Course Calendar

 

Spring semester 2012, Phys1101 General Physics 1

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The solutions for the tests, quizzes and the recommended problems will be provided in the Moodle site.

PALS session will be held: Monday 7-8 pm, Wednesday 7-8 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..”)

The Art of doing physics homework

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: pre-labs 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

1.1-1.6

“The ropes”: Syllabus

Lab Manuals will be handed out

 

Physical quantities, units, significant figures, uncertainty slides

No hit, hit

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 1.8 (units)

1.12, 1.14, 1.16 (sig figs) solutions

 

Practice for unit conversions

solutions for unit practice

LC Wednesday

 

(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

 

Quiz 1 opens in Moodle

1.9, 1.10, 1.11

Text of the problems

 

solutions

1.18, 1.22, 1.24 (estimates)

answers

LC Friday

 

(after class, open until Monday)

 

 

M Jan 23

2.2

Average velocity slides

Instantaneous velocity, slides

 

Quiz 1 closes at midnight

First PALS session at 7 pm in Sci1030

 

1.61, 1.66 (problems)

2.5, 2.6

answers

LC Monday  (open after lecture until Wednesday)

Pre-lab Assignment 1 (at lab time for sec 002)

Exp 1: Measurement, Sec002

Point Breakdown for Lab 1

T Jan 24

 

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Pre-lab 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)

answers

LC Wednesday

Pre-lab Assignment 1 (at lab time for sec 005 and 007)

 

prelab answer

Exp 1: Measurement,

Sec005, 007

F Jan 27

2.4

Quiz 2 (displacement, velocity, acceleration, in particular graphically)

answers

 

Motion at constant acceleration, Problems slides

1.67

2.16

2.21

solutions

2.29, 2.34, 2.36, 2.38 (const acc)

answers

LC Friday

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)

answers

LC Monday

Pre-lab Assignment 2 (at lab time for sec 002)

Exp 2: Constant acceleration (002)

Point Breakdown for Lab 2

T Jan 31

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-lab 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

slides

Displacement, velocity, acceleration as vectors in 2/3d

practice components

 

 

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)

answers

LC Wednesday

Pre-lab Assignment 2 (at lab time for sec 005, 007)

prelab answers

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

slides

1.45, 2.59, 2.79

answer

1.68, 1.74 (problems)

3.6 (acceleration)

3.12, 3.19, 3.26 (projectile)

answers

LC Friday

Section 2, 4, 5, 6, 7: hand-drawn 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)

answer

LC Monday

Pre-lab Assignment 3 (at lab time for sec 002)

Exp3: 2d motion (002)

Point Breakdown for Lab 3

T Feb 7

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-lab 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

slides

 

PALS session at 7 pm in Sci1030

 

3.89, 3.90 (challenge)

4.2, 4.4, 4.5 (force vectors)

answers

LC Wednesday

Pre-lab Assignment 3 (at lab time for sec 005)

prelab answer

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

answers

 

LC Friday

Sections 2,5,6: two hand-drawn graphs and electronic spreadsheet lab 3, 4 pm to SB;

Sections 3: follow instructor

 

M Feb 13

4.4, 4.5,

free-body diagrams


slides

 

PALS session at 7 pm in Sci1030

 

4.9, 4.10, 4.16 (NSL)

4.18 (weight)

4.23, 4.24 (NTL)

answers

LC Monday

Pre-lab Assignment 4 (002)

Exp 4: addition of vectors (002)

Point Breakdown for Lab 4

T Feb 14

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-lab Assignment 4 (003, 004, 006)

Exp 4: addition of vectors (003, 004, 006)

W Feb 15

4.6

weight and mass, Newton’s laws, free-body diagrams Practice problems

slides

 

Special PALS session for a review in preparation of test 1

at 7-9 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)

answers

LC Wednesday

Pre-lab Assignment 4 (005, 007)

 

answers for pre-lab assignment

Exp 4: addition of vectors (005, 007)

F Feb 17

 

Test 1 

solutions

 

study sheet

sample test Sp2010 and answers

sample test Sp2011 and answers

 

4.28, 4.40, 4.43

answers

 

more answers

 

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, free-body diagrams  slides

 

PALS session at 7 pm in Sci1030

 

4.36, 4.46, 4.51, 4.55 (problems)

answers

Monday LC

Pre-lab Assignment 5 (002)

Exp 5: Newton’s Second Law (002)

Point Breakdown for Lab 5

T Feb 21

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-lab Assignment 5 (003, 004, 006)

Exp 5: Newton’s Second Law (003, 004, 006)

W Feb 22

5.2

5.3

Examples

Friction

slides

 

PALS session at 7 pm in Sci1030

 

5.30, 5.33, 5.40 (friction)

4.62 (challenge)

answers

Wednesday LC

Pre-lab Assignment 5 (005, 007)

 

prelab answer

Exp 5: Newton’s Second Law (005, 007)

F Feb 24

5.4

Quiz 5 Free-body diagrams, weight, mass answers

 

Friction problems

slides

4.56, 5.24, 5.42

 

answers

5.53, 5.58 (circ)

5.64, 5.76, 5.78 (problems)

5.94, 5.97,  5.114 (problems)

answers

Friday LC

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

slides

 

PALS session at 7 pm in Sci1030

 

5.122 (challenge)

6.2, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.9 (exercises)

answers

LC Monday

Pre-lab Assignment 6 (002)

Exp 6: Centripetal Force

Point Breakdown for Lab 6

T Feb 28

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-lab Assignment 6 (003, 004, 006)

Exp 6: Centripetal Force

W Feb 29

6.2, 6.3

work

slides

 

PALS session at 7 pm in Sci2020

 

6.11, 6.14, 6.16, 6.19, 6.24 (exercises)

answers

LC Wednesday

Pre-lab Assignment 6 (005, 007)

Exp 6: Centripetal Force

F Mar 2

6.4

Quiz 6 forces in circular motion

quiz answers

 

work and kinetic energy, varying forces

 

5.85, 6.7, 6.21

answers

6.29, 6.30, 6.46 (exercises)

6.57, 6.69, 6.78, 6.87 (problems)

7.6, 7.14 (exercises)

answers

LC Friday

electronic spreadsheet lab 6 (except for W8 section)

pre-lab answer

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

slides

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)

answers

LC Monday

Pre-lab Assignment 7 (002)

Exp 7: Collisions (002)

Point Breakdown for Lab 7

T Mar 6

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-lab Assignment 7 (003, 004, 006)

Exp 7: Collisions (003, 004, 006)

W Mar 7

8.1/ 8.2

Energy conservation, Work of non-conservative 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)

answers

LC Wednesday

(will be open until Wednesday after break)

Pre-lab Assignment 7 (005, 007)

prelab 7

Exp 7: Collisions (005, 007)

F Mar 9

 

Test 2

Test Solutions

 

 

sample test 1 and answers

sample test 2 and answers

study sheet

6.80

6.93

(7.48)

New: Problem 7.48 is best solved using the relationship between non-conservative work and energy. Since we did not talk about that in class yet, I will accept this problem also with the next homework set.

answers

 

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)

answers

LC Monday

No scheduled lab

Sign up for make-up lab M2:15-4:15

T Mar 20

 

 

 

 

sign up for make-up lab T2-4

W Mar 21

7.3/7.4

8.1

Energy conservation

slides

Impulse, momentum

 

7.78 (challenge)

8.26, 8.32, 8.42, 8.52 (exercises)

answers

LC Wednesday

F Mar 23

8.1 -8.4

Quiz 7: energy conservation

answer

Examples collisions

Handout Collisions (hard copy on Monday)

(7.48 from previous homework set) answers

 

7.62

7.69

8.19

answer

8.81, 8.84, 8.88, 8.108 (problems) 8.68,8.89 (problems)

answers

LC Friday

 

M Mar 26

8.3-8.5

9.1

Center of mass

Example problem

Center of gravity

Angular kinematics

slides

 

8.115 (challenge)

9.3, 9.8, 9.16, 9.26, 9.34 (exercises)

answers

LC Monday

Pre-lab Assignment 8 (002)

Exp 8: Ballistic Pendulum (002)

Point Breakdown for Lab 8

T Mar 27

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-lab 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

slides

 

9.74, 9.84 (problems)

10.4, 10.8, 10.20 (exercises)

answers

LC Wednesday

Pre-lab Assignment 8 (005, 007)

Exp 8: Ballistic Pendulum

F Mar 30

Quiz 8: momentum conservation, angular kinematics answers

 

Moment of inertia

slides

8.43, 8.77, 9.69

answers

10.39, 10.74, 10.85 (problems)

11.12, 11.18, 11.14 (exercises)

answers

LC Friday

electronic spreadsheet lab 8

 

M Apr 2

10.1, 10.2,

Torque and angular acceleration

Torque and equilibrium

slides

 

11.46, 11.51 (problems)

12.6, 12.2, 12.20 (exercises)

answers

LC Monday

Pre-lab Assignment 9 (002)

Exp 9: Static Equilibrium

Point Breakdown for Lab 9

T Apr 3

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-lab Assignment 9 (003, 004, 006)

Exp 9: Static Equilibrium

W Apr 4

10.1, 10.51

 

 

Static equilibrium

slides

 

12.34, 12.62, 12.78, 12.75 (problems)

answers

LC Wednesday

Pre-lab Assignment 9 (005, 007)

pre-lab 9

Exp 9: Static Equilibrium

F Apr 6

12.1, 12.2

Quiz 9: static equilibrium, rotational kinetic energy answers

 

Angular momentum

slides

Gravitation

 

9.71, 9.83, 10.13, 11.42

answers

13.5, 13.2

answers

LC Friday

electronic spreadsheet lab 9 due at lab instructor

 

M Apr 9

12.4

Gravity of continuum mass

Satellite motion

Grav pot energy

slides

 

Office hours moved to 1-2 pm today

 

13.16, 13.18,13.24, 13.32,13.43, 13.71 (exercises and problems)

answers

LC Monday

Pre-lab Assignment 10 (002)

Exp 10: simple harmonic motion

Point Breakdown for Lab 10

T Apr 10

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-lab 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

slides

worksheet

 

13.94, 13.80 (problems)

13.89

15.4, 15.2, 15.5 (exercises)

answers

LC Wednesday

Pre-lab 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

slides

11.47, 12.5, 12.56, 13.33

answers

15.6, 15.10,15.17, 15.28 (exercises)

15.38,15.16

answers

LC Friday

electronic spreadsheet lab 10

 

M Apr 16

15.5- 15.7

Vertical mass-spring system (issues of equilibrium point and energy)

slides,

 vertical mass-spring spreadsheet

 

15.40, 15.42

15.55, 15.62, 15.74

answers

LC Monday

Pre-lab Assignment 11 (002)

Exp 11: Standing Waves on String

Point Breakdown for Lab 11

T Apr 17

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-lab 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

LC Wednesday

Pre-lab Assignment 11 (005)

Exp 11: Standing Waves on String

F Apr 20

 

Test 3  (no waves on test)

test answers

 

practice test 1 (answers)

practice test 2 (answers)

Test 3 study sheet

 

13.63, 13.89, 15.15

answers

 

electronic spreadsheet lab 11

 

Saturday

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M Apr 23

15.4-6

waves slides

Standing waves Standing waves on strings and in tubes

 transverse wave

longitudinal wave

 

17.1, 17.13, 17.18, 17.29 

answers

LC Monday

Pre-lab Assignment 12 (002)

Exp 12: Calorimetry

Point Breakdown for Lab 12

T Apr 24

 

 

 

 

Pre-lab Assignment 12 (003, 004)

Exp 12: Calorimetry

W Apr 25

17.1 -17.4

17.5

Sound, tubes and Doppler effect

slides

 

17.36, 17.51, 17.52, 17.60, 17.69

answers

LC Wednesday

Pre-lab Assignment 12 (005)

Exp 12: Calorimetry

F April 27

17

Quiz 11: waves (speed, wave length, frequency, period, SHM) answer

 

slides Doppler, Doppler demos

Temperature slides

15.44, 16.44, 17.11

answers

17.80, 17.113

18.9, 18.16., 18.28, 18.34

answers

LC Friday

electronic spreadsheet lab 12

 

M April 30

17

, pressure

Density

 

18.44, 18.60, 18.72

19.2, 19.18, 19.6, 19.12

LC Monday

Lab make-up - sign up M2;15-4:15

No scheduled lab

T May 1

 

 

 

 

 

Lab Make-up: sign-up T2-4

W May 2

18

 thermal expansion

Heat, latent heat and Heat transfer

slides

 

18.90, 19.24, 19.28, 19.36,19.48

(we will not cover this)

LC Wednesday

 

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,

4:00-6:00 pm

Final Exam:

sample final

The final exam is comprehensive, contains 50 questions. They are of multiple-choice 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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