PHYS 142E Syllabus - Spring 2009

Class #

Date

Day

Text Sections

Topic
1
Jan 13
Tu
1 Introduction, measurement, estimation

2

Jan 14

W

2(1-6)

One-dimensional motion

3

Jan 16

F

2(7-9), 3(1-6)

One-dimension motion, vectors

 
Jan 19
 
Classes suspended

4

Jan 21

W

3(7-9)

Projectile motion

5

Jan 23

F

4(1-5)

Newton's laws of motion

6

Jan 26

M

4(6-8)

Weight, tension, free body diagrams

7

Jan 28

W

5(1-3)

Friction, circular motion

8

Jan 30

F

5(4-6)

More complicated motion

9

Feb 2

M

6(1-4)

Gravitation

10

Feb 4

W

6(5-8), 7(1-2)

Kepler's laws, work

11

Feb 6

F

7(3-4)

Work, work-energy principle

12

Feb 9

M

Exam I, Chs. 1-6

13

Feb 11

W

8(1-4)

Conservative and non-conservative forces, potential and mechanical energy

14

Feb 13

F

8(5-9)

Conservation of energy

15

Feb 16

M

9(1-5)

Linear momentum, collisions

16

Feb 18

W

9(6-10)

Collisions, center of mass, rockets

17

Feb 20

F

10(1-4)

Rotational motion, torque

18

Feb 23

M

10(5-8)

Rotational dynamics

19

Feb 25

W

10(9-10), 11(1)

Rolling, angular momentum

20

Feb 27

F

11(2-5)

Angular momentum and torque for rigid objects and system of particles

     
Spring Break, no class

21

Mar 9

M

11(6-9)

Conservation of angular momentum, tops, gyroscopes, rotating frames

22

Mar 11

W

12

Statics

23

Mar 13

F

13(1-7)

Fluids

24

Mar 16

M

Catchup, revise syllabus, snow day??

25

Mar 18

W

Exam II, Chs. 7-12

26

Mar 20

F

13(8-14)

Bernoulli equation, applications

27

Mar 23

M

14(1-4)

Simple harmonic motion
28
Mar 25
W
14(5-8)
Pendulum, damped and forced harmonic motion
29
Mar 27
F
Review
30
Mar 30
M
Review
31
Apr 1
W
Review
32
Apr 3
F
Review
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(1-2)
Van der Waals, heat
37
Apr 15
W
19(3-7)
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. 13, 14, 17-19
41
Apr 24
F
20(5-8)
Entropy
42
Apr 27
M
20(9-11)
Statistical interpretation, thermal pollution, course review