### Course Description

Equations

science links

uncertainty calculator

### Thursday, February 20

test 18 & 19;

read: pp. 546-553 (electric force)

### Wednesday, February 19

further discussed the Rayleigh criterion of resolution;

worked some problems from the problem set;

pseudo-quiz on diffraction gratings;

test 18 & 19 tomorrow

### Tuesday, February 18

discussed double-slit interference and single-slit diffraction/interference;

used spectroscopes to view spectral lines of various gasses;

briefly discussed the Rayleigh criterion of resolution;

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

test 18 & 19 on Thursday

### Monday, February 17

went outside to form images of the sun with convex lenses on various combustibles;

analyzed double-slit interference;

get going on chapter 19 problems: p.536-538 #48, 52, 54, 58, 60 (due Thursday)

### Friday, February 14

continued discussing vision problems and various methods of vision correction;

discussed/demonstrated double-slit interference;

demonstrated single-slit diffraction;

read: pp. 524-531 (diffraction);

### Thursday, February 13

quiz over lens imaging;

discussed eye anatomy ;

discussed vision problems and various methods of vision correction;

if you haven’t already, read: pp. 515-523 (interference);

### Wednesday, February 12

finished collecting data for the simple harmonic motion lab;

worked some problems with the lens makers formula

### Tuesday, February 11

collected data for the simple harmonic motion lab;

read: pp. 515-523 (interference);

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

### Monday, February 10

worked problems on refraction;

re-quiz on refraction;

worked a lens imaging problem;

read: pp. 500-503 (optical instruments)

### Friday, January 31

discussed problems from the problem set

### Thursday, January 30

discussed problems from the problem set;

pseudoquiz on refraction;

continue working on chapter 18 problems: pp.509-511 #68-74, 78, 82-86, 90, 94 even (due tomorrow)

### Wednesday, January 29

demonstrated total internal reflection;

discussed/examined fiber optic cables;

discussed/examined lenses and lens imaging;

get going on chapter 18 problems: pp.509-511 #68-74, 78, 82-86, 90, 94 even (due Friday)

### Tuesday, January 28

discussed test 16 & 17;

discussed/demonstrated refraction of light through prisms;

defined index of refraction and Snell’s Law;

worked refraction problems;

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

read: pp.493-499 (lenses)

### Monday, January 27

test 16 & 17;

read: pp.485-492 (refraction)

### Friday, January 24

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

looked a summary video of the development of the James Webb space telescope;

test 16 & 17 on Monday

### Thursday, January 23

finished working through a double mirror imaging scenario;

pseudo-quiz on mirror imaging;

looked more at different telescope designs;

test 16 & 17 on Monday

### Wednesday, January 22

quiz on mirror imaging;

worked through a double mirror imaging scenario;

looked at telescope designs;

test 16 & 17 on Monday

### Tuesday, January 21

demonstrated mirror imaging;

worked through many scenarios of mirror imaging;

start on chapter 17 problems: pp.479-480 #56, 57, 60, 62, 64, 66, 68, 69, 70, 72 (due Friday)

### Monday, January 20

looked at a few problems in the problem set;

examined plane mirrors & discussed plane mirror imaging;

examined some curved mirrors;

discussed the handout of algebraic sign conventions for mirror imaging;

continue working on chapter 16 problems: pp.453 #54-62 even, 63, 65, 66, 69 (due tomorrow)

read: pp. 464-475 (curved mirrors)

### Friday, January 17

discussed Special Relativity and time dilation, as relates to light and light speed;

glanced at a few problems in the problem set;

continue working on chapter 16 problems: pp.453 #54-62 even, 63, 65, 66, 69 (due Tuesday)

read: pp. 457-463 (plane mirrors)

### Thursday, January 16

reviewed polarized light;

discussed the Doppler effect with light;

watched a video clip on the quantum nature particles and the nature of light;

discussed retinal cones and color blindness;

continue working on chapter 16 problems: pp.453 #54-62 even, 63, 65, 66, 69 (due Tuesday)

### Wednesday, January 15

discussed the electromagnetic spectrum, and specifically the visible spectrum;

discussed color theory (RGB, CMYK, & BYR);

discussed/experimented with polarized light;

discussed the Doppler effect with light;

chapter 16 problems: pp.453 #54-62 even, 63, 65, 66, 69 (due Tuesday)

### Tuesday, January 14

discussed test 14 & 15;

discussed history of light theory, properties of light;

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

### Monday, January 13

test 14 & 15;

read: pp. 431-438 (light)

### Friday, January 10

quiz on resonance in a tube;

discussed/reviewed parts of chapter 15;

test 14 & 15 next Monday

### Thursday, January 9

no class, due to community service day

### Wednesday, January 8

further analyzed resonance in a tube;

looked at problems in the problem set;

work on problems;

quiz Friday over resonant tubes/strings;

test 14 & 15 next Monday

### Tuesday, January 7

analyzed resonance in a tube;

went to Ponce hall to measure how well equalized the PA system is;

work on problems;

test 14 & 15 next Monday

### Monday, January 6

further explored harmonic content of a complex tone;

listened to a few segments of The Science of Sound;

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

### Tuesday, December 17

worked problems on rotational mechanics and fluids;

continue reviewing for semester exam over mechanics, heat, and fluids (12:30 on Thursday)

### Monday, December 16

began reviewing for semester exam over mechanics, heat, and fluids (12:30 on Thursday);

problems: pp.425-427 postponed until after the holidays

### Friday, December 13

analyzed the harmonic content of various tones;

bring musical instruments Monday;

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

### Thursday, December 12

worked with a string vibrator to watch standing waves under a strobe light;

quiz over decibels;

bring musical instruments tomorrow

### Wednesday, December 11

reviewed sound speed, Doppler effect, and decibels;

pseudoquiz over decibels;

bring musical instruments tomorrow

### Tuesday, December 10

discussed sound speed as a function of temperature;

discussed the Doppler effect and worked problems on it;

messed around with wave driver;

specific heat lab due tomorrow;

bring musical instruments tomorrow

### Monday, December 9

reviewed the frequency range of human hearing (using a smart phone app);

discussed the decibel scale (using smart phone app);

problem set 14 due tomorrow

### Friday, December 6

reviewed standing waves, harmonic, & overtones;

discussed some problems from the problem set (due Tuesday);

discussed/experimented with the frequency range of human hearing (using a smart phone app);

work on the problem set that’s due Tuesday;

read: pp. 411-419 (more on sound)

### Thursday, December 5

discussed/demonstrated wave properties and behavior;

read: pp. 403-410 (sound)

### Wednesday, December 4

finished collecting data for specific heat lab;

discussed some wave animations, illustrating types of waves;

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

### Tuesday, December 3

discussed/demonstrated formula for pendulum period and mass/spring oscillator period;

collected data for specific heat lab;

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

### Monday, December 2

discussed test 12 & 13;

discussed/demonstrated simple harmonic motion;

read: pp.375-380 (simple harmonic motions)

### Thursday, November 21

test 12 & 13

### Wednesday, November 20

worked a couple of problems on Archimedes’ principle;

reviewed chapters 12 & 13;

test 12 & 13 tomorrow

### Tuesday, November 19

reworked/checked some problems from the problem set;

worked problems involving Bernoulli’s equation;

test 12 & 13 on Thursday

### Monday, November 18

worked problems from chapter 13;

discussed linear expansion;

discussed Bernoulli’s equation;

torques lab due tomorrow;

test 12 & 13 on Thursday

### 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)