Physics 2010/3010, Concepts of Physical Science

Day 1 Jan10

Day 2 Jan 12

Day 3 Jan 14

Day 25 Mar 13

Day 26 Mar 15

Day 27Mar 17

Phase changes
Day 4 Jan 17

Day 5 Jan 19

2-Dimens Motion acceleration
Day 6Jan 21

Day 28 Mar 20

Heat transfer
Day 29 Mar 22

Heat engines
Day 30 Mar 24

2nd law of thermo
Day 7 Jan 24

Day 8 Jan 26

Day 9Jan 28

Newton's laws
Mar 27 Nov 1

2nd Law of Thermo
Mar 29 Nov 3

Electric forces and charges
Mar 31 Nov 5

Electric circuits
Day 10 Jan 31

Day 11 Feb 2

Fluid pressure
Day 12 Feb 4

Buoyancy, Archimedes
Day 34 Apr 3

Electric circuits
Day 35 Apr 5

Electric circuits
Day 36 Apr 7

Electric circuits
Day 13 Feb 7

Circular motion
Day 14Feb 9

Circular motion
Day 15Feb 11

Work, energy
Day 37 Apr 10

Electro- magnetism
Day 38Apr 12

Electro- magnetism
Day 39 Apr 14

Waves, sound
Day 16Feb 14

Work, energy
Day 17 Feb 16

Energy and power
Day 18Feb 18

Day 40Apr 17

Waves, sound
Day 41 Apr 19

Waves, sound
Day 42 Apr 21

Light, images
Day 19 Feb 21

Impulse and momentum
Day 20 Feb 23

Day 21 Feb 25

Rotational motion
Day 43 Apr 24

Light, images
Day 44 Apr 26

Light, vision
Day 45 Apr 28

Atomic structure
Day 22 Feb 28

Day 23 Mar 1

Torques, equilibrium
Day 24Mar 3

Rotational motion
Day 46 May 1

Spectra, holograms
May 3
Final exam
2:45-4:45 PM



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Chapter 1: Units and Measurement

What quantities must you measure to describe completely the motion of a ball tossed into the air?

What units are used to specify these quantities?

What are the three most commonly used systems of units?

What are the three fundamental mechanical quantities which form the basis for all mechanical measurement?

What are the prefixes used with powers of ten to denote 1000x and 1/1000?

Hands on: How does the time to roll a sphere down an incline depend on the height of the incline? (This will be done by measurement only at this point; it will be discussed later in the course.)
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Chapter 2: Description of Motion

If you know the acceleration of an object, how do you find its speed and distance traveled at any given time? (Assume straight-line motion, constant acceleration.)

Assuming constant acceleration, show a complete set of motion equations which will describe any motion meeting this condition.

A ball is thrown upward with a velocity of 30 m/s. Find its height and velocity after 1 second. Find its maximum height. Find its total time of flight when it reaches its original height.

If you drop one ball and launch another horizontally at the same time from the same height, will they hit the ground at the same time?

If you fire a bullet horizontally and drop another simultaneously, which will hit the ground first?

*Motion equations

*Motion calculation

*Solving equations

*Motion explorer

*Vertical trajectory

*Free fall

*Horizontal trajectory

*Bullet drop

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Chapter 3: Motion

Describe the motion of an object in free fall near the surface of the earth.

Relate the basic set of motion equations to trajectory motion, neglecting air friction.

How can you predict whether the baseball is going to clear the fence? What do you need to know?

*Vertical trajectory

*Free fall

*Motion equations

*Trajectory equations

*Clearing the fence

*Trajectory over flat ground

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