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Physics 100: Physics for Society (Fall 2018)

 

Syllabus

 

Lecture notes

Homework pages of the textbook

Solutions to homework
(Password-protected)

Other

 

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 5

Chapter 7

Chapter 10

 

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 5

Chapter 7

 

HW1

HW2

HW3

HW4

HW5

HW6

HW7

HW8

HW9

HW10

HW11

Lab Manual

 

Record of Answering In-class Questions


 

Course Schedule

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday

August 20

Skating–Newton’s first law of motion

Read: Ch1: 1

HW1: Ch1: E(Exercise)3,6.

August 21

No lab

August 22

Skating–Newton’s second law of motion

Read: Ch1: 1

HW1: Ch1: E8; P(Problem)1

August 24

Skating–Measurement and units

Read: Ch1: 1

HW1: Ch1: E9;P2

No homework due

August 27

Falling Balls–Gravity

Read: Ch1: 2

HW2: Ch1: P9,10

August 28

No lab

August 29

Falling Balls–Projectile motion

Read: Ch1: 2

HW2: Ch1: P11,12,13

August 31

Ramps–Newton’s third law of motion

Read: Ch1: 3

HW2: Ch1: E26

HW1 due

September 3

Happy Labor Day!

September 4

Lab #1: Motion and measurement

September 5

Ramps–Energy and work

Read: Ch1: 3

HW3: Ch1: E31,34

September 7

Ramps–Mechanical advantage

Read: Ch1: 3

HW3: Ch1: E39; P18,21

HW2 due

September 10

Seesaws–Rotational motion

Read: Ch2: 1

HW4: Ch2: E2

September 11

Lab #2: Gravity and acceleration

September 12

Seesaws–Newton’s second law of rotational motion

Read: Ch2: 1

HW4: Ch2:  E6,12; P1,6

September 14

Seesaws–Rotational work

Read: Ch2: 1

HW4: Ch2:  E15

HW3 due

September 17

Wheels–Friction

Read: Ch2: 2

HW5: Ch2: E22,27,29

September 18

Lab #3: Force, mass and acceleration

September 19

Wheels–Kinetic energy

Read: Ch2: 2

No homework

September 21

Bumper Cars–Linear momentum

Read: Ch2: 3

HW5: Ch2: P9,10,11

HW4 due

September 24

Bumper Cars–Momentum conservation

Read: Ch2: 3

HW6: Ch2: P13

September 25

Lab #4: Torques and center of gravity

September 26

Bumper Cars–Angular momentum

Read: Ch2: 3

HW6: Ch2: E38;P14

September 28

Spring Scales−Hooke’s law

Read: Ch3: 1

HW6: Ch3: E5,7;P3

HW5 due

October 1

Ball Sports: Bouncing – Coefficient of restitution

Read: Ch3: 2

HW7: Ch3: E11;P4

October 2

No lab

 

October 3

Ball Sports: Bouncing – Effects from surfaces

Read: Ch3: 2

HW7: Ch3: E14,19

October 5

Carousels and Roller Coasters – Circular motion

Read: Ch3: 3

HW7: Ch3: E31;P6

HW6 due

October 8

Homework and Quiz Review

No homework

October 9

No lab

October 10

Exam 1

No homework

HW7 due

October 12

Happy Fall Break!

October 15

Balloons −Pressure and density

Read: Ch5: 1

HW8: Ch5: E3,7

October 16

No lab

October 17

Balloons−Buoyancy

Read: Ch5: 1

HW8: Ch5: E9;P3

October 19

Exam 1 Review

No homework

No homework due

October 22

Balloons – Hot air balloons and  helium balloons

Read: Ch5: 1

HW9: Ch5: E15;P5

October 23

Lab #5: Buoyancy

October 24

Water Distribution − Pressure and energy

Read: Ch5: 2

HW9: Ch5: P11

October 26

Special Topics: Movie watching

No homework

HW8 due

October 29

Water Distribution − Bernoulli’s equation

Read: Ch5: 2

HW10: Ch5: E27;P15

October 30

No lab

October 31

Woodstoves − Thermal energy

Read: Ch7: 1

HW10: Ch7:  E3

November 2

Woodstoves − Heat transfer

Read: Ch7: 1

HW10: Ch7:  E6,9

HW9 due

November 5

Water, Steam and Ice −

Phase transition

Read: Ch7: 2

HW11: Ch7: E15,16,17

November 6

No lab

November 7

Water, Steam and Ice −

Boiling water

Read: Ch7: 2

HW11: Ch7: E21,25

November 9

Clothing, Insulation, and Climate − Thermal radiation

Read: Ch7: 3

HW11: Ch7: E35,P3

HW10 due

November 12

Homework and Quiz Review

No homework

November 13

Lab #6: Heat and temperature

November 14

Exam 2

No homework

November 16

Exam 2 Review

No homework

HW11 due

November 26

Static Electricity − Coulomb’s law

Read: Ch10: 1

HW12-13: Homework described on lecture note

November 27

Lab #7: Electromagnetic fields

November 28

Flashlights − Electric power and Ohm’s law

Read: Ch10: 3

No homework

November 30

Flashlights − Introduction to electronics

Read: Ch10: 3

No homework

No homework due

December 3

Special Topics: Lab visiting (Currens Hall 111)

December 4

Lab #8: Electronics

December 5

Special Topics: Lab visiting (Currens Hall 111)

December 7

Homework and Quiz Review

HW12-13 due

 

 

December 12

Final Exam

8:00-9:50 am