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Syllabus, Fall 2007

Reading assignments are from the course text, author Randall Knight

  Monday Wednesday Friday (Honors) Lab HW
Week 1

Sept. 3, Labor Day
No class

Sept. 5, Winokur
Welcome, Motion   
Read Chap. 1
Sept. 7
Introduction to honors

No lab
Intro. &  HW1 due Wed. 9/12 midnight
Week 2
Sept. 10, Winokur
Motion, Kinematics
Read Chap. 1, 2.1-2.6
Sept. 12, Winokur
Kinematics, Vectors
Read Chap 2.7-2.8, 3
Sept. 14
Plastic Electronics
Winokur
MC1-a,c
Errors & Motion
HW2 due
Wed. 9/19
 11:59 pm
Week 3
Sept. 17, Winokur
Force & Motion
Read Chap. 4
Sept. 19, Winokur
Newton's 2nd Law, Dyn.  I
Read Chap. 4.5-4.6, 5
Sept. 21
  

M4
 Acceleration in Free Fall
HW3 due
Wed. 9/26
11:59 pm
Week 4
Sept. 24, Winokur
Dynamics II,
Two-Dimensions
Read Chap. 6
Sept. 26, Winokur
Dynamics III, Uniform  Circular Motion
Read Chap. 7
Sept. 28
Dan Chung
Cosmology
M2 Equilib Force
 M5 Projectile
HW4 due
Wed. 10/3 at
4 PM
Week 5
Exam 1
Thurs. night

Oct. 1, Gilbert
Chapter 7, Dynamics III
Circular Motion
Oct. 3, Timbie
Review for Exam 1
Chap. 1-7

Oct. 5
Micro CT
Jamey Weichert

Makeup labs:

HW4A due
Week 6 Oct. 8, Winokur
Newton's 3rd Law
Read Chap 8
Oct. 10, Winokur
Impulse & Momentum
Read Chap 9
Oct. 12
C. Blanchard
What we can learn from scattering
M6
Circular Motion
HW5 due
Wed. 10/17
11:59 pm
Week 7
Oct. 15, Winokur
Energy
Read Chap.  10
Oct. 17, Winokur
Work
Read
Chap. 11
Oct. 19
Jim Lawler
Lighting and Energy Use
MC-11b
Air Track Collisions
HW6 due
Wed. 10/25
 11:59 pm
Week 8 Oct. 22, Winokur
More Work
Read
Chap. 11
Oct. 25, Winokur
Rotations of a Rigid Body
Read Chap 13
Oct. 26
Susan Nossal
 Climate Change
Special:
Energy and Work
Simulation
HW7 due
Wed. 10/31
 4 pm
Week 9
Exam 2
Thurs. night

Oct. 29, Winokur
Catch up
 
Oct. 31, Winokur
Review for Exam 2
Chap. 8-11, 13
Nov. 2
Gilbert,
Biominerals
Makeup labs:
 
 HW7A due
Wed. 11/7 
 11:59 pm
Week 10
Nov. 5, Gilbert
Oscillations
Read Chap 14
Nov. 7, Gilbert
Oscillations
Chap 14 continued
Nov. 9
Clint Sprott,
Chaos
MC12b Simple Harmonic Motion & Resonance
HW8 due
Wed. 11/14 
 11:59 pm
Week 11
Nov. 12, Gilbert
Fluids & Elasticity
Read Chap 15
Nov. 14, Gilbert
Fluids & Elasticity
Chap 15 continued &
READ Chap 16, Matter
Nov 16
Rob Blank
Skeletons in the Lab
Special:
Blood Pressure
& Physiology
HW9  due
Wed. 11/21 
 11:59 pm
Week 12
Nov. 19, Gilbert
Chap 16 continued &
READ Chap 17, Work, 1st Law TD
Nov. 21, Gilbert
Work, 1st Law TD
Chap 17, Continued
Nov. 23
No lecture
Thanksgiving recess
No lab
Thanksgiving recess
HW10 due
Wed. 11/28 
 11:59 pm
Week 13
Exam 3
Thurs. night

Nov. 26, Gilbert
Macro-Micro
Read Chap 18

Nov. 28, Gilbert
Review for Exam 3
Chap. 13-18
Nov. 30
Michelle Harris,
Jumping Cats
Makeup labs:
 
HW11 due
Wed. 12/05

 11:59 pm 
Week 14
Dec. 3, Gilbert
Engines and Work
Read Chap 19
Dec. 5, Gilbert
Traveling Waves
Read Chap 20

Dec. 7
Tom Yin,
Sound Perception
HC1
 Absolute Zero
HW12 due
Wed. 12/12

 11:59 pm

Week 15

Dec. 10, Gilbert
Superposition
Read Chap 21

Dec. 12, Gilbert
Review for final

Last class

Dec. 14,
No class

SC1,S2
Waves on String
Velocity of Sound 
Week 16
Finals week
Dec. 17,
Final exam
12:25 PM

Room TBA
Dec. 19
Dec. 21

 
 

 

Final Exam:

Monday, Dec. 17 (12:25 PM to 2:25 PM)

B102 & B130
Van Vleck



 

 
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