Course Description
Equations
science links
uncertainty calculator

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)