Mon, 01/16/2006  N01  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no classes 
Tue, 01/17/2006  P01  (Classes begin)
Review of Equilibrium
SWBAT:
Activity: HRW7 Problems 12: 6, 7 and 21 
Wed, 01/18/2006  C01 
Complex Numbers I

Thu, 01/19/2006  P02 
Introduction to Oscillations
Activity: "Description of Harmonic Motion of Spring" and "Investigating Parameters of Motion of Spring" 
Fri, 01/20/2006  C02 
Complex Numbers II

Mon, 01/23/2006  C03 
Complex Numbers III

Tue, 01/24/2006  P03 
Dynamics of Oscillations
Activity: "Forces for Object on a Spring" and "Physical Pendulum" 
Wed, 01/25/2006  C04 
Differential Equation and Taylor Series
Students see the differential equation for simple harmonic motion solved using Taylor series. Also students see that the solution does not always converge. Reading: Steward 12.10 
Thu, 01/26/2006  P04 
Introduction to Waves
Activity: "Wave Velocity/Particle Velocity" 
Fri, 01/27/2006  J01 
Fourier Series
Students will be introduced to the idea of Fourier series and get a bit of experience in calculating Fourier coefficients. This will be followed up with integration of trigonometrical functions in the next calculus class. Reading: HRW7 Ch. 16.9 and Steward 8.2 Activity: "Fourier Series" 
Mon, 01/30/2006  J02 
Problem Solving: Damped Simple Harmonic Motion (SMH)
Students try to find the smallest value of magnetic damping that meets certain design specifications. 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 Activity: "Damped Harmonic Motion" 
Tue, 01/31/2006  P05 
Mathematical Description of Waves
Activity: "Understanding the Sign in the Phase", HRW7 Problems 16: 19 and 79 
Wed, 02/01/2006  C05 
Trigonometric Integrals

Thu, 02/02/2006  P06 
Superposition of Waves & Resonance
(Prof. Olof Echt)
Activity: "Resonance an a String" Tutorial: "Superposition and Reflection" (parts II and III) 
Fri, 02/03/2006  C06 
Introduction to Series and Sequences
Students are introduced to sequences of numbers and the question of convergence. They look at a few sequences and try to determine convergence. Reading: Steward 12.1 
Mon, 02/06/2006  C07 
Geometric Series

Tue, 02/07/2006  P07 
Kinetic Theory of Gases
(Prof. Dawn Meredith)
Activity: "What is Temperature?" 
Wed, 02/08/2006  C08 
Integral Test and uSubstitution

Thu, 02/09/2006  P08 
Specific Heat and Heat Transfer
(Prof. Dawn Meredith)
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 For a more fundamental description of specific heat consult Ch. 19.9  19.10. Activity: HRW7 Problems 18.31 and 40, and Sample Problem 185 
Fri, 02/10/2006  J03  open 
Mon, 02/13/2006  C09 
Direct and Limit Comparison Test

Tue, 02/14/2006  P09  Physics Review  Oscillations & Waves 
Wed, 02/15/2006  C10  Calculus Review 
Thu, 02/16/2006  C11 
uSubstitution and Change of Variables

Fri, 02/17/2006  J04 
First Exam
Calculus: Thursday 12:40pm  2:00pm in Horton 215 Physics: Friday 9:10am  11:00am in DeMeritt 104 & 106 
Mon, 02/20/2006  P11 
Introduction to Electrostatics
Tutorial: "Charge" I, II, and III 
Tue, 02/21/2006  P12 
Coulomb Force and Gravitational Force
Activity: "Electrostatic Equilibrium" and "Net Electrostatic Force" Tutorial: "Charge" IV 
Wed, 02/22/2006  C12 
Trigomometric Substitution

Thu, 02/23/2006  P12 
Introduction to E field
This conceptual introduction to flux should be done before the mathematical calculations of flux.
Activity: "Electric Field" Tutorial: "Electric Field and Flux" I and III 
Fri, 02/24/2006  J06 
Comet Problem  Part I
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 Activity: "How fast in the Comet going?" 
Mon, 02/27/2006  C12 
Flux through a Surface of Revolution

Tue, 02/28/2006  J07 
Electric Field due to a Bar of Charge
Hand in one writeup per group.
Activity: "E field due to bar of charge" 
Wed, 03/01/2006  P13 
Gauss' Law I
Activity: "Electric Dipole" Tutorial: "Gauss' Law" I and II 
Thu, 03/02/2006  P14 
Gauss' Law II
Activity: "Gauss' Law and Symmetry" and "E field calculations using Gauss' Law" 
Fri, 03/03/2006  C13 
Flux through a Plane due to a Point Charge

Mon, 03/06/2006  J08 
Motion in an Electric Field and Comet Problem  Part II
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. Activity: "Motion in an Electric Field (17)" and "When will the Comet hit?" 
Tue, 03/07/2006  P15 
Electric Potential I
Activity: "Motion in an Electric Field (23)", "Motion in a Gravitational Field", "Calculating V due to Point Charges", and "Calculating V due to Charge Distributions" 
Wed, 03/08/2006  C14 
Partial Fractions

Thu, 03/09/2006  P16 
Electric Potential II
Activity: "Visualizing the Potential" and "Electric Potential for a Cylinder" 
Fri, 03/10/2006  C15  (Midsemester)
Integration by Parts I

Mon, 03/13/2006  N02  Spring Break 
Tue, 03/14/2006  N03  Spring Break 
Wed, 03/15/2006  N04  Spring Break 
Thu, 03/16/2006  N05  Spring Break 
Fri, 03/17/2006  N06  Spring Break 
Mon, 03/20/2006  C16 
Integration by Parts II

Tue, 03/21/2006  P17  Physics Review  Thermodynamics & Electrostatics 
Wed, 03/22/2006  C17  Calculus Review 
Thu, 03/23/2006  P18 
Capacitance I
Activity: "Infinite Sheets of Charge" and Tutorial "Capacitance" II 
Fri, 03/24/2006  J09 
Second Exam
Calculus: Thursday 12:40pm  2:00pm in Horton 215 Physics: Friday 9:10am  11:00am in DeMeritt 104 & 106 
Mon, 03/27/2006  C18 
Root and Ratio Test

Tue, 03/28/2006  P19 
Capacitance II
Activity: "Untangling circuits" and "Capacitors w/dielectric" and Problems on equivalent capacitance 
Wed, 03/29/2006  C19 
Power Series and Alternating Series

Thu, 03/30/2006  P20 
Introduction to Resistors and Kirchhoff's Laws
Activity: Tutorial "A model for circuits Part 1: Current and resistance" 
Fri, 03/31/2006  J10 
Neon Lights
Students use their understanding of energy and the electric potential to understand energy transitions in a neon atom. Activity: "Neon Lights" 
Mon, 04/03/2006  C20 
Differential Equation for RC Circuits I
Reading: 
Tue, 04/04/2006  P21 
Resistors II
Activity: "Amperemeters and Voltmeters", Tutorial "A model for circuits Part 2: Potential difference", and Problems on equivalent resistance 
Wed, 04/05/2006  C21 
Differential Equation for RC Circuits II
Reading: 
Thu, 04/06/2006  P22 
Kirchhoff's Laws
Activity: Standard book problems on Kirchhoff's laws 
Fri, 04/07/2006  J11 
Charging and Discharging RC Circuits I
Activity: "Discharging an RC circuit" and "Charging an RC circuit" 
Mon, 04/10/2006  C22 
Polar Coordinates I

Tue, 04/11/2006  P23 
Charging and Discharging RC Circuits II
Activity: "Designing an RC circuit" 
Wed, 04/12/2006  C23 
Polar Coordinates II

Thu, 04/13/2006  P24 
Introduction to Magnetism
Activity: "Investigating Magnets" 
Fri, 04/14/2006  J12  Projects 
Mon, 04/17/2006  C24 
Limits Redux I
Students revisit the idea of limits in a more rigorous way than before, using the electric potential due to a bar of charge as a specific example. Reading: Stewart 2.2 and 2.5 
Tue, 04/18/2006  P25  Physics Review  Circuits 
Wed, 04/19/2006  C25  Calculus Review 
Thu, 04/20/2006  P26 
Motion in a Magnetic Field
Activity: "Motion in a constant B field" 
Fri, 04/21/2006  J13 
Third Exam
Calculus: Thursday 12:40pm  2:00pm in Horton 215 Physics: Friday 9:10am  11:00am in DeMeritt 104 & 106 
Mon, 04/24/2006  C26 
Limits Redux II
Students are introduced to the εδ definition of limits, using graphs as an aid to understanding. They see some pathological examples in dealing with limits. Reading: Stewart 2.2 and 2.5 
Tue, 04/25/2006  P27 
Current Loop as a Magnetic Dipole
Activity: Tutorial "Magnetic interactions" 
Wed, 04/26/2006  P28 
Magnetic Fields and Currentcarrying Wires
Activity: "Torque on a current loop" and "B field due to a wire" 
Thu, 04/27/2006  C27 
L'Hospital's Rule I
Students are introduced to the rule and practice using it determine the limit of a function h(t)/g(t) when both h and g go to zero. Reading: Stewart 7.7 
Fri, 04/28/2006  J14 
LRC Circuit
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 Activity: "A new circuit element" 
Mon, 05/01/2006  C28 
L'Hospital's Rule II
Students are introduced to using the rule composite functions. Reading: Stewart 7.7 
Tue, 05/02/2006  P29 
Ampere's Law and Faraday's Law
Activity: "Applying Ampere's law" 
Wed, 05/03/2006  C29  
Thu, 05/04/2006  P30 
Lenz' Law
Activity: Tutorial "Lenz' law" 
Fri, 05/05/2006  C30  Calculus Review 
Mon, 05/08/2006  P31  (Last day of classes) Physics Review  Magnetism 
Tue, 05/09/2006  N07  Reading Day 
Wed, 05/10/2006  N08  Reading Day 
Thu, 05/11/2006  N09  Finals 
Fri, 05/12/2006  N10  Finals 
Mon, 05/15/2006  N11  Finals 
Tue, 05/16/2006  N12  Finals 
Wed, 05/17/2006  N13  Finals 
Thu, 05/18/2006  N14 
Physics Final
8:00  10:00 in Conant 101 