PHYS 1425 Syllabus - Spring 2012

Class #

Date

Day

Text Sections

Topic
1
Jan 18
W
1
Introduction, measurement, estimation

2

Jan 20

F

2(1-5)

One-dimensional motion

3

Jan 23

M

2(6-9)

One-dimension motion

4

Jan 25

W

3(1-6)

Vectors

5

Jan 27

F

3(7-9)

Projectile motion

6

Jan 30

M

4(1-5)

Newton's laws of motion

7

Feb 1

W

4(6-8)

Weight, tension, free body diagrams

8

Feb 3

F

5(1)

Friction

9

Feb6

M

5(2-4)

Circular motion

10

Feb 8

W

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

More complicated motion, gravitation

11

Feb 10

F

6(3-5)

Special gravitational applications, Kepler's law

12

Feb 13

M

6(5-8)

Kepler's law,gravitational fields, review, catchup

13

Feb 15

W

Exam I, Chs. 1-5

14

Feb 17

F

7(1-3)

Review exam, work

15

Feb 20

M

7(3-4)

Work, work-energy principle

16

Feb 22

W

8(1-4)

Conservative and non-conservative forces, potential and mechanical energy

17

Feb 24

F

8(5-9)

Conservation of energy

18

Feb 27

M

9(1-5)
Linear momentum, collisions

19

Feb 292

W

9(6-10)

Collisions, center of mass, rockets

20

Mar 2

F

10(1-3)

Rotational motion
 
Mar 3-11
 
Spring Break, no class

21

Mar 12

M

10(4-7)

Torque, rotational dynamics

22

Mar 14

W

10(8-10)

Rotational kinetic energy

23

Mar 16

F

11(1-3)

Angular momentum

24

Mar 19

M

11(3-6)

Angular momentum and torque for rigid objects and system of particles

25

Mar 21

W

11(6-9)

Conservation of angular momentum, tops, gyroscopes, rotating frames

26

Mar 23

F

12

Statics

27

Mar 26

M

Catchup, revise syllabus, snow day, review??
28
Mar 28
W
Exam II, Chs. 6-11
29
Mar 30
F
13(1-7)
Fluids
30
Apr 2
M
13(8-14)
Bernoulli equation, applications
31
Apr 4
W
14(1-4)
Simple harmonic motion
32
Apr 6
F
14(5-8)
Pendulum, damped and forced harmonic motion
33
Apr 9
M
17(1-5)
Temperature
34
Apr 11
W
17(6-10)
Ideal gas law
35
Apr 13
F
18(1-4)
Kinetic theory of gases
36
Apr 16
M
18(5-7), 19(1-3)
Van der Waals, heat
37
Apr 18
W
19(4-7)
Specific and latent heat, first law of thermodynamics
38
Apr 20
F
19(8-10)
Heat transfer
39
Apr 23
M
20(1-4)
Second law of thermodynamics
40
Apr 25
W
Exam III, Chs. 12-14, 17-19 ??
41
Apr 27
F
20(5-8)
Entropy
42
Apr 30
M
20(9-11)
Statistical interpretation, thermal pollution, course review