Physics 201: College Physics I

Syllabus

Calendar

     
Week Date Topic Reading Links
1 January 23, 2012 Welcome and introduction   Ch 1   
1 January 25, 2012 Measurement and units     Seating Chart 
1 January 26, 2012 Order of Magnitude prefixes  Ch 2  Group Problem Set #1 
1 January 27, 2012 Converting units     
2 January 30, 2012 Converting units II    Group Problem Set #2 
2 February 1, 2012 Position and Velocity     
2 February 2, 2012 Position and Velocity   
2 February 3, 2012 Constant Velocity I     
3 February 6, 2012 Constant Velocity II    Group Problem Set #3 
3 February 8, 2012 Graphs II     
3 February 9, 2012 Position lab    Laboratory 1 Activity Sheet
Distance.ds
PositionMatch.ds
Lab 1 Summary Questions
(Summary Questions due from EACH student on Monday, February 13)  
3 February 10, 2012 Acceleration    Group Problem Set #4 
4 February 13, 2012 Acceleration II     
4 February 15, 2012 Acceleration III    Group Problem Set #5 
4 February 16, 2012 Position and Velocity Lab    Laboratory 2 Activity Sheet
VelocityGraph.ds
VelocityMatch.ds
Lab 2 Summary Questions
(Summary Questions due from EACH student on Monday, February 20) 
4 February 17, 2012 Exam I     
5 February 20, 2012 Free Fall     
5 February 22, 2012 Free Fall II    Group Problem Set #6 
5 February 23, 2012 Acceleration Lab    Laboratory 3 Activity Sheet
SpeedingUp.ds
Lab 3 Summary Questions
(Summary Questions due from EACH student on Monday, February 27) 
5 February 24, 2011 Projectile Motion  Ch 3   
6 February 27, 2012 Projectile Motion II     
6 February 29, 2012 Problem solving     
6 March 1, 2012 Projectile motion lab     
6 March 2, 2012 Relative velocity     
7 March 12, 2012 Vectors I  Ch 4   
7 March 14, 2012 Vectors II     
7 March 15, 2012 Force Lab    Laboratory 4 Activity Sheet
MotionAndForce.ds
Lab 4 Summary Questions
(Summary Questions due from EACH student on Monday, March 19) 
7 March 16, 2012 Projectile Motion    Group Problem Set #7 
8 March 19, 2012 Projectile Motion II    Group Problem Set #8 
8 March 21, 2012 Problem solving     
8 March 22, 2012   Laboratory 5 Activity Sheet
FallingBall.ds
Lab 5 Summary Questions
(Summary Questions due from EACH student on Monday, March 26) 
8 March 23, 2012 Problem solving     
9 March 26, 2012 Force diagrams     
9 March 28, 2012 Newton's 3rd Law     
9 March 29, 2012 Force Lab II     
9 March 30, 2012 Friction     
10 April 2, 2012 Friction II     
10 April 4, 2012 Friction III     
10 April 5, 2012 Friction Lab    Laboratory 6 Activity Sheet
StaticAndKineticFrictionForce.ds
Lab 6 Summary Questions
(Summary Questions due from EACH student on Monday, April 9) 
10 April 6, 2012 Inclined planes II    Group Problem Set #9 
11 April 9, 2012 Energy  Ch 6   
11 April 11, 2012 Work     
11 April 12, 2012 Force Lab II    Laboratory 7 Activity Sheet
MotionAndForce.ds
Lab 7 Summary Questions
(Summary Questions due from EACH student on Monday, April 16) 
11 April 13, 2012 Potential Energy    Group Problem Set #10
Group Problem Set #10_B 
12 April 16, 2012 Energy II    Group Problem Set #11_A
Group Problem Set #11_B 
12 April 18, 2012 Energy III    Group Problem Set #12 
12 April 19, 2012 Work done by friction I     
12 April 20, 2012 Work done by friction II     
13 April 23, 2012 Generic Work-Energy Equation     
13 April 25, 2012 Momentum I     
13 April 26, 2012 Energy Lab    Laboratory 8 Activity Sheet
WorkEnergy.ds
Lab 8 Summary Questions
(Summary Questions due from EACH student on Monday, April 30) 
13 April 27, 2012 Exam III    Group Problem Set #13 
14 April 30, 2012 Elastic collisions    Group Problem Set #14 
14 May 2, 2012 Inelastic collisons     
14 May 3, 2012 Momentum lab    Laboratory 9 Activity Sheet
ImpulseAndMomentum.ds
 
14 May 4, 2012 Wrap up    Group Problem Set #15 
14 May 8, 2012 Final Exam 8:00-10:00am