PHYS 1425 Syllabus - Spring 2011

Class #

Date

Day

Text Sections

Topic
1
Jan 19
W
1
Introduction, measurement, estimation

2

Jan 21

F

2(1-5)

One-dimensional motion

3

Jan 24

M

2(6-9)

One-dimension motion

4

Jan 26

W

3(1-6)

Vectors

5

Jan 28

F

3(7-9)

Projectile motion

6

Jan 31

M

4(1-5)

Newton's laws of motion

7

Feb 2

W

4(6-8)

Weight, tension, free body diagrams

8

Feb 4

F

5(1)

Friction

9

Feb 7

M

5(2-4)

Circular motion

10

Feb 9

W

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

More complicated motion, gravitation

11

Feb 11

F

6(3-5)

Special gravitational applications, Kepler's law

12

Feb 14

M

6(5-8)

Kepler's law,gravitational fields, review, catchup

13

Feb 16

W

Exam I, Chs. 1-5

14

Feb 18

F

7(1-3)

Review exam, work

15

Feb 21

M

7(3-4)

Work, work-energy principle

16

Feb 23

W

8(1-4)

Conservative and non-conservative forces, potential and mechanical energy

17

Feb 25

F

8(5-9)

Conservation of energy

18

Feb 28

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

11(6-9)

Conservation of angular momentum, tops, gyroscopes, rotating frames

26

Mar 25

F

12

Statics

27

Mar 28

M

Catchup, revise syllabus, snow day, review??
28
Mar 30
W
Exam II, Chs. 6-11
29
Apr 1
F
13(1-7)
Fluids
30
Apr 4
M
13(8-14)
Bernoulli 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
19(4-7)
Specific and latent heat, first law of thermodynamics
38
Apr 22
F
19(8-10)
Heat transfer
39
Apr 25
M
20(1-4)
Second law of thermodynamics
40
Apr 27
W
Exam III, Chs. 12-14, 17-19 ??
41
Apr 29
F
20(5-8)
Entropy
42
May 2
M
20(9-11)
Statistical interpretation, thermal pollution, course review