Syllabus | Schedule

Physics 10 Schedule
Fall 2017

Date
Lecture topics & applications
Relevant Reading from Hewitt
Pictures / Videos
Homework & Worksheets
8/28
8/30
The Relation of Physics to Other Sciences
The Ancient Greeks & Kepler - Solar System Distances
Chapters 1 & 2
10s; Homer; Veritasium: Hypothesis Testing
Encabulator; Carl Sagan;
HW Set 1, due 9/6:
Science of the Ancients

9/4
9/6

>>>LABOR DAY -- NO CLASS<<
Galileo & Newton: Inertia (Newton's 1st Law)
Chapter 2-4
Target Shopping Carts; Frames of Ref 1 2, Hulk; Rumble; A Million to One; Eraser  

9/11
9/13

Speed, Acceleration, & Newton's 2nd Law
Newton's Laws & Gravitation; Tides
Chapters 10 & 7
Kittinger; Cox, 2001;
HW Set 2, due 9/20:
Galileo & Newton

9/18
9/20

Energy & Power; Mass Energy & Anti-Matter
Temperature, Heat Transfer, Phase Transitions & Engines
Chapters 9 & 14
Energy Density; Oil Availability
Chem Fire; Pasadena Clear Hazy
HW Set 3, due 9/27
Energy & Heat

9/25
9/27

Climate Change
Atmospheric Pressure; Archimedes' Principle

Review

Global Temp; CO2 ppm;  

10/2
10/4

Moving Fluids: Newton & Bernoulli
>>>CELEBRATION OF KNOWLEDGE<<<
Celebration Practice Questions  

10/9
10/11

Electric Charges & Electric Fields
Electric Current & Circuit Wiring

Chapter 18

Faraday Cage: Hammond, power line worker
Jacob's Ladder, Tango & Cash

HW Set 4, due 10/16
Electricity

10/16
10/18

Magnets & Magnetic Fields: Earth
Magnetic Induction: Making Electricity & EM Waves
Chapters 19 & 20 Magneto HW Set 5: due 10/23
Magnetism

10/23
10/25

Waves: Interference, Doppler Effect, Shock Waves
Wave Reflection & Refraction
Chapter 26
Chapters 22 & 24
Sound Refraction; Ocean Temp Speed; Anvil Cloud; Mushroom Cloud; Atm Temp / Speed; Orson; Mogul HW Set 6, due 11/6
Waves

10/30
11/1

Light Waves: Seeing, Eyes, Colors
Atmospheric Optics: Mirages, Sunsets, Rainbows, Blue Sky

Chapter 22
Chapter 23
EM Spectrum, The Eye; Color Mixing; Color Blind; Rainbows; Floating Iceberg; Green Flash

11/6
11/8

>>>CELEBRATION OF KNOWLEDGE<<<
Special Theory of Relativity

Celebration Review Questions HW Set 7: due 11/15
Relativity

11/13
11/15

General Theory of Relativity
Photons & Atoms -- Structure of Atoms & Spectra
Chapter 24
Chapter 33
  HW Set 8: due 11/27
Quantum Mechanics

11/20
11/22

Quantum Mechanics - Fundamental Gap
PN Junctions, Diodes, Transistors, Lasers
Chapter 34
   

11/27
11/29

Nuclei, Quarks, Fission, Fusion
Fission in Use Today; Reactors, Devices
Chapter 31 /32
  HW Set 9: not due
Physics Today
12/4
12/6
The Standard Model
Hubble: Expansion of the Universe, Big Bang Cosmology
Chapter 36   Sample Final

12/11?

>>>FINAL CELEBRATION 7 - 10:50 am<<<
 
 
 

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