Schedule

Modules:

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. 

Reading
Schedule
Online material
 
Textbook Chapters   Homework, Lab, Piazza,
Ex. Credit Schedule
Due
Date
August 19 Introduction        
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   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

Homework assignments:

Class participation:

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?

Extra credit assignments:

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.

Tests:

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

Grades

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-
below 57% F