SP 211: General Physics I
This is the first course in a two-course sequence covering calculus-based introductory physics. You will learn the concepts and problem solving strategies of basic mechanics, concerning 1D, 2D and 3D motion (kinematics), rotational motion, forces (dynamics), energy, gravity, and waves.
Equation Sheet (draft)
Homework
Please be sure to register for the correct section on WileyPlus
WileyPlus registration flyer for Section 1126 (1st period)
WileyPlus registration flyer for Section 3326 (3rd Period)
Extra Study Aids
Halliday and Resenick Power Point Slides (This is a set of Power Point lectures put out by the publishers of our book. I use these occasionally and you might find them helpful)
Old practice final exams
This year's practice final
Day | Topic | WS Solutions | Reading |
M 8/21 | Course Introduction | - | - |
T 8/22 | L1: Position, velocity and displacement (Chapter 2 summary) | solutions | 2.(1,2) |
W 8/23 | L2: Acceleration | solutions | 2.3 |
F 8/25 | L3: Constant acceleration | solutions | 2.(4,5) |
M 8/298 | L4: Kinematic variables as vectors (Chapter 4 summary) | solutions | 4.(1-3) |
T 8/29 | Lab 1: 1D Kinematics (prelab) | - | - |
W 8/30 | L5: Projectile motion | solutions | 4.4 |
F 9/01 | L6: Uniform circular motion | solutions | 4.5 |
M 9/04 | Labor Day | - | - |
T 9/05 | L7: Relative motion | solutions | 4.(6,7) |
W 9/06 | L8: Newtons 1st and 2nd laws (Chapter 5 summary) | solutions | 5.1 |
F 9/08 | L9: Applying Newton's Laws I | solutions | 5.(2,3) |
M 9/11 | solutions | 5.(2,3) | |
T 9/12 | Lab 2: 2D Kinematics (prelab) | - | - |
W 9/13 | L11: Static and kinetic friction (Chapter 6 summary) | solutions | 6.1 |
F 9/15 | L12: Drag force, uniform circular motion | solutions | 6.(2,3) |
M 9/18 | L13: Work and kinetic energy (Chapter 7 summary) | solutions | 7.(1-3) |
T 9/19 | Lab 3: Newton's 2nd Law (prelab) | - | - |
W 9/20 | L14: Work done by a variable force | solutions | 7.(4-5) |
F 9/22 | L15: Power | solutions | 7.6 |
M 9/25 | L16: Potential and mechanical energy (Chapter 8 summary) | solutions | 8.(1,2) |
T 9/26 |
EXAM 1 |
- | - |
W 9/27 | L17: Potential energy curves | solutions | 8.3 |
F 9/29 |
LECTURE DEMO 1 |
- | - |
M 10/02 | L18: External forces and thermal energy | solutions | 8.(4,5) |
T 10/03 | Lab 4: Uniform Circular Motion | - | - |
W 10/04 | L19: Center of Mass (Chapter 9 summary) |
solutions | 9.1 |
F 10/06 | L20: Newton's Second Law for systems | solutions | 9.2 |
M 10/09 | Columbus Day | - | - |
T 10/10 | Lab 5: Conservation of Energy (prelab) | - | - |
W 10/11 | L21: Momentum and impulse | solutions | 9.(3,4) |
F 10/13 | L22: Collisions | solutions | 9.(5-8) |
M 10/16 | L23: Rotational Kinematics (Chapter 10 summary) | solutions | 10.(1-3) |
T 10/19 |
Lab 6: 1D Collisions (prelab) |
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W 10/18 | L24: Rotational inertia | solutions | 10.(4,5) |
F 10/20 | L25: Calculating Rotational Inertia | - | 10.5 |
M 10/23 | L26: Torque; Newtons 2nd for rotation | solutions | 10.(6,7) |
T 10/24 | Lab 7: 2D Collisions | - | - |
W 10/25 | L27: Work and Energy for Rotation | solutions | 10.8 |
F 10/27 | L28: Rolling (Chapter 11 summary) | solutions | 11.(1-3) |
M 10/30 | L29: Cross Products: Torque and Angular Momentum | solutions | 11.(4,5) |
T 10/31 |
EXAM 2 |
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W 11/01 | L30: Angular Momentum | solutions | 11.(6-8) |
F 11/03 |
LECTURE DEMO 2 |
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M 11/06 | L31: Newton's Law of Gravitation (Chapter 13 summary) | solutions | 13.(1-3) |
T 11/07 | Lab 8: Rotational Inertia | - | - |
W 11/08 | L32: Gravitational potetnial energy | solutons | 13.5 |
F 11/10 | Veterans' Day | - | - |
M 11/13 | L33: Satellites and Kepler's laws | solutions | 13.6 |
T 11/14 | L34: Fluids and pressure (Chapter 14 summary) | solutions | 14.(1,2) |
W 11/15 | L35: Pascal and Archimedes | solutions | 14.(4,5) |
F 11/17 | L36: Simple harmoinic motion (Chapter 15 summary) | solutions | 15.(1,2) |
M 11/20 | L37: Pendulums | solutions | 15.4 |
T 11/21 | Lab 9: Oscillations | - | - |
W 11/22 | L38: Damping, driving, and resonance | solutions | 15.(5,6) |
F 11/24 | Thanksgiving Break | - | - |
M 11/27 | L39: Traveling waves (Chapter 16 summary) | solutions | 16.(1,2) |
T 11/28 | Lab10/L40: Interference and standing waves | - | 16.(5,7) |
W 11/29 | L41: Sound waves and interference | solutions | 17.(1-3) |
F 12/01 | L42: The Dopler effect | solutions | 17.7 |
M 12/04 | LECTURE DEMO 3 | - | - |
T 12/05 | EXAM 3 | - | - |
W 12/06 | TBD | - | - |
Th 12/08 | Last Day of Classes (No class for us) | ||
Th 12/14 | Final Exam: Section 1126 in CH122; Section 3326 in CH123 |