### Course Description

Equations

science links

uncertainty calculator

### All future communication will take place via Google Classroom

### Thursday, March 12

quiz on Ohm’s law;

looked at problems from the problem set;

analyzed resistor networks;

keep working on chapter 22 problems: p.611 #62-70, 76-86 even (due before you leave for break)

### Wednesday, March 11

no class, due to tornado cleanup with Samaritan’s Purse;

keep working on chapter 22 problems: p.611 #62-70, 76-86 even (due before you leave for break)

### Tuesday, March 10

reviewed series and parallel circuits;

worked problems analyzing resistor networks;

start working on chapter 22 problems: p.611 #62-70, 76-86 even (due before you leave for break)

### Monday, March 9

reviewed current, voltage, and resistance;

reviewed Ohm’s Law;

examined some resistors to consider the color code;

discussed series and parallel circuits;

discussed resistivity of a conductor;

read: pp.617-626 (series and parallel)

chapter 22 problems: p.611 #62-70, 76-86 even (due before you leave for break)

### Friday, March 6

discussed test 20 & 21;

discussed schematic diagram symbols;

defined current and resistance;

discussed Ohm’s Law;

read: pp.601-605 (using electricity)

### Thursday, March 5

test 20 & 21;

read: pp.590-600 (currents and circuits)

### Wednesday, March 4

worked more problems;

test 20 & 21 tomorrow

### Tuesday, March 3

worked electric field vector addition problems;

quiz on electric field;

test 20 & 21 postponed till Thursday

### Monday, March 2

discussed electric field;

worked electric field vector addition problems;

looked at some of the problems on the problem set;

test 20 & 21 on Wednesday

### Friday, February 28

discussed the charge distribution on various shaped objects;

discussed capacitors, and calculating the energy stored in them;

get started on problems 21: pp.585-586 #66, 68, 70, 72, 76, 78, 80, 84, 88 (due next Wednesday)

### Thursday, February 27

discussed/contrasted electric field with gravitational field;

looked at a few problems from the homework set;

looked a a video demonstrating a Van de Graff generator;

problems 21: pp.585-586 #66, 68, 70, 72, 76, 78, 80, 84, 88 (due next Wednesday)

### Wednesday, February 26

collected data for the Speed of Sound lab;

read: pp.569-578 (electric field applications)

### Tuesday, February 25

quiz on Coulomb’s law;

discussed capacitance;

demonstrated capacitive discharge;

read: pp.563-568 (electric field)

### Monday, February 24

discussed Coulomb’s law;

worked vector addition problems involving electrostatics;

problem set for chapter 20: p.559 #42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 60 (due Thursday)

### Friday, February 21

discussed test 18 & 19;

experimented with charge distributions on balloons;

defined the Coulomb;

start looking at the problem set for chapter 20: p.559 #42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 60

### 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);