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Syllabus, Spring 2013

Lectures are held in 2103 Ch.  Reading assignments are from the course text (Serway & Jewett).

 

Tuesday

Thursday

Lab

HW

Week 1

Jan 22 (Lecture x1,x4)
Course Intro & Measurement
Read Chap 1

Jan 24 (Lecture x1, x4)
Motion in One Dimension
Read Chap 2.1-2.4

No Lab

HW1 due
Wednesday 1/30  11 PM

Week 2

Jan 29 (Lecture x1, x4)
Motion in One Dimension
Read Chap 2.

Jan 31 (Lecture x1, x4)
Vectors
Read Chap 3

No Lab

HW2 due
Wednesday  2/6 11 PM

Week 3

Feb 5 (Lecture x1,x4)
Motion in Two Dimension
Read Chap 4.1-4.3

Feb 7 (Lecture x1,x4)
Motion in Two Dimension
Read Chap 4

Lab 1: MC-1
Errors & Motion

HW3 due
Wednesday 2/13 11 PM

Week 4

Feb 12 (Lecture x1,x4)
Laws of Motion
Read Chap 5.1-5.6

Feb 14 (Lecture x1,x4)
Exam 1 Review
Read Chap 1-4

Lab 2: M-4
Acceleration in Free Fall

HW4 due
Wednesday 2/20 11 PM

Week 5
Exam 1 (Ch. 1-4)
Wednesday, Feb 20

Feb 19  (Lecture x1,x4)
Laws of Motion
Read Chap 5

Feb 21 (Lecture x1,x4)
Circular Motion
Read Chap 6

Make-ups for Labs 1-2

HW5 due
Wednesday 2/27 11 PM

Week 6

Feb 26  (Lecture x1,x4)
Energy
Read Chap 7.1-7.4

Feb 28  (Lecture x1,x4)
Energy
Read Chap 7

Lab 3: M-5
Projectile Motion

HW6 due
Wednesday 3/6 11 PM

Week 7

Mar 5 (Lecture x1,x4)
Energy Conservation
Read Chap 8

Mar 7  (Lecture x1,x4)
Linear Momentum & Collision
Read Chap 9.1-9.4

Lab 4: M-6
Uniform Circular Motionl

HW7 due
Wednesday 3/13 11 PM

Week 8

Mar 12  (Lecture x1,x4)
Linear Momentum & Collision
Read Chap 9

Mar 14  (Lecture x1,x4)
Exam 2 Review
Read Chap 5-8

Lab 5: MC-7
Simple Pendulum

HW8 due
Wednesday 3/20 11 PM

Week 9

Exam 2 (Ch. 5-8)

Wednesday Mar 20

Mar 19 (Lecture x1,x4)
Rotation
Read Chap 10.1-10.3

Mar 21 (Lecture x1,x4)
Rotation
Read Chap 10

Make-ups for Labs 3-6

HW9 due
Wednesday 4/3 11 PM

Week 10

 Spring Break

Week 11

April 2 (Lecture x1,x4)
Angular Momentum
Read Chap. 11.1-11.3

April 4 (Lecture x1,x4)
Angular Momentum
Read Chap 11

Lab 6: M-11a
Collision between Rolling Carts

HW10 due
Wednesday 4/10 11 PM

Week 12

April 9  (Lecture x1,x4)
Static Equilibrium& Elasticity
Read Chap. 12

April 11 (Lecture x1,x4)
Gravitation
Read Chap 13.1 13.3

Lab 7: MC-9
Angular Acceleration and Moments of Inertia

HW11 due
Wednesday 4/17 11 PM

Week 13

April 16  (Lecture x1,x4)
Gravitation
Read Chap 13

April 18 (Lecture x1,x4)
Exam 3 Review
Read Chap. 9-12

Lab 8: M-3
Static Force and Moments

HW12 due
Wednesday 14/24 11 PM

Week 14

Exam 3 (Ch. 9-12)

Wednesday April 24

April 23  (Lecture x1,x4)
Fluid
Read Chap 14.1-14.3

April 25 (Lecture x1,x4)
Fluid
Read Chap. 14

Make-ups for Labs 6-8

HW13 due
Wednesday 5/1 11 PM


Week 15

April 30  (Lecture x1,x4)
Oscillations
Read Chap 15.1-15.3

May 2  (Lecture x1,x4)
Oscillation
Read Chap. 15

Lab 9: M-10
Young's Modulus and Hook's Law

HW14 due
Wednesday 5/8 11 PM

Week 16

May 7  (Lecture x1,x4)
Review
Read Chap 13-15

May 9  (Lecture x1,x4)
Review
Read Chap 13-15

Lab 10: MC-12
Simple Harmonic Motion

 

 

Final Exam:

Wednesday, May 15 (2:45 to 4:45 pm)

 

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