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Professor Seth Rittenhouse

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.

Course Policy Statement

Equation Sheet (draft)

Homework

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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

SP211 2004 final

SP211 2005 final

This year's practice final

2017 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

L10: Applying Newton's Laws II

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)

-
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

- -
W 11/01 L30: Angular Momentum solutions 11.(6-8)
F 11/03

LECTURE DEMO 2

- -
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
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