PHYS 1425 Syllabus - Spring 2015

Class # Date Day Text Sections Topic
1 Jan 12 M 1 Introduction, measurement, estimation
2 Jan 14 W 2(1-5) One-dimensional motion
3 Jan 16 F 2(6-9) One-dimension motion
4 Jan 21 W 3(1-6) Vectors
5 Jan 23 F 3(7-9) Projectile motion
6 Jan 26 M 4(1-5) Newton's laws of motion
7 Jan 28 W 4(6-8) Weight, tension, free body diagrams
8 Jan 30 F 5(1) Friction
9 Feb 2 M 5(2-4) Circular motion
10 Feb 4 W 5(5-6),6(1-2) More complicated motion, gravitation
11 Feb 6 F 6(3-5) Special gravitational applications, Kepler's law
12 Feb 9 M 6(5-8) Kepler's law,gravitational fields, review, catchup
13 Feb 11 W   Exam I, Chs. 1-5
14 Feb 13 F 7(1-3) Review exam, work
15 Feb 16 M 7(3-4) Work, work-energy principle
16 Feb 18 W 8(1-4) Conservative and non-conservative forces, potential and mechanical energy
17 Feb 20 F 8(5-9) Conservation of energy
18 Feb 23 M 9(1-5) Linear momentum, collisions
19 Feb 25 W 9(6-10) Collisions, center of mass, rockets
20 Feb 27 F 10(1-3) Rotational motion
21 Mar 2 M 10(4-7) Torque, rotational dynamics
22 Mar 4 W 10(8-10) Rotational kinetic energy
23 Mar 6 F 11(1-3) Angular momentum
  Mar 9-13 Spring Break, no class
24 Mar 16 M 11(3-6) Angular momentum and torque for rigid objects and system of particles
25 Mar 18 W 11(6-9) Conservation of angular momentum, tops, gyroscopes, rotating frames
26 Mar 20 F 12 Statics
27 Mar 23 M 12 Statics
28 Mar 25 W   Exam II, Chs. 6-11
29 Mar 27 F 13(1-7) Fluids
30 Mar 30 M 13(8-14) Bernoulli equation, applications
31 Apr 1 W 14(1-4) Simple harmonic motion
32 Apr 3 F 14(5-8) Pendulum, damped and forced harmonic motion
33 Apr 6 M 17(1-5) Temperature
34 Apr 8 W 17(6-10) Ideal gas law
35 Apr 10 F 18(1-4) Kinetic theory of gases
36 Apr 13 M 18(5-7), 19(1-3) Van der Waals, heat
37 Apr 15 W 19(4-7) Specific and latent heat, first law of thermodynamics
38 Apr 17 F 19(8-10) Heat transfer
39 Apr 20 M 20(1-4) Second law of thermodynamics
40 Apr 22 W   Exam III, Chs. 12-14, 17-19
41 Apr 24 F 20(5-8) Entropy
42 Apr 27 M 20(9-11) Statistical interpretation, thermal pollution, course review
  Apr 30 R 0900-1200 Final: Section 3
  May 2 Sat 0900-1200 Final: Section 2
  May 4 M 1400-1700 Final: Section 1
Revised: December 24, 2014