Class Motto: "See the world differently!"


This page is designed for students in Mr. Baum's MYIB Physics class at Myers Park High School.

Check this space often for lecture notes, homework assignments, information on upcoming due dates, and more! Students should also join the class page for announcements and discussions at EdModo using the group code given out in class. See Mr. Baum for more information if you need help signing up.

Upcoming Dates:

Next Online Homework Due: TBA
Bridge Post-Testing Paper Due: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Next Test Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014

Tutoring Schedule This Week (2:20-3:20 p.m.):

Monday, April 21st: Shoaf (B-2)
Tuesday, April 22nd: Baum (B-4)
Thursday, April 24th: Tubb (B-3)


Bridge Project Information:


Bridge post testing papers are due Thursday, April 24, 2014. Why not get a jump on it over spring break? See instructions above for a list of the five questions you must answer in your paper. Papers must be written individually!




Unit 5: Work, Power, Energy, and Momentum


If you made below a 70 on the circular motion half test and would like to try to raise your grade to a 70, print and complete the following. It is due before the date of your next unit test (i.e. by Wednesday, April 30, 2014).


April 11, 2014: Bridge Testing
Homework:
  • Bridge post-testing paper due Thursday, April 24th; must be written individually (even if you built the bridge with a partner)

April 10, 2014: Test
Homework:
  • Egg drop paragraph and drawing due tomorrow (with instruction sheet stapled in front with both your names on it--if you lost yours, print another one from Edmodo)

April 9, 2014: Energy and Momentum Quiz (Impulse from a Force-Time Graph)
Homework:
  • Completed bridges due at school tomorrow--no exceptions!
  • Egg drop paragraph and drawing (one per group) due Friday
  • Study for test tomorrow (finish work/energy and momentum problem sets!)

April 8, 2014: Egg Drop Contest
Homework:
  • Finish Quest HW 5.3 (Momentum)
  • Work on bridges for Thursday

April 7, 2014: Egg Drop Apparatus Construction
Homework:
  • Quest HW 5.3 (Momentum) due Wednesday
  • Put the finishing touches on your egg drop apparatus for tomorrow!
  • Completed bridges due in class Thursday

April 4, 2014: Conservation of Momentum (Collisions)

Homework:
  • Quest HW 5.3 (Momentum) due Wednesday
  • Start planning your egg drop apparatus for next week!

April 3, 2014: Impulse and Momentum (Egg Toss)
Homework:
  • Quest HW 5.2 (Energy) due tomorrow
  • Finish part B of momentum problem set before class tomorrow

April 2, 2014: Energy Problem Solving
Homework:
  • Finish work, power, and energy problem set part E (conservation of energy)
  • Quest HW 5.2 (Energy) due Friday

April 1, 2014: Spring Lab

Homework:
  • Finish spring labs to turn in tomorrow
  • Quest HW 5.2 (Energy) due Friday

March 31, 2014: Conservation of Energy, Elastic Potential Energy
Homework:

March 28, 2014: Power, Work-Energy Theorem, Kinetic and Potential Energy


Homework:
  • Quest HW 5.1 (Work and Power) due Monday
  • Completed candy bar (power) labs due Monday in class, with front and back completed
  • Work, Power, and Energy problem set parts A, B, and C

March 27, 2014: Work done by a Force, Forms of Energy
Homework:
  • Circular Motion Lab Reports due tomorrow in class
  • Work, Power, and Energy problem set part A
  • Quest HW 5.1 (Work and Power) due Monday




Unit 4: Circular Motion and Gravitation


If you made below a 70 on the circular motion half test and would like to try to raise your grade to a 70, print and complete the following. It is due before the end of the quarter (i.e. by Friday, March 28th).



Online resources for this unit:
  • Physics Classroom tutorial on circular motion and gravitation







March 26, 2014: Midterm Exam

March 25, 2014: Quiz and Midterm Review
Homework:
  • Optional midterm review homework (due tomorrow)
  • Circular Motion Lab Report due Friday

March 24, 2014: Gravitation Problem Solving
Homework:
  • Quest HW 4.2 (Gravitation and Circular Motion) due tomorrow
  • Optional midterm review homework due Wednesday (the morning of the exam)
  • Circular Motion Lab Report due Friday

March 21, 2014: Orbits and Satellite Motion, Gravitational Field Strength
  • Derivation of Kepler's Third Law
  • Experimental vs. theoretical nature of science
Homework:
  • Bridge pre-testing papers due Monday
  • Universal Gravitation problem set (complete for quiz on Monday)
  • Quest HW 4.2 (Gravitation and Circular Motion) due Tuesday
  • Circular Motion Lab Report due Friday
Optional:
  • Midterm review homework on Quest (can replace lowest homework grade) due Wednesday

March 20, 2014: Circular Motion Half Test, Law of Universal Gravitation
Homework:
  • Work on Circular Motion Lab Report (due Friday 3/28)
  • Start Quest HW 4.2 (Gravitation and Circular Motion)

March 19, 2014: Circular Motion Problem Solving
Homework:
  • Quest HW 4.1 (Circular Motion) due Thursday
  • Circular motion problem set 2 (problems 1, 3, 4, and 6)
  • Circular motion lab report due next week (Friday 3/28)

March 18, 2014: Circular Motion Lab



Homework:
  • Physics of the Winter Olympics, Part 2 due tomorrow
  • Quest HW 4.1 (Circular Motion) due Thursday

March 17, 2014: Dynamics of Uniform Circular Motion
  • Free body diagrams of objects moving with uniform circular motion
Homework:
  • Finish Circular Motion Problem Set 1
  • Quest HW 4.1 (Circular Motion) due Thursday
  • Physics of the Winter Olympics, Part 2 due Wednesday (on Edmodo)

March 14, 2014: Circular Motion, Linear Velocity, Centripetal Acceleration
  • Period vs. frequency (angular speed)
  • Linear speed (tangential velocity)
  • Centripetal force and acceleration
Homework:
  • Quest HW 4.1 (Circular Motion)
  • Start Circular Motion Problem Set 1 (problems 1-8)
  • Physics of the Winter Olympics, Part 2 due next Wednesday (on Edmodo)




Unit 3: Forces and Newton's Laws


If you made below a 70 on your unit test and would like to try to raise your grade to a 70, print and complete the following. It is due before the date of the midterm exam (i.e. before Wednesday, March 26th).



Online Resources for Unit 3 (please use while solving homework/problem sets):


March 13, 2014: Test
Homework:
  • Continue working on Winter Olympics Project (part 2 due next Wednesday)

March 12, 2014: Forces Problem Solving, Newton's Laws Review
Homework:
  • Finish Quest HW 3.3 (Inclines)
  • Finish review worksheets (Newton's Laws worksheets distributed in class, problem set)

March 11, 2014: Inclined Planes
Homework:
  • Quest HW 3.3 (Inclines) due Thursday before test
  • Forces problem set (part D)

March 10, 2014: Forces Applied at an Angle
Homework:
  • Quest HW 3.2 (Forces) due tomorrow
  • Bridge partners/research due tomorrow
  • Finish forces problem set (part C)

March 7, 2014: Coefficients of Friction and Force Problem Solving
Homework:
  • Forces problem set (Section C)
  • Quest HW 3.2 (Forces) due Tuesday
  • Bridge partners/research due Tuesday
Winter Olympics Project:
  • Start thinking about how forces and kinematics apply to your Winter Olympic sport; instructions for Part 2 of the Winter Olympics project, due March 19th, are on Edmodo (along with a couple other neat posts about Newton's Laws!)

March 6, 2014: Newton's Third Law, Bathroom Scales, and "Weighing" a Car
Homework:
  • Finish "Weighing" a Car labs to turn in tomorrow
  • Finish Forces Problem Set sections A and B, and Newton's Second Law worksheet

March 5, 2014: Free Body Diagrams, Friction, and Force Problem Solving
Homework:
  • Quest HW 3.1 (Newton's Laws) due tomorrow
  • Finish Forces Problem Set sections A and B
  • Bring your lab notebooks tomorrow!

March 3, 2014: Newton's Second Law (Unbalanced Forces)

Homework:
  • Finish "Newton's Second Law" handout distributed in class
  • Print Forces Problem Set (posted above) and work on Sections A and B before class Wednesday
  • Start Quest HW 3.1 (Newton's Laws) due Thursday

February 28, 2014: Newton's First Law (Balanced Forces)
Homework:
  • Finish "Newton's First Law" handout before class Monday if you did not finish in class




Unit 2: Vectors and Projectile Motion


If you made below a 70 on your unit test and would like to try to raise your grade to a 70, print and complete the following. It is due before the date of your next unit test (i.e. before Thursday, March 13th).



Online Resources for Projectile Motion:

Mrs. Tubb made a review sheet:



February 27, 2014: Test

February 26, 2014: Projectiles Launched at an Angle
Homework:
  • Quest HW 2.4 (Advanced Projectiles)
  • Download review sheet and use resources above to finish preparing for tomorrow's test

February 25, 2014: Finish Projectile Lab, Projectiles Launched at an Angle
Homework:
  • Finish projectiles problem set
  • Quest HW 2.4 (Advanced Projectiles) due Thursday

February 24, 2014: Projectile Lab
Homework:
  • Quest HW 2.3 (Projectiles) due tomorrow
  • Quest HW 2.4 (Advanced Projectiles) due Thursday

February 21, 2014: Projectiles Launched at an Angle
  • Symmetry of the projectile path
  • Flight time, range (horizontal distance traveled returning to launch height), maximum height
Homework:
  • Winter Olympics project (part 1) due Monday (uploaded to Edmodo by 3 p.m.)
  • Quest HW 2.3 (Projectiles) due Tuesday

February 20, 2014: Projectile Motion, Independence of Horizontal/Vertical Motion
Homework:
  • Quest HW 2.2 (Relative Velocity) due tomorrow
  • Finish front page of projectiles problem set and/or start HW 2.3 (Projectiles)
  • Winter Olympics project (part 1) due uploaded to Edmodo by 3 p.m. Monday


February 19, 2014: Relative Velocity, Riverboat Problems
Homework:
  • Quest HW 2.2 (Relative Velocity) due Friday
  • Winter Olympics project (part 1) due next Monday

February 18, 2014: Adding Vectors, Resolving Vectors into Components
Homework:
  • Finish Quest HW 2.1 (Vectors) tonight
  • Winter Olympics project (part 1) due next Monday

February 17, 2014: Unit 1 Test
Homework:
  • Complete front side of Vectors problem set (below)
  • Start Quest HW 2.1 (Vectors)

February 12-14, 2014: NO SCHOOL
Project:
  • Check Edmodo for details on the Winter Olympics project while you are out enjoying the snow and the Games!
Homework (for Tuesday, since we lost a 4th period class day due to early release):
  • Watch APlusPhysics video on Vectors
  • Complete the front page of Vectors Problem Set below
    • Look over the Physics Classroom Vector tutorial and/or Section 5.1 of textbook (pp. 119-125) for help
    • See PowerPoint supplement below on Vectors and Vector Addition in conjunction with the video and the problem set







Unit 1: One-Dimensional Motion


If you made below a 70 on your unit test and would like to try to raise your grade to a 70, complete the following. It is due before the date of your next unit test (i.e. before Thursday, February 27th).



Online resources for Unit 1:

Test Preparation (newest documents on top):




February 11, 2014: NO CLASS (Early Dismissal)
  • Unit 1 test will be given the first day we return to class
  • Use problem sets above to review before coming back to school

February 10, 2014: Accuracy/Precision, Motion Graphs Review
Homework:
  • Study for test tomorrow--make sure you understand the Motion Graphs problem set from Friday, the Graphing Motion Review from today's class, conceptual questions on the Kinematics problem set above, and the problems from both problem sets above)
  • You need to be able to answer "free fall" questions involving maximum height


February 7, 2014: Kinematics Problem Solving
Homework:


  • Follow-up by trying the Problem Set: Evaluating Motion Graphs (also passed out in class)
  • Monday we will have our final review before the test




February 6, 2014: Lab: Measuring the Acceleration due to Gravity
Homework:
  • Turn in lab notebooks before class tomorrow
  • Finish Quest HW 1.3 (Free Fall)

February 5, 2014: Free Fall Acceleration
  • Time to fall, speed at impact, throwing an object, maximum height
  • Terminal velocity and the effects of air resistance (normally in this course we will ignore the effects of air resistance)
Homework:
  • Quest HW 1.3 (Free Fall) due Friday
  • Continue kinematics problem set (back page)

February 4, 2014: Kinematics Problem Solving
Homework:
  • Quest HW 1.2 (Kinematics) due tomorrow
  • Quest HW 1.3 (Free Fall) due Friday; if you have finished tonight's Quest, read Section 3.3 of the textbook (pp. 72-75) to prepare for class tomorrow on "free fall"
  • Recommended: APlusPhysics video on Free Fall -or- Physics Classroom tutorial Lesson 5 (Free Fall) (all five sections)

February 3, 2014: One-Dimensional Kinematics
Homework:
  • Quest HW 1.2 (Kinematics) continue with problems 14-23
  • Print problem set (above) to bring to class tomorrow!

January 31, 2014: Velocity vs. Time Graphs ("Accelerated" Motion)
Homework:
  • Quest HW 1.2 (Kinematics) problems 1-13 this weekend

January 30, 2014: NO SCHOOL
  • Short reading assignment on Edmodo
  • Complete labs before returning to school, as described below

January 29, 2014: NO SCHOOL
  • View screencast on Edmodo for the guidelines on using a best fit line and calculating its slope in your Constant Velocity Motion/Walking Lab, and on writing a conclusion
  • Turn in your lab notebooks with lab completed when we return to school (data graphed full page, slope calculation shown using two points on the hand-drawn best-fit line, and conclusion showing me that you understand the real world meaning of the slope for this graph)

January 28, 2014: NO CLASS (Early Dismissal)
Homework:
  • Quest HW 1.1 (Motion) due (answers submitted online) by 7 a.m. tomorrow

January 27, 2014: Constant Velocity Motion Lab
Homework:
  • Quest HW 1.1 (Motion) due Wednesday
  • Finish graphing your lab data and calculate the slope of your best-fit line if you have time after starting the Quest homework. Remember: do not use data points to calculate the velocity; use the coordinates of two points from your best fit line. Ask during class tomorrow if you do not remember how to calculate a slope.

January 24, 2014: Motion (Distance and Displacement, Speed and Velocity)
Homework:
  • First Quest HW 1.1 (Motion) due next Wednesday, January 29, at 7 a.m. ET
  • Sign up for Quest and Edmodo if you have yet to do so
  • Bring lab notebooks to class on Monday, along with any signed paperwork still outstanding

January 23, 2014: Introductions and Syllabus
Homework:
  • Sign up for UTexas Quest online homework (using the class code given in class)
  • Sign up for Edmodo (using the class code given in class)
  • Return signed syllabus/information sheet, lab safety contract, and honor code pledge



Start of Semester Information




Link to the UTexas website: UT Online Homework
Other important websites:



Required Materials:

  • Scientific calculator
  • 1.5" Three-ring Binder
  • Lab Notebook (see below)
  • Graph Paper
  • Notebook Paper
  • 12-Inch Ruler
  • Black and Red Pens
  • No. 2 Pencils
  • Colored Pencils

The lab notebook is a composition notebook with grid/graph paper (4-5 squares per inch).