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Syllabus, Spring 2008

Reading assignments are from the course text by Randall D. Knight.

  Tuesday
2103 CH
Thursday
2103 CH
Friday (Honors)
in room 2223 CH
Lab
Week 1
Jan 22, Timbie
Measurement; Motion in 1D
Read Chap 1,2
Jan 24, Timbie
(continued)l
Read Chap 2

Jan 25
Probability and Statistics
Prof. P. Timbie, Physics
No lab
Week 2
Jan 29, Chung
Vectors
Read Chap 3

Jan 31, Chung
Motion in 2D
Read Chap 4
Feb 1
Brownian Motion
Prof. P. Timbie, Physics

MC1-a
MC1-c

Week 3
Feb 5, Chung
Force and Dynamics
Read
Chap 5
Feb 7, Chung
1D Dynamics
Read Chap 6
Feb 8
  Dimensional Analysis
Prof. D. Chung, Physics
lecture notes
M4
Acc. in Free Fall
Week 4
Feb 12, Chung
Newton's third law
Read Chap 7

Feb 14, Chung
Dynamics in a Plane +
Circular Dynamics
Chap
8
Feb 15
Variational Calculus and Action
Prof. D. Chung, Physics
lecture notes
M2 Equilib Force
M5 Projectile
Week 5
Exam 1 Wed nite
Feb 19, Chung
Review for Exam #1
(Chap 1-8)
Feb 21, Chung
Error Analysis
Reading Lecture notes
Feb 22
Differential Equations
Prof. P. Timbie, Physics

Makeup labs
(Exam week)
Week 6
Feb 26, Timbie
Linear Momentum
Read Chap 9
Feb 28, Timbie
Linear Momentum continued
Chap 9 continued
Feb 29
Connecting Action and Quantum Mechanics
Prof. D. Chung, Physics
lecture notes

M6 Circular Motion
Week 7
Mar 4, Timbie
Energy
Read Chap 10
Mar 6, Timbie
Energy continued
Chap 10 continued
Mar 7
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
Richard Feynmann
MC-11b
 Air Track Collisions
Week 8
Mar 11, Timbie
Work
Read Chap 11
Mar 13, Timbie
Rotation of Rigid Body
Read Chap 12
Mar 14
Kepler's Laws
Prof. D. Chung, Physics
lecture notes
Energy and Work
Computer Simulations
Week 9
Exam 2 Wed nite

Mar 25, Chung
Review for Exam #2
(Error Analysis, Chap 9-12, except 12.8 and 12.9)

Mar 27, Chung
Statics
Read Chap 12.8, 15.6
Mar 28
Cosmology
Prof. D. Chung, Physics
lecture note 1
lecture note 2
Makeup labs
(Exam week)
Week 10
Apr 1, Chung
Oscillations
Read Chap 14
Apr 3, Chung
Oscillations continued
Chap 14 continued

Apr 4
Climate Change
Dr. Susan Nossal
M3 Statics
M-10 Young's Modulus

Week 11

Apr 8, Timbie
Fluids and Elasticity
Read Chap 15

Apr 10, Timbie
Fluids and Elasticity continued
Chap 15 continued

Apr 11
 
Jumping Cats
Dr. Michelle Harris, Biocore
MC-12b
Simple Harmonic Motion and Resonance
Week 12
Apr 15, Timbie
Waves and Sound
Read Chap 20 (except 20.7)
Apr 17, Timbie
Waves/sound continued
Read Chap 21 (except 21.8)
Apr 18
Physics of Hearing
Prof. Tom Yin, Dept. of Physiology
lecture notes
Special: Blood Pressure

Week 13
Exam 3
Wed nite

Apr 22, Timbie
Review for Exam #3
(Chap 12.8, 14-15, 20 (except 20.7), 21 (except 21.8)

Apr 24, Timbie
Thermo
Read Chap. 17.1, 18.1-18.4
Apr 25
Thermodynamics and Biology
Prof. Warren Porter, Biology

Makeup labs
(exam week)
Week 14
 
Apr 29, Chung
Thermo
Read Chap 17, 18.5-18.6
May 1, Chung
Thermo Finish
Read Chap 19
May 2
Human foot force control and balance
Kreg Gruben, Biomedical Engineering
SC1 Waves on String
S-2 Velocity of Sound
Week 15
May 6, Chung
Heat Engines and Refrigeration
Read Chap 19
May 8, Chung
Review for Final

May 9
Celebration/Presentation of Honors Projects
HC-1 Absolute 0


Final Exam:

Monday, May 12 (7:25 PM to 9:25 PM)


Location:  2103 Chamberlin



 

 
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