Concentrate on the web material. Study the linked on-line material before the end of the day in the reading scheduled. Make sure that you can work the problems that are worked out in the online material. Then make sure that you can work similar problems that are worked in the textbook and the workbook. Explore some of the links that are embedded in the on-line material. As you work through a module, complete the associated laboratory. Participate in the Piazza discussion forum on Canvas for class-participation credit. Complete homework assignments, laboratories, and extra credit assignments and contribute to the module discussion before midnight on the due date in the homework, lab, Piazza, and extra credit schedule.
||Textbook Chapters||Homework, Lab, Piazza,
Ex. Credit Schedule
|August 21||Position and displacement||2.1 - 2.3|
|August 26||The language of kinematics||3.1||A1, Lab 1, Ex 1, Discussion 1||Aug 27|
|August 28||Motion in one dimension||3.2 - 3.4||A2||Aug 31|
|September 2||Freely falling objects||3.5 - 3.6||A3, Lab 2, Ex 2, Discussion 2||Sep 3|
|September 4||Motion in 2 and 3 dimensions||4.1 - 4.2||A4||Sep 7|
|September 9||Projectile motion||4.3||A5, Lab 3||Sep 10|
|September 11||Circular motion||4.4 - 4.5||A6, Ex 3, Discussion 3||Sep 14|
|September 16||Newton's 1st law||5.1 - 5.2||A7||Sep 17|
|September 18||Newton's 2nd law||5.3 - 5.4||A8, Lab 4||Sep 21|
|September 23||Newton's 3rd law||5.5 - 5.7||A9, Ex 4, Discussion 4||Sep 24|
|September 25||Friction and drag||6.1, 6.2, 6.4||A10, Lab 5||Sep 28|
|September 30||More applications of Newton's laws||6.3||A11, Ex 5||Oct 1|
|October 2||Review||Discussion 5||Oct 6|
|October 9||Work and kinetic energy||7||A12||Oct 12|
|October 14||Conservation of energy||8||A13, Lab 6||Oct 15|
|October 16||Situations||A14, Ex 6, Discussion 6||Oct 19|
|October 21||Linear momentum||9.1 - 9.5||A15||Oct 22|
|October 23||Rockets||9.6 - 9.7||A16, Lab 7, Ex 7, Discussion 7||Oct 26|
|October 28||Rotational kinematics||10.1 - 10.3||A17||Oct 29|
|October 30||Rotational dynamics||10.4 - 10.8||A18, Lab 8||Nov 2|
|November 4||Angular momentum, Kepler's laws||11.1 -11.3||A19. Ex 8, Discussion 8||Nov 5|
|November 6||Simple harmonic motion||15.1 - 15.3||A20||Nov 9|
|November 11||The pendulum||15.4 - 15.6||A21, Lab 9, Ex 9, Discussion 8||Nov 12|
|November 13||Mechanical waves||16||A22||Nov 16|
|November 18||Sound waves||17.1 - 17.6||A23, Lab 10||Nov 19|
|November 20||The Doppler effect||17.7 - 17.8||A24, Ex10||Nov 23|
|November 24||Review||Discussion 10||Dec 3|
Assignments cover the material presented in the online material. They may refer you back to a module, to some activity you were asked to complete in a laboratory, or to the workbook.
Assignments are submitted online on Canvas. Assignments are scored by the computer and you will receive your assignment grade immediately. You can submit the assignments up to three times if you need to improve your score. The highest score counts.
Assignments are due at 11:59 PM on the indicated date. No late assignments will be accepted.
Participate in online discussions for class participation credit. At least one meaningful contribution to the discussion associated with each module before the due date shown on the schedule gives you 100% class participation credit for this module. Post questions, answers, hints, comments, etc, under one of the suggested topics or start your own topic.
What is a meaningful contribution?
You can earn up to 25 points extra credit by answering 25 extra credit questions, distributed over the 10 modules. You can submit these extra credit assignment twice. The questions are challenging, but you are encouraged to discuss the assignment with your fellow students in the discussion forum before the submission. You can earn up to 25 additional extra credit points by making more than one meaningful contribution to the discussion associated with each module. Extra credit points are added to your total score from tests, homework assignments, class participation, and laboratories.
Test are 80 minute online exams. Exam 1 questions are about material covered in modules 1 - 5, and exam 2 questions are about material covered in modules 6 - 10. You will take the exam using the Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor.
|Test 1||October 6/7||formulas||Study Guide|
|Test 2||December 3/4||formulas||Study Guide|
You can examine the entries made for you in the instructor's
grade book on Canvas.
Percentage grades translate to letter grades as shown in the table below. Please notify the instructor if you think a grade has not been recorded correctly.
|90% and above||A|
|87% - 89%||A-|
|83% - 86%||B+|
|80% - 82%||B|
|77% - 79%||B-|
|73% - 76%||C+|
|70% - 72%||C|
|67% - 69%||C-|
|63% - 66%||D+|
|60% - 62%||D|
|57% - 59%||D-|