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)