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Mark Ramsbey - Physics

PHYS-050.-61 Preparatory Physics

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02086

PHYS-050-61

S35


  • Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 - 7:20 p.m.
  • Office hours Tuesday after class until ????
  • 4 Units
Course Syllabus

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Announcements and Reminders 

Great work so far !!!

Final exam is December 8 from 4-6pm.

Note time is earlier than normal class !!!!!!!

Assignments and Lecture Notes
Fall 2015
WeekDateThis Week's TopicsAssignments DueLecture Notes
1 09/22/15 Introduction
  • Syllabus, course objectives and format
  • How to learn Physics 
  • Introduction to class topics

Q= Question

P= Problem

 

All from 4th edition of text 

P0 is name, course, date and how long it took to actually complete the homework (not reading book, etc.)

Homework, quiz, test, format and grading

Physics learning process

2 09/29/15

 

position

distance

displacement

velocity

   speed

  average

  instantaneous

acceleration

  constant a

 Chapter 1

Due Tu 9/29:

P0, Q2, P1, P2, P3, P4, sig. fig.  P13, P16, P17, P18

 

Due Th 10/1:

P0, Q4, P24, P26, P28, P48, P20 (best to do last)

 Tesla acceleration

 

3 10/06/15

 

applications of  

     equations of  

     motion

free fall

Chapter 2 

Due 10/6  P0,  Q3, Q5, Q8, Q9, Q10, P3, P5, P7, P13, P15, P19, P23, P28

 

Due 10/8  P0, Q11, P34, P42, P43, P47, P48

  feather and hammer

 

free fall

 

acceleration

4 10/13/15

 vectors 

Chapter 2

Due 10/13  P0, P57, P59, P61, P63, P65

P65 is worth 15 pts.  define t=0 

 

Due 10/15  P0, Q15, P69, P78&79 (do these 2 together), P83, P92 (discuss in class)

 

tide vectors

 

vector properties-EL

 

compass degrees

 

 vectors-EL

 

5 10/20/15

 Test chapters 1-2 Thursday, 10/22

 

More vectors

position

velocity

acceleration

relative motion

current

Chapter 3

 

Use vector notation for all vectors

Due 10/20 P0 Q2, P5, P10 (read carefully - what is asked?), P14, P20, P22 (typo - all are "v"), P23, P26

 

Suggest you look at P21 (answer in back of book) for practice

 currents

 

alcatraz

 

cannon scores

6 10/27/15

 Motion in 2D

Projectiles

 Chapter 3

 

Due 10/27  P0, P27, P31, P33, P36

 

Due 10/29 but can turn in 11/03 okay

 P0, P51, P53, P57, P55

Beak P55 into x and y components and do last

 cart and ball

exam scores

exam solutions

7 11/03/15

 More Projectiles

 Chapter 4

Due 11/03  P0, P1, P2, P4, P5

Due 11/5 P0, P8, P10, P12, P19, P20, P22

 mark project
8 11/10/15

 Newton's Laws

 Chapter 3 (yes - chapter 3!)

Due 11/10 P0, P44, P45 (more below)

Chapter 4 (also due 11/10)

Due 11/10 Q2, Q4, Q5, P63, P71

1 knot = 2000 yards/hour

 

Due 11/12 (chapter 4) P0, P27 (explain answers for credit), P33, P35, P40, P43, P47, P53, P79

 

Newton 3 laws-EL

 

apparent weight

9 11/17/15

Normal forces and friction

 

Test ch 3 to 5-4

Thurs, Nov 19

 Chapter 5

Due 11/17 P0, Q1, Q8, Q9, Q11, P3, P5, P6, P19, P22, P29, P30

 

Remember sin2(theta) + cos2(theta) = 1

 compression, tension, shear 

 

Friction - EL

 

Springs - EL

10 11/24/15

 No class 11/26

 

Happy

Thanksgiving!

 Must draw free body diagrams !!

Due 11/24 - 

Chapter 5 P0, Q22, P25, P27, P33, P35, P49, P51

 

carbon crystal structures

 

exam solutions

exam scores

 

11 12/01/15

 Circular motion

Work, Kinetic Energy

 Chapter 6  

Due 12/1 P0. Q2, Q7, P1, P3, P6, P7, P11, P12, P15

 

Due 12/3 P0, Q11, Q13, Q14, P54, P55, P61

Chapter 7

Due 12/3 Q9, P5, P7, P11, P19, P21, P42, P46

 

Solutions to 12/3 homework will be posted 12/4.

 

 circular fun

 

2 masses on a string

 

 

12 12/08/15

Final 4-6 pm

Tues Dec 8

 

   



Hang in there  !!



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Last Updated: 12/8/15