Course Description
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Friday, November 15

discussed Pascal’s principle;
discussed Bernoulli’s principle;
discussed Archimedes’ principle;
HW 13 due as soon as possible;
torques lab due Tuesday;
read:  pp. 359-363 (solids)

Thursday, November 14

discussed pressure, and its various units;
discussed the universal gas law

Wednesday, November 13

discussed the 2nd law of thermodynamics and its implications regarding design;
discussed heat pumps and refrigeration;
read:  pp.341-348 (fluids)

Tuesday, November 12

finished collecting data for the Torques Lab;
discussed problems from problem set 12;
start on problem set 13:  pp.369-371 #76, 78, 80, 82, 88, 91, 96, 100 (due Friday)

Monday, November 11

continued collecting data for the Torques Lab;
finish working on problem set 12:  pp. 336-337 #52-64 even (due ASAP)
begin looking at problem set 13:  pp.369-371 #76, 78, 80, 82, 88, 91, 96, 100 (due Friday)


Friday, November 8

discussed the Torques Lab;
began collecting data for the Torques Lab;
continue working on problem set 12:  pp. 336-337 #52-64 even (due ASAP)

Thursday, November 7

discussed handout on thermal conductivity;
worked problems on thermal conduction;
continue working on problem set 12:  pp. 336-337 #52-64 even (due soon)

Wednesday, November 6

worked calorimetry problems;
re-quiz on calorimetry;
demonstrated thermal conduction and thermal expansion;
looked at problem set 12;
continue working on problem set 12:  pp. 336-337 #52-64 even (due tomorrow)

Tuesday, November 5

worked calorimetry problems;
quiz on calorimetry;
continue working on problem set 12:  pp. 336-337 #52-64 even (due Thursday)

Monday, November 4

discussed specific heat capacity and sensible heat;
discussed heat of fusion, heat of vaporization, and latent heat;
worked calorimetry problems;
problem set 12:  pp. 336-337 #52-64 even (due Thursday)


Friday, November 1

discussed test 10 & 11;
defined/contrasted temperature and thermal energy;
discussed thermometry and temperature scales;
briefly mentioned specific heat capacity;
read:  pp.323-331 (phase change and thermodynamics)

Thursday, October 31

test 10 & 11;
read:  pp.313-322 (temperature and thermal energy)

Wednesday, October 30

re-quiz over energy conservation;
worked problems from chapter 11 problem set;
reviewed chapters 10 & 11;
test 10 & 11 tomorrow

Tuesday, October 29

quiz over energy conservation;
worked problems from the problem set;
continue working on problem set 11:  pp.307-309 #54, 60, 62, 64, 70, 72, 74, 78, 80, 82 (due tomorrow);
test 10 & 11 postponed until Thursday

Monday, October 28

discussed problems from the chapter 10 problem set;
summarized simple machines;
discussed details of doing the Forces Lab write-up;
watched conclusion of Einstein’s Big Idea on energy;
continue working on problem set 11:  pp.307-309 #54, 60, 62, 64, 70, 72, 74, 78, 80, 82 (due Wednesday);
test 10 & 11 on Wednesday


Friday, October 25

watched the fifth segment of Einstein’s Big Idea on energy (1:08:15-end);
continue working on problem set 11:  pp.307-309 #54, 60, 62, 64, 70, 72, 74, 78, 80, 82 (due next Wednesday);
test 10 & 11 on Wednesday

Thursday, October 24

collected data for the Forces lab;
watched the fourth segment of Einstein’s Big Idea on energy (55:25-1:08:15);
worked problems from the problem set;
start looking at problem set 11:  pp.307-309 #54, 60, 62, 64, 70, 72, 74, 78, 80, 82 (due next Wednesday)

Thursday, October 24

collected data for the Forces lab;
watched the fourth segment of Einstein’s Big Idea on energy (55:25-1:08:15);
worked problems from the problem set;
start looking at problem set 11:  pp.307-309 #54, 60, 62, 64, 70, 72, 74, 78, 80, 82 (due next Wednesday)

Wednesday, October 23

discussed doing the Forces lab tomorrow;
watched the third segment of Einstein’s Big Idea on energy (42:40-55:25);
discussed rotational energy and worked a problem involving energy conservation;
continue working on problem set 10:  pp.278-281 #52, 56, 58, 64, 66, 70, 74, 82, 86 (due Friday)

Tuesday, October 22

discussed conservation of energy;
watched the second segment of Einstein’s Big Idea on energy (23:55-42:40);
defined/discussed power and horsepower;
continue working on problem set 10:  pp.278-281 #52, 56, 58, 64, 66, 70, 74, 82, 86 (due Friday)

Monday, October 21

reviewed forms of energy;
watched the first segment of Einstein’s Big Idea on energy (0-23:55);
read:  pp. 266-273 (simple machines);
problem set 10:  pp.278-281 #52, 56, 58, 64, 66, 70, 74, 82, 86 (due Friday)


Tuesday, October 15

no class, due to senior class trip

Monday, October 14

no class, due to senior class trip


Friday, October 11

discussed test 8 & 9;
defined/discussed kinetic energy, gravitational potential energy, and elastic potential energy;
discussed specific roller coasters at Bush Gardens Tampa that class members will visit next week

Thursday, October 10

no class, due to the College Fair

Wednesday, October 9

test 8 & 9;
read:  pp. 257-265 (work, energy, & power)

Tuesday, October 8

worked problems from the chapter 9 problem set;
worked another 2-D collision problem;
test 8 & 9 on tomorrow

Monday, October 7

worked problems from the chapter 9 problem set;
worked a 2-D collision problem;
test 8 & 9 on Wednesday


Friday, October 4

no class, due to ACT prep sample test;
test 8 & 9 on Wednesday

Thursday, October 3

watched part of The Mechanical Universe on angular momentum and its conservation;
discussed/demonstrated angular momentum conservation with the bicycle wheel and turntable;
chapter 9 problems:  pp. 251-253 #56, 59, 62, 66, 67, 74, 77, 79 (due Tuesday)
test 8 & 9 on Wednesday

Wednesday, October 2

quiz on rotational inertia;
watched The Mechanical Universe on momentum and its conservation;
worked some problems from the chapter 8 problem set;
chapter 9 problems:  pp. 251-253 #56, 59, 62, 66, 67, 74, 77, 79 (due Monday)
test 8 & 9 on Tuesday

Tuesday, October 1

discussed chapter 8 problems;
discussed linear momentum and impulse;
discussed angular momentum and rotational impulse;
chapter 9 problems:  pp. 251-253 #56, 59, 62, 66, 67, 74, 77, 79 (due Monday)
get chapter 8 problems and the friction lab write-up in by tomorrow

Monday, September 30

discussed details of doing the friction lab write-up;
defined equilibrium;
worked a problem on equilibrium;
worked problems from the homework set;
read:  pp. 229-235 (impulse and momentum)


Friday, September 27

worked a rotational acceleration problem;
quiz on rotational acceleration;
discussed torque, rotational inertia, and angular acceleration;
read:  pp.211-217 (equilibrium)

Thursday, September 26

worked a couple of rotational acceleration problems;
discussed/demonstrated rotational inertia;
chapter 8 problems:  pp.223-225 #72-78 even, 82, 84, 87, 88 (due next Wednesday)

Wednesday, September 25

collected data for the sliding friction lab (write-up due next Wednesday);
compared/discussed equations for rotational motion with linear motion;
read:  pp. 201-210 (rotational dynamics)

Tuesday, September 24

discussed test 6 & 7;
briefly discussed radians and rotational units;
read over the sliding friction lab handout for tomorrow

Monday, September 23

test 6 & 7;
read:  pp. 196-200 (describing rotational motion)


Friday, September 20

no class, due to View Southern

Thursday, September 19

no class, due to View Southern

Wednesday, September 18

worked problems from the chapter 7 problem set;
test 6 & 7 next Monday

Tuesday, September 17

quiz on centripetal force;
worked problems from the chapter 7 problem set;
test 6 & 7 next Monday

Monday, September 16

reviewed Kepler’s 3rd law of planetary motion;
worked a problem involving friction and centripetal force;
worked a problem involving gravity and centripetal force;
finish up problem set 6 by tomorrow;
finish the free-fall lab write-up by tomorrow;
problem set 7:  pp.191-193 #54, 58, 62, 70, 76, 82, 84, 86 (due Monday)
test 6 & 7 next Monday


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)