PHYS 1425 Syllabus - Spring 2016

Class # Date Day Text Sections Topic
1 Jan 20 W 1 Introduction, measurement, estimation
2 Jan 22 F 2(1-5) One-dimensional motion
3 Jan 25 M 2(6-9) One-dimensional motion
4 Jan 27 W 3(1-6) Vectors
5 Jan 29 F 3(7-9) Projectile motion
6 Feb 1 M 4(1-5) Newton's laws of motion
7 Feb 3 W 4(6-8) Weight, tension, free body diagrams
8 Feb 5 F 5(1) Friction
9 Feb 8 M 5(2-4) Circular motion
10 Feb 10 W 5(5-6),6(1-2) More complicated motion, gravitation
11 Feb 12 F 6(3-5) Special gravitational applications, Kepler's laws
12 Feb 15 M 6(5-8) Kepler's laws, gravitational fields
13 Feb 17 W Review Exam I, Chs. 1-5
14 Feb 19 F 7(1-3) Work
15 Feb 22 M 7(3-4) Work, work-energy principle
16 Feb 24 W 8(1-4) Conservative and non-conservative forces, potential and mechanical energy
17 Feb 26 F 8(5-9) Conservation of energy
18 Feb 29 M 9(1-5) Linear momentum, collisions
19 Mar 2 W 9(6-10) Collisions, center of mass, rockets
20 Mar 4 F 10(1-3) Rotational motion
  Mar 5-13 Spring Break, no class
21 Mar 14 M 10(4-7) Torque, rotational dynamics
22 Mar 16 W 10(8-10) Rotational kinetic energy
23 Mar 18 F 11(1-3) Angular momentum
24 Mar 21 M 11(3-6) Angular momentum and torque for rigid objects and system of particles
25 Mar 23 W Review Exam II, Chs. 6-10
26 Mar 25 F 11(6-9) Conservation of angular momentum, tops, gyroscopes, rotating frames
27 Mar 28 M 12 Statics
28 Mar 30 W 12 Statics
29 Apr 1 F 13(1-7) Fluids
30 Apr 4 M 13(8-14) Bernoulli's equation, applications
31 Apr 6 W 14(1-4) Simple harmonic motion
32 Apr 8 F 14(5-8) Pendulum, damped and forced harmonic motion
33 Apr 11 M 17(1-5) Temperature
34 Apr 13 W 17(6-10) Ideal gas law
35 Apr 15 F 18(1-4) Kinetic theory of gases
36 Apr 18 M 18(5-7), 19(1-3) Van der Waals, heat
37 Apr 20 W Review Exam III, Chs. 11-14, 17-18
38 Apr 22 F 19(4-7) Specific and latent heat, first law of thermodynamics
39 Apr 25 M 19(8-10) Heat transfer
40 Apr 27 W 20(1-4) Second law of thermodynamics
41 Apr 29 F 20(5-8) Entropy
42 May 2 M 20(9-11) Statistical interpretation, thermal pollution, course review
  May 5 R 0900-1200 Final: Section 2
  May 6 F 1400-1700 Final: Section 1
  May 12 R 0900-1200 Final: Section 3
Revised: November 10, 2015