Mon, 01/25/2016  N01  
Tue, 01/26/2016  P01  (Classes begin)
Review of Equilibrium and Elasticity
SWBAT:
Activity: 
Wed, 01/27/2016  C01 
Complex Numbers I

Thu, 01/28/2016  P02 
Introduction to Oscillations
Activity: Newton  "Description of Harmonic Motion of Spring" and "Investigating Parameters of Motion of Spring" 
Fri, 01/29/2016  C02 
Complex Numbers II

Mon, 02/01/2016  C03 
Complex Numbers III

Tue, 02/02/2016  P03 
Dynamics of Oscillations
Activity: Newton  "Forces for Object on a Spring" and "Physical Pendulum" 
Wed, 02/03/2016  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 
Thu, 02/04/2016  P04 
Introduction to Waves
Activity: Newton  "Wave Velocity/Particle Velocity" 
Fri, 02/05/2016  C05 
Trigonometric Integrals

Mon, 02/08/2016  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 
Tue, 02/09/2016  P05 
Mathematical Description of Waves
Activity: Newton  "Understanding the Sign in the Phase", HRW7 Problems 16: 19 and 79 
Wed, 02/10/2016  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, 02/11/2016  P06 
Superposition of Waves (i) & Kinetic Theory of Gases (ii)
Activity: Tutorial  "Superposition and Reflection" (parts II and III) Activity: Newton  "What is Temperature?" 
Fri, 02/12/2016  J01 
Resonance (910) & Fourier Series (1011)
Activity: Newton  "Resonance an a String" and "Fourier Series" 
Mon, 02/15/2016  C07 
Geometric Series

Tue, 02/16/2016  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/3e 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, 02/17/2016  C08 
Integral Test and uSubstitution

Thu, 02/18/2016  P08 
Introduction to Electrostatics
Activity: Tutorial  "Charge" I, II, and III 
Fri, 02/19/2016  J02 
Problem Solving: Damped Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM)
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/3e Ch. 14.7 Activity: Newton  "Damped Harmonic Motion" 
Mon, 02/22/2016  C09 
Direct and Limit Comparison Test

Tue, 02/23/2016  P09  Physics Review  Oscillations & Waves & Thermodynamics 
Wed, 02/24/2016  C10 
uSubstitution and Change of Variables

Thu, 02/25/2016  P10 
Coulomb Force and Gravitational Force
Activity: Tutorial  "Charge" IV Activity: Newton  "Electrostatic Equilibrium" and "Net Electrostatic Force" 
Fri, 02/26/2016  J03  First Exam  Physics in DeMeritt 301 & 311 
Mon, 02/29/2016  C11 
Calculus Review
Complex Numbers, Differential Equations and Taylor Series, Trigonometric Integrals, Sequences and Series. 
Tue, 03/01/2016  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, 03/02/2016  J04  First Exam  Calculus in DeMeritt 301 & 311 
Thu, 03/03/2016  J05 
Comet Problem  Part I
Students get a chance to put together gravitational force and workkinetic energy theorem to solve a problem. Reading: Knight 2e/3e Ch. 13 Activity: Newton  "How fast in the Comet going?" 
Fri, 03/04/2016  C12 
Trigomometric Substitution

Mon, 03/07/2016  C13 
Flux through a Surface of Revolution

Tue, 03/08/2016  J06 
Electric Field due to a Bar of Charge
Hand in one writeup per group.
Activity: Newton  "E field due to bar of charge" 
Wed, 03/09/2016  C14 
Flux through a Plane due to a Point Charge

Thu, 03/10/2016  P12 
Gauß's Law I
Activity: Newton  "Electric Dipole" Activity: Tutorial  "Gauß's Law" I and II 
Fri, 03/11/2016  P13  (Midsemester)
Gauß's Law II
Activity: Newton  "Gauß's Law and Symmetry" and "E field calculations using Gauß's Law" 
Mon, 03/14/2016  N03  Spring Break 
Tue, 03/15/2016  N04  Spring Break 
Wed, 03/16/2016  N05  Spring Break 
Thu, 03/17/2016  N06  Spring Break 
Fri, 03/18/2016  N07  Spring Break 
Mon, 03/21/2016  C15 
Partial Fractions

Tue, 03/22/2016  P14 
Electric Potential I ( with Prof. Ryan)
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, 03/23/2016  C16 
Integration by Parts I

Thu, 03/24/2016  P15 
Electric Potential II
Activity: Newton  "Visualizing the Potential" and "Electric Potential for a Cylinder" 
Fri, 03/25/2016  P16 
Capacitance I
Activity: Newton  "Infinite Sheets of Charge" and Tutorial "Capacitance" II 
Mon, 03/28/2016  C17 
Integration by Parts II

Tue, 03/29/2016  P17  Physics Review  Electrostatics 
Wed, 03/30/2016  C18  Calculus Review 
Thu, 03/31/2016  P18 
Capacitance II
Activity: Newton  "Untangling circuits", "Capacitors w/ dielectric", and problems on Equivalent Capacitance 
Fri, 04/01/2016  J07  Second Exam  Physics in DeMeritt 301 & 311 
Mon, 04/04/2016  J08  Second Exam  Calculus in DeMeritt 301 & 311 
Tue, 04/05/2016  P19 
Introduction to Resistors and Kirchhoff's Laws
Activity: Tutorial "A model for circuits Part 1: Current and resistance" 
Wed, 04/06/2016  C19 
Root and Ratio Test

Thu, 04/07/2016  P20 
Resistors and Kirchhoff's Laws II
Activity: Newton  "Amperemeters and Voltmeters", Tutorial "A model for circuits Part 2: Potential difference", and problems on Equivalent Resistance 
Fri, 04/08/2016  C20 
Power Series and Alternating Series

Mon, 04/11/2016  C21 
Differential Equation for RC Circuits I
Reading: Hass 15.2 (on Blackboard under Course Documents) 
Tue, 04/12/2016  P21 
Kirchhoff's Laws III
Activity: Newton  Standard book problems on Kirchhoff's laws 
Wed, 04/13/2016  C22 
Differential Equation for RC Circuits II
Reading: Hass 15.2 (on Canvas under Course Documents) 
Thu, 04/14/2016  J09 
Charging and Discharging RC Circuits I
Activity: Newton  "Discharging an RC circuit" and "Charging an RC circuit" 
Fri, 04/15/2016  P22 
Charging and Discharging RC Circuits II
Activity: Handout "Kirchhoff's Law and RC circuits" (revised Newton  "Designing an RC circuit") 
Mon, 04/18/2016  C23 
Polar Coordinates I

Tue, 04/19/2016  P23  Physics Review  Circuits 
Wed, 04/20/2016  C24 
Polar Coordinates II

Thu, 04/21/2016  P24 
Introduction to Magnetism
Activity: Newton  "Investigating Magnets" 
Fri, 04/22/2016  J10  Third Exam  Physics in DeMeritt 301 & 311 
Mon, 04/25/2016  J11  Third Exam  Calculus in DeMeritt 301 & 311 
Tue, 04/26/2016  P25 
Motion in a Magnetic Field

Wed, 04/27/2016  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 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, 04/28/2016  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" 
Fri, 04/29/2016  J12 
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 3e Ch. 32.8  32.10 (2e Ch. 33.8  33.10) Activity: Newton  "A new circuit element" 
Mon, 05/02/2016  C26 
Michel Rolle and JosephLouis Lagrange  The Mean Value Theorem for Derivatives
Reading: Hass 4.6 and 8.1 
Tue, 05/03/2016  P27 
Ampere's Law and Faraday's Law
Activity: Newton  "Applying Ampere's law" 
Wed, 05/04/2016  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, 05/05/2016  P28 
Lenz' Law & Maxwell's Equations
Activity: Newton  Tutorial "Lenz' law" 
Fri, 05/06/2016  C28  Calculus Review 
Mon, 05/09/2016  P29  (Last day of classes) Physics Review  Magnetism 
Tue, 05/10/2016  N07  Reading Day 
Wed, 05/11/2016  N08  Reading Day 
Thu, 05/12/2016  N09  Finals 
Fri, 05/13/2016  N10  Finals 
Mon, 05/16/2016  N11 
Physics Final
1:00  3:00 in DeMeritt 301 & 311 
Tue, 05/17/2016  N12  Finals 
Wed, 05/18/2016  N13 
Calculus Final
1:00  3:00 in DeMeritt 301 & 311 