June 2nd will be the last physics tutoring day of the semester, and is the last day to make up quizzes, submit test corrections, or turn in missing assignments. There is no physics tutoring during final exams!

Test Corrections:

If you score below a 70 on an end-of-unit test and would like to try to raise your grade to a 70, you may come into physics tutoring after school to do test corrections within two weeks after the test. Let me know in advance so that I can pull your folder for whoever is running tutoring that day!

Note that June 2nd is the last date for test corrections. There will be no physics tutoring or test corrections during final exams!

Questions 2-6, 11-12, 14-19 (note question 17 is asking about an electromagnetic wave), 22-28, 31-35, 36, 37-39, 41, 43-44, 46-54, 55-56 (if you are feeling intrepid), and 59-62

Categorized by topic:

Motion: 2, 4-5, 22-24, 26-27, 43-44

Circular Motion: 3, 25, 46-47

Forces: 6, 48-51

Power/Energy: 11, 12, 14, 28 (could also be solved using Newton's Laws and kinematics), 32-35, 54, 55-56

Momentum: 31, 52-53

Waves: 15-17, 36, 37-38, 59

Circuits: 18, 39, 60, 62

Electric Fields: 19, 41, 61

Note that this older test contains no questions on magnetic fields, but your test will contain several questions on magnetism

This test also contains no questions about the law of universal gravitation, but your test may contain questions about the law of gravitation

June 2, 2016: Physics Jeopardy! Homework:

(Optional) Review Quest due 9 p.m. ET the night before the final exam

May 31-June 1, 2016: Final Exam Review Homework:

Quest HW 8.5 due Wednesday, June 1, at 7 a.m. ET

(Optional) Review Quest due 9 p.m. ET the night before the final exam

Song or Video Project:

Due Monday, May 31st. You will be asked to sign a contract in class stating that you understand that your work must be your own; you are not allowed to copy content from YouTube or other sources for this project (other than e.g. an instrumental of the commonly known song that your song project is based on). See guidelines for details.

Here are the rubrics in Word and PDF format. You only need to print one page: the page that applies to your project (song or video). The Word and PDF versions are identical, so just use whichever works best for you. Once you open the document, print either page 1 (for the video project) or page 2 (for the song project) and fill it out by hand to turn in.

The Physics Photo Project is an optional end-of-semester project based on the AAPT High School Photo Contest that will count as an additional test grade. It may raise or lower your grade; please only turn in a photo if you put in the effort to make sure that the photograph clearly shows a physics concept, meets all the requirements, and the information in your essay is accurate.

May 25-26, 2016: AC vs. DC Debate
Prep for debate on Wednesday, debate on Thursday Homework:

Song/video projects due Tuesday, May 31st

Quest HW 8.5 due Wednesday, June 1st

May 24, 2016: Electromagnetic Induction and Transformers
Electromagnetic induction and Lenz's law
Generators, microphones, transformers
Transformer equations (step up vs. step down transformers, conservation of energy) Homework:

Magnetism problem set, part B

Quest HW 8.5 due next Wednesday, June 1st

May 23, 2016: Unit 8 Test

May 20, 2016: Discovery of Electromagnetism
Quiz on magnetism in class
Cosmos episode: "The Electric Boy" (Michael Faraday) Homework:

Quest HW 8.4 due Monday at 7 a.m. ET

May 19, 2016: Magnetism Problem Solving and Applications
Galvanometer and ammeter construction
DC electric motor
Force between two current-carrying wires Homework:

Quest HW 8.4 due Monday (quiz in class Friday)

Magnetism problem set Part A

May 18, 2016: Magnetic Fields and Forces
Magnetic fields produced by a current-carrying wire, by a solenoid
Magnetic force on moving charges Homework:

Quest HW 8.4 due Monday (quiz in class Friday)

Print magnetism problem set (above) to bring to class!

May 17, 2016: Magnetism
Magnetic domains, ferromagnetic materials
Magnetic fields of the Earth and of a bar magnet
Quiz on electric potential given in class Homework:

Quest HW 8.3 due tomorrow at 7 a.m. ET

Electric Potential and Electric Potential Energy Practice Problems:

May 16, 2016: Electric Potential Problem Solving Homework:

Quest HW 8.3 due Wednesday at 7 a.m. ET

May 13, 2016: Electric Potential and Electric Potential Energy Homework:

Quest HW 8.3 due next Wednesday at 7 a.m. ET

May 12, 2016: Electric Field Lines and Parallel Plates
Electric field line configurations
Example of an electric field between two parallel plates Homework:

Quest HW 8.2 (Electric Force and Field) due tomorrow at 7 a.m. ET

Problem set (part C)

May 11, 2016: Electric Fields
Quiz on electric charge and force
Electric field definition (force per unit charge on a positive test charge)
Electric field line configurations
Calculating electric field strength
Calculating the force on a test charge placed in an electric field Homework:

Quest HW 8.2 (Electric Force and Field) due Friday

Problem set (part C)

May 10, 2016: Electric Force and Polarization
Polarization of charge and charging demonstrations
Electric force between charges (Coulomb's law) Homework:

"Electric Charge" worksheet (take notes from Chapter 20 of the textbook)

May 5, 2016: Circuits Review
Compound circuits quiz
Energy transformations in circuits (class activity) Homework:

Quest HW 7.1 (Circuits) due tomorrow at 7 a.m. ET

May 4, 2016: Series and Parallel Circuits Practical
Continue solving circuit problems
Practical activity in class (analyzing series and parallel circuits) Homework:

Quest HW 7.2 (Circuits) due Friday at 7 a.m. ET

May 3, 2016: Circuit Problem Solving
Work on circuits problem set
Quiz on series and parallel circuits Homework:

Quest HW 7.2 (Circuits) due Friday at 7 a.m. ET

May 2, 2016: Compound Circuits
Examples of solving a compound circuit (on paper)
Quiz on Ohm's Law and power Homework:

Circuits packet due tomorrow in class (first two pages, front and back)

Quest HW 7.2 (Circuits) due Friday at 7 a.m. ET

April 29, 2016: Series and Parallel Circuits
Properties of series and parallel circuits (based on lab data)
Examples of solving series and parallel circuits (on paper) Homework:

Quest HW 7.1 (Ohm's Law) due Monday

Circuits packet (handed out in class) due Tuesday

April 28, 2016: Circuits Lab
Building series and parallel circuits
Patterns in data: voltage, current, and resistance Homework:

Quest HW 7.1 (Ohm's Law) due Monday

April 27, 2016: Ohm's Law and Power
Ohm's law (V = IR), electric power (P = IV), examples
Alternating and direct current (USA vs. Europe) Homework:

Ohm's law problem set (handed out in class)

Quest HW 7.1 (Ohm's Law) due Monday

April 26, 2016: Introduction to Electric Circuits
Graffiti art: chapter 22 of the textbook
Voltage, current, resistance, power, and energy transformations in circuits

April 22, 2016: Diffraction and Interference
Veritasium video: Original Double Slit Experiment
Other examples of diffraction and interference
Review of the Doppler effect (see videos on Edmodo) Homework:

Measuring the index of refraction for an acrylic lens
Work on Waves problem set Part E Homework:

Quest HW 6.2 due Monday at 7 a.m. ET

"Physics of the Olympic Games" due this Friday at 4 p.m. on Edmodo

April 20, 2016: Refraction
Snell's law for refraction of light
Critical angle and total internal reflection Homework:

Waves problem set part E

Quest HW 6.2 due Monday at 7 a.m. ET

"Physics of the Olympic Games" due this Friday at 4 p.m. on Edmodo

April 19, 2016: Light Waves and Wave Interactions
Regions of the electromagnetic spectrum
Speed of light, reflection and refraction, Snell's law Homework:

Quest HW 6.1 (Waves) due tomorrow

Quest HW 6.2 (Wave Interactions) due Monday at 7 a.m. ET

"Physics of the Olympic Games" due this Friday at 4 p.m. on Edmodo

April 18, 2016: Physics of the Olympic Games
Park IT in the Media Center to work on the Olympic Games project! Homework:

"Wave Interactions" reading due tomorrow

Quest HW 6.1 (Waves) due Wednesday

"Physics of the Olympic Games" due Friday at 4 p.m. on Edmodo

April 15, 2016: Sound Waves
Stations on resonance, the Doppler effect, speed of sound, and sonar ranging in class
Pre-reading: "Wave Behaviors" (handed out in class) Homework:

Finish waves problem set, part D

"Wave Interactions" reading due next Tuesday

Quest HW 6.1 (Waves) due next Wednesday

April 14, 2016: Waves
Preamble (section 14.2 of textbook)
Transverse and longitudinal waves, mechanical and electromagnetic waves
Frequency, period, wavelength, amplitude, wave speed, and the wave equation (v = λf) Homework:

Finish waves problem set, parts A through C

Quest HW 6.1 (Waves) due next Wednesday

Unit 5: Work, Power, Energy, and Momentum

April 13, 2016: Egg Drop Competition
Drop egg drop devices in class! Homework:

Paragraph and cross sectional drawing (one per team) due tomorrow

April 12, 2016: Egg Drop Building
Build egg drop devices in class! Homework:

Be prepared to drop your eggs tomorrow in class!

Paragraph and cross sectional drawing (one per team) due Thursday, April 14th

April 11, 2016: Work, Power, Energy, and Momentum Test

Bring egg drop materials for tomorrow!

Start "Physics of the Olympic Games" project this week (see Edmodo)

Work, Energy, and Power Problem Set:
This is optional, for those of you who want more practice calculating work, power, and kinetic and potential energy. It will not be graded or collected.

April 8, 2016: Momentum Problem Solving
Momentum quiz given in class
Calculating impulse for a variable force: area under a force-time graph
Problem solving and review for the test Homework:

Quest HW 5.3 (Momentum) due Monday at 7 a.m. ET

April 7, 2016: Conservation of Momentum
Law of conservation of momentum, with examples
Work on problem set and Quest in class Homework:

Quest HW 5.3 (Momentum) due Monday

April 6, 2016: Impulse and Momentum
Egg toss in class
Definitions of impulse and momentum Homework:

Quest HW 5.3 (Momentum) due Monday

April 5, 2016: Roller Coaster Design Project
Roller coaster design in class using conservation of energy Homework:

Quest HW 5.2 (Energy) due tomorrow at 7 a.m. ET

April 4, 2016: Conservation of Energy
Energy bar charts (LOL charts) and conservation of energy revisited
Example: toy car propelled by a spring, negotiating a loop-the-loop Homework:

Circular motion lab reports (typed) and lab notebooks (spring labs) due tomorrow

Quest HW 5.1 (Work and Power) due Monday, April 4th at 7 a.m. ET

Finish spring lab (in lab notebook) and candy bar lab (worksheet)

Circular motion lab reports (typed) due Tuesday, April 5th

March 23, 2016: Work and Energy
Kinetic energy, gravitational potential energy, elastic potential energy
Energy bar charts (LOL charts) and conservation of energy Homework:

Quest HW 5.1 (Work and Power) due Monday, April 4th

Continue circular motion lab reports

March 22, 2016: Work and Power Work defined as a force acting through a displacement Power defined as the rate of doing work, or the rate of transferring energy Homework:

Quest HW 5.1 (Work and Power) due Monday, April 4th

Continue circular motion lab reports

Circular Motion Lab:

There will be two due dates, and you can choose either one to turn your lab in without penalty:

March 21, 2016: Satellite Orbits
Quiz on circular motion
Circular motion for an orbiting satellite (small group problem solving)
Work on Quest homework or problem set in class Homework:

Quest HW 4.2 due tomorrow at 7 a.m. ET

Continue circular motion lab reports

March 18, 2016: Midterm Exam (4th block) Circular motion dynamics (car rounding a track, amusement park ride) Homework:

(Optional) Midterm Review Quest due Thursday at 9 p.m. ET

March 16, 2016: Circular Motion Lab Homework:

Quest HW 4.1 due Thursday at 7 a.m. ET

Quest HW 4.2 due next Tuesday at 7 a.m. ET

(Optional) Midterm Review Quest due Thursday at 9 p.m. ET

March 15, 2016: Circular Motion Dynamics (1st block)
Car rounding a circular track
Amusement park ride (Gravitron / Starship 2000) (4th block) Gravitation* and circular motion (e.g. Earth orbiting the sun) * (see topics below) Homework:

Quest HW 4.1 due Thursday at 7 a.m. ET

Quest HW 4.2 due next Tuesday at 7 a.m. ET

(Optional) Midterm Review Quest due Thursday at 9 p.m. ET

March 14, 2016: Gravitation (1st block)
Gravitational force between two objects
Acceleration due to gravity on other planets (g = GM / R ²) (4th block) Field trip to Carolina Motorsports Park Homework:

Quest HW 4.1 due Thursday at 7 a.m. ET

(Optional) Midterm Review Quest due Thursday at 9 p.m. ET

March 11, 2016: Unit 3 Test Homework:

Quest HW 4.1 due next Thursday at 7 a.m. ET

(Optional) Midterm Review Quest due next Thursday at 9 p.m. ET

March 10, 2016: Circular Motion
Period and frequency, tangential velocity, centripetal acceleration Homework:

Quest HW 4.1 due next Thursday at 7 a.m. ET

(Optional) Midterm Review Quest due next Thursday at 9 p.m. ET

Measuring the coefficient of friction between two surfaces using an incline
Testing the amount of frictional force present by pulling the object Homework:

Quest HW 3.3 due Thursday at 7 a.m. ET

Labs collected in class tomorrow

March 7, 2016: Inclined Planes
Example of an object on an incline (turning x- and y-axes to match the angle) Homework:

Quest HW 3.3 due Thursday at 7 a.m. ET

March 4, 2016: Forces Acting at an Angle
Example of pulling or pushing a box at an angle
Class time to work on problems
First forces quiz given in class Homework:

Quest HW 3.2 due Monday at 7 a.m. ET

March 3, 2016: Force Problem Solving
Problem solving steps (free body diagrams, writing net force equations, solving equations)
Examples and class time to work on problems Homework:

March 2, 2016: Forces and Free Body Diagrams
Check Newton's Laws worksheets and Newton's Laws quiz given in class
Notes on types of forces (gravitational, frictional, normal, tension, applied) and free-body diagrams Homework:

Print forces problem set (above) to work on in class

Due Friday:

Complete the Elevator Activity (distributed in class) using the Elevator Ride Interactive on Physics Classroom

Finish Newton's First and Second Law worksheets and questions (distributed in class)

Complete the Newton's Third Law Interactive Video Vignette and take a picture/screenshot of the certificate

Start Quest HW 3.1 (Newton's Laws) due Wednesday

February 25, 2016: Newton's Laws of Motion (Introduction)
"Force" as a push or a pull
"Mass" as the amount of stuff in an object; numerically, the ratio of force to acceleration (how hard you pull divided by how quickly it accelerates)
"Inertia" as a property of matter; an object's tendency to resist changes to its motion Homework:

Complete the Newton's Second Law Interactive Video Vignette and take a picture/screenshot of the certificate

February 24, 2016: Unit 2 Test Homework:

Watch Derek (Veritasium)'s "Three //Incorrect// Laws of Motion" and write down whether you agree or disagree with each of Derek's laws, and why

Then, complete the Newton's First Law Interactive Video Vignette and take a picture/screenshot of the certificate

February 23, 2016: Review Vectors and Projectile Motion Homework:

Quest HW 2.3 (Angled Projectiles) due tomorrow at 7 a.m.

February 22, 2016: Projectile Motion Lab (Part 2)
Hitting the target from a specified distance away
Work on Quest HW 2.3 in class
Example problem: projectiles launched at an angle Homework:

Quest HW 2.3 (Angled Projectiles) due Wednesday at 7 a.m.

Lab notebooks due tomorrow for projectile motion lab

February 11, 2016: Vector Addition
Graphical vector addition and subtraction
Naming vectors using components, and using magnitude and direction (angles and compass points) Homework:

Read the background information and complete the Cessna landing (take a photo/selfie of the screen after completing your landing)

February 9, 2016: Review and Problem Solving
Kinematics quiz (graded in class)
Free fall motion review (objects thrown upward, thrown downward, or dropped)
Work on free fall labs (calculations, percent error, individual conclusion -- see Edmodo for rubric!) Homework:

Quest HW 1.3 (Kinematics) due tomorrow at 7 a.m. ET

I would like to have your labs tomorrow, but will take them Thursday at the latest!

February 8, 2016: Golf Ball Lab
Golf ball (free fall) lab: calculating the acceleration of a falling object
Position, velocity, and acceleration vs. time graphs for an object in free fall Homework:

Quest HW 1.3 (Kinematics) due Wednesday at 7 a.m. ET

February 5, 2016: Free Fall
Problem solving steps (draw a diagram, write down givens and unknowns, symbolic equations)
Free fall acceleration (air resistance and terminal speed versus falling without air resistance)
Kinematics problem solving Homework:

Quest HW 1.3 (Kinematics) due next Wednesday at 7 a.m. ET

February 4, 2016: Kinematics Equations
Finish kinematics lesson (examples and derivation of kinematics equations)
Problem solving in class (Quest and problem set)
Quiz on position and velocity vs. time graphs Homework:

Quest HW 1.2 (Motion Graphs) due tomorrow at 7 a.m. ET

Quest HW 1.3 (Kinematics) due next Wednesday at 7 a.m. ET

February 3, 2016: Sketching Position, Velocity, and Acceleration vs. Time
Small groups (on whiteboards): x-t, v-t, and a-t graphs
Notes: scalars and vectors, kinematic quantities, definition of acceleration
Meaning of positive and negative acceleration (same direction as velocity = speeding up, opposite direction = slowing down) Homework:

Turn in lab notebooks and velocity-time graphs worksheet by tomorrow if not yet turned in

Quest HW 1.2 (Motion Graphs) due Friday at 7 a.m. ET

February 2, 2016: Velocity vs. Time Graphs Worksheet
Small group work (velocity vs. time graphs, accelerated motion) Homework:

Finish velocity-time worksheet to turn in (worksheet with graph paper stapled)

Quest HW 1.2 (Motion Graphs) due Friday at 7 a.m. ET

February 1, 2016: Accelerated Motion and Velocity vs. Time Graphs
Notes and examples: acceleration and average velocity Homework:

Quest HW 1.2 (Motion Graphs) due Friday at 7 a.m. ET

Fix walking labs as necessary and resubmit

January 29, 2016: Position and Velocity vs. Time Graphs
Collect labs (discuss slope formula and velocity formula)
Position and velocity vs. time graphs worksheet in class (small groups) Homework:

Quest HW 1.1 (Motion) due Monday at 7 a.m. ET

Finish position and velocity vs. time graphs (classwork)

January 28, 2016: Constant Velocity Motion Lab
Check position, distance, and displacement worksheet in class
Walking lab (collecting data, graphing, calculating slope) Homework:

Finish graphs/slopes and turn in lab notebooks tomorrow

Quest HW 1.1 (Motion) due Monday at 7 a.m. ET

January 27, 2016: Motion
What does it mean to measure "how fast" something is moving?
Position measurements on a number line
Clock reading versus time interval Homework:

Bring lab notebooks to class tomorrow!

"Introduction to Position, Distance, and Displacement" worksheet due tomorrow (you do not have to finish the "Study Guide" -- just the other 3 pages)

Quest HW 1.1 (Motion) due next Monday at 7 a.m. ET

January 22 and 26, 2016: NO SCHOOL (Snow Days)

January 21, 2016: Introduction and Expectations Please return signed:

back page of syllabus

honor code contract

lab safety contract

Sign up online:

Register for this class in Quest (class code given out in class)

Join class Edmodo group (group code given out in class)

## Important Dates:

Optional review Quest due (4th block): Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 9 p.m. ETFinal exam (4th block): Friday, June 3, 2016

Optional review Quest due (1st block): Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 9 p.m. ET

Final exam (1st block): Monday, June 6, 2016

## Return textbooks on or before the date of your final exam!

## Online Textbook:

http://www.glencoe.com/ose (use access code given in class)## Quest and Edmodo:

http://quest.cns.utexas.edu/http://www.edmodo.com/

## Physics Tutoring This Week:

Thursday, June 2nd, from 2:20-3:20 pm: Baum (B-4)## June 2nd will be the last physics tutoring day of the semester, and is the last day to make up quizzes, submit test corrections, or turn in missing assignments. There is no physics tutoring during final exams!

## Test Corrections:

If you score below a 70 on an end-of-unit test and would like to try to raise your grade to a 70, you may come into physics tutoring after school to do test correctionsafter the test.within two weeksso that I can pull your folder for whoever is running tutoring that day!Let me know in advance## Note that June 2nd is the last date for test corrections. There will be no physics tutoring or test corrections during final exams!

## Final Exam Review

Review Sheet (List of Topics):Online Resources:June 2, 2016:Physics Jeopardy!Homework:(Optional)Review Quest due 9 p.m. ET the night before the final examMay 31-June 1, 2016:Final Exam ReviewHomework:(Optional)Review Quest due 9 p.m. ET the night before the final exam## Song or Video Project:

Due Monday, May 31st. You will be asked to sign a contract in class stating that you understand that your work must be your own; you are not allowed to copy content from YouTube or other sources for this project (other than e.g. an instrumental of the commonly known song that your song project is based on). See guidelines for details.Here are the rubrics in Word and PDF format. You only need to print one page: the page that applies to your project (song

orvideo). The Word and PDF versions are identical, so just use whichever works best for you. Once you open the document, print either page 1 (for the video project) or page 2 (for the song project) and fill it out by hand to turn in.## (Optional) Photo Project:

The Physics Photo Project is an optional end-of-semester project based on the AAPT High School Photo Contest that will count as an additional test grade. It may raise or lower your grade; please only turn in a photo if you put in the effort to make sure that the photograph clearly shows a physics concept, meets all the requirements, and the information in your essay is accurate.If you turn in a particularly interesting photograph, you may be given the choice to submit it to the national contest next spring!

## Unit 8: Electricity and Magnetism

Review Sheet:Resources for this unit:Magnetism Problem Set:May 25-26, 2016:AC vs. DC DebatePrep for debate on Wednesday, debate on Thursday

Homework:May 24, 2016:Electromagnetic Induction and TransformersElectromagnetic induction and Lenz's law

Generators, microphones, transformers

Transformer equations (step up vs. step down transformers, conservation of energy)

Homework:May 23, 2016:Unit 8 TestMay 20, 2016:Discovery of ElectromagnetismQuiz on magnetism in class

Cosmos episode: "The Electric Boy" (Michael Faraday)

Homework:May 19, 2016:Magnetism Problem Solving and ApplicationsGalvanometer and ammeter construction

DC electric motor

Force between two current-carrying wires

Homework:May 18, 2016:Magnetic Fields and ForcesMagnetic fields produced by a current-carrying wire, by a solenoid

Magnetic force on moving charges

Homework:May 17, 2016:MagnetismMagnetic domains, ferromagnetic materials

Magnetic fields of the Earth and of a bar magnet

Quiz on electric potential given in class

Homework:Electric Potential and Electric Potential Energy Practice Problems:May 16, 2016:Electric Potential Problem SolvingHomework:May 13, 2016:Electric Potential and Electric Potential EnergyHomework:May 12, 2016:Electric Field Lines and Parallel PlatesElectric field line configurations

Example of an electric field between two parallel plates

Homework:May 11, 2016:Electric FieldsQuiz on electric charge and force

Electric field definition (force per unit charge on a positive test charge)

Electric field line configurations

Calculating electric field strength

Calculating the force on a test charge placed in an electric field

Homework:May 10, 2016:Electric Force and PolarizationPolarization of charge and charging demonstrations

Electric force between charges (Coulomb's law)

Homework:Problem set (print and bring to class):May 9, 2016:Electric ChargeElectric charges and methods of charging an object

Homework:## Unit 7: Electric Circuits

Online resources for this unit:Power reading and review questions:Ohm's Law problem set (handed out in class):May 6, 2016:Circuits TestHomework:May 5, 2016:Circuits ReviewCompound circuits quiz

Energy transformations in circuits (class activity)

Homework:May 4, 2016:Series and Parallel Circuits PracticalContinue solving circuit problems

Practical activity in class (analyzing series and parallel circuits)

Homework:May 3, 2016:Circuit Problem SolvingWork on circuits problem set

Quiz on series and parallel circuits

Homework:May 2, 2016:Compound CircuitsExamples of solving a compound circuit (on paper)

Quiz on Ohm's Law and power

Homework:April 29, 2016:Series and Parallel CircuitsProperties of series and parallel circuits (based on lab data)

Examples of solving series and parallel circuits (on paper)

Homework:April 28, 2016:Circuits LabBuilding series and parallel circuits

Patterns in data: voltage, current, and resistance

Homework:April 27, 2016:Ohm's Law and PowerOhm's law (

V=IR), electric power (P=IV), examplesAlternating and direct current (USA vs. Europe)

Homework:April 26, 2016:Introduction to Electric CircuitsGraffiti art: chapter 22 of the textbook

Voltage, current, resistance, power, and energy transformations in circuits

## Unit 6: Waves

Review Sheet:Online resources for this unit:Waves problem set (distributed in class):April 25, 2016:Waves TestApril 22, 2016:Diffraction and InterferenceVeritasium video: Original Double Slit Experiment

Other examples of diffraction and interference

Review of the Doppler effect (see videos on Edmodo)

Homework:April 21, 2016:Snell's Law LabMeasuring the index of refraction for an acrylic lens

Work on Waves problem set Part E

Homework:April 20, 2016:RefractionSnell's law for refraction of light

Critical angle and total internal reflection

Homework:April 19, 2016:Light Waves and Wave InteractionsRegions of the electromagnetic spectrum

Speed of light, reflection and refraction, Snell's law

Homework:April 18, 2016:Physics of the Olympic GamesPark IT in the Media Center to work on the Olympic Games project!

Homework:April 15, 2016:Sound WavesStations on resonance, the Doppler effect, speed of sound, and sonar ranging in class

Pre-reading: "Wave Behaviors" (handed out in class)

Homework:April 14, 2016:WavesPreamble (section 14.2 of textbook)

Transverse and longitudinal waves, mechanical and electromagnetic waves

Frequency, period, wavelength, amplitude, wave speed, and the wave equation (

v=λf)Homework:## Unit 5: Work, Power, Energy, and Momentum

April 13, 2016:Egg Drop CompetitionDrop egg drop devices in class!

Homework:April 12, 2016:Egg Drop BuildingBuild egg drop devices in class!

Homework:April 11, 2016:Work, Power, Energy, and Momentum TestOnline resources for this unit:Review Sheet:Work, Energy, and Power Problem Set:This is optional, for those of you who want more practice calculating work, power, and kinetic and potential energy. It will not be graded or collected.

Impulse and Momentum Problem Set (distributed in class):April 8, 2016:Momentum Problem SolvingMomentum quiz given in class

Calculating impulse for a variable force: area under a force-time graph

Problem solving and review for the test

Homework:April 7, 2016:Conservation of MomentumLaw of conservation of momentum, with examples

Work on problem set and Quest in class

Homework:April 6, 2016:Impulse and MomentumEgg toss in class

Definitions of impulse and momentum

Homework:April 5, 2016:Roller Coaster Design ProjectRoller coaster design in class using conservation of energy

Homework:April 4, 2016:Conservation of EnergyEnergy bar charts (LOL charts) and conservation of energy revisited

Example: toy car propelled by a spring, negotiating a loop-the-loop

Homework:March 24, 2016:Energy and Power LabsHomework:March 23, 2016:Work and EnergyKinetic energy, gravitational potential energy, elastic potential energy

Energy bar charts (LOL charts) and conservation of energy

Homework:March 22, 2016:Work and PowerWork defined as a force acting through a displacement

Power defined as the rate of doing work, or the rate of transferring energy

Homework:## Circular Motion Lab:

There will be two due dates, and you can choose either one to turn your lab in without penalty:## Unit 4: Circular Motion and Gravitation

Online resources for this unit:Problem Sets (distributed in class):March 21, 2016:Satellite OrbitsQuiz on circular motion

Circular motion for an orbiting satellite (small group problem solving)

Work on Quest homework or problem set in class

Homework:March 18, 2016:Midterm Exam(4th block)Circular motion dynamics (car rounding a track, amusement park ride)Homework:March 17, 2016:Midterm ReviewGravitation quiz in class

Homework:(Optional)Midterm Review Quest due Thursday at 9 p.m. ETMarch 16, 2016:Circular Motion LabHomework:(Optional)Midterm Review Quest due Thursday at 9 p.m. ETMarch 15, 2016:Circular Motion Dynamics(1st block)Car rounding a circular track

Amusement park ride (Gravitron / Starship 2000)

(4th block)Gravitation* and circular motion (e.g. Earth orbiting the sun)*

(see topics below)Homework:(Optional)Midterm Review Quest due Thursday at 9 p.m. ETMarch 14, 2016:Gravitation(1st block)Gravitational force between two objects

Acceleration due to gravity on other planets (

g=GM/R²)(4th block)Field trip to Carolina Motorsports ParkHomework:(Optional)Midterm Review Quest due Thursday at 9 p.m. ETMarch 11, 2016:Unit 3 TestHomework:(Optional)Midterm Review Quest due next Thursday at 9 p.m. ETMarch 10, 2016:Circular MotionPeriod and frequency, tangential velocity, centripetal acceleration

Homework:(Optional)Midterm Review Quest due next Thursday at 9 p.m. ET## Unit 3: Forces and Newton's Laws

Problem set (print to work on in class!):Online and print resources for this unit:March 9, 2016:Incline Problem SolvingFinish inclined plane lab and work on Quest

Homework:March 8, 2016:Coefficient of Friction / Inclined Plane LabMeasuring the coefficient of friction between two surfaces using an incline

Testing the amount of frictional force present by pulling the object

Homework:March 7, 2016:Inclined PlanesExample of an object on an incline (turning x- and y-axes to match the angle)

Homework:March 4, 2016:Forces Acting at an AngleExample of pulling or pushing a box at an angle

Class time to work on problems

First forces quiz given in class

Homework:March 3, 2016:Force Problem SolvingProblem solving steps (free body diagrams, writing net force equations, solving equations)

Examples and class time to work on problems

Homework:March 2, 2016:Forces and Free Body DiagramsCheck Newton's Laws worksheets and Newton's Laws quiz given in class

Notes on types of forces (gravitational, frictional, normal, tension, applied) and free-body diagrams

Homework:March 1, 2016:No Class (ACT)February 29, 2016:Newton's Third LawIdentifying action-reaction ("interaction") force pairs

Homework:February 26, 2016:Newton's First and Second Laws"Weight" as a measure of the gravitational force acting on an object (

W=mg)Homework:February 25, 2016:Newton's Laws of Motion (Introduction)"Force" as a push or a pull

"Mass" as the amount of stuff in an object; numerically, the ratio of force to acceleration (how hard you pull divided by how quickly it accelerates)

"Inertia" as a property of matter; an object's tendency to resist changes to its motion

Homework:February 24, 2016:Unit 2 TestHomework:## Unit 2: Vectors and Projectile Motion

Review Sheet:Online Resources for Projectile Motion:Use the PhET Projectile Motion simulation, the Projectile Simulator Interactive, or the Galileo and Einstein Projectile Motion applet to visualize what will happen when you change the launch parameters of a projectile, as discussed in the multiple-choice questions on both sides of the problem set:

February 23, 2016:Review Vectors and Projectile MotionHomework:February 22, 2016:Projectile Motion Lab (Part 2)Hitting the target from a specified distance away

Work on Quest HW 2.3 in class

Example problem: projectiles launched at an angle

Homework:February 19, 2016:Projectile Motion Lab (Part 1)Determining the launch velocity of a projectile launched horizontally

Homework:February 18, 2016:Projectile Motion Problem SolvingProjectiles launched at an angle (small groups)

Homework:February 17, 2016:Projectile Motion Problem SolvingVectors quiz in class

Work on projectile motion problem set (passed out in class)

Homework:February 16, 2016:Projectile Motion LessonProjectile motion lesson (clickers)

Homework:Online Resources for Vectors:Interactive Simulations for Vectors:February 12, 2016:Relative VelocityRelative velocity video and riverboat problem

Homework:February 11, 2016:Vector AdditionGraphical vector addition and subtraction

Naming vectors using components, and using magnitude and direction (angles and compass points)

Homework:February 10, 2016:Unit 1 TestGuided Notes (Print These!):PowerPoint Show (Watch at Home):Homework:and complete them using the PowerPoint show above (if you don't have PowerPoint, use the PDF transcript)guided notes(Optional)You can read about vectors in Section 5.1 of the textbook (pp. 118-125), or online:## Unit 1: Linear Motion

Online resources for this unit:Physics Classroom tutorial on 1-D Kinematics (i.e. one-dimensional motion)

APlusPhysics videos on Kinematics

Problem set (first two pages will be photocopied and passed out in class):Motion Graphs ReviewFebruary 9, 2016:Review and Problem SolvingKinematics quiz (graded in class)

Free fall motion review (objects thrown upward, thrown downward, or dropped)

Work on free fall labs (calculations, percent error, individual conclusion -- see Edmodo for rubric!)

Homework:February 8, 2016:Golf Ball LabGolf ball (free fall) lab: calculating the acceleration of a falling object

Position, velocity, and acceleration vs. time graphs for an object in free fall

Homework:February 5, 2016:Free FallProblem solving steps (draw a diagram, write down givens and unknowns, symbolic equations)

Free fall acceleration (air resistance and terminal speed versus falling without air resistance)

Kinematics problem solving

Homework:February 4, 2016:Kinematics EquationsFinish kinematics lesson (examples and derivation of kinematics equations)

Problem solving in class (Quest and problem set)

Quiz on position and velocity vs. time graphs

Homework:February 3, 2016:Sketching Position, Velocity, and Acceleration vs. TimeSmall groups (on whiteboards): x-t, v-t, and a-t graphs

Notes: scalars and vectors, kinematic quantities, definition of acceleration

Meaning of positive and negative acceleration (same direction as velocity = speeding up, opposite direction = slowing down)

Homework:February 2, 2016:Velocity vs. Time Graphs WorksheetSmall group work (velocity vs. time graphs, accelerated motion)

Homework:February 1, 2016:Accelerated Motion and Velocity vs. Time GraphsNotes and examples: acceleration and average velocity

Homework:January 29, 2016:Position and Velocity vs. Time GraphsCollect labs (discuss slope formula and velocity formula)

Position and velocity vs. time graphs worksheet in class (small groups)

Homework:January 28, 2016:Constant Velocity Motion LabCheck position, distance, and displacement worksheet in class

Walking lab (collecting data, graphing, calculating slope)

Homework:January 27, 2016:MotionWhat does it mean to measure "how fast" something is moving?

Position measurements on a number line

Clock reading versus time interval

Homework:January 22 and 26, 2016:NO SCHOOL (Snow Days)January 21, 2016:Introduction and ExpectationsPlease return signed:Sign up online:Start of Semester InformationLink to the UTexas (Quest) website:UT Online HomeworkOther useful websites:

## Required Materials:

(see below)BlackandRedBallpoint PensThe

is alab notebookcomposition notebookwith grid/graph paper (4-5 squares per inch).Online resources for this unit: