Spring semester 2014, Phys1101 General
Physics 1, S.Boyd
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: 13^{th} edition! 
Recommended
Problems will not
be collected but should be considered good prep for tests and quizzes 
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 

M Jan 13 
1.11.6 
“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) 
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 

1.18,
1.22, 1.24 (estimates) 

F Jan 17 
2.2 
Quiz 1 (unit conversions, sig figs, uncertainty) answers Instantaneous
velocity slides 
1.9, 1.10,
1.58 
1.54,
1.55, 1.56 (problems) 2.5, 2.6 
Electronic
spreadsheet for lab 1 is due to instructor, 4pm 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 

1.98
(challenge) 2.9, 2.14,
2.15, 2.19 (vel)
2.24 (acc) 

No
lab 
Th Jan 23 

PAL 7 pm
room 4655 




F Jan 24 
2.4 
Quiz 2 (displacement, velocity, acceleration, in
particular graphically) Motion at
constant acceleration, Problems slides 
2.4 (13^{th} and 12^{th}
ed) 2.10 (13^{th} and
12^{th} ed) 2.22 (13^{th} ed, corresponds to 2.24 in 12^{th} ed) (available after 5 pm) 
2.29,
2.34, 2.36, 2.38 (const acc) 


M Jan 27 
2.5 
Motion at
constant acceleration (examples) Including
free Fall 7 pm PAL
in Sci4655 

2.45, 2.49 (free fall) 2.61,
2.60, 2.76, 2.92(problems) 
Prelab
Assignment 2 at lab time 
Exp 2: Constant
acceleration (002) 
T Jan 28 




Prelab
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 

2.90, 2.95 (challenge) 1.33, 1,36, 1.44,1.29, 1.30 (vectors) 


ThJan 30 

7 pm PAL
in Sci4655 




F Jan 31 
3.1 3.2 3.3 
Quiz 3 (freefall, vector addition/subtraction
graphically – not components) answers Displacement,
velocity, acceleration as vectors in 2/3d
slides 
1.43 (is 1.49 in 12^{th}
ed) 2.42 (2.42 in 12^{th} ed) 2.73 (2.69 in 12^{th} ed) answers
(available after 5 pm) 
3.2, 3.4 (velocity) 1.68, 1.74
(problems) 3.6
(acceleration) 
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 

3.12,
3.19, 3.23, 3,17
(projectile) 
Prelab
Assignment 3 
Exp3:
2d motion 
T Feb 4 




Prelab
Assignment 3 
Exp3:
2d motion 
W Feb 5 
3.3, 3.4 
Projectile
motion 

3.33 3.28,
(circle), 3.40 (relative), 
Exp3:
2d motion 

F Feb 7 
3.5 4.1, 4.2 
Quiz 4: vector components, perhaps projectile motion answers Relative
velocity Forces 
3.16
(3.17 in 12^{th} ed) 3.68 (3.64 in 12^{th} ed) 3.78 (3.76 in 12^{th} ed) You may omit c) for this problem. Update 26: You may substitute 3.78 by problem
3.58 
3.47, 3.60
3.69, 3.81 (problems) 3.89, 3.90 (challenge) 
Lab
3 submission Spreadsheet
and handdrawn graph 

M Feb 10 
4.3, 
Forces Newton’s
first law freebody
diagrams 

4.4, 4.5
(force vectors) 4.9, 4.10,
4.16 (NSL) 
Prelab
Assignment 4 
Exp 4: addition
of vectors 
T Feb 11 



Prelab
Assignment 4 
Exp 4: addition
of vectors 

W Feb 12 
4.4, 4.5 
Newton’s
second law/ mass/weight Newton’s
third law slides PAL
tonight 7 pm in Sci4655 – test prep special! 

4.18
(weight) 4.23, 4.26,
4.30, 4.32 (FBD) 
Exp 4: addition
of vectors 

F Feb 14 

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, freebody diagrams
 examples 

5.8, 5.13
(equil), 5.22 (dyn) 4.36,
4.46, 4.51, 4.55 (problems) 
Prelab
Assignment 5 
Exp 5: Newton’s
Second Law 
T Feb 18 



Prelab
Assignment 5 
Exp 5: Newton’s
Second Law 

W Feb 19 
5.1, 5.2,
5.3 
Examples Apparent
weight Friction Friction
problems 

5.30, 5.33
(friction) 4.62
(challenge) 
Exp 5: Newton’s
Second Law 

F Feb 21 
5.3, 5.4 
Quiz 5 Freebody diagrams, weight, mass answers Friction
problems Forces in
circular Motion 
4.57 (not
in 12^{th}) 5.7 ( 5.9
in 12^{th}) 5.31 (5.33
in 12^{th}) 
5.53, 5.58
(circ) 5.64,
5.76, 5.78 (problems) 5.94,
5.97, 5.114 (problems) 
Lab
5 submission 

M Feb 24 
5.4 
Forces in
circular Motion Examples
for circular motion 

5.122
(challenge) And some
from last Friday 
Prelab
Assignment 6 
Exp 6: Centripetal
Force 
T Feb 25 




Prelab
Assignment 6 
Exp 6:
Centripetal Force 
W Feb 26 
6.1 6.2 
work 

6.2, 6.5,
6.6, 6.7, 6.9 (exercises) 6.11,
6.14, 6.16, 6.19, 6.24 (exercises) 
Exp 6:
Centripetal Force 

F Feb 28 
6.2 6.3 
Quiz 6 forces in circular motion varying
forces (spring) work and
kinetic energy, 
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) 
6.29,
6.30, 6.46 (exercises) 6.57,
6.75, 6.78, 6.87 (problems) 
electronic
spreadsheet lab 6 
If you
missed one lab you may sign up for the makeup lab on the signup 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 

7.6, 7.14
(exercises) 6.73, 6.95
(problem) 6.101
(challenge) 
Opportunity
for lab makeup: T 3:30 pm 

T Mar 4 




Makeup lab session: Tuesday, March 4, 3:30 pm Please sign up before
Friday Feb 28. Signup 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) SB is at
APS March Meeting in Denver 

7.18,
7.23, 7.29,7.32 (exercises) 

F Mar 7 

Test 2 sample
test 1 and answers sample
test 2 and answers SB is
back. 
6.43
(6.39 in12th) 6.68
(6.62 in 12^{th} but with 24⁰ angle) 6.79
(6.75 in 12^{th}) 





Spring
Break 




M Mar 17 
7.1 7.2 7.3 
Test 2
back and discussion Gravitational
and elastic potential energy,
conservative forces slides 

7.12, 7.15, 7.31 
Prelab
Assignment 7 
Exp 7:
Collisions 
T Mar 18 



Prelab
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 nonconservative forces More
Problems on energy/work Energy 

7.40,
7.42, 7.46, 7.51, 7.58 (problems) 
Prelab
Assignment 7 
Exp 7:
Collisions 
F Mar 21 
7.1 7.2 7.3 
Quiz 7: energy conservation answers Springs 
7.48 (same in 12^{th}) 7.64 (not in 12^{th}) 7.69 (same in 12^{th})
Answers posted in Moodle. 
7.66, 7.70, 7.79 (problems) 
electronic
spreadsheet lab 7 

M Mar 24 
8.1 8.2 
Nonconservative
work (one example) Impulse
and momentum 

8.7, 8.12, 8.24 (exercises) 7.78
(challenge) 
Prelab
Assignment 8 
Exp 8:
Ballistic Pendulum) 
T Mar 25 




Prelab
Assignment 8 
Exp 8:
Ballistic Pendulum 
W Mar 26 
8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 
Momentum
conservation Collisions
handout Example
problem 

8.30,
8.36, 8.46, 8.56 (exercises) 
Prelab
Assignment 8 
Exp 8:
Ballistic Pendulum 
F Mar 28 
8.4 8.5 
Quiz 8 nonconservative work/impulse/momentum answer Center of
mass one
example momentum 
8.89,
8.92, 8.96 (problems) 8.85, 8.48
(problems) 
electronic
spreadsheet lab 8 


M Mar 31 
9.1 9.2 9.3 
Angular kinematics 
9.3, 9.8,
9.24, 9.30 (exercises) 

Exp 9: Static
Equilibrium 

T Apr 1 





Exp 9: Static
Equilibrium 
W Apr 2 
9.2 9.4 10.1 
Moment of
inertia slides 

9.36,
9.67, 9.70, 9.82 (problems) 

Exp 9: Static
Equilibrium 

7pm
in Sci 1020: “From
Modeling Air Pollution to Predicting Thirdworld Regional Stability: Using
Computer Science and Physics to Solve Realworld 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 physicsbased rendering systems
for nextgeneration electrooptical 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 
10.13 11.1 11.2 
Quiz 9:
rotational kinematics answer Torque Static
equilibrium slides

electronic
spreadsheet lab 9 due at lab instructor 


M Apr 7 
11.2 13.113.3 
More static
equilibrium slides 

10.41,
10.80, 10.92 (problems) 
Prelab
Assignment 10 
Exp 10: simple
harmonic motion 
T Apr 8 




Prelab
Assignment 10 
Exp 10: simple
harmonic motion 
13.313.5 
Newton’s
law of gravity Continuum
mass distribution Grav pot energy slides 

11.18,
11.14 11.46 11.51 13.41 13.78 
Prelab
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 
10.84, 11.12, 11.20 
13.26,
13.58, 13.52, 13.63, 13.73 
electronic
spreadsheet lab 10 

Sa Apr 12 
Undergraduate Research Symposium Extracredit 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 onepage essay. Submit by April 20. Earn up to 5 points toward your overall test
score in Phys1101 

M Apr 14 
14.15 
SHM Solution of equation of motion 

14.5, 14.2 14.15,
14.16, 14.18, 14.28 
Prelab
Assignment 11 
Exp 11:
Standing Waves on String 
T Apr 15 




Prelab
Assignment 11 
Exp 11:
Standing Waves on String 
W Apr 16 
14.15 
Pendulum
and other applications Vertical massspring system Resonance and damping Change in PAL session: Wednesday 68 pm in 4655 

14.38, 14.81, 14.39, 14.79, 14.88, 14.95 
Prelab
Assignment 11 
Exp 11: Standing
Waves on String 
Thu 417 

No PAL on
Thursday SB
available between 11 am and 3 pm for your questions 




F Apr 18 

Test 3 
13.17 13.61 14.9 

electronic
spreadsheet lab 11 

M Apr 21 
14.7 15.1 15.2 15.3 
Resonance
and damping Waves, wave equation, 

15.4,
15.2, 15.5 (exercises) 
Prelab
Assignment 12 
Exp 12: Calorimetry 
T Apr 22 



Prelab
Assignment 12 
Exp 12: Calorimetry 

W Apr 23 
15.3 15.4 
speed Standing
waves Chladni plates 

15.6, 15.10,15.17, 15.28 (exercises) 15.38,15.16 
Prelab
Assignment 12 
Exp 12: Calorimetry 
F April 25 

Sound,
tubes and Doppler effect Development
of spectrum on a string 
14.78 14.89 15.13 
15.40,
15.42 15.55,
15.62, 15.74 
electronic
spreadsheet lab 12 
Sign up for a makeup lab next week: 
M April 28 

Quiz 11: waves (speed, wave length, frequency,
period, SHM) (section001) Temperature
pressure Density slides 
15.82 
No
scheduled lab Opportunity for lab makeup Links
for signup see above. Makeup
lab 2:154:15 

T April 29 




Makeup
lab 10:30 12:30 Lab 7 for
section 004, 13 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 
17.8 17.21 17.32 
17.36,
17.51, 17.52, 17.60, 17.69 


Thursday May
8 
11:00 am
to 1:00 pm 
Final Exam: science auditorium 
SB office
ours during exam week: Monday 10;30 – 12, Tuesday 11:30 – 1pm, Wednesday 12
pm, 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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