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# Phys 4A Schedule

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Chapter
Problem Sets
Laboratories
PLC
1
01.29.18
01.30.18
01.31.18 02.01.18
02.02.18
What is motion?
Motion diagrams and plots

Displacement & Velocity
1.1-1.5
1.5-1.7

2.1-2.5

CQ1

Lab 1: Team Building and Motion Diagrams

Lab 1: Team Building and Motion Diagrams

2
02.05.18
02.06.18
02.07.18 02.08.18
02.09.18
Motion with constant acceleration
Constant acceleration examples

Free fall and inclined motions

2.4
2.4

2.5-2.6
PS1

Lab 2: Hypothesis Testing

Lab 2: Hypothesis Testing
PLC 1

PLC 2
3
02.12.18
02.13.18
02.14.18 02.15.18
02.16.18
Vector components
Vector examples & Projectile motion

Projectile motion
Holiday - Lincoln's Birthday
3.1-3.4
4.2

4.2
PS2 & Q1

No Lab

No Lab

PLC 3
4
02.19.18
02.20.18
02.21.18
02.22.18
02.23.18
Holiday - Presidents Day
Forces & Free-body diagrams

FBDs, Newton's 1st & 2nd law
4.5-4.7
5.1-5.5

6.1-6.3

PS3
,PS4 & Q2

Lab 3: Experimental Uncertainties

Lab 3: Experimental Uncertainties

PLC 4
5
02.26.18
0 2.27.18
02.28.18
03.01.18
03.02.18
Friction, Drag and force examples
Force examples

Newton's 3rd law and force examples
6.4-6.5
6.6

7.1-7.5

PS5
CQ2

Lab 4: Projectiles

Lab 4: Projectiles

PLC 5
6
03.05.18
03.06.18
03.07.18 03.08.18
03.09.18
Circular motion & force examples
Force examplies

Review for Exam 1
8.1-8.4

1-8

Lab 5: Central Force & Acceleration

Lab 5: Central Force & Acceleration

PLC 6
7
03.12.18
03.13.18
03.14.18 03.15.18
03.16.18
EXAM 1 (1-8)
Work and Kinetic energy

Variable & Dissipative forces
1-8
9.1-9.3

9.3-9.4
PS6 & Q3

Lab 6: Work-Energy Theorem

Lab 6: Work-Energy Theorem

PLC 7
8
03.19.18
03.20.18
03.21.18
03.22.18
03.23.18
Work Examples
Potential Energy

Conservation of energy
9.5
10.1-10.3

10.4-10.6
PS7, PS8

CQ3

Lab 7: Conservation of Energy

Lab 7: Conservation of Energy

PLC 8
9
03.26.18
03.27.18
03.28.18 03.29.18
03.30.18
Holiday - Spring Break

10
04.02.18
04.03.18
04.04.18 04.05.18
04.06.18

Nonconservative forces & energy
Energy examples & Impulse

Conservation of momentum

10.7
11.1-11.2

11.2-11.3
PS9 & Q4

CQ4

Lab 8: Excel Modeling

Lab 8:Excel Modeling

PLC 9
11
04.09.18 04.10.18
04.11.18
04.12.18
04.13.18
Momentum & collisions
Momentum examples

Rotations & Rotational inertia
11.3-11.4
11.4

12.1-12.3
PS10 & Q5

Lab 9: Modeling Project

Lab 9: Modeling Project

PLC 10
12
04.16.18 04.17.18
04.18.18
04.19.18
04.20.18
Torque & Right-hand Rule
N2L for rotations

Rolling motion & energy
12.3-12.5
12.6-12.8

12.9
PS11 & Q6

CQ5

Lab 10: Rotational Kinematics & Inertia

Lab 10: Rotational Kinematics & Inertia

PLC 11
13
04.23.18 04.24.18
04.25.18
04.26.18
04.27.18
Angular Momentum
Oscillations

Review for Exam 2
12.10-12.11
15.1-15.3

9-12

PS12

Lab 11: Massing an Unknown Object

Lab 11: Massing an Unknown Object

PLC 12
14
04.30.18 05.01.18
05.02.18
05.03.18
05.04.18
Exam 2
SHM and Pendulums

Resonance & Waves
9-12
15.4-15.8

15.8, 16.1

Modeling Project/Unknown Mass Expts

Modeling Project/Unknown Mass Expts

PLC 13
15 05.07.18
05.08.18
05.09.18 05.10.18
05.11.18
Waves & Intensity
Doppler Effect & Superposition

Standing Waves on strings & tubes
16.3, 16.7
16.9,17.2

17.3-17.4

CQ6

Lab 12: Oscillations & Standing Waves

Lab 12: Oscillations & Standing Waves

PLC 14
16 05.14.18
05.15.18
05.16.18
05.17.18
05.18.18
Mathematics of interference
Mathematics of interference continued

Review for final exam
17.5-17.6
17.5-17.6

1-17
PS15,PS16,Q7

Modeling Presentations

Modeling Presentations

PLC 15
17
05.21.18
05.22.18
05.23.18
05.24.18
05.25.18
Review for final exam (10-12:50pm)
Final Exam (10-12:50 pm)

1-17
1-17