Mon, 01/17/2005  N01  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no classes 
Tue, 01/18/2005  P01 
First Day of Class  Review of Equilibrium
(Problem Ch 12: 6, 7 and 21) SWBAT:

Wed, 01/19/2005  C01  
Thu, 01/20/2005  P02 
Introduction to Oscillations
(Activities on Description of Harmonic Motion of Spring and Investigating Parameters of Motion of Spring) SWBAT:

Fri, 01/21/2005  J01 
Mon, 01/24/2005  C02  
Tue, 01/25/2005  P03 
Dynamics of Oscillations
(Activities on Forces for Object on a Spring and Physical Pendulum) SWBAT:

Wed, 01/26/2005  C03  
Thu, 01/27/2005  P04 
The Simple Harmonic Oscillator
(Activity on Oscillations on a Spring  modified by Prof. R.E. Simpson) SWBAT:

Fri, 01/28/2005  J02 
Mon, 01/31/2005  C04  
Tue, 02/01/2005  P05 
Introduction to Waves
(Activity on Wave Velocity/Particle Velocity) SWBAT:

Wed, 02/02/2005  C05  
Thu, 02/03/2005  P06 
Mathematical Formalism for Waves
(Activity on Sign in the Phase, Problem Ch 16: 19 and 79, Tutorial on Superposition and Reflection II+III) SWBAT:

Fri, 02/04/2005  J03 
Problem Solving: Damped SHM
(Activity on Damped Harmonic Motion)
Students try to find the smallest value of magnetic damping that meets certain design specification. This is a chance to solve a slightly more difficult differential equation. Knowledge of the details of magnetic damping are not needed. Reading: HRW7 Ch. 15.8 
Mon, 02/07/2005  C06  
Tue, 02/08/2005  P07 
Superposition of Waves/Resonance
(Activity on Resonance an String) SWBAT:

Wed, 02/09/2005  C07  
Thu, 02/10/2005  P08 
Kinetic Theory of Gases
(Activity on Temperature) SWBAT:

Fri, 02/11/2005  J04  (Snow  1st hour canceled)
Fourier Series
(Activity on Fourier Series)
Students will be introduced to the idea of Fourier Series and get a bit of experience in calculating Fourier coefficients. 
Mon, 02/14/2005  C08  
Tue, 02/15/2005  P09  Physics Review  Oscillations & Waves 
Wed, 02/16/2005  C09  Calculus Review 
Thu, 02/17/2005  P10 
Specific Heat and Heat Transfer
Students get another chance to look at conservation of energy through the lens of heat transfer and phase change. Reading: HRW7 Ch. 18.1  18.10 If you interested in understanding specific heat on a more fundamental level consult Ch.19.9  19.10 
Fri, 02/18/2005  J05  First Test 
Mon, 02/21/2005  C10  
Tue, 02/22/2005  P11 
Introduction to Electrostatics
(Tutorial on Electric Charge I+II+III) SWBAT:

Wed, 02/23/2005  C11  
Thu, 02/24/2005  P12 
Coulomb Force, Gravitational Force
(Tutorial on Charge IV, Activities on Electrostatic Equilibrium and Net Force) SWBAT:

Fri, 02/25/2005  J06 
Comet Problem  Part I
(Activity on Comet Speed)
Students get a chance to put together gravitational force and workenergy theorem to solve a problem. Reading: HRW7 Ch. 13.1  13.4, 13.6 
Mon, 02/28/2005  C12  
Tue, 03/01/2005  P13  Snow Day  no class 
Wed, 03/02/2005  C13  
Thu, 03/03/2005  P14 
Introduction to E field
(Activity on Electric Field and Tutorial on Electric field and Flux)
This conceptual introduction to flux should be done before the mathematical calculations of flux. SWBAT:

Fri, 03/04/2005  J07 
Electric Field due to a Bar of Charge
(Activity on E field due to bar of charge)
Hand in one writeup per group. SWAT:

Mon, 03/07/2005  C14  
Tue, 03/08/2005  P15 
Gauss' Law  Part I
(Tutorial on Gauss' Law) SWBAT:

Wed, 03/09/2005  C15  
Thu, 03/10/2005  P16 
Gauss' Law  Part II
(Activities on Gauss' Law and Symmetry and E field calculations using Gauss' Law) SWBAT:

Fri, 03/11/2005  J08 
Motion in an Electric Field and Comet Problem  Part II
(Activities on Motion in electric field and When will comet hit?)
Students will get a chance to see again that the motion is not necessarily in the direction of the force, and see how to solve a differential equation numerically and check the answers for reasonableness 
Mon, 03/14/2005  N02  Spring Break 
Tue, 03/15/2005  N03  Spring Break 
Wed, 03/16/2005  N04  Spring Break 
Thu, 03/17/2005  N05  Spring Break 
Fri, 03/18/2005  N06  Spring Break 
Mon, 03/21/2005  C16  
Tue, 03/22/2005  P17  Physics Review  Thermodynamics & Electrostatics I (Prof. Pohl is outoftown) 
Wed, 03/23/2005  C17  Calculus Review 
Thu, 03/24/2005  P18 
Potential Energy  Part I
(Activities on Motion in gravitational/electric field, Calculating
V
due to point charges, and due to charge distributions) SWBAT:

Fri, 03/25/2005  C18 
Mon, 03/28/2005  J09  Second Test 
Tue, 03/29/2005  P19 
Potential Energy  Part II
(Activities on Visualizing
V
and
V
due to a cylinder) SWBAT:

Wed, 03/30/2005  C19  
Thu, 03/31/2005  P20 
Capacitance  Part I
(Activity on Infinite sheets of charge and Tutorial on Capacitance II) SWBAT:

Fri, 04/01/2005  J10 
Physics Day  Capacitance  Part II
(Activities on Untangling circuits and Capacitors w/dielectric and Problems on Equivalent capacitance) SWBAT:

Mon, 04/04/2005  C20  
Tue, 04/05/2005  P21 
Introduction to Resistors and Kirchhoff's Laws
(Tutorial Part I on Current and resistance) SWBAT:

Wed, 04/06/2005  C21  
Thu, 04/07/2005  P22 
Resistors  Part II
(Tutorial Part II on Potential difference, Activity on Am and Voltmeters, and Problems on Equivalent resistance) SWBAT:

Fri, 04/08/2005  J11  Calculus Day 
Mon, 04/11/2005  C22 
Physics Day  Kirchhoff's Laws
(Standard book problems on Kirchhoff's Laws) SWBAT:

Tue, 04/12/2005  P23 
Charging and Discharging RC circuits  Day 1
(Activities on Charging and Discharging an RC circuit) SWBAT:

Wed, 04/13/2005  C23  
Thu, 04/14/2005  P24 
Charging and Discharging RC circuits  Day 2
(Activity on Designing an RC circuit) SWBAT:

Fri, 04/15/2005  J12 
Mon, 04/18/2005  C24  
Tue, 04/19/2005  P25  Physics Review  Electrostatics II & Circuits 
Wed, 04/20/2005  C25  Calculus Review 
Thu, 04/21/2005  P26 
Introduction to Magnetism
(Activity on Investigating Magnets) SWBAT:

Fri, 04/22/2005  J13  Third Test 
Mon, 04/25/2005  C26  
Tue, 04/26/2005  P27 
Motion in a Magnetic Field
(Activity on Motion in a constant B field) SWBAT:

Wed, 04/27/2005  C27  
Thu, 04/28/2005  P28 
Current Loop as a Magnetic Dipole
(Tutorial on Magnetic Interactions) SWBAT:

Fri, 04/29/2005  J14 
LRC Circuit
(Activity on A new circuit element)
Students use their knowledge of circuits and differential equations to solve for the time evolution of an LC and an LRC circuit. At this point the inductor is a black box, since inductors are the last thing they learn about this year. Reading: HRW7 Ch. 30.8  30.10 and 31.1  31.6 
Mon, 05/02/2005  C28  
Tue, 05/03/2005  P29 
Magnetic Fields and Currentcarrying wires
(Activities on torque on a current loop and B field due to a wire and standard book problems) SWBAT:

Wed, 05/04/2005  C29  
Thu, 05/05/2005  P30 
Ampere's Law and Faraday's Law
(Activity on Applying Ampere's law, and standard book problems on Lenz law) SWBAT:

Fri, 05/06/2005  C30  Calculus Review 
Mon, 05/09/2005  P31 
Physics Day  Lenz's Law & Review
(Tutorial on Lenz's Law) SWBAT:

Tue, 05/10/2005  N07  Reading Day 
Wed, 05/11/2005  N08  Reading Day 
Thu, 05/12/2005  N09  Finals 
Fri, 05/13/2005  N10  Finals 
Mon, 05/16/2005  N11  Finals 
Tue, 05/17/2005  N12  Finals 
Wed, 05/18/2005  N13  Finals 
Thu, 05/19/2005  N14  Physics Final 8:00  10:00 Kingsbury 311 