Physics 2010/3010, Concepts of Physical Science

Day 1 Aug 23

Day 2 Aug 25

Day 3 Aug 27

Day 25 Oct 18

Day 26 Oct 20

Day 27Oct 22

Phase changes
Day 4 Aug 30

2-Dimens Motion
Day 5 Sep 1

Gravity acceleration
Day 6Sep 3

Day 28 Oct 25

Heat transfer
Day 29 Oct 27

Heat engines
Day 30 Oct 29

2nd law of thermo
Day 7 Sep 6

Day 8 Sep 8

Day 9Sep 10

Newton's laws
Day 31 Nov 1

2nd Law of Thermo
Day 32 Nov 3

Electric forces and charges
Day 33 Nov 5

Electric circuits
Day 10 Sep 13

Day 11 Sep 15

Fluid pressure
Day 12 Sep 17

Buoyancy, Archimedes
Day 34 Nov 8

Electric circuits
Day 35 Nov 10

Electric circuits
Day 36 Nov 12

Electric circuits
Day 13 Sep 20

Circular motion
Day 14Sep 22

Circular motion
Day 15Sep 24

Work, energy
Day 37 Nov 15

Electro- magnetism
Day 38Nov 17

Electro- magnetism
Day 39 Nov 19

Waves, sound
Day 16Sep 27

Work, energy
Day 17 Sep 29

Energy and power
Day 18Oct 1

Day 40Nov 22

Waves, sound
Day 41 Nov 24

Thanksgiving holidays
Day 42 Nov 26

Thanksgiving holidays
Day 19 Oct 4

Impulse and momentum
Day 20Oct 6

Day 21Oct 8

Rotational motion
Day 43Nov 29

Waves, sound
Day 44 Dec 1

Light, images
Day 45 Dec 3

Light, images
Day 22 Oct 11

Day 23Oct 13

Torques, equilibrium
Day 24Oct 15

Rotational motion
Day 46Dec 6

Light, vision
Day 47Dec 8

Atomic structure
Day 48 Dec 10

Spectra, holograms

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Chapter 1: Units and Measurement

What quantities must you measure to describe completely the motion of a ball tossed into the air?

What units are used to specify these quantities?

What are the three most commonly used systems of units?

What are the three fundamental mechanical quantities which form the basis for all mechanical measurement?

What are the prefixes used with powers of ten to denote 1000x and 1/1000?

Hands on: How does the time to roll a sphere down an incline depend on the height of the incline? (This will be done by measurement only at this point; it will be discussed later in the course.)
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Chapter 2: Description of Motion

If you know the acceleration of an object, how do you find its speed and distance traveled at any given time? (Assume straight-line motion, constant acceleration.)

Assuming constant acceleration, show a complete set of motion equations which will describe any motion meeting this condition.

A ball is thrown upward with a velocity of 30 m/s. Find its height and velocity after 1 second. Find its maximum height. Find its total time of flight when it reaches its original height.

If you drop one ball and launch another horizontally at the same time from the same height, will they hit the ground at the same time?

If you fire a bullet horizontally and drop another simultaneously, which will hit the ground first?

*Motion equations

*Motion calculation

*Solving equations

*Motion explorer

*Vertical trajectory

*Free fall

*Horizontal trajectory

*Bullet drop

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Chapter 3: Motion

Describe the motion of an object in free fall near the surface of the earth.

Relate the basic set of motion equations to trajectory motion, neglecting air friction.

How can you predict whether the baseball is going to clear the fence? What do you need to know?

*Vertical trajectory

*Free fall

*Motion equations

*Trajectory equations

*Clearing the fence

*Trajectory over flat ground

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