Mon, 01/24/2011  N01  
Tue, 01/25/2011  P01  (Classes begin)
Review of Equilibrium and Elasticity
SWBAT:
Activity: 
Wed, 01/26/2011  C01 
Complex Numbers I

Thu, 01/27/2011  P02 
Introduction to Oscillations
Activity: Newton  "Description of Harmonic Motion of Spring" and "Investigating Parameters of Motion of Spring" 
Fri, 01/28/2011  C02 
Complex Numbers II

Mon, 01/31/2011  C03 
Complex Numbers III

Tue, 02/01/2011  P03 
Dynamics of Oscillations
Activity: Newton  "Forces for Object on a Spring" and "Physical Pendulum" 
Wed, 02/02/2011  N02  Snow Day 
Thu, 02/03/2011  P04 
Introduction to Waves
Activity: Newton  "Wave Velocity/Particle Velocity" 
Fri, 02/04/2011  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, 02/07/2011  C05 
Trigonometric Integrals

Tue, 02/08/2011  P05 
Mathematical Description of Waves
Activity: Newton  "Understanding the Sign in the Phase", HRW7 Problems 16: 19 and 79 
Wed, 02/09/2011  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, 02/10/2011  P06 
Kinetic Theory of Gases
Activity: Newton  "What is Temperature?" 
Fri, 02/11/2011  J01 
Fourier Series & Superposition of Waves
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: Knight 2e Ch. 21.1  21.6 (21.7  21.8 recommended for Physics majors) Activity: Newton  "Fourier Series" 
Mon, 02/14/2011  C07 
Geometric Series

Tue, 02/15/2011  P07 
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 
Wed, 02/16/2011  C08 
Integral Test and uSubstitution

Thu, 02/17/2011  P08 
Introduction to Electrostatics
Activity: Tutorial  "Charge" I, II, and III 
Fri, 02/18/2011  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, 02/21/2011  C09 
Direct and Limit Comparison Test

Tue, 02/22/2011  P09  Physics Review  Oscillations & Waves & Thermodynamics 
Wed, 02/23/2011  C10 
Calculus Review
Complex Numbers, Differential Equations and Taylor Series, Trigonometric Integrals, Sequences and Series. 
Thu, 02/24/2011  P10 
Coulomb Force and Gravitational Force
Activity: Tutorial  "Charge" IV Activity: Newton  "Electrostatic Equilibrium" and "Net Electrostatic Force" 
Fri, 02/25/2011  J03  First Exam  Physics 
Mon, 02/28/2011  C11 
uSubstitution and Change of Variables

Tue, 03/01/2011  P11 
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 
Wed, 03/02/2011  C12 
Trigomometric Substitution & 1st Exam Both Problem

Thu, 03/03/2011  J04 
Comet Problem  Part I
Students get a chance to put together gravitational force and workkinetic energy theorem to solve a problem. Reading: Knight 2e Ch. 13 Activity: Newton  "How fast in the Comet going?" 
Fri, 03/04/2011  J05  First Exam  Calculus 
Mon, 03/07/2011  C13 
Flux through a Surface of Revolution

Tue, 03/08/2011  P12 
Gauß' Law I
Activity: Newton  "Electric Dipole" Activity: Tutorial  "Gauß' Law" I and II 
Wed, 03/09/2011  J06 
Electric Field due to a Bar of Charge
Hand in one writeup per group.
Activity: Newton  "E field due to bar of charge" 
Thu, 03/10/2011  C14 
Flux through a Plane due to a Point Charge

Fri, 03/11/2011  P13  (Midsemester)
Gauß' Law II
Activity: Newton  "Gauß' Law and Symmetry" and "E field calculations using Gauß' Law" 
Mon, 03/14/2011  N03  Spring Break 
Tue, 03/15/2011  N04  Spring Break 
Wed, 03/16/2011  N05  Spring Break 
Thu, 03/17/2011  N06  Spring Break 
Fri, 03/18/2011  N07  Spring Break 
Mon, 03/21/2011  C15 
Partial Fractions

Tue, 03/22/2011  P14 
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" 
Wed, 03/23/2011  C16 
Integration by Parts I

Thu, 03/24/2011  P15 
Electric Potential II
Activity: Newton  "Visualizing the Potential" and "Electric Potential for a Cylinder" 
Fri, 03/25/2011  P16 
Capacitance I
Activity: Newton  "Infinite Sheets of Charge" and Tutorial "Capacitance" II 
Mon, 03/28/2011  C17 
Integration by Parts II

Tue, 03/29/2011  P17  Physics Review  Electrostatics 
Wed, 03/30/2011  C18  Calculus Review 
Thu, 03/31/2011  P18 
Capacitance II
Activity: Newton  "Untangling circuits", "Capacitors w/ dielectric", and problems on Equivalent Capacitance 
Fri, 04/01/2011  N08  Snow Day 
Mon, 04/04/2011  J07 
Second Exam
Part 1  Physics: Thursday 3/31 12:40pm  2:00pm in DeMeritt 301 & 311 Part 2  Calculus (w/ both problem): Monday 4/4 9:10am  11:00am in DeMeritt 301 & 311 
Mon, 04/11/2011  C21 
Differential Equation for RC Circuits I
Reading: Hass 15.2 (on Blackboard under Course Documents) 
Tue, 04/12/2011  J09 
Charging and Discharging RC Circuits I
Activity: Newton  "Discharging an RC circuit" and "Charging an RC circuit" 
Wed, 04/13/2011  C22 
Differential Equation for RC Circuits II
Reading: Hass 15.2 (on Blackboard under Course Documents) 
Thu, 04/14/2011  P22 
Charging and Discharging RC Circuits II
Activity: Handout "Kirchhoff's Law and RC circuits" (revised Newton  "Designing an RC circuit") 
Fri, 04/15/2011  P24 
Introduction to Magnetism
Activity: Newton  "Investigating Magnets" 
Mon, 04/18/2011  C20 
Power Series and Alternating Series

Tue, 04/19/2011  P23  Physics Review  Circuits 
Wed, 04/20/2011  P25 
Motion in a Magnetic Field
Activity: Newton  "Motion in a constant B field" 
Thu, 04/21/2011  C23 
Polar Coordinates I

Fri, 04/22/2011  J10 
Third Exam
Part 1  Calculus: Thursday 12:40pm  2:00pm in 301 & 311 Part 2  Physics (w/ both problem): Friday 9:10am  11:00am in DeMeritt 301 & 311 
Mon, 04/25/2011  C24 
Polar Coordinates II

Tue, 04/26/2011  J11 
LRC Circuit ( with Prof. Germaschewski)
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" 
Wed, 04/27/2011  C25 
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 
Thu, 04/28/2011  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: Hass 2.2  2.6 
Fri, 04/29/2011  C27 
Michel Rolle and JosephLouis Lagrange  The Mean Value Theorem for Derivatives
Reading: Hass 4.6 and 8.1 
Mon, 05/02/2011  C28 
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 
Tue, 05/03/2011  P26 
Current Loop as a Magnetic Dipole
Activity: Newton  Tutorial "Magnetic interactions" Magnetic Fields and Currentcarrying Wires
Activity: Newton  "Torque on a current loop" and "B field due to a wire" 
Wed, 05/04/2011  P27 
Ampere's Law and Faraday's Law
Activity: Newton  "Applying Ampere's law" 
Thu, 05/05/2011  P28 
Lenz' Law & Maxwell's Equations
Activity: Newton  Tutorial "Lenz' law" 
Fri, 05/06/2011  C29  Calculus Review 
Mon, 05/09/2011  P29  (Last day of classes) Physics Review  Magnetism 
Tue, 05/10/2011  N07  Reading Day 
Wed, 05/11/2011  N08  Reading Day 
Thu, 05/12/2011  N09  Finals 
Fri, 05/13/2011  N10 
Physics Final
3:30  5:30 in DeMeritt 301 & 311 
Mon, 05/16/2011  N11  Finals 
Tue, 05/17/2011  N12  Finals 
Wed, 05/18/2011  N13 
Calculus Final
8:00  10:00 in TBA 
Thu, 05/19/2011  N14  Finals 