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This is where I will post all course related materials including take home tests and assignments on snow days.

Please make ita habit to check it daiily, seven days a week.

This is a VERY TENTATIVE schedul/Pacing Chart and will be revised regularly. It should help you pace yourself. EOO=4n+1, n=0,1,2,…

Due Date

Chapter

Concepts: Objectives and Activities

Procedures

Assignments and Assessments

 

Read each chapter and summary

Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts below by completing the listed activities and assignments.

Relevant NJCCCS: 5.1 A, B, C, D; 5.2 A, B, C, D, E; 5.4.A, B, E

 

A-Day/B-Day Chapter Concepts/Activities Assignments/Assessments
September 14 Chapter 1

Preliminaries

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
OCTOBER
KINEMATICS
 
October 8 Chapter 2 Motion in 1D

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
October 14/15 Chapter 3 Motion in 2D

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER
DYNAMICS
 
October 20/21 Chapter 4 The Laws of Motion

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
November 1/2 Chapter 5 Energy

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
November 8/9 Chapter 1-5 Review Cumulative Assignment and Test
November 22 Chapter 6 Momentum and Collisions

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
DECEMBER
ROTATIONAL MECHANICS
 
December Chapter 7 Rotational Motion and the Law of Gravity

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes [Break Assignment]
December 2/3 Chapter 8 Rotational Equilibrium and Dynamics

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes [Break Assignment]
DECEMBER
FLUID MECHANICS
 
December 7/8 Chapter 9 Solids and Fluids

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes [Break Assignment]
DECEMBER
THERMODYNAMICS
 
December 11/14 Chapter 10 Thermal Physics

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
December 11/14 Chapter 11 Energy in Thermal Processes

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
December 17/18 Chapter 12 The Laws of Thermodynamics

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
  Review Thermodynamics Test
DECEMBER/JANUARY
OSCILLATIONS & WAVES
 
Jan 3 Winter Assgnmnt Chapter 13 Vibrations and Waves

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
Jan 3 Winter Assgnmnt Chapter 14 Sound

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
Jan 3/4 1-14   Cumulative Test
JANUARY
ELECTRICITY
 
January 10 Chapter 15 Electric Forces and Fields

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
January 17 Chapter 16 Electrical Energy and Capacitance

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
January 24 Chapter 17 Electric Current and Resistance

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
January 24 Chapter 18 DC Circuits

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
JANUARY/FEBRUARY
MAGNETISM
 
January 31 Chapter 19 Magnetism

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
February 7 Chapter 20 Induced Voltages and Inductance

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, and EOO problem
  21 SKIP??? AC Circuits and EM Waves

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
February 10 15-20 Cumulative Test

 

Cumulative Test

 

FEBRUARY

OPTICS

and

OSCILLATIONS & WAVES

 
February 14 Chapter 22 Reflection and Refraction of Light

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
February 14 Chapter 23 Mirrors and Lenses

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
February 14 Chapter 24 Wave Optics

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
February 14 Chapter 25 Optical Instruments

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
  22-25 Cumulative Test Cumulative Test
  Chapter 26 Relativity (In May)

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
FEBRUARY
MODERN PHYSICS
 
February 24 Chapter 27 An Introduction to Quantum Physics

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
February 24 Chapter 28 Atomic Physics

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
February 24 Chapter 28 Atomic Physics

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
February 24 Chapter 29, 30 Nuclear Physics

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
  Chapter 30 Elementary Particles (In May)

Lecture, group work, assessment

All examples, questions, exercises, all Quick Quizes, all odd MC and conceptual question, and EOO problem
March 1-30 Cumulative Test

Cumulative Test

MARCH-MAY
REVIEW
 
March-April 1-30 REVIEW Weekly Tests, daily Pop Quiz, Pop Test, and Pop Assessments
April 16-25   SPRING ASSIGNMENT  
April -May   REVIEW Weekly Tests, daily Pop Quiz, Pop Test, and Pop Assessments
MARCH-MAY
PROJECTS
 
May-June Chapter Çakır

Beyond Intro Physics (the fun stuff?)

Relativity

Elementary Particles & Fields

Class Discussions/Additional Readings Beyond the Textbook

 

March-June Projects 4thQuarter Projects Projects/Presentations

Capstone Projects: Choose a topic, research it, write a paper on it, present it to the class.

Maybe done individually, in pairs, or in groups of three.

A few possible topics:

The Big Bang

Multiverse

Singularities, Black holes, Worm holes, Neutron Stars, Pulsars, Physics of Stars from birth to death

Physics of Sports

Physics of Science Fiction

Physics in Arts

The Language of Physics: Mathematics

Philosophy of Physics
Classical Mechanics and Determinism

Quantum Mechanics and Free Will: Does free will exist

Physics of Mind

Physics of Morals

Physics of Evolution

Phyiscs of Chemistry, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology

Physics of Time

Physics of Nothing

Physics of Anything

 

Test Dates & HW for 2011

Expect daily pop quizzes and tests April-May

FINAL 2 on May 1/2

 

1999-2010 tests and solutions with sample student work for all the problems (including both forms of the tests A and B--these are different questions) are available at the AP Physics B home page on the collegeboard website.

You do not need to print out the 1999-2010 tests, just do the BBR work for them and turn in the work in your binder.

 

10-Day Study Guideline Option I

Fri 29 : MC1+OE2000 with BBR

Sat 30 : MC2+OE2001 with BBR

Sun 1 : MC3+OE2002 with BBR

Mon 2: MC4+OE2003 with BBR

Tue 3: OE2004 with BBR

Wed 4 : MC5+OE2005 with BBR

Thu 5 : OE 2006 with BBR

Fri 6 : MC6+OE2007 with BBR

Sat 7 : MC7+OE2008 with BBR

Sun 8 : Read MC 1-7 and solutions, OE 2000-2008 and solutions, Do 2009 and 2010 OE Tests

10-Day Study Guideline Option II

Fri 29 : OE2000 with BBR

Sat 30 : MC1 & MC 2 + OE2001& 2002 with BBR

Sun 1 : MC3 & MC4 + OE2003 & 2004 with BBR

Mon 2: OE2005 with BBR

Tue 3: OE2006 with BBR

Wed 4 : OE2007 with BBR

Thu 5 : OE 2008 with BBR

Fri 6 : OE2009 with BBR

Sat 7 : MC5 & MC6 + OE20010 with BBR

Sun 8 :MC7 with BBR and Read MC1-6 and solutions, OE 2000-2010 and solutions

READ Concise Review each day before doing the tests.

 

 

FOR THE TEST: Get

A set of #2 pencils--sharpened

A couple of good pens (black and blue)

A couple of good erasers

Graphing calculator with extra batteries

Scientific calculator

 

This assignment will not be collected; however, after the break, your tests will be based on this assignment--including the final. THERE WILL BE A REVIEW BINDER CHECK after Spring Break. You must have all the work to get credit for the review binder.

 

Review: March-April
Final Projects & Presentations and Finals: March-June

 

In March-May, we will redo some of our experiments including some new ones (Some of the experiments will takeonly 15 minutes, others longer)

Mechanics

V Lab Vector Algebra

K Lab Constant v

K Lab Constant a

K Lab Graphical analysis of motion

K Lab Circular motion as a 1D motion

K Lab SHM: pendulum

K Lab SHM: mass-spring

K Lab Projectiles

D Lab 1st law

D Lab 2nd law

D Lab 3rd law

D Lab F in Equilibrium

D Lab Atwood's Machine

D Lab SHM: pendulum

D Lab SHM: mass-spring

D Lab Elastic collisions

D Lab Inelastic collisons

D Lab Ballistic pendulum

D Lab Projectiles

D Lab Circular motion

D Lab Motion/nomotion on an incline

D Lab Torque

D Lab L & I

D Lab Ballistic pendulum & I

D Lab Elastic collisions in Rotational Motion

D Lab Inelastic collisions in Rotational Motion

D Lab F & T in equilibrium

E Labs KE & PE in Dynamics Labs

F Lab Buoyancy

F Lab Fluid motion

F Lab Surface tension

T Labs: You will get enough of this in Chemistry hopefully

W Standing waves

W Traveling waves

W Reflection & Refraction of Waves

W Standing Waves in air columns

W Resonance in a tube of variable length


Electricity

E Lab Static Electricity

E Lab Charging by conduction

E Lab Charging by induction

E Lab Analysis of H-like atom

 

 

DC Labs

DC Lab 1 How to use a multimeter

DC Lab 2 Resistors in series

DC Lab 3 Resistors in parallel

DC Lab 4 Resistors in mixed circuits

DC Lab 5 Voltages, currents, resistances in mixed circuits and circuit analysis (w/Kirchhoff's rules)

DC Lab 6 RC Circuits

DC Lab 7 LR Circuits

DC Lab 8 RLC Circuits

Optics Labs

OL1 Mirrors: Plain, Concave, Convex

OL2 Lenses: Concave, Convex

OL3 Lenses & Mirrors

Physical Optics and Quantum Physics Labs

PO1 Interference of Light: Young's double slit and Diffraction Grating

PO2 Interference of Light: Thin Film

 

 

 

Winter Assignment Lab:


Your grades will be based on

4 Your assigments must have the following (QQUE) self assessments

√ QUALITY

√ QUANTITY

√ UNDERSTANDING

√ EFFORT

GENERAL POINT DISTRIBUTION for the Cumulative HW Assignments

10 % Neatness
  • I should be able to follow your work
  • Leave ~3/4" margins
  • You are encouraged to reuse paper or use recycled paper
  • but all sheets must be the same size
 30 % Correctness (this maybe 60% for some assignments)
  • "Randomly" selected set of problems will be graded
 60 % Completeness (this maybe 30% for some assignments)
  • One point per problem or per part
     X NO, you cannot resubmit previously graded work!
     X Yes, you have the solutions to some problems, and,
         yes, you have to submit them in your own writing!

 

And one day, this class will end too …

with it, all the pain and agony!

Enjoy the course while you can.
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