Kansas State University, Spring 2000.

- January 14
- Scientific method
- January 19
- Motion: Speed
- Motion: Acceleration
- January 21
- Motion: Velocity as a vector
- Motion: Projectiles
- Fast projectiles, circular motion
- January 24
- Newton's 1st and 2nd Laws, mass, inertia
- Newton's 2nd Law, forces and accelerations
- January 26
- Newton's 3rd Law, reaction forces
- January 31
- Momentum and impulse
- February 2
- Conservation of momentum
- Collision examples
- Two-dimensional collisions
- February 4
- What is work?
- Energy, potential energy
- Kinetic energy
- February 7
- Conservation of energy
- Stopping a moving car
- February 11
- Gasoline mileage and efficiency
- Simple machines
- Rotational inertia and torque
- Rotation and torque
- February 14
- Center of gravity
- Torques and stability
- Tower of Pisa
- Base of the Tower of Pisa
- Painting of Galileo in Pisa train station
- February 16
- Centripetal force and acceleration
- Angular momentum
- February 18
- Newton's universal Law of Gravity
- Acceleration due to gravity
- The moon and tides
- February 23
- Gravity and orbits
- The moon's acceleration
- Orbital properties and Kepler's Laws
- Elliptical orbits. Escape speed.
- February 25
- Atomic nature of matter
- Atoms are VERY small and VERY numerous
- Hierarchy of atomic structure
- Atomic mass and proportions
- February 28
- Phases of Matter
- Mass density
- Liquids and pressure
- Direction of pressure forces
- March 1
- Buoyant force (Archimedes principle)
- Buoyant force--submerged object
- Weight of things underwater
- Buoyancy of boats and floating
- Ice floating on water
- March 3
- Review, Ch. 9-12.
- March 6
- Quiz 4: Ch. 9 (all); Ch. 10 (all except 'antimatter'); Ch. 11 (197-200); Ch. 12 (215-224).
- March 8
- Gases and the atmosphere
- Gases and pressure forces
- Buoyant forces due to gas
- March 10
- Gases are compressible
- Bernoulli's Principle
- Streamlines and pressure forces
- Temperature
- March 13
- Heat and internal energy
- Specific Heat Capacity
- Thermal Expansion
- March 15
- Heat Transfer
- Conduction
- Convection
- Radiation
- March 17
- Phase changes
- Cooling by evaporation
- Clouds and condensation
- Boiling temperature depends on pressure
- Melting and freezing
- Heat of vaporization
- March 27
- Homework 6 due, Review Ch. 13-16.
- March 29
- Quiz 5: Ch. 13 (234-247); Ch. 14 (all); Ch. 15 (all); Ch. 16 (all).
- March 31
- University Open House -- No Class.
- April 3
- Vibrations--period, frequency
- Waves--wavespeed, wavelength
- Transverse and longitudinal waves
- Interference of waves
- April 5
- Sound waves--speed, frequency, wavelength
- Different media, reflection, refraction
- Sound generation and resonance
- April 7
- Musical sounds--pitch, loudness, quality
- The decibel scale
- Pitch and quality
- Musical scale
- April 10
- Quiz 6: Ch. 18 (324-333), 19 (342-352), 20 (all).
- April 12
- Electrostatics--Charge and Coulomb's Law
- Charging of objects
- Electric fields and forces
- Electric potential
- April 14
- Electric field patterns
- Van de Graff generator
- Electric currents
- Ohm's Law for currents
- April 17
- DC and AC electric currents
- Electric power and energy
- Series and parallel circuits
- April 19
- Magnets and magnetic fields
- Induced magnetism
- Moving charges produce magnetic fields
- Moving charges experience magnetic forces
- Electromagnetic devices
- Summary
- April 21
- Electromagnetic induction: induced voltages
- Electric generators
- Electric transformers
- Power in transformers
- April 24
- Quiz 7: Ch. 21 (all except 378), 22 (all), 23 (418-427), 24 (436-446).
- April 26
- The old, "Classical" Physics
- The modern, "Quantum" Physics
- Quanta of light
- Photo-electric effect
- Wave-particle duality of light
- April 26
- Wave-particle duality of matter
- Particle as waves: Double slit experiments
- Uncertainty principle
- Uncertainty principle in x,p
- Atoms and quanta, Bohr model
- Atomic electrons as waves
- Quantum mechanics
- May 1
- Nuclear physics vs. atomic physics, x-rays
- Alpha, beta and gamma rays
- Nuclear structure
- Nuclear transmutations
- May 3
- Quiz 8 is cancelled due to dead week.
- Extra credit HW due, 100 pts possible.
- Semester Review and questions and answers, Part I.
- May 5
- Semester Review and questions and answers, Part II.
- May 8 (Monday, 4:10-6:00 pm CW 103)
- Final Exam: All material covered in the Quizzes and in Chapters 30, 31, 32.
- Format of the final will be similar to the Quizzes with a mixture of different types of questions.
- Be sure to study the quizzes to prepare! I'll recycle many of the questions.
- Course grade is based on the following: homeworks are worth 25%, the final is worth 25%, and your five best quizzes are worth 50%.

- Week 1, Due January 24, 2000.
- Ch. 1, Exercises 1,2,6,7,8.
- Ch. 2, Exercises 5,10,12,21,22,24, Problems 3,4,6,9.
- Ch. 3, Exercises 6,11,17,25,27, Problems 1,6,9.
- Ch. 1--3 Solutions.
- Week 2, Due January 28, 2000.
- Ch. 4, Exercises 10,14,18,21, Problems 3,5.
- Ch. 4 Solutions.
- Week 3, Due February 7, 2000.
- Ch. 5, Exercises 3, 7, 11, 18, 32, Problems 1, 4, 6.
- Ch. 6, Exercises 2, 8, 11, 17, 25, Problems 1, 2, 4.
- Ch. 5,6 Solutions.
- Due February 18, 2000.
- Ch. 7, Exercises 3, 8, 10, 15, 23, 31, 38, 42, 47, Problems 3,4.
- Ch. 8, Exercises 10, 15, 19, 24, 33, Problems 1, 4, 5.
- Ch. 7,8 Solutions.
- Due March 3, 2000.
- Ch. 9, Exercises 2,10,21,25,35,38, Problems 3,4,5.
- Ch. 10, Exercises 11,13,17,20,22, Problems 1,2.
- Ch. 11, Exercises 2,4,8, Problems 1,2.
- Ch. 12, Exercises 3,7,13,21,26,35, Problems 3,4,5.
- Ch. 9,10,11,12 Solutions.
- Due March 27, 2000.
- Ch. 13, Exercises 7, 14, 25, 31, 41, Problems 1, 4.
- Ch. 14, Exercises 5, 8, 12, 13, 34, 42, Problems 2, 3, 6.
- Ch. 15, Exercises 3, 13, 14, 26, 30, 39.
- Ch. 16, Exercises 6, 11, 19, 29, 32, 42. Problems 1, 5.
- Ch. 13,14,15,16 Solutions.
- For Chapters 18, 19, 20. (For your practice, I won't collect them!)
- Ch. 18, Exercises 2, 12, 16, 18, 23, Problems 2, 3.
- Ch. 19, Exercises 3, 4, 5, 12, 17, 24, 32, Problems 1, 3, 5.
- Ch. 20, Exercises 2, 8, 11, 15, 16, Problems 1, 2, 3.
- Ch. 18, 19, 20 Solutions.
- Due April 21, 2000.
- Ch. 21, Exercises 5, 10, 16, 18, 21, 38, Problems 3, 6, 7, 8.
- Ch. 22, Exercises 8, 16, 19, 21, 39, 42, Problems 1, 4, 5.
- Ch. 23, Exercises 11, 18, 20, 23, 30.
- For Chapter 24 (Your practice, I won't collect them.)
- Ch. 24, Exercises 1, 8, 15, 19, 21, 35, Problems 2, 4.
- Ch. 21, 22, 23, 24 Solutions.
- Extra Credit, Due May 3, 5 pts per question.
- Ch. 30, Exercises 2, 11, 20, 24, 25, 30, Problem 2.
- Ch. 31, Exercises 1, 5, 6, 9, 13, 15.
- Ch. 32, Exercises 1, 4, 8, 12, 16, 24, 25.
- Ch. 30, 31, 32 Solutions.

- Quiz 1, Jan. 28, page 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 ,
- Quiz 2, Feb. 7, page 1 , 2 , 3 ,
- Quiz 3, Feb. 21, page 1 , 2 , 3 ,
- Quiz 4, Mar. 6, page 1 , 2 , 3 ,
- Quiz 5, Mar. 29, page 1 , 2 , 3 ,
- Quiz 6, Apr. 10, page 1 , 2 , 3 ,
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- FINAL EXAM solution, page 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 .

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