Spring semester 2012, Phys1101 General
Physics 1
The solutions for the tests, quizzes
and the recommended problems will be provided in the Moodle site.
PALS
session will be held: Monday 78 pm, Wednesday 78 pm.
Check back frequently. The calendar
will be updated throughout the semester.
Date 
Lecture 
Lab 

Reading
assignment is to be
studied before the lecture day 
Topic and lecture materials 
Homework:
is to be
turned in before the lecture. Homework problems are taken from the Problem
section, not discussion questions (unless labeled “Q..”) 
Recommended
Problems will not
be collected but should be considered good prep for tests and quizzes 
Learning
Checks open
after lecture, and will close right before the next lecture. 
Materials due for lab: prelabs
are to be turned in at the beginning of lab; spreadsheets and graphs are due
by 4 pm Fridays. 
Lab and documents 

W Jan 18 
1.11.6 
“The
ropes”: Syllabus Lab
Manuals will be handed out Physical
quantities, units, significant figures, uncertainty slides 
1.1, 1.2,
1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 1.8 (units) 1.12,
1.14, 1.16 (sig figs) solutions 
(after class, open until
Friday) 

No
lab during the first week of class 

F Jan 20 
2.1 – 2.2 
Propagation
of Uncertainties slides Displacement,
average and instantaneous velocity slides 
1.9, 1.10,
1.11 
1.18,
1.22, 1.24 (estimates) 
(after class, open until
Monday) 


M Jan 23 
2.2 
Average
velocity slides Instantaneous
velocity, slides First PALS
session at 7 pm in Sci1030 

1.61, 1.66
(problems) 2.5, 2.6 
LC Monday (open after lecture until Wednesday) 
Prelab
Assignment 1 (at lab time for sec 002) 
Exp
1: Measurement, Sec002 
T Jan 24 

. 



Prelab
Assignment 1 (at lab time for sec 003, 004, 006) 
Exp
1: Measurement Sec003,
006, 004 
W Jan 25 
2.3, 
Acceleration, slides PALS
session at 7 pm in Sci1030 

1.98
(challenge) 2.9, 2.14,
2.15, 2.19 (vel)
2.24 (acc) 
Prelab
Assignment 1 (at lab time for sec 005 and 007) 
Exp
1: Measurement, Sec005,
007 

F Jan 27 
2.4 
Quiz 2 (displacement, velocity, acceleration, in
particular graphically) Motion at
constant acceleration, Problems slides 
1.67 2.16 2.21 
2.29,
2.34, 2.36, 2.38 (const acc) 
Electronic spreadsheet is
due to instructor 


M Jan 30 
2.5, 1.7 
Motion at conastant acceleration Free Fall Vectors, components
and unit vectors PALS
session at 7 pm in Sci1030 

2.45, 2.49 (free fall) 2.62,
2.60, 2.76, 2.92(problems) 
Prelab
Assignment 2 (at lab time for sec 002) 
Exp
2: Constant acceleration (002) 

T Jan 31 





Prelab
Assignment 2 (at lab time for sec 003, 004, 006) 
Exp
2: Constant acceleration (003, 004, 006) 
W Feb 1 
1.8, 1.9,
3.1, 
Vectors,
components and unit vectors Displacement,
velocity, acceleration as vectors in 2/3d PALS
session at 7 pm in Sci1030 

2.90, 2.95 (challenge) 1.33, 1,36, 1.44,1.48,1.51
(vectors) 3.2, 3.4
(velocity) 
Prelab
Assignment 2 (at lab time for sec 005, 007) 
Exp
2: Constant acceleration (005, 007) 

F Feb 3 
3.2 3.3 
Quiz 3 (position, displacement, vector
components) quiz
solution Velocity
and Acceleration vectors 
1.45,
2.59, 2.79 
1.68, 1.74
(problems) 3.6
(acceleration) 3.12,
3.19, 3.26 (projectile) 
Section 2, 4, 5, 6, 7: handdrawn graph (if you
did part A) and electronic spreadsheet
for lab 2 by 4 pm to SB; Section
3: follow instructor 


M Feb 6 
3.4, 3.5 
Projectile
motion, examples slides PALS
session at 7 pm in Sci1030 

1.101
(challenge) 3.33
(circle), 3.40 (relative), 3.47, 3.60 3.69 (problems) 
Prelab
Assignment 3 (at lab time for sec 002) 
Exp3:
2d motion (002) 

T Feb 7 





Prelab
Assignment 3 (at lab time for sec 003, 004, 006) 
Exp3:
2d motion (003, 004, 006) 
W Feb 8 
4.1, 4.2 
Circular
motion, centripetal acceleration PALS
session at 7 pm in Sci1030 

3.89, 3.90
(challenge) 4.2, 4.4,
4.5 (force vectors) 
Prelab
Assignment 3 (at lab time for sec 005) 
Exp3:
2d motion (005,007) 

F Feb 10 
4.3 
Quiz 4: projectile motion and centripetal
acceleration answers Newton’s
laws, slides 
3.20, 3.29, 3.68 

Sections
2,5,6: two handdrawn graphs and electronic spreadsheet lab 3, 4 pm to SB; Sections
3: follow instructor 


M Feb 13 
4.4, 4.5, 
freebody
diagrams PALS
session at 7 pm in Sci1030 

4.9, 4.10,
4.16 (NSL) 4.18
(weight) 4.23, 4.24
(NTL) 
Prelab
Assignment 4 (002) 
Exp
4: addition of vectors (002) 

T Feb 14 





Prelab
Assignment 4 (003, 004, 006) 
Exp
4: addition of vectors (003, 004, 006) 
W Feb 15 
4.6 
weight and
mass, Newton’s laws, freebody diagrams Practice problems Special PALS session for a review in preparation of
test 1 at 79 pm location tb Please come prepared with sample test Sp2011a 

4.26,
4.30, 4.32 (FBD) 5.8, 5.13
(equil), 5.22 (dyn) 
Prelab
Assignment 4 (005, 007) 
Exp
4: addition of vectors (005, 007) 

F Feb 17 

Test 1 sample test Sp2010
and answers sample test
Sp2011 and answers 
4.28, 4.40, 4.43 

Sections
2, 4, 5, 6, 7: two drawings and electronic spreadsheet lab 4 to SB by 4 pm; Section
3 follow instructor 


M Feb 20 
4.6 5.1 
Third law,
force pairs, freebody diagrams slides PALS
session at 7 pm in Sci1030 

4.36,
4.46, 4.51, 4.55 (problems) 
Prelab
Assignment 5 (002) 
Exp
5: 

T Feb 21 





Prelab
Assignment 5 (003, 004, 006) 
Exp
5: Newton’s Second Law (003, 004, 006) 
W Feb 22 
5.2 5.3 
Examples Friction PALS
session at 7 pm in Sci1030 

5.30,
5.33, 5.40 (friction) 4.62
(challenge) 
Prelab
Assignment 5 (005, 007) 
Exp
5: Newton’s Second Law (005, 007) 

F Feb 24 
5.4 
Quiz 5 Freebody diagrams, weight, mass answers Friction
problems 
4.56, 5.24, 5.42 
5.53, 5.58
(circ) 5.64,
5.76, 5.78 (problems) 5.94,
5.97, 5.114 (problems) 
Section
2, 4, 5, 6, 7: electronic spreadsheet lab 5 Section
3: follow instructor 


M Feb 27 
6.1 
Forces in
circular Motion Examples
for circular motion PALS
session at 7 pm in Sci1030 

5.122
(challenge) 6.2, 6.5,
6.6, 6.7, 6.9 (exercises) 
Prelab
Assignment 6 (002) 
Exp
6: Centripetal Force 

T Feb 28 





Prelab
Assignment 6 (003, 004, 006) 
Exp
6: Centripetal Force 
W Feb 29 
6.2, 6.3 
work PALS
session at 7 pm in Sci2020 

6.11, 6.14,
6.16, 6.19, 6.24 (exercises) 
Prelab
Assignment 6 (005, 007) 
Exp
6: Centripetal Force 

F Mar 2 
6.4 
Quiz 6 forces in circular motion work and
kinetic energy, varying forces 
5.85, 6.7, 6.21 
6.29,
6.30, 6.46 (exercises) 6.57,
6.69, 6.78, 6.87 (problems) 7.6, 7.14
(exercises) 
electronic
spreadsheet lab 6 (except for W8 section) 
W8
lab is held at 8 am (due next Tuesday) 

M Mar 5 
7.2,7.3 7.4 
work and
kinetic energy, varying forces Gravitational
and elastic potential energy,
conservative forces PALS session at 7 pm in Sci1030 

6.73, 6.95
(problem) 6.101
(challenge) 7.18,
7.23, 7.29,7.32 (exercises) 
Prelab
Assignment 7 (002) 
Exp
7: Collisions (002) 

T Mar 6 





Prelab
Assignment 7 (003, 004, 006) 
Exp
7: Collisions (003, 004, 006) 
W Mar 7 
8.1/ 8.2 
Energy
conservation, Work of nonconservative forces More
Problems on energy/work PALS session at 7 9pm in Sci2020 Bring
practice test 2 

7.40,
7.42, 7.46, 7.51, 7.58 (problems) 
(will be open until
Wednesday after break) 
Prelab
Assignment 7 (005, 007) 
Exp
7: Collisions (005, 007) 
F Mar 9 

Test 2 – sample test 1
and answers sample test 2
and answers 
6.80 6.93 (7.48) New: Problem 7.48 is best
solved using the relationship between nonconservative work and energy. Since
we did not talk about that in class yet, I will accept this problem also with
the next homework set. 

electronic
spreadsheet lab 7 If
you need to make up a lab, please sign up for the week after break. 




Spring
Break 





M Mar 19 
7.3, 7.4 
Return and
review of test 2 Energy
conservation 

7.66,
7.70, 7.79 (problems) 8.7, 8.12,
8.20 (exercises) 
No
scheduled lab 

T Mar 20 





W Mar 21 
7.3/7.4 8.1 
Energy
conservation Impulse,
momentum 

7.78
(challenge) 8.26,
8.32, 8.42, 8.52 (exercises) 

F Mar 23 
8.1 8.4 
Quiz 7: energy conservation Examples
collisions Handout Collisions
(hard copy on Monday) 
(7.48 from previous
homework set) answers 7.62 7.69 8.19 
8.81,
8.84, 8.88, 8.108 (problems) 8.68,8.89 (problems) 


M Mar 26 
8.38.5 9.1 
Center of
mass Example
problem Center of
gravity Angular
kinematics 

8.115
(challenge) 9.3, 9.8,
9.16, 9.26, 9.34 (exercises) 
Prelab
Assignment 8 (002) 
Exp
8: Ballistic Pendulum (002) 

T Mar 27 





Prelab
Assignment 8 (003, 004, 006) 
Exp
8: Ballistic Pendulum 
W Mar 28 
9.1 9.3 9.4 
Angular
kinematics Rotational
energy, moment of inertia 

9.74, 9.84
(problems) 10.4,
10.8, 10.20 (exercises) 
Prelab
Assignment 8 (005, 007) 
Exp
8: Ballistic Pendulum 

F Mar 30 
Quiz 8: momentum conservation, angular
kinematics answers Moment of
inertia 
8.43, 8.77, 9.69 
10.39,
10.74, 10.85 (problems) 11.12,
11.18, 11.14 (exercises) 
electronic
spreadsheet lab 8 


M Apr 2 
10.1,
10.2, 
Torque and
angular acceleration Torque and
equilibrium 

11.46,
11.51 (problems) 12.6,
12.2, 12.20 (exercises) 
Prelab
Assignment 9 (002) 
Exp
9: Static Equilibrium 

T Apr 3 





Prelab
Assignment 9 (003, 004, 006) 
Exp
9: Static Equilibrium 
W Apr 4 
10.1,
10.51 
Static equilibrium 

12.34,
12.62, 12.78, 12.75 (problems) 
Prelab
Assignment 9 (005, 007) 
Exp
9: Static Equilibrium 

F Apr 6 
12.1, 12.2 
Quiz 9: static equilibrium, rotational kinetic energy answers Angular
momentum Gravitation 
9.71, 9.83, 10.13, 11.42 
13.5, 13.2 
electronic
spreadsheet lab 9 due at lab instructor 


M Apr 9 
12.4 
Gravity of
continuum mass Satellite
motion Grav pot energy Office
hours moved to 12 pm today 

13.16, 13.18,13.24,
13.32,13.43, 13.71 (exercises and problems) 
Prelab
Assignment 10 (002) 
Exp
10: simple harmonic motion 

T Apr 10 





Prelab
Assignment 10 (003, 004, 006) 
Exp
10: simple harmonic motion 
W Apr 11 
13.1, 13.2
13.4 / 13.5 
Simple
Harmonic Motion Pendulum
and other applications Solution
of equation of motion 

13.94,
13.80 (problems) 13.89 15.4,
15.2, 15.5 (exercises) 
Prelab
Assignment 10 (005) 
Exp
10: simple harmonic motion 

F Apr 13 
15.3 
Quiz 10: gravitation answer Simple
Harmonic Motion Pendulum
and other applications Solution of
equation of motion 
11.47, 12.5, 12.56, 13.33 
15.6, 15.10,15.17, 15.28 (exercises) 15.38,15.16 
electronic
spreadsheet lab 10 


M Apr 16 
15.5 15.7 
Vertical massspring
system (issues of equilibrium point and energy) 

15.40, 15.42 15.55,
15.62, 15.74 
Prelab
Assignment 11 (002) 
Exp
11: Standing Waves on String 

T Apr 17 





Prelab
Assignment 11 (003, 004, 006) 
Exp
11: Standing Waves on String 
W Apr 18 
17.1 17.4 17.5 
Resonance
and damping 

15.82 
Prelab
Assignment 11 (005) 
Exp
11: Standing Waves on String 

F Apr 20 

Test 3 (no
waves on test) 
13.63, 13.89, 15.15 

electronic
spreadsheet lab 11 


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M Apr 23 
15.46 
waves slides Standing
waves Standing waves on strings and in tubes 

17.1,
17.13, 17.18, 17.29 
Prelab
Assignment 12 (002) 
Exp
12: Calorimetry 

T Apr 24 




Prelab
Assignment 12 (003, 004) 
Exp
12: Calorimetry 

W Apr 25 
17.1 17.4 17.5 
Sound,
tubes and Doppler effect 

17.36,
17.51, 17.52, 17.60, 17.69 
Prelab
Assignment 12 (005) 
Exp
12: Calorimetry 

F April 27 
17 
Quiz 11: waves (speed, wave length, frequency,
period, SHM) answer Temperature
slides 
15.44, 16.44, 17.11 
17.80,
17.113 18.9, 18.16.,
18.28, 18.34 
electronic
spreadsheet lab 12 


M April 30 
17 
, pressure
Density 
18.44,
18.60, 18.72 19.2,
19.18, 19.6, 19.12 
No
scheduled lab 

T May 1 






W May 2 
18 
thermal expansion Heat,
latent heat and Heat transfer 

18.90, 19.24,
19.28, 19.36,19.48 (we will
not cover this) 


F May 4 
19 
Quiz 12: expansion, pressure, heat Equations
of state Kinetic
gas theory Heat, work and First law of TD 
17.94, 17.71, 17.56 
19.58,
20.4, 20.6, 20.16, 20.22 (we will
not cover this, clearly) 



Thursday May
10, 
4:006:00
pm 
Final Exam: 
The final exam is
comprehensive, contains 50 questions. They are of multiplechoice style. You will
have seen all but 5 of these questions before. All other questions come from
homework/quizzes/ tests/ learning checks/ lab/ lectures. 
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modified: 5/2/2012
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