PHYS 142E Syllabus  Spring 2009





1

Jan 13 
Tu 
1  Introduction, measurement, estimation 
2 
Jan 14 
W 
2(16) 
Onedimensional motion 
3 
Jan 16 
F 
2(79), 3(16) 
Onedimension motion, vectors 
Jan 19 
Classes suspended 

4 
Jan 21 
W 
3(79) 
Projectile motion 
5 
Jan 23 
F 
4(15) 
Newton's laws of motion 
6 
Jan 26 
M 
4(68) 
Weight, tension, free body diagrams 
7 
Jan 28 
W 
5(13) 
Friction, circular motion 
8 
Jan 30 
F 
5(46) 
More complicated motion 
9 
Feb 2 
M 
6(14) 
Gravitation 
10 
Feb 4 
W 
6(58), 7(12) 
Kepler's laws, work 
11 
Feb 6 
F 
7(34) 
Work, workenergy principle 
12 
Feb 9 
M 
Exam I, Chs. 16 

13 
Feb 11 
W 
8(14) 
Conservative and nonconservative forces, potential and mechanical energy 
14 
Feb 13 
F 
8(59) 
Conservation of energy 
15 
Feb 16 
M 
9(15) 
Linear momentum, collisions 
16 
Feb 18 
W 
9(610) 
Collisions, center of mass, rockets 
17 
Feb 20 
F 
10(14) 
Rotational motion, torque 
18 
Feb 23 
M 
10(58) 
Rotational dynamics 
19 
Feb 25 
W 
10(910), 11(1) 
Rolling, angular momentum 
20 
Feb 27 
F 
11(25) 
Angular momentum and torque for rigid objects and system of particles 
Spring Break, no class 

21 
Mar 9 
M 
11(69) 
Conservation of angular momentum, tops, gyroscopes, rotating frames 
22 
Mar 11 
W 
12 
Statics 
23 
Mar 13 
F 
13(17) 
Fluids 
24 
Mar 16 
M 
Catchup, revise syllabus, snow day?? 

25 
Mar 18 
W 
Exam II, Chs. 712 

26 
Mar 20 
F 
13(814) 
Bernoulli equation, applications 
27 
Mar 23 
M 
14(14) 
Simple harmonic motion 
28 
Mar 25 
W 
14(58) 
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(15) 
Temperature 
34  Apr 8 
W 
17(610) 
Ideal gas law 
35  Apr 10 
F 
18(14) 
Kinetic theory of gases 
36  Apr 13 
M 
18(57), 19(12) 
Van der Waals, heat 
37  Apr 15 
W 
19(37) 
Specific and latent heat, first law of thermodynamics 
38  Apr 17 
F 
19(810) 
Heat transfer 
39  Apr 20 
M 
20(14) 
Second law of thermodynamics 
40  Apr 22 
W 
Exam III, Chs. 13, 14, 1719 

41  Apr 24 
F 
20(58) 
Entropy 
42  Apr 27 
M 
20(911) 
Statistical interpretation, thermal pollution, course review 