Phys 1010: Physics of Everyday Life, Fall 2012

Week

Tuesday

Thursday

1

8/28-8/30

Course Introduction
Nature of Physics

 Reading before class

 

Describing Motion
(Getting from here to there)

Reading before class

 

 1.1 - Skating

2

9/4-9/6

Formalizing motion (position, velocity, acceleration)

1.2 Falling Balls

 

Pushes Pulls, Forces, Causing Acceleration, Gravity

1.3 -  Ramps (p.24-29)

3

9/11-9/13

 Net force

2.2 - Wheels

 Friction, springs, scales

3.1 – Spring Scales

4

9/18-9/20

 Review for exam 1

 

EXAM 1

 

5

9/25-9/27

Energy and Work

- Energy conservation

- Forces and work

1.3 – Ramps (All)

 

Energy and work

- Types of energy 

- Power

2.2 - Wheels

6

10/2-10/4

 Water distribution

(Bernoulli’s eqn)

5.2 – Water Distribution

Water distribution (cont) 

Straws and air pressure

 

7

10/9-10/11

Nuclear energy 1

16. 1 Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear energy 2.

16.2. Nuclear Reactors

8

10/16-10/18

 Review exam 2

 

EXAM 2

 

9

10/23-10/25

Lights

This section on lightbulbs

Lights & BlackBody Spectrum

7.3 – Clothing, Insulation and Climate

10

10/30-11/1

Electricity

10.1 – Static Electricity

Voltage and electric potential energy

 

11

11/6-11/8

 Flashlights and circuits

10.3 - Flashlights

Applications

 

12

11/13-11/15

 Review exam 3

 

EXAM 3

 

13

11/20-11/22

BREAK BREAK THANKSGIVING THANKSGIVING

14

11/27-11/29

Sound

9.2 – Musical Instruments

Sound and Music

 

15

12/4-12/6

Quantum / Atoms

14.2 – Discharge lamps

Lasers

 14.3 LASERs & LEDs

16

12/11-12/13

 Final review

 

 Final Review

 

 

FINAL IS Tues 18 December, 1:30-4PM