Course Calendar

 

Spring semester 2013, 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.

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

M Jan 14

1.1-1.6

“The ropes”: Syllabus

Lab Manuals are available in the bookstore

 

Physical quantities, units, significant figures, uncertainty slides

No hit, hit

 

Quiz 1 opens after class today

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 Monday

Prelab 1 deferred to Friday

Exp 1: Measurement, Sec002

Point Breakdown for Lab 1

T Jan 15

 

 

 

Prelab 1 deferred to Friday

Exp 1: Measurement

Sec003, 004, 005, 006

W Jan 16

2.1 – 2.2

 

Propagation of Uncertainties slides

Displacement, average and instantaneous velocity slides

 

 

1.18, 1.22, 1.24 (estimates)

answers

LC Wednesday

Prelab 1 deferred to Friday

Exp 1: Measurement,

Sec 007

F Jan 18

2.2

Quiz 1 closes at midnight

quiz score distributions

Average velocity

Instantaneous velocity,

 

1.9, 1.10, 1.17

(text book, chapter one, end of chapter exercises)

answers

1.61, 1.66 (problems)

2.5, 2.6

answers

LC Friday

Electronic spreadsheet for lab 1 is due to instructor

Prelab 1 is due to instructor (this is an exception since the Lab Manual was not available on time)

pre-lab answer

M Jan 21

MLK day

T Jan 22

 

.

7:00 pm PAL Sci2200

 

 

 

No lab

W Jan 23

2.2

2.3

Instantaneous velocity

Average and instantaneous Acceleration

slides

 

1.98 (challenge)

2.9, 2.14, 2.15, 2.19 (vel)  2.24 (acc)

answer

LC Wednesday

 

No lab

Th Jan 24

7:00 pm PAL Sci2200

 

 

F Jan 25

2.4

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

answers

quiz score distributions

 

 

Motion at constant acceleration, Problems  slides

From the end-of-chapter problems:

2.8, 2.12, 2.22

answers

2.29, 2.34, 2.36, 2.38 (const acc)

answer

LC Friday

(corrected)

 

M Jan 28

2.5

Motion at constant acceleration (examples)

Including free Fall slides

 

 

 

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 29

 

7:00 pm PAL Sci2200

 

 

 

Pre-lab Assignment 2 (at lab time for sec 003, 004, 005, 006)

Exp 2: Constant acceleration (003, 004, 005, 006)

W FJan 30

1.7,  1.8, 1.9, 3.1,

Free fall

Vectors, components and unit vectors

slides

transparencies

 

 

 

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, 007)

 

prelab 2 answer

Exp 2: Constant acceleration (007)

Th Jan 31

7:00 pm PAL Sci2200

 

 

F Feb 1

3.2

3.3

Quiz 3 (free-fall, vector addition/subtraction) answers

quiz score distributions

 

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

From the end-of-chapter problems:

1.45

2.68

and a morbid 2.84

answers (available after 4pm Fri)

1.68, 1.74 (problems)

3.6 (acceleration)

3.12, 3.19, 3.26 (projectile)

answers

LC Friday (2-1)

Will stay open until Friday Feb 8, with grade of last attempt

Electronic spreadsheet lab 2 due to lab instructor

 

Hand –drawn graph v-t with slope and uncertainty calcs.

 

 M Feb 4

3.4, 3.5

Projectile motion, examples

slides

 

LC Monday (2-4)

Will stay open until Friday 2-8, with last attempt as grade

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

Exp3: 2d motion (002)

Point Breakdown for Lab 3

T Feb 5

 

6:00 pm Emma Molden

Experiences from the Midwest Annual Undergraduate Women in Physics conference 2013, room 2190

 

7:00 pm PAL Sci2200

 

 

 

Pre-lab Assignment 3 (at lab time for sec 003, 004, 005, 006)

Exp3: 2d motion (003, 004, 005, 006)

W Feb 6

3.4, 3.5

Circular motion, centripetal or radial acceleration,

tangential and radial acceleration

slides

 

1.101 (challenge)

3.33 (circle), 3.40 (relative), 3.47, 3.60 3.69 (problems)

answers

LC Friday (2-1)

Will stay open until Friday Feb 8, with grade of last attempt

LC Monday (2-4)

Will stay open until Friday, with last attempt as grade

Pre-lab Assignment 3 (at lab time for sec 007)

prelab 3 answers

Exp3: 2d motion (007)

Th Feb 7

7:00 pm PAL Sci2200

 

 

F Feb 8

4.1, 4.2,

Quiz 4: projectile motion and centripetal acceleration answers

quiz score distributions

 

 

Forces slides

 

3.16, 3.30, 3.74 from exercises and problems at the end of the chapter 3

answers (open after 2-11 6 pm)

3.89, 3.90 (challenge)

4.2, 4.4, 4.5 (force vectors)

answers

LC Friday

Lab 3 submission

 

M Feb 11

4.3, 4.4,

Blizzard lecture

Review of projectile motion, circular motion, acceleration

Relative velocity

slides

 

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 12

 

7:00 pm PAL Sci2200

 

 

 

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

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

W Feb 13

4.5, 4.6

Newton’s first law

free-body diagrams

slides

 

4.26, 4.30, 4.32 (FBD)

5.8, 5.13 (equil), 5.22 (dyn)

answers

LC Monday

Still open. Will close next Monday. Can be repeated.

Pre-lab Assignment 4 (005, 007)

pre-lab answers

Exp 4: addition of vectors (005, 007)

Th Feb 16

Special PAL session, 6-8 pm in Sci2200

Bring sample tests and questions

 

 

F Feb 15

 

Test 1 

Study Sheet

Sample test 1 with answers

Sample test 2 with answers

Test Rules

 

Problems 4.19, 4.36, and 4.42

Due to the loss of one lecture, these problems are due next Friday, Feb 22

 

Lab 4 submission due 4 pm at lab instructor

 

M Feb 18

4.6

5.1

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

slides

 

4.36, 4.46, 4.51, 4.55 (problems)

answers

LC Monday 2-18

Pre-lab Assignment 5 (002)

Exp 5: Newton’s Second Law (002)

Point Breakdown for Lab 5

T Feb 19

 

7:00 pm PAL Sci2200

 

 

 

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

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

W Feb 20

5.2

5.3

Practice problems NSL+FBD slides

 

Results of Test 1

answers for test A

answers for test B

 

5.30, 5.33, 5.40 (friction)

4.62 (challenge)

answers

LC Wednesday

(will stay open until Friday night)

Pre-lab Assignment 5 (005, 007)

pre-lab answer

Exp 5: Newton’s Second Law (005, 007)

Th Feb 21

7:00 pm PAL Sci2200

 

 

F Feb 22

5.3

Quiz 5 Free-body diagrams, weight, mass answer

 

Friction

Friction problems

slides

Problems from last week: (one of 4.19 or 4.29), 4.36, and 4.42

answers

 

New problems:

4.58, 5.26, 5.34

answers

5.53, 5.58 (circ)

5.64, 5.76, 5.78 (problems)

5.94, 5.97,  5.114 (problems)

answers

LC Friday

Lab 5 submission

 

M Feb 25

5.4

Forces in circular Motion

Examples for circular motion

slides

 

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 26

 

7:00 pm PAL Sci2200

 

There also is a Café Scientifique, by yours truly: Sundogs and Halos and Pillars –oh my! At 6 pm in the Common Cup

 

 

 

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

Exp 6: Centripetal Force

W Feb 27

5.4, 6.1

Examples for circular motion slides

 

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)

prelab answers

Exp 6: Centripetal Force

Th Feb 28

7:00 pm PAL Sci2200

 

 

F Mar 1

6.2, 6.3, 6.4

Quiz 6 forces in circular motion

answers

quiz score distributions

 

 

work and kinetic energy, varying forces

slides

5.59, 5.85, 5.110

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

M Mar 4

6.2, 6.3, 6.4

work and kinetic energy, varying forces

slides

 

6.73, 6.95 (problem)

6.101 (challenge)

7.18, 7.23, 7.29,7.32 (exercises)

answers

LC Monday

Sign-up for lab make up Monday 2:15 pm

Open until March 1

Opportunity for lab make-up

T Mar 5

 

7:00 pm PAL Sci2200

 

 

 

Sign up for lab make-up Tuesday 1 pm

Open until March 1

W Mar 6

6.2, 6.3, 6.4

work and kinetic energy, varying forces

slides

 

7.40, 7.42, 7.46, 7.51, 7.58 (problems)

answers

LC Wednesday

New one available since Wednesday afternoon

Th Mar 7

6:00 – 8:00 pm PAL Sci2200

Review for test 2. Bring and work on sample tests.

 

 

F Mar 8

 

Test 2

answers version A

answers version B

Test statistics

 

study sheet (not anything from chapter 7, no power questions)

sample test 2012 with answers

sample test 2011 with answers

6.62, 6.82, 6.21

answers

 

 

M Mar 11

7.1, 7.2, 7.3

Gravitational and elastic  potential energy, conservative forces

Energy conservation, Work of non-conservative forces

slides

 

7.66, 7.70, 7.79 (problems)

8.7, 8.12, 8.20 (exercises)

answers

LC Monday

Pre-lab Assignment 7 (002)

Exp 7: Collisions (002)

Point Breakdown for Lab 7

T Mar 12

 

 

 

 

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

Exp 7: Collisions (003, 004, 006)

W Mar 13

7.3/7.4

Energy conservation

More Problems on energy/work Energy

slides

 

7.78 (challenge)

8.26, 8.32, 8.42, 8.52 (exercises)

answers

LC Wednesday

Pre-lab Assignment 7 (005, 007)

Exp 7: Collisions (005, 007)

Th Mar 14

7:00 pm PAL Sci2200

 

 

F Mar 15

7.3 – 7.5

Quiz 7: energy conservation answer

quiz score distributions

 

Springs

Non-conservative work

slides

7.48, 7.64, 7.72

answers

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

answers

LC Friday

electronic spreadsheet lab 7

 

 

 

Spring Break

 

 

 

 

 

M Mar 25

8.1-8.3

Impulse and momentum

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 26

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-lab Assignment 8 (003, 004, 006)

Exp 8: Ballistic Pendulum

W Mar 27

8.1-8.5

Center of mass

Collisions  summary sheet on collisions

Example problem

 

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 29

9.1 -9.3

9.4

Quiz 8 did not take place.

 

No class was held due to illness

10.39, 10.74, 10.85 (problems)

11.12, 11.18, 11.14 (exercises)

answers

electronic spreadsheet lab 8

 

M Apr 1

9.1 -9.3

9.4

slides

one example momentum

Angular kinematics

7.74

8.40

8.66

answers

11.46, 11.51 (problems)

12.6, 12.2, 12.20 (exercises)

answers

LC Friday

(open until Wednesday)

 

LC Monday

Pre-lab Assignment 9 (002)

Exp 9: Static Equilibrium

Point Breakdown for Lab 9

T Apr 2

 

 

 

 

 

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

Exp 9: Static Equilibrium

W Apr 3

9.3

9.4

10.1 to 10.3

 

 

Angular kinematics

Moment of inertia

slides

 

12.34, 12.62, 12.78, 12.75 (problems)

answers

LC Wednesday

Pre-lab Assignment 9 (005, 007)

Exp 9: Static Equilibrium

F Apr 5

10.1 to 10.5

 

Quiz 9: rotational kinematics answer

 

slides

Torque

 

9.42

9.69

10.13

answers

13.5, 13.2

answers

LC Friday

electronic spreadsheet lab 9 due at lab instructor

 

prelab answer

 

M Apr 8

Chapter 111 and 11.2

Static equilibrium slides

Angular momentum

 

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

answers

Pre-lab Assignment 10 (002)

Exp 10: simple harmonic motion

Point Breakdown for Lab 10

T Apr 9

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-lab Assignment 10 (003, 004, 006)

Exp 10: simple harmonic motion

W Apr 10

12.1, 12.2

Newton’s law of gravity

Gravity of continuum mass

slides

 

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 12

 

 

12.4-5

 

 

 

Quiz 10: torque, gravitation  answers

 

Satellite motion

Grav pot energy

slides

 

11.42

11.47

12.5

answers

15.6, 15.10,15.17, 15.28 (exercises)

15.38,15.16

answers

LC Friday

electronic spreadsheet lab 10

 

M Apr 15

13.1, 13.2

 Simple Harmonic Motion

Solution of equation of motion

oscillation worksheet

 

15.40, 15.42

15.55, 15.62, 15.74

LC Monday

Pre-lab Assignment 11 (002)

Exp 11: Standing Waves on String

Point Breakdown for Lab 11

T Apr 16

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-lab Assignment 11 (003, 004, 006)

Exp 11: Standing Waves on String

W Apr 17

13.3

13.4 / 13.513.5-13.6

Pendulum and other applications

Vertical mass-spring system Resonance and damping

 

PAL on Thursday 6-8 pm

 

15.82

LC Wednesday 

Pre-lab Assignment 11 (005)

Exp 11: Standing Waves on String

F Apr 19

 

Test 3 

answer,  Results and scores

 

study sheet

practice test 1 and its answers

Practice Test 2 and its answers

 

12.56, 12.76, 13.18

answers

 

electronic spreadsheet lab 11

 

Saturday April 20

UMM Undergraduate Research Symposium

Want to earn 10 points toward your test score? Visit the undergraduate research symposium and do this.

M Apr 22

15.1-15.4

Resonance and damping

Waves, wave equation, speed

slides

 

The sign-up list for lab make-up is open in Moddle! It closes Friday April 26 at midnight.

 

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 23

 

 

 

 

Pre-lab Assignment 12 (003, 004)

Exp 12: Calorimetry

W Apr 24

16.1-16.4

Standing waves

slides

 

17.36, 17.51, 17.52, 17.60, 17.69

answers

LC Wednesday

Pre-lab Assignment 12 (005)

Exp 12: Calorimetry

F April 26

16.1-6

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

 

Sound, tubes and Doppler effect slides

Doppler Demos

13.89

15.15

16.44

answers

17.80, 17.113

18.9, 18.16., 18.28, 18.34

answers

LC Friday

electronic spreadsheet lab 12

Lab sign-up for missed labs will be open until tonight. If the times do not fit your needs, please email me (SB)

M April 29

17

Temperature

pressure

Density

 slides

18.44, 18.60, 18.72

19.2, 19.18, 19.6, 19.12

answer

LC Monday

 

Sign up for Monday 2:15-4:15 pm

T April 30

 

 

 

 

 

Sign up for Tuesday, 1-3 pm

W May 1

18

 thermal expansion

Heat, latent heat and Heat transfer

slides

 

Stuff about latent heat that did not come up in class

 

18.90, 19.24, 19.28, 19.36,19.48

answer

LC Wednesday

 

F May 3

19

Quiz 12: expansion, pressure, temperature answers

 

Heat, latent heat and Heat transfer

slides

 

17.56, 17.71, 17.94

 

answers

19.58, 20.4, 20.6, 20.16, 20.22

 

 

 

Thursday May 9,

8:30 – 10:30 am

Final Exam: science auditorium

sample test  answers

 

Scores of final exam and final grade distribution

 

Quiz score distributions Spring 2013

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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