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SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS
All assignment are at Webassign.net.
due tutorials
7/5/16 Motion Basics Video (0:08): view in browser / direct download
  PDF of notes used in video
Motion Graphs Video (0:10): view in browser / direct download
  PDF of notes used in video
7/19/16 Equations Video (0:09): view in browser / direct download
  PDF of notes used in video
8/2/15 Calculus Video (0:20): view in browser / direct download
  PDF of notes used in video
8/16/16 ijk Notation Video (0:15): view in browser / direct download
  PDF of notes used in video



CYCLE 1
OPEN CYCLE (INTRODUCTION)
8/29-9/7
Competency quiz on summer assignment. (in class)
In-class activities to check foundational understandings of motion.
AP Information
About the exam
Course Objectives
Equation Sheet
Constant Sheet
Activity: Find the acceleration of a Hotwheel on a ramp and on a flat track. (checked in class)



CYCLE 2
MOTION IN 1 DIMENSION
9/8-9/15
No Competency Quiz this cycle.
1D Motion Online Notes (0:38): view in browser / direct download
  PDF of notes used in video
Conceptual Questions (presented in class)
Webassign problems (Due 9:00 pm on the last day of the cycle)
Lab Experiment: Find the acceleration of a ball on a ramp. Due next day 6.



CYCLE 3
MOTION IN 2 DIMENSIONS
9/16-9/25
1D Motion Competency Quiz (in class)
2D Motion Online Notes (0:44): view in browser / direct download
  PDF of notes used in video
Conceptual Questions (presented in class)
Webassign problems (Due 9:00 pm on the last day of the cycle)
Lab Experiment: Determine the launch velocity of the pasco launcher. due next day 6.



CYCLE 4
NEWTON'S LAWS I
9/26-10/4
2D Motion Competency Quiz (in class)
Newton's Laws I Online Notes (0:41): view in browser / direct download
  PDF of notes used in video
  Static or Kinetic Friction Decision Chart
Conceptual Questions (presented in class)
Webassign problems (Due 9:00 pm on the last day of the cycle)
Lab Experiment: Find the acceleration due to gravity using a simple pendulum



CYCLE 5
OPEN (DRAG)
10/5-10/13
Newton's Laws I Competency Quiz (in class)
PDF of Drag notes that were on the smartboard.

Solving the differential equation for the sub problem.
Activity: Determine the k-value for a coffee filter. (Checked in-class) 1D Motion FR practice



CYCLE 6
NEWTON'S LAWS II
10/14-10/23
Newton's 3rd Law Preliminaries (No Competency Quiz)
  PDF of in-class preliminaries
Newton's Laws II Online Notes (1:00): view in browser / direct download
  PDF of notes used in video
Conceptual Questions (presented in class)
Webassign problems (Due 9:00 pm on the last day of the cycle)
Lab Experiment: Determine the coefficient of friction of a block given a metric measuring tape and a timer. (due next day 6)



CYCLE 7
UNIFORM CIRCULAR MOTION
10/24-10/31
Newton's Laws II Competency Quiz (in class)
Uniform Circular Motion Online Notes (1:05): view in browser / direct download
  PDF of notes used in video
  Differential Gear Video
Conceptual Questions (presented in class)
Webassign problems (Due 9:00 pm on the last day of the cycle)
Lab Experiment: Compare the actual acceleration of an Atwood's Machine (calculated from distance and time information), to the theoretical acceleration (calculated from force and mass information). due next day 6.
more info



CYCLE 8
OPEN CYCLE
11/1-11/9
Uniform Circular Motion Competency Quiz (in class)
Interactive lecture and practice problems to review for first quarter final
Helpful Materials
cycle 1 review
cycle 2 review
cycle 3 review
cycle 4 review
cycle 5 review
cycle 6 review
cycle 7 review
mc shortcuts
general principles



CYCLE 9
FIRST QUARTER FINAL
11/10-11/17
Schedule: TESTING SCHEDULE



CYCLE 10
WORK & KINETIC ENERGY
11/18-11/29
Calculating Work Preliminaries (No Competency Quiz)
  PDF of in-class practice
Work & Kinetic Energy Online Notes (0:35): view in browser / direct download
  PDF of notes used in video
  Proof of the Work-Energy Theorem
Conceptual Questions (presented in class)
Webassign problems (Due 9:00 pm on the last day of the cycle)
Spring Bungee Jump Lab. Purpose: Find the mass that stretches your spring 0.285 m when dropped from the equilibrium pt.



CYCLE 11
CONSERVATION OF ENERGY
11/30-12/7
Work & Kinetic Energy Competency Quiz (in class)
Conservation of Energy Online Notes (0:54): view in browser / direct download
  PDF of notes used in video
Conceptual Questions (presented in class)
Webassign problems (Due 9:00 pm on the last day of the cycle)
Lab Experiment: Determine the Potential Energy function of a bungee.



CYCLE 12
MOMENTUM & SYSTEMS
12/8-12/15
Conservation of Energy Competency Quiz (in class)
Momentum & Systems Online Notes (0:45): view in browser / direct download
  PDF of notes used in video
Conceptual Questions (presented in class)
Webassign problems (Due 9:00 pm on the last day of the cycle)
Lab Experiment: Determine the theoretical & actual min start height for a hotwheel to make a loop, as well as the energy lost. (No write up.)



CYCLE 13
CONSERVATION OF MOMENTUM
12/16-1/3
Momentum & Systems Competency Quiz (in class)
Conservation of Momentum Online Notes (0:38): view in browser / direct download
  PDF of notes used in video
  PDF proof that Huygens' Relation is equivalent to Conservation of Momentum and Kinetic Energy
Conceptual Questions (presented in class)
Webassign problems (Due 9:00 pm on the last day of the cycle)
Activity: Determine the impulses and average forces in a Pasco Cart collision.



CYCLE 14
OPEN (PROBLEM SOLVING)
1/4-1/11
Conservation of Momentum Competency Quiz (in class)
COMBO ACTIVITIES
1) Find Q on Hot Wheels ramp
2) Find dart speed before collision with Hot Wheel
WHICH APPROACH?
Whiteboard activities
Optional Practice Quia
PRACTICE MC & FR
MC from previous interactive lectures, and answers
Practice FR,
INTRO TO TORQUE



CYCLE 15
ROTATIONAL MOTION
1/12-1/22
Torque & Rotational Preliminaries (No Competency Quiz)
  PDF of in-class practice (will be posted)
Rotational Motion Online Notes (0:50): view in browser / direct download
  PDF of notes used in video
Conceptual Questions (presented in class)
Webassign problems (Due 9:00 pm on the last day of the cycle)
Determine the theoretical rotational inertia of a ruler and its actual using conservation of energy in a falling rotation, and compare them. (Formal lab write-up.)



CYCLE 16
ROTATIONAL DYNAMICS
1/23-1/30
Rotational Motion Competency (in class)
Rotational Dynamics Online Notes (0:43): view in browser / direct download
  PDF of notes used in video
Conceptual Questions (presented in class)
Webassign problems (Due 9:00 pm on the last day of the cycle)
Integrating to get rotational inertia (disk and rod).
None.



CYCLE 17
OPEN (STATIC EQUILIBRIUM)
1/31-2/7
Rotational Dynamics Competency (in class)
Interactive Lecture: Equilibrium Problems
Equilibrium practice problems
Interactive Lecture: FR
hints and answers
Studying on your own
Which Approach? (Practice Quia)
MC from previous interactive lectures
AP Cheat Sheet



CYCLE 18
SECOND QUARTER FINAL
2/8-2/16
Tentative Schedule



CYCLE 19
SIMPLE HARMONIC MOTION
2/21-2/28
Simple Harmonic Motion Preliminaries (No Competency Quiz)
  PDF of in-class practice (will be posted)
Simple Harmonic Motion Online Notes (0:31): view in browser / direct download
  PDF of notes used in video
  Video: The Circular-Harmonic Connection
  Video: Periodic Motion with Dr. Hume & Dr. Ivey
Conceptual Questions (presented in class)
Webassign problems (Due 9:00 pm on the last day of the cycle)
Lab: Determine x(t), v(t) and a(t) for a SH oscillator. Due next day 6.



CYCLE 20
SPRINGS & PENDULA
3/1-3/8
Simple Harmonic Motion Competency Quiz (in class)
Springs & Pendula Online Notes (0:40): view in browser / direct download
  PDF of notes used in video
  Guide to the four SH Oscillators
  Using Differential Equations to get T
Conceptual Questions (presented in class)
Lab Experiment: Using a timer, scale & meterstick, determine three of the following using SHM:
  • spring constant for mass & spring
  • length of a simple pendulum (timer only)
  • rotational inertia for a physical pendulum
  • torsion constant of a torsion pendulum
due next day 6.



CYCLE 21
UNIVERSAL GRAVITATION
3/9-3/20
Springs & Pendula Competency Quiz
Universal Gravitation Online Notes 1 (0:41): view in browser / direct download
  PDF of notes used in video
Universal Gravitation Online Notes 2 (0:29): view in browser / direct download
  PDF of notes used in video
Equation Guide
Conceptual Questions (presented in class)
Webassign problems. Due 11:59 pm on the last day of the cycle.
No lab experiment this cycle.



CYCLE 22 OPEN 3/21-3/28
There is no competency quiz for Universal Gravitation
AP Cheat Sheet
FR



CYCLE 23 THIRD QUARTER FINAL 3/29-4/5
Schedule: Revised Schedule



CYCLE 24 REVIEW 4/6-4/21
AP Cheat Sheet



CYCLE 25 FINAL QUARTER FINAL
The Final Quarter Final is our Practice AP Exam. Schedule: 4/24 and 4/25 in class



AP Physics Mechanics C Exam: Monday May 8, 12:00 PM