Mon, 01/19/2009  N01  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no classes 
Tue, 01/20/2009  P01  (Classes begin)
Review of Equilibrium and Elasticity
SWBAT:
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Wed, 01/21/2009  C01 
Complex Numbers I

Thu, 01/22/2009  P02 
Introduction to Oscillations
Activity: Newton  "Description of Harmonic Motion of Spring" and "Investigating Parameters of Motion of Spring" 
Fri, 01/23/2009  C02 
Complex Numbers II

Mon, 01/26/2009  C03 
Complex Numbers III

Tue, 01/27/2009  P03 
Dynamics of Oscillations
Activity: Newton  "Forces for Object on a Spring" and "Physical Pendulum" 
Wed, 01/28/2009  N00  snow day 
Thu, 01/29/2009  P04 
Introduction to Waves
Activity: Newton  "Wave Velocity/Particle Velocity" 
Fri, 01/30/2009  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: Hass Ch. 8.8 
Mon, 02/02/2009  C05 
Trigonometric Integrals

Tue, 02/03/2009  P05 
Mathematical Description of Waves
Activity: Newton  "Understanding the Sign in the Phase", HRW7 Problems 16: 19 and 79 
Wed, 02/04/2009  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: Hass Ch. 8.1 and 8.2 
Thu, 02/05/2009  P06 
Superposition of Waves & Resonance
Activity: Newton  "Resonance an a String" Activity: Tutorial  "Superposition and Reflection" (parts II and III) 
Fri, 02/06/2009  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: Activity: Newton  "Fourier Series" 
Mon, 02/09/2009  C07 
Geometric Series

Tue, 02/10/2009  P07 
Kinetic Theory of Gases
Activity: Newton  "What is Temperature?" 
Wed, 02/11/2009  C08 
Integral Test and uSubstitution

Thu, 02/12/2009  P08 
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: Knight 2e Ch. 17 For a more fundamental description of specific heat and statistical physics consult Ch. 18.4  18.6. Activity: HRW7 Problems 18.31 and 40, and Sample Problem 185 
Fri, 02/13/2009  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: Knight 2e Ch. 14.7 and 14.8 Activity: Newton  "Damped Harmonic Motion" 
Mon, 02/16/2009  C09 
Direct and Limit Comparison Test

Tue, 02/17/2009  P09  Physics Review  Oscillations & Waves 
Wed, 02/18/2009  C10 
Calculus Review
Complex Numbers, Differential Equations and Taylor Series, Trigonometric Integrals, Sequences and Series. 
Thu, 02/19/2009  P10 
Introduction to Electrostatics
 Prof. Olof Echt
Activity: Tutorial  "Charge" I, II, and III 
Fri, 02/20/2009  J04 
First Exam
Part 1  Calculus: Thursday 12:40pm  2:00pm in Kingsbury 101 Part 2  Physics: Friday 9:10am  11:00am in DeMeritt 301 & 311 
Mon, 02/23/2009  C11 
uSubstitution and Change of Variables

Tue, 02/24/2009  P11 
Coulomb Force and Gravitational Force
Activity: Tutorial  "Charge" IV Activity: Newton  "Electrostatic Equilibrium" and "Net Electrostatic Force" 
Wed, 02/25/2009  C12 
Trigomometric Substitution

Thu, 02/26/2009  P12 
Introduction to E field
This conceptual introduction to flux should be done before the mathematical calculations of flux.
Activity: Newton  "Electric Field" Activity: Tutorial  "Electric Field and Flux" I and III 
Fri, 02/27/2009  J06 
Comet Problem  Part I
Students get a chance to put together gravitational force and workenergy theorem to solve a problem. Reading: Knight 2e Ch. 13 Activity: Newton  "How fast in the Comet going?" 
Mon, 03/02/2009  N00  snow day 
Tue, 03/03/2009  J07 
Electric Field due to a Bar of Charge
Hand in one writeup per group.
Activity: Newton  "E field due to bar of charge" 
Wed, 03/04/2009  C12 
Flux through a Surface of Revolution

Thu, 03/05/2009  P13 
Gauß' Law I
Activity: Newton  "Electric Dipole" Activity: Tutorial  "Gauß' Law" I and II 
Fri, 03/06/2009  C13 
Flux through a Plane due to a Point Charge

Mon, 03/09/2009  C14 
Partial Fractions

Tue, 03/10/2009  P14 
Gauß' Law II
Activity: Newton  "Gauß' Law and Symmetry" and "E field calculations using Gauß' Law" 
Wed, 03/11/2009  C15 
Integration by Parts I

Thu, 03/12/2009  P15 
Electric Potential I
Activity: Newton  "Motion in an Electric Field (23)", "Motion in a Gravitational Field", "Calculating V due to Point Charges", and "Calculating V due to Charge Distributions" 
Fri, 03/13/2009  C16  (Midsemester)
Integration by Parts II

Mon, 03/16/2009  N02  Spring Break 
Tue, 03/17/2009  N03  Spring Break 
Wed, 03/18/2009  N04  Spring Break 
Thu, 03/19/2009  N05  Spring Break 
Fri, 03/20/2009  N06  Spring Break 
Mon, 03/23/2009  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. Reading: Knight 2e Ch. 27.6 Activity: Newton  "Motion in an Electric Field (17)" and "When will the Comet hit?" 
Tue, 03/24/2009  P17  Physics Review  Thermodynamics & Electrostatics 
Wed, 03/25/2009  C17  Calculus Review 
Thu, 03/26/2009  P16 
Electric Potential II
Activity: Newton  "Visualizing the Potential" and "Electric Potential for a Cylinder" 
Fri, 03/27/2009  J09 
Second Exam
Part 1  Physics: Thursday 12:40pm  2:00pm in Kingsbury N101 Part 2  Calculus: Friday 9:10am  11:00am in DeMeritt 301 & 311 
Mon, 03/30/2009  C18 
Root and Ratio Test

Tue, 03/31/2009  P18 
Capacitance I
Activity: Newton  "Infinite Sheets of Charge" and Tutorial "Capacitance" II 
Wed, 04/01/2009  C19 
Power Series and Alternating Series

Thu, 04/02/2009  P19 
Capacitance II
Activity: Newton  "Untangling circuits", "Capacitors w/ dialectric", and problems on Equivalent Capacitance 
Fri, 04/03/2009  J10 
Neon Lights
Students use their understanding of energy and the electric potential to understand energy transitions in a neon atom. Activity: Newton  "Neon Lights" 
Mon, 04/06/2009  C20 
Differential Equation for RC Circuits I
Reading: Hass 15.2 (on Blackboard under Course Documents) 
Tue, 04/07/2009  P20 
Introduction to Resistors and Kirchhoff's Laws
Activity: Tutorial "A model for circuits Part 1: Current and resistance" 
Wed, 04/08/2009  C21 
Differential Equation for RC Circuits II
Reading: Hass 15.2 (on Blackboard under Course Documents) 
Thu, 04/09/2009  P21 
Resistors II
Activity: Newton  "Amperemeters and Voltmeters", Tutorial "A model for circuits Part 2: Potential difference", and problems on Equivalent Resistance 
Fri, 04/10/2009  J11 
Charging and Discharging RC Circuits I
Activity: Newton  "Discharging an RC circuit" and "Charging an RC circuit" 
Mon, 04/13/2009  C22 
Polar Coordinates I

Tue, 04/14/2009  P22 
Kirchhoff's Laws
Activity: Newton  Standard book problems on Kirchhoff's laws 
Wed, 04/15/2009  C23 
Polar Coordinates II

Thu, 04/16/2009  P23 
Charging and Discharging RC Circuits II
Activity: Handout "Kirchhoff's Law and RC circuits" (revised Newton  "Designing an RC circuit") 
Fri, 04/17/2009  J12 
MakeUp Day  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. Reading: Knight 2e Ch. 27.6 Activity: Newton  "Motion in an Electric Field (17)" and "When will the Comet hit?" 
Mon, 04/20/2009  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: Hass 2.2  2.6 
Tue, 04/21/2009  P24 
Introduction to Magnetism
Activity: Newton  "Investigating Magnets" 
Wed, 04/22/2009  C25 
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: Hass 2.2  2.6 
Thu, 04/23/2009  P25 
Motion in a Magnetic Field
Activity: Newton  "Motion in a constant B field" 
Fri, 04/24/2009  J13  Calculus Day: How limits provide a solid foundation for continuity and differentiability 
Mon, 04/27/2009  C26 
Michel Rolle and JosephLouis Lagrange  The Mean Value Theorem for Derivatives
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: Hass 4.6 and 8.1 
Tue, 04/28/2009  P26 
Current Loop as a Magnetic Dipole
Activity: Newton  Tutorial "Magnetic interactions" 
Wed, 04/29/2009  C27 
John Bernoulli, Guillaume de l'Hospital, and AugustinLouis Cauchy  l'Hospital's Rule
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: Hass 4.6 and 8.1 
Thu, 04/30/2009  P27 
Magnetic Fields and Currentcarrying Wires
Activity: Newton  "Torque on a current loop" and "B field due to a wire" 
Fri, 05/01/2009  J14  Project Day 
Mon, 05/04/2009  C28 
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: Knight 2e Ch. 34.8  34.10 Activity: Newton  "A new circuit element" 
Tue, 05/05/2009  P28 
Ampere's Law and Faraday's Law
Activity: Newton  "Applying Ampere's law" 
Wed, 05/06/2009  C29 
L'Hospital's Rule expanded
Students are introduced to using the rule composite functions. Reading: Hass 4.6 and 8.1 
Thu, 05/07/2009  P30 
Lenz' Law & Maxwell's Equation
Activity: Newton  Tutorial "Lenz' law" 
Fri, 05/08/2009  J15  Physics Review  Circuits & Magnetism 
Mon, 05/11/2009  C30  (Last day of classes) Calculus Review 
Tue, 05/12/2009  N07  Reading Day 
Wed, 05/13/2009  N08  Reading Day 
Thu, 05/14/2009  N09 
Physics Final
15:30  17:30 in Kingsbury S145 
Fri, 05/15/2009  N10  Finals 
Mon, 05/18/2009  N11 
Calculus Final
8:00  10:00 in DeMeritt 240 
Tue, 05/19/2009  N12  Finals 
Wed, 05/20/2009  N13  Finals 
Thu, 05/21/2009  N14  Finals 