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 in bold text that are embedded in the on-line material.  Complete the optional exercises for extra credit.

Scheduled day On-line material Textbook Chapter
August 23 Introduction  
August 25 Position and displacement 2.1 - 2.3
August 30 The language of kinematics 3.1
September 1 Motion in one dimension 3.2 - 3.4
September 6 Freely falling objects 3.5 - 3.6
September 8 Motion in two and three dimensions 4.1 - 4.2
September 13 Projectile motion 4.3
September 15 Circular motion 4.4 - 4.5
September 20 Newton's 1st law 5.1 - 5.2
September 22 Newton's 2nd law 5.3 - 5.4
September 29 Newton's 3rd law 5.5 - 5.7
October 4 Friction and drag 6.1, 6.2, 6.4
October 11 More applications of Newton's laws 6.3
October 13 Work and kinetic energy 7
October 18 Conservation of energy
October 20 Work and energy in various situations  
October 25 Linear momentum 9.1 - 9.5
October 27 Rockets 9.6 - 9.7
November 3 Rotational kinematics 10.1 - 10.3
November 8 Rotational dynamics 10.4 - 10.8
November 10 Angular momentum, Kepler's laws 11.1 -11.3
November 15 Simple harmonic motion 15.1 - 15.3
November 17 The pendulum 15.4 - 15.6
November 22 Mechanical waves 16
November 29 Sound waves 17.1 - 17.6
December 1 The Doppler effect 17.7 - 17.8

Homework assignments:

Assignment: Due Date:
A1 August 31
A2 September 5
A3 September 7
A4 September 11
A5 September 14
A6 September 18
A7 September 21
A8 September 25
A9 October 2
A10 October 9
A11 October 12
A12 October 16
Assignment: Due Date:
A13 October 19
A14 October 23
A15 October 26
A16 October 30
A17 November  6
A18 November  9
A19 November  13
A20 November  16
A21 November  20
A22 November  27
A23 November  30
A24 December 4
Lab: Due Date:
1 August 30
2 September 6
3 September 13
4 September 25
5 October 4
6 October 20
7 October 31
8 November  10
9 November  16
10 November  27
   
   

Extra credit assignments:

Extra credit assignments must be handed in on time.  You can earn up to 5 points extra credit by completing an assignment.  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.  No late assignments will be accepted.

Assignment: Due Date:
EC 1 August 29
EC 2 September 5
EC 3 September 14
EC 4 September 22
EC 5 October 11
Assignment: Due Date:
EC 6 October 18
EC 7 October 26
EC 8 November 13
EC 9 November 20
EC 10 December 1

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 26/27 formulas Study Guide
Test 2 Oct 31/Nov 1 formulas Study Guide
Test 3 December 7/8 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