Syllabus | Schedule

Physics 10 Schedule
Fall 2018

Date
Lecture topics & applications
Pictures / Videos
Homework & Worksheets
8/28
8/30
What is Physics? Ancient Greeks & Earth's Size
The Ancient Greeks - Distances between Earth-Moon & Earth-Sun
10s; Homer; Veritasium: Hypothesis Testing
Encabulator; Carl Sagan; Timelines (Copernicus & Newton)
HW Set 1, due 9/11:
Science of the Ancients

9/4
9/6

>>>Labor Day -- No Classes!<<<
Masses, forces, and motion: Newton's Laws

Target Shopping Carts; Frames of Ref 1 2; Rumble; A Million to One; Eraser; Kittinger; Cox, Felix; 2001; Hulk; MiB; Fundy  

9/11
9/13

Gravitation & Tides
Energy & Power; Mass Energy & Anti-Matter

Energy Density; Toyota AZ 1 2 Yucatan Tsunami 1 2 3 4 5
HW Set 2, due 9/25:
Galileo & Newton

9/18
9/20

Atoms/Atomic Hypothesis; Uncertainty Principle
States of Matter; Heat & Temperature
Brownian Motion; Thermal Expansion; Quantum Corral;
 

9/25
9/27

Energy on Earth: Radiation & Greenhouse Effect
Energy on Earth: Climate Change
Global Temp; CO2 ppm; HW Set 3: due 10/4:
Energy & Power

10/2
10/4

Review
>>>CELEBRATION OF KNOWLEDGE<<<
Celebration Practice Questions  

10/9
10/11

Electric Current & Circuit Wiring
Magnets & Magnetic Fields
Faraday Cage: Hammond, power line worker
Jacob's Ladder, Tango & Cash; Magneto
HW Set 4: Due 10/23:
Electricity & Magnetism

10/16
10/18

Wave Reflection & Refraction
Mirages, Sunsets, Rainbows, Blue Sky

Daily Record; SF Bay; Sound Refraction; Ocean Speed 1 2; Atm Temp;
Anvil Cloud 1 2; Cloud; Mogul; Mic; Orson;
 

10/23
10/25

Light Waves: Seeing, Eyes, Colors
Wave Interference
EM Spectrum, The Eye; Color Mixing; Color Blind; Green Flash
Wave Interference
HW Set 5: Due 11/1:
Waves & Nuclei

10/30
11/1

Nuclei & Radioactivity
Fission & Fusion

   

11/6
11/8

Review
>>>CELEBRATION OF KNOWLEDGE<<<

  HW Set 6: Due 11/8:
Fission & Quantum Physics

11/13
11/15

Atoms : A Brief History
The Development of Quantum Physics: Bohr's Model
   

11/20
11/22

Atomic Energy Levels
Development of the Semiconductor
  HW Set 7: Relativity
Due 5/15

11/27
11/29

Special Relativity: Time & Length
General Relativity: Mass & Space

Celebration Review Questions
 
12/4
12/6
Hubble: Expansion of the Universe
Big Bang Cosmology; Final wrap-up
  HW Set 8: Cosmology
Not Due

12/13

>>>FINAL CELEBRATION 7 - 9:50 am<<<
 
 

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