PHYS 1425 Syllabus  Spring 2012





1

Jan 18 
W 
1 
Introduction, measurement, estimation 
2 
Jan 20 
F 
2(15) 
Onedimensional motion 
3 
Jan 23 
M 
2(69) 
Onedimension motion 
4 
Jan 25 
W 
3(16) 
Vectors 
5 
Jan 27 
F 
3(79) 
Projectile motion 
6 
Jan 30 
M 
4(15) 
Newton's laws of motion 
7 
Feb 1 
W 
4(68) 
Weight, tension, free body diagrams 
8 
Feb 3 
F 
5(1) 
Friction 
9 
Feb6 
M 
5(24) 
Circular motion 
10 
Feb 8 
W 
5(56),6(12) 
More complicated motion, gravitation 
11 
Feb 10 
F 
6(35) 
Special gravitational applications, Kepler's law 
12 
Feb 13 
M 
6(58) 
Kepler's law,gravitational fields, review, catchup 
13 
Feb 15 
W 
Exam I, Chs. 15 

14 
Feb 17 
F 
7(13) 
Review exam, work 
15 
Feb 20 
M 
7(34) 
Work, workenergy principle 
16 
Feb 22 
W 
8(14) 
Conservative and nonconservative forces, potential and mechanical energy 
17 
Feb 24 
F 
8(59) 
Conservation of energy 
18 
Feb 27 
M 
9(15) 
Linear momentum, collisions 
19 
Feb 292 
W 
9(610) 
Collisions, center of mass, rockets 
20 
Mar 2 
F 
10(13) 
Rotational motion 
Mar 311 
Spring Break, no class 

21 
Mar 12 
M 
10(47) 
Torque, rotational dynamics 
22 
Mar 14 
W 
10(810) 
Rotational kinetic energy 
23 
Mar 16 
F 
11(13) 
Angular momentum 
24 
Mar 19 
M 
11(36) 
Angular momentum and torque for rigid objects and system of particles 
25 
Mar 21 
W 
11(69) 
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. 611 

29  Mar 30 
F 
13(17) 
Fluids 
30  Apr 2 
M 
13(814) 
Bernoulli equation, applications 
31  Apr 4 
W 
14(14) 
Simple harmonic motion 
32  Apr 6 
F 
14(58) 
Pendulum, damped and forced harmonic motion 
33  Apr 9 
M 
17(15) 
Temperature 
34  Apr 11 
W 
17(610) 
Ideal gas law 
35  Apr 13 
F 
18(14) 
Kinetic theory of gases 
36  Apr 16 
M 
18(57), 19(13) 
Van der Waals, heat 
37  Apr 18 
W 
19(47) 
Specific and latent heat, first law of thermodynamics 
38  Apr 20 
F 
19(810) 
Heat transfer 
39  Apr 23 
M 
20(14) 
Second law of thermodynamics 
40  Apr 25 
W 
Exam III, Chs. 1214, 1719 ?? 

41  Apr 27 
F 
20(58) 
Entropy 
42  Apr 30 
M 
20(911) 
Statistical interpretation, thermal pollution, course review 