PHYS 1425 Syllabus - Spring 2010

Class #

Date

Day

Text Sections

Topic
1
Jan 20
W
1
Introduction, measurement, estimation

2

Jan 22

F

2(1-6)

One-dimensional motion

3

Jan 25

M

2(6-9)

One-dimension motion

4

Jan 27

W

3(1-6)

Projectile motion, vectors

5

Jan 29

F

3(7-9)

Projectile motion, vectors

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

No class - snow

9

Feb 8

M

5(1)

Friction

10

Feb 10

W

5(2-6)

Circular motion, more complicated motion

11

Feb 12

F

6(1-5)

Gravitation, applications, maybeKepler's law

12

Feb 15

M

6(5-8)

Kepler's law, gravitational fields, review, catchup

13

Feb 17

W

Exam I, Chs. 1-5

14

Feb 19

F

7(1-3)

Review exam, 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

Mar 1

M

9(1-5)
Linear momentum, collisions

19

Mar 3

W

9(6-10)

Collisions, center of mass, rockets

20

Mar 5

F

10(1-3)

Rotational motion
 
Mar 6-14
 
Spring Break, no class

21

Mar 15

M

10(4-7)

Torque, rotational dynamics

22

Mar 17

W

10(8-10)

Rotational kinetic energy

23

Mar 19

F

11(1-3)

Angular momentum

24

Mar 22

M

11(3-6)

Angular momentum and torque for rigid objects and system of particles

25

Mar 24

W

11(6-9)

Conservation of angular momentum, tops, gyroscopes, rotating frames

26

Mar 26

F

12

Statics

27

Mar 29

M

Catchup, revise syllabus, snow day, review??
28
Mar 31
W
Exam II, Chs. 6-11
29
Apr 2
F
13(1-7)
Go over Exam II, Fluids
30
Apr 5
M
13(8-14)
Buoyancy, Bernoulli equation, applications
31
Apr 7
W
14(1-4)
Buoyancy, simple harmonic motion
32
Apr 9
F
14(5-8)
Pendulum, damped and forced harmonic motion
33
Apr 12
M
17(1-5)
Temperature
34
Apr 14
W
17(6-10)
Ideal gas law
35
Apr 16
F
18(1-4)
Kinetic theory of gases
36
Apr 19
M
18(5-7), 19(1-2)
Van der Waals, heat
37
Apr 21
W
19(3-7)
Specific and latent heat, first law of thermodynamics
38
Apr 23
F
19(8-10)
Heat transfer
39
Apr 26
M
20(1-4)
Second law of thermodynamics
40
Apr 28
W
Exam III, Chs. 12, 13, 14, 17-19
41
Apr 30
F
20(5-8)
Entropy
42
May 3
M
20(9-11)
Statistical interpretation, thermal pollution, course review