Course Calendar

 

Spring semester 2014, Phys1101 General Physics 1, S.Boyd

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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

 

Book: 13th edition!

Recommended Problems will not be collected but should be considered good prep for tests and quizzes

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 13

1.1-1.6

“The ropes”: Syllabus

Lab Manuals will be available in the bookstore on Tuesday

 

Physical quantities, units, significant figures  slides

 

Learning Check

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

1.12, 1.14 (sig figs)

answers

 

Practice for unit conversions

solutions for unit practice

Prelab 1 deferred to Friday

Exp 1: Measurement

T Jan 14

Lab Manual is available in the bookstore

 

Prelab 1 deferred to Friday

Exp 1: Measurement

W Jan 15

2.1 – 2.2

 

Propagation of Uncertainties slides

Displacement, average and instantaneous velocity slides

Learning Check

 

1.18, 1.22, 1.24 (estimates)

answers

F Jan 17

2.2

Quiz 1 (unit conversions, sig figs, uncertainty) answers

 

Instantaneous velocity slides

 

Learning Check

1.9, 1.10, 1.58

 

answers

1.54, 1.55, 1.56 (problems)

2.5, 2.6

answers

Electronic spreadsheet for lab 1 is due to instructor, 4pm

point breakdown for lab 1

Prelab 1 is due to instructor

M Jan 20

MLK day

T Jan 21

 

.

 

 

No lab

W Jan 22

2.2

2.3

Instantaneous velocity

Average and instantaneous Acceleration  slides

 

Learning Check

 

1.98 (challenge)

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

answers

 

No lab

Th Jan 23

 

PAL 7 pm room 4655

 

 

 

 

F Jan 24

2.4

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

answers

 

Motion at constant acceleration, Problems slides

 

Learning Check

2.4 (13th and 12th ed)

2.10 (13th and 12th ed)

2.22 (13th ed, corresponds to 2.24 in 12th ed)

answers

(available after 5 pm)

2.29, 2.34, 2.36, 2.38 (const acc)

answers

 

M Jan 27

2.5

Motion at constant acceleration (examples)

Including free Fall

slides

 

learning check

7 pm PAL in Sci4655

 

2.45, 2.49 (free fall)

2.61, 2.60, 2.76, 2.92(problems)

 

answers

Pre-lab Assignment 2 at lab time

prelab answer

Exp 2: Constant acceleration (002)

Point Breakdown for Lab 2

T Jan 28

 

 

 

 

Pre-lab Assignment 2 at lab time

Exp 2: Constant acceleration 003, 004

W Jan 29

1.7,  1.8, 1.9, 3.1,

Free fall

Vectors, components and unit vectors

practice for components

slides

 

learning check

 

2.90, 2.95 (challenge)

1.33, 1,36, 1.44,1.29, 1.30

(vectors)

answers

2.95 graphs

 

Th-Jan 30

 

7 pm PAL in Sci4655

 

 

 

 

F Jan 31

3.1

3.2

3.3

Quiz 3 (free-fall, vector addition/subtraction graphically – not components) answers

 

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

 

learning check

1.43

(is 1.49 in 12th ed)

 

2.42

(2.42 in 12th ed)

 

2.73

(2.69 in 12th ed)

answers (available after 5 pm)

 

3.2, 3.4 (velocity)

 

1.68, 1.74 (problems)

3.6 (acceleration)

answers

Electronic spreadsheet lab 2 due to lab instructor  4pm

 

 

 

 M Feb 3

3.3

2d examples with velocity and acceleration

Projectile motion

 

circular motion, acceleration Tangential and radial acceleration

 

learning check

 

3.12, 3.19, 3.23,

3,17 (projectile)

answers

Pre-lab Assignment 3

Exp3: 2d motion

Point Breakdown for Lab 3

T Feb 4

 

 

 

 

Pre-lab Assignment 3

prelab answer

Exp3: 2d motion

W Feb 5

3.3, 3.4

Projectile motion

slides

 

learning check

 

3.33 3.28, (circle), 3.40 (relative),

answers

Exp3: 2d motion

F Feb 7

3.5

4.1, 4.2

Quiz 4: vector components, perhaps  projectile motion answers

 

Relative velocity

Forces

slides

 

learning check

  3.16  (3.17 in 12th ed)

 

  3.68 (3.64 in 12th ed)

  3.78 (3.76 in 12th ed) You may omit c) for this problem.

 

Update 2-6:

You may substitute 3.78 by problem 3.58

answers

 

3.47, 3.60 3.69, 3.81 (problems) 3.89, 3.90 (challenge)

answers

Lab 3 submission

Spreadsheet and hand-drawn graph

 

M Feb 10

4.3,

Forces

Newton’s first law

free-body diagrams

slides

 

learning check

 

4.4, 4.5 (force vectors)

4.9, 4.10, 4.16 (NSL)

answers

Pre-lab Assignment 4

Exp 4: addition of vectors

Point Breakdown for Lab 4

T Feb 11

 

 

 

Pre-lab Assignment 4

answer

Exp 4: addition of vectors

W Feb 12

4.4, 4.5

Newton’s second law/ mass/weight

Newton’s third law  slides

 

learning check

 

 

PAL tonight 7 pm in Sci4655 – test prep special!

 

4.18 (weight)

4.23, 4.26, 4.30, 4.32 (FBD)

 

answers

Exp 4: addition of vectors

F Feb 14

 

Test 1 

answers for the test

 

 

Study sheet for test 1

sample test 1 and its answers

sample test 2 and its answers

4.2 (not in 12th ed)

4.12 (4,12 in 12th ed)

4.24 (4,24 in 12th ed)

 

answers (available after 4 pm

 

Lab 4 submission

 

M Feb 17

4.5, 4.6

 

5.1, 5.2

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

slides

 

Learning Check

 

5.8, 5.13 (equil), 5.22 (dyn)

4.36, 4.46, 4.51, 4.55 (problems)

answers

Pre-lab Assignment 5

Exp 5: Newton’s Second Law

Point Breakdown for Lab 5

T Feb 18

 

 

 

Pre-lab Assignment 5

answer

Exp 5: Newton’s Second Law

W Feb 19

5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Examples

Apparent weight

Friction

Friction problems

slides

 

Learning Check

 

5.30, 5.33 (friction)

4.62 (challenge)

answers

Exp 5: Newton’s Second Law

F Feb 21

5.3, 5.4

Quiz 5 Free-body diagrams, weight, mass answers

 

Friction problems

Forces in circular Motion

slides

 

Learning Check

4.57 (not in 12th)

 

5.7 ( 5.9 in 12th)

 

5.31 (5.33 in 12th)

 

answers (after 4pm)

5.53, 5.58 (circ)

5.64, 5.76, 5.78 (problems)

5.94, 5.97,  5.114 (problems)

answers

Lab 5 submission

 

M Feb 24

5.4

Forces in circular Motion

Examples for circular motion

slides

 

Learning Check

 

5.122 (challenge)

 

answer

And some from last Friday

Pre-lab Assignment 6

Exp 6: Centripetal Force

Point Breakdown for Lab 6

T Feb 25

 

 

 

 

Pre-lab Assignment 6

answers

Exp 6: Centripetal Force

W Feb 26

6.1

6.2

work 

 

 

learning check

 

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

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

 

answers

Exp 6: Centripetal Force

F Feb 28

6.2

6.3

Quiz 6 forces in circular motion

answers

 

varying forces (spring)

work and kinetic energy,

slides

 

learning check

5.54  (5.60 in 12th edition)

 

5.85  (5.79 in 12 ed, but with a 40 kg package instead of 30 kg)

 

5.110  (5.104 in 12th ed)

answers (after 4pm)

 

6.29, 6.30, 6.46 (exercises)

6.57, 6.75, 6.78, 6.87 (problems)

answers

electronic spreadsheet lab 6

If you missed one lab you may sign up for the make-up lab on the sign-up sheet on Dr Takemae's office door, Sci1300.

 

We ask that you sign up by Friday, Feb 28, 5 pm, so lab can be set up in a timely fashion.

M Mar 3

6.3, 6.4

work and kinetic energy, varying forces

 

Dr Takemae holds lecture for both course sections in Sci2950 (science auditorium)

SB is at APS March Meeting in Denver

Learning check

 

7.6, 7.14 (exercises)

6.73, 6.95 (problem)

6.101 (challenge)

Opportunity for lab make-up: T 3:30 pm

 

T Mar 4

 

 

 

 

Make-up lab session:

Tuesday, March 4, 3:30 pm

Please sign up before Friday Feb 28.

Sign-up sheet located at office Sci1300.

W Mar 5

6.3, 6.4

work and kinetic energy, varying forces

potential energy

 

Dr Takemae holds lecture for both course sections in Sci2950 (science auditorium)

 

learning check

 

SB is at APS March Meeting in Denver

 

7.18, 7.23, 7.29,7.32 (exercises)

 

answers

F Mar 7

 

Test 2

test answers

 

Study sheet

sample test 1 and answers

sample test 2 and answers

SB is back.

6.43 (6.39 in12th)

 

6.68 (6.62 in 12th but with 24⁰ angle)

 

6.79 (6.75 in 12th)

answers

 

 

 

 

Spring Break

 

 

 

 

M Mar 17

7.1

7.2

7.3

Test 2 back and discussion

Test Scores

 

 

Gravitational and elastic  potential energy, conservative forces slides

Learning Check

 

7.12, 7.15, 7.31

answers

Pre-lab Assignment 7

Exp 7: Collisions

Point Breakdown for Lab 7

T Mar 18

 

 

 

Pre-lab Assignment 7

Exp 7: Collisions

Lab7, section 004 was canceled due to power outage

W Mar 19

7.1

7.2

7.3

Energy conservation, Work of non-conservative forces

More Problems on energy/work Energy

slides

 

Learning Check

 

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

answers

Pre-lab Assignment 7

Exp 7: Collisions

F Mar 21

7.1

7.2

7.3

Quiz 7: energy conservation answers

 

Springs

Learning Check

7.48 (same in 12th)

7.64 (not in 12th)

7.69 (same in 12th)

 

Answers posted in Moodle.

7.66, 7.70, 7.79 (problems)

answers

electronic spreadsheet lab 7

 

M Mar 24

8.1

8.2

Non-conservative work (one example)

Impulse and momentum

slides

 

learning check

 

8.7, 8.12, 8.24 (exercises)

7.78 (challenge)

answers

Pre-lab Assignment 8

Exp 8: Ballistic Pendulum)

Point Breakdown for Lab 8

T Mar 25

 

 

 

 

Pre-lab Assignment 8

Exp 8: Ballistic Pendulum

W Mar 26

8.2

8.3

8.4

8.5

Momentum conservation

Collisions handout

Example problem

slides

 

Learning Check

 

8.30, 8.36, 8.46, 8.56 (exercises)

answers

Pre-lab Assignment 8

Exp 8: Ballistic Pendulum

F Mar 28

8.4

8.5

Quiz 8 non-conservative work/impulse/momentum answer

 

Center of mass

one example momentum

slides

learning check

7.74, 8.40, 8.67

8.89, 8.92, 8.96 (problems)

answers

8.85, 8.48 (problems)

answers

electronic spreadsheet lab 8

 

M Mar 31

9.1

9.2

9.3

 Angular kinematics

slides

 

learning check

9.3, 9.8, 9.24, 9.30 (exercises)

answers

 

Exp 9: Static Equilibrium

Point Breakdown for Lab 9

T Apr 1

 

 

 

 

 

Exp 9: Static Equilibrium

W Apr 2

9.2 -9.4

10.1

Moment of inertia slides

 

learning check

 

9.36, 9.67, 9.70, 9.82

(problems)

answers

 

Exp 9: Static Equilibrium

 

7pm in Sci 1020:

“From Modeling Air Pollution to Predicting Third-world Regional Stability: Using Computer Science and Physics to Solve Real-world Problems”

Christian Borden graduated with degrees in Computer Science and Physics from University of Minnesota, Morris in 2000 and then went on to get a Master’s of Computer Science in 2003 from Michigan Technological University. He started his career at Signature Research Inc. as a Research Scientist where he developed thermal modeling capabilities, device interfaces and physics-based rendering systems for next-generation electro-optical sensor systems. The second chapter of his career is currently taking place at Atmospheric and Environmental Research Inc. As Senior Manager for the Mission Planning Technologies group, he integrates environmental models, a broad spectrum of scientific research, and cutting edge software technology to produce weather impact tools for decision makers in the government and private sector industries.

Dr Boyd’s section: Extra Credit: Answer a question in Moodle after the talk, and receive 5 points toward your test score.

Dr Takemae’s section: an extra credit opportunity will be announced in class

F Apr 4

10.1-3

11.1

11.2

Quiz 9: rotational kinematics answer

 

Torque

Static equilibrium slides

learning check

8.91, 9.15, 9.22

answers

10.4, 10.60,, 10.20, 10.59

answers

electronic spreadsheet lab 9 due at lab instructor

 

M Apr 7

11.2

13.1-13.3

 

More static equilibrium slides

 

learning check

 

10.41, 10.80, 10.92 (problems)

answers

Pre-lab Assignment 10

Exp 10: simple harmonic motion

Point Breakdown for Lab 10

T Apr 8

 

 

 

 

Pre-lab Assignment 10

Exp 10: simple harmonic motion

W Apr 9

13.3-13.5

Newton’s law of gravity

Continuum mass distribution

Grav pot energy slides

 

learning check

 

11.18, 11.14 11.46

11.51

answers

13.41

13.78

answers

Pre-lab Assignment 10

Exp 10: simple harmonic motion

F Apr 11

13.4, 13.5

14.1

Quiz 10: static equilibrium, gravitation answer

 

Satellite motion slides

Simple Harmonic Motion slides

 

learning check

10.84, 11.12, 11.20

answers

13.26, 13.58, 13.52, 13.63, 13.73

answers

electronic spreadsheet lab 10

 

Sa Apr 12

Undergraduate Research Symposium   Extra-credit opportunity for Phys1101, Spring 2014, both lecture sections

1.        Visit either the poster session or some of the talks at the URS 2014. The symposium takes place on Saturday, April 12 on the UMM campus. Check the URS website for details.

2.        Select one of the research projects in your area of interest within the natural sciences or mathematics.

3.        Interview the presenter, and find out the following information:

The research subject itself:

a)  Title and presenter’s name

b)  What is the subject of this research project? Which question is it answering?

c)  Which implications does it have for the larger research community? Why is it interesting?

d)  Did this research involve interactions with other researchers in the field?

e)  Is this being presented elsewhere? Published?

Life as a research assistant:

a)  What kind of activities was the presenter of the project involved in in order to do this research?

b)  How did the presenter get involved in this research? How long did the person work on this project? Was it paid research?

c)  Which skills did the presenter acquire while involved in this research?

Why did you choose to find out more about this particular project?

4.        Write up your findings in a one-page essay. Submit by April 20. Earn up to 5 points toward your overall test score in Phys1101

M Apr 14

 

 SHM

Solution of equation of motion

slides

 

learning check

 

14.5, 14.2

14.15, 14.16, 14.18, 14.28

answers

Pre-lab Assignment 11

Exp 11: Standing Waves on String

Point Breakdown for Lab 11

T Apr 15

 

 

 

 

Pre-lab Assignment 11

Exp 11: Standing Waves on String

W Apr 16

Pendulum and other applications

Vertical mass-spring system Resonance and damping

slides

 

Change in PAL session:

Wednesday 6-8 pm in 4655

 

learning check

 

14.38, 14.81, 14.39, 14.79, 14.88, 14.95

answers

Pre-lab Assignment 11

Exp 11: Standing Waves on String

Thu 4-17

 

No PAL on Thursday

SB available between 11 am and 3 pm for your questions

 

 

 

 

F Apr 18

 

Test 3 

study sheet

Practice test 1 (answers)

Practice test 2 (answers)

13.17

13.61

14.9

 

electronic spreadsheet lab 11

 

M Apr 21

Resonance and damping

Waves, wave equation, speed

 

15.4, 15.2, 15.5 (exercises)

Pre-lab Assignment 12

Exp 12: Calorimetry

Point Breakdown for Lab 12

T Apr 22

 

 

 

Pre-lab Assignment 12

Exp 12: Calorimetry

W Apr 23

 

Standing waves

 

15.6, 15.10,15.17, 15.28 (exercises)

15.38,15.16

Pre-lab Assignment 12

Exp 12: Calorimetry

F April 25

 

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

Sound, tubes and Doppler effect

tba

15.40, 15.42

15.55, 15.62, 15.74

electronic spreadsheet lab 12

M April 28

 

Temperature

pressure

Density

15.82

No scheduled lab

Opportunity for lab make-up

T April 29

 

 

 

 

Lab 7 for section 004, 1-3 pm

W Apr 30

 

 thermal expansion

Heat, latent heat and Heat transfer

 

17.1, 17.13, 17.18, 17.29 

 

F May 2

 

Quiz 12: expansion, pressure, temperature

Heat, latent heat and Heat transfer

 

tba

17.36, 17.51, 17.52, 17.60, 17.69

 

 

Thursday May 8

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Final Exam: science auditorium

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.

TBA

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