Schedule

Modules:

Study the linked on-line material before the end of the scheduled day.  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.  Participate in discussions for extra credit.

Scheduled day On-line material Textbook Chapter
August 22 Introduction  
August 24 Position and displacement 2.1 - 2.3
August 29 The language of kinematics 3.1
August 31 Motion in one dimension 3.2 - 3.4
September 5 Freely falling objects 3.5 - 3.6
September 7 Motion in two and three dimensions 4.1 - 4.2
September 12 Projectile motion 4.3
September 14 Circular motion 4.4 - 4.5
September 19 Newton's 1st law 5.1 - 5.2
September 21 Newton's 2nd law 5.3 - 5.4
September 26 Review  
September 28 Newton's 3rd law 5.5 - 5.7
October 3 Friction and drag 6.1, 6.2, 6.4
October 10 More applications of Newton's laws 6.3
October 12 Work and kinetic energy 7
October 17 Conservation of energy
October 19 Work and energy in various situations  
October 24 Linear momentum 9.1 - 9.5
October 26 Rockets 9.6 - 9.7
October 31 Review  
November 2 Rotational kinematics 10.1 - 10.3
November 7 Rotational dynamics 10.4 - 10.8
November 9 Angular momentum, Kepler's laws 11.1 -11.3
November 14 Simple harmonic motion 15.1 - 15.3
November 16 The pendulum 15.4 - 15.6
November 21 Mechanical waves 16
November 28 Sound waves 17.1 - 17.6
November 30 The Doppler effect 17.7 - 17.8

Homework assignments:

Assignment: Due Date:
A1 August 30
A2 September 4
A3 September 6
A4 September 10
A5 September 13
A6 September 17
A7 September 20
A8 September 24
A9 October 1
A10 October 8
A11 October 11
A12 October 15
Assignment: Due Date:
A13 October 18
A14 October 22
A15 October 25
A16 October 29
A17 November  5
A18 November  8
A19 November  12
A20 November  15
A21 November  19
A22 November  26
A23 November  29
A24 December 3
Lab: Due Date:
1 August 29
2 September 5
3 September 12
4 September 24
5 October 3
6 October 22
7 October 29
8 November  12
9 November  19
10 November  26
   
   

Extra credit assignments:

Participate in online discussions for extra credit.  You can earn up to 5 points extra credit per module.  Extra credit points are added to your total score from tests, homework assignments and laboratories.  Extra credit assignments are due at 11:59 PM on the indicated date.

Assignment: Due Date:
EC 1 August 29
EC 2 September 5
EC 3 September 14
EC 4 September 28
EC 5 October 10
Assignment: Due Date:
EC 6 October 19
EC 7 October 31
EC 8 November 9
EC 9 November 16
EC 10 November 30

Tests:

Test are proctored, computer based exams.  They are only available during scheduled times, and only on the computers in a room in Nielsen Physics.  Students with a scheduling conflict must contact the instructor.  An alternate exam time can be arranged..

Test 1 September 27/28 formulas Study Guide
Test 2 Nov 1/2 formulas Study Guide
Test 3 December 6/7 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