5 problem set;

worked problems involving sliding friction on a slope;

test 4 & 5 on Monday

### Wednesday, August 28

worked problems involving sliding friction;

worked more on processing our free-fall lab data;

continue working on chapter 5 problems: pp. 141-143 #80, 82, 86, 90, 92, 96, 98, 104 (due tomorrow)

### Tuesday, August 27

went to the computer lab to retrieve video off of our phones for the free-fall lab;

continue working on chapter 5 problems: pp. 141-143 #80, 82, 86, 90, 92, 96, 98, 104 (due tomorrow)

### Monday, August 26

quiz on analytical vector addition;

went to the computer lab to retrieve video off of our phones for the free-fall lab;

continue working on chapter 5 problems: pp. 141-143 #80, 82, 86, 90, 92, 96, 98, 104 (due Wednesday)

### Friday, August 23

worked problems using analytical vector addition;

went to the computer lab to retrieve video off of our phones for the free-fall lab;

work on chapter 5 problems: pp. 141-143 #80, 82, 86, 90, 92, 96, 98, 104 (due Wednesday)

### Thursday, August 22

discussed chapter 4 problem set;

discussed graphical and analytical vector addition;

chapter 5 problems: pp. 141-143 #80, 82, 86, 90, 92, 96, 98, 104 (due Wednesday)

### Wednesday, August 21

discussed sliding friction and anti-lock brakes;

began discussing vector addition;

### Tuesday, August 20

watched video clip on free-fall acceleration;

discussed doing the Density Lab write-up (due tomorrow);

discussed Newton’s 2nd and 3rd laws of motion;

worked 2nd law problems;

read: pp. 126-135 (forces and friction);

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

### Monday, August 19

discussed test 1, 2, & 3;

discussed doing the Density Lab write-up (due Wednesday);

demonstrated Newton’s first law of motion;

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

### Friday, August 16

test 1, 2, & 3;

read: pp. 87-95 (Newton’s 1st law of motion)

### Thursday, August 15

worked numerous accelerated motion problems

test 1, 2, & 3 tomorrow

### Wednesday, August 14

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

continue working on chapter 2 problems: pp. 81-84 (#74, 78, 84, 86, 88, 94, 100, 106, 110 (due Friday);

test 1, 2, & 3 this Friday

### Tuesday, August 13

discussed doing the Density Lab tomorrow;

discussed acceleration due to gravity;

worked out examples of accelerated motion;

read over lab handout;

get started on chapter 2 problems: pp. 81-84 (#74, 78, 84, 86, 88, 94, 100, 106, 110 (due Friday)

### Monday, August 12

further discussed graphing with error terms;

discussed equations for accelerated motion;

read: pp. 65-75 (working with acceleration);

chapter 2 problems: pp. 81-84 (#74, 78, 84, 86, 88, 94, 100, 106, 110 (due Friday)

### Friday, August 9

quiz on arithmetic with error terms;

discussed graphing with error terms;

get HW set 1 and Uncertainty worksheet done by Monday

### Thursday, August 8

discussed graphs of 1-D motion;

looked at problems from the problem set (due Monday);

read: pp. 57-64 (acceleration)

### Wednesday, August 7

worked more examples of arithmetic with error terms;

discussed assessing error terms when measuring;

briefly discussed 1-D motion;

read: pp. 43-47 (measuring speeds)

### Tuesday, August 6

worked examples of arithmetic with error terms;

began on worksheet (due Friday);

read: pp. 31-42 (1-D motion);

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

### Monday, August 5

passed out textbooks; explained course description;

discussed uncertainty during measurement;

Read pp. 3-14 (units & measurements)