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Physics 124: General Physics I (Fall 2019)

 

Syllabus

 

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Chapter 1 Measurement and Problem Solving

Chapter 2 Kinematics: Description of Motion

Chapter 3 Motion in Two Dimensions

Chapter 4 Force and Motion

Chapter 5 Work and Energy

 

Chapter 6 Linear Momentum and Collisions

Chapter 7 Circular Motion and Gravitation

Chapter 8 Rotational Motion and Equilibrium

Chapter 9 Solids and Fluids

 

Chapter 10 Temperature and Kinetic Theory

Chapter 11 Heat

Chapter 13 Vibrations and Waves

Chapter 14 Sound

HW1

HW2

HW3

HW4

HW5

HW6

HW7

HW8

HW9

HW10

HW11

HW12

HW13

HW14

Lab Manual

Request for Leave

Record of Answering In-class Questions

Sample Lab Report

Procedure of Solving a Physics Problem

University Writing Center

 


 

Course Schedule

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

August 19

SI unites and the metric system

Read: Ch1: 1-3

HW1: Ch1: E(Exercise)7

August 20

Introduction to syllabus

August 21

Unit conversion and significant figures

Read: Ch1: 4-7

HW1: Ch1: E9,26,43,45,47

August 22

No lab

August 23

Scalars and vectors

Read: Ch2: 1-2

HW1: Ch2: E2,9,14

No homework due

August 26

Acceleration

Read: Ch2: 3-4

HW2: Ch2: E33,40,44

August 27

Free fall

Read: Ch2: 5

HW2: Ch2: E59,63,68

August 28

Vector addition

Read: Ch3: 1-2

HW2: Ch3: E5,25,29

August 29

Lab 1 – Introduction to Linear Motion

 

August 30

Projectile motion

Read: Ch3: 3

HW2: Ch3: E46,48

HW1 due

September 2

Happy Labor Day!

September 3

Projectile motion - examples

Read: Ch3: 3

HW3: Ch3: E54,61

September 4

Newton’s first law of motion

Read: Ch4: 1-2

HW3: Ch4: E7,9

September 5

Lab 2 – Free Falling Objects and Graphical Analysis

 

 

September 6

Newton’s second law of motion

Read: Ch4: 3

HW3: Ch4: E14,23,28

HW2 due

September 9

Newton’s third law of motion

Read: Ch4: 4-5

HW4: Ch4: E32,36,40,55

September 10

Friction

Read: Ch4: 6

HW4: Ch4: E63,64,66

September 11

Work

Read: Ch5: 1-2

HW4: Ch5: E2,3,17,25

September 12

Lab 3 – Force Table and the Addition of Vectors

 

 

September 13

Kinetic energy and potential energy

Read: Ch5: 3-4

HW4: Ch5: E30,31,37,41

HW3 due

September 16

Conservation of energy

Read: Ch5: 5

HW5: Ch5: E45,49

September 17

Conservation of energy-examples

Read: Ch5: 5

HW5: Ch5: E56

September 18

Power

Read: Ch5: 6

HW5: Ch5: E64,69

September 19

Lab 4 – Force Sensor and Newton’s Second Law

 

 

September 20

Momentum and impulse

Read: Ch6: 1-2

HW5: Ch6: E3,5,20,31

HW4 due

September 23

Conservation of linear momentum

Read: Ch6: 3

HW6: Ch6: E38,46,48

September 24

Collisions

Read: Ch6: 4

HW6: Ch6: E58,60,65

September 25

Homework review

No homework

September 26

Lab 5 – Work and Energy

 

September 27

Exam 1

No homework

HW5 due

September 30

Center of mass

Read: Ch6: 5

HW7: Ch6: E76,82

October 1

Angular velocity

Read: Ch7: 1-2

HW7: Ch7: E4,6,23

October 2

Circular motion

Read: Ch7: 3

HW7: Ch7: E30,36,43

October 3

No lab

 

 

October 4

Exam 1 review

No homework

HW6 due

October 7

Angular acceleration

Read: Ch7: 4

HW8: Ch7: E44,48

October 8

Gravitation

Read: Ch7: 5

HW8: Ch7: E53,57

October 9

Torque and equilibrium

Read: Ch8: 1-2

HW8: Ch8: E5,14

HW7 due

October 10

No lab

 

October 11

Happy Fall Break!

October 14

Rotational dynamics

Read: Ch8: 3

HW9: Ch8: E34,35,38

October 15

Rotational work

Read: Ch8: 4

HW9: Ch8: E48,50,52

October 16

Angular momentum

Read: Ch8: 5

HW9: Ch8: E64,70

October 17

Lab 6 – Impulse and Momentum

 

 

October 18

Pressure

Read: Ch9: 2

HW9: Ch9: E21,34,39

HW8 due

October 21

Buoyancy

Read: Ch9: 3

HW10: Ch9: E44,46,51

October 22

Fluid dynamics

Read: Ch9: 4

HW10: Ch9: E57,59

October 23

Temperature

Read: Ch10: 1-2

HW10: Ch10: E6,7

October 24

Lab 7 – Torque, Equilibrium, and Center of Gravity

 

 

October 25

Ideal gas law

Read: Ch10: 3

HW10: Ch10:  E19,22,23,32

HW9 due

October 28

Thermal expansion

Read: Ch10: 4

HW11: Ch10: E36,40,48

October 29

Kinetic theory of gases

Read: Ch10: 5

HW11: Ch10: E56,60

October 30

Homework review

No homework

October 31

Lab 8 – Archimedes’ Principle and Buoyancy

November 1

Exam 2

HW10 due

November 4

Specific heat

Read: Ch11: 1-2

HW12: Ch11: E4,6,17

November 5

Happy Tuesday (Discussion)

November 6

Latent heat

Read: Ch11: 3

HW12: Ch11: E25,26,28

November 7

Lab 9 – Thermal Expansion

 

November 8

Exam 2 review

No homework

HW11 due

November 11

Heat transfer

Read: Ch11: 4

HW13: Ch11: E43,54

November 12

Simple harmonic motion

Read: Ch13: 1

HW13: Ch13: E5,12

November 13

Equations of motion

Read: Ch13: 2

HW13: Ch13: E20,21,34,37

November 14

Lab 10 – Spring Force and Simple Harmonic Oscillator

 

November 15

Waves

Read: Ch13: 3-4

HW13: Ch13: E48,52,56

HW12 due

November 18

Standing waves

Read: Ch13: 5

HW14: Ch13: E64,66

November 19

Sound waves

Read: Ch14: 1-2

HW14: Ch14: E1,7,12

November 20

Sound intensity

Read: Ch14: 3

HW14: Ch14: E21,25,26,37

November 21

Makeup lab

November 22

Doppler effect

Read: Ch14: 5

HW14: Ch14: E49,55,56,58

HW13 due

December 2

Special Topics: Lab visiting

(Currens Hall 111)

December 3

Happy Tuesday (Discussion)

December 4

Special Topics: Lab visiting

(Currens Hall 111)

December 5

Makeup lab

 

December 6

Homework review

HW14 due

December 9

Final Exam

10:00 -11:50 am