Seattle Central Community College

PHYS 221, Fall 2012

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Week Monday
SAM 206
Tuesday
SAM 206
Wednesday

Thursday
SAM 206/SAM 205
Friday
SAM 206
Week 1
Sept 24-28
Orientation
Procedures
Survey of course

Start Reading Ch. 1
register for Mastering Physics
Motion Diagrams, position, displacement, time, velocity, acceleration
Read Ch.1.1-1.5
No class
Look at lab and tutorial to prepare for Thursday

Tutorial HW 1 Due Mon. October 1
Lab 1
Lecture 10:00-10:50am
Motion diagrams, 1-D kinematics
Read Ch. 1.6-1.8
Lab 2:00-3:50pm
Lab, tutorial
Position vs. time graphs, 1-D kinematics
Read Ch. 2.1-2.4
MasteringPhysics assignments
up, due Fri. October 5
Week 2
Oct 1-5
1-D Kinematics, equations
and problem solving
Read 2.5
Freefall, the inclined plane,
problem solving
Read Ch. 2.6-2.8
No class
Look at lab and tutorial to prepare for Thursday

In class Lab activity

Lab 2. Group write up Due Oct. 11
Lecture 10:00-10:50am
1-D Kinematics,
Instantaneous acceleration

Lab 2:00-3:50pm
Lab 2
Kinematics and vectors
Read Ch. 3.1-3.3
Week 3
Oct 8-12
1-D Kinematics, equations
and problem solving
Read 3.1-3.4
vectors and vector algebra
Freefall, the inclined plane,
problem solving
Read Ch. 4.1-4.3
Kinematics in 2-D. Motion in a plane and projectile motion
No class
Look at lab to prepare for Thursday

In class Lab activity
Lecture 10:00-10:50am
2-D Kinematics,
Projectile motion

Lab 2:00-3:50pm
Lab 3
Kinematics in 2-D,
relative motion
Read Ch. 4.4
Week 4
Oct 15-19
Kinematics in 2-D,
circular motion
Read Ch. 4.5-4.7 MasteringPhysics assignment
due Sun. October 14th
Knight Student Workbook Ch. 3 due Mon. October 15th
Exam 1
Ch. 1-3
Whoa

practice exam
answer key
No class
Look at lab to prepare for Thursday

In class Lab activity
Example report
Lecture 10:00-10:50am
Relative motion,
Circular motion

Lab 2:00-3:50pm
Lab 4
More circular motion
Read Ch. 4.5-4.7
Week 5
Oct 22-26
Read Ch. 5 Newton's laws and Free-body diagrams Read Ch. 5 Newton's laws and Free-body diagrams No class
Look at lab to prepare for Thursday Tutorial FORCES pp. 25-30
Bring printout of above link or tutorial book
Turn in Homework tutorial FORCES pp. 31-35 next week (one per group)
Lecture 10:00-10:50am
Dynamics, Equilibrium, Newton's 2nd Law Handout Read Ch. 6.1-6.2

Lab 2:00-3:50pm
Lab 5
Lecture 10:00-10:50am
Dynamics, Equilibrium, Newton's 2nd Law
Read Ch. 6.1-6.2
Week 6
Oct 29 - Nov 2
Friction,
mass vs. weight

Read 6.3-6.6

HW due Mon. 11/5
(purple) Student workbook Ch. 5
Practice probelms using Newton's laws No class
Look at lab to prepare for Thursday Lab
Newton's 3rd law
Read 7.1-7.3
Newton's 3rd law
Read 7.3-7.5
Raisin EC problem
(Note: Changed α= 0.10 rad/sec2 for better numerical result)
Week 7
Nov 5-9
Newton's laws
practice problems
Exam review No class
Lab 7: Tutorial Newton's 2nd and 3rd laws,
pp. 31-34
Bring your tutorial book
Report: Homework Tutorial Newton's 2nd and 3rd laws pp. 37-43 next week (one per group)
Exam 2
Ch. 4-6
Whoa

practice exam
answer key
Rotational Dynamics, Motion in a Circle

Read Ch. 8.1-8.3
Week 8
Nov 12-16
No class,
Veteran's Day Holiday
Rotational Dynamics, Motion in a Circle

Read Ch. 8.1-8.3
Exam 2 solutions

Start download, print and look at Lab
Lecture 10:00-10:50am
2D Dynmaics roundup,
start Ch. 9
Read Ch. 9.1-9.3
Lab 2:00-3:50pm
Lab 8
Logger Pro ramp data
Impulse and momentum
Read Ch. 9.3-9.5
Week 9
Nov 19-23
Momentum and Impulse problems
Read 9.1-9.6
Momentum and Impulse problems
Read 9.1-9.6
Note: We will not meet for this lab. This is a take-home lab. You will not have to turn in a report but I still highly recommend that you work through the material...
Lab 9: Tutorial Conservation of Momentum in one dimension, pp. 49-52
Report: NONE but look at the Homework tutorial Conservation of Momentum in one dimension, pp. 55-60
No class,
Thanksgiving Holiday
No class,
Thanksgiving Holiday
Week 10
Nov 26-30
Energy, types of energy, conservation

Read Ch. 10.1-10.3
Conservation of energy, types of energy

Read Ch. 10.4-10.7
No class: Print out and look at Lab 10
Lecture: Energy and momentum conservation
Lab: The ballistic pendulum
Exam 3
Ch. 7-9
Whoa

practice exam
answer key
Week 11
Dec 3-7
Energy conservation

Read Ch. 11.1-11.3
Work and energy

Read Ch. 11.3-11.5
No class, start on pseudoexam and MasteringPhysics HW

Work and Energy

Read Ch. 11
Exam 4
Ch. 10-11
Whoa

practice exam
Typo Problem 3, block moves 3m to the right
answer key

Week 12
Dec 10-14
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