Syllabus, introduction to course, introduction to physics, development of physics community, assignment of lab teams, how to think scientifically, experimental design, how to use graphing calculator, how to use computers, constant velocity. Unit 2 paradigm lab: Toy car
Constant velocity continued. Velocity vs. speed, position vs. displacement. Motion maps. Unit 2 lab report due
Unit 2 Test. Unit 3 paradigm lab: Inclined rail.
Evaluation of inclined rail. Calculus derivation of instanteous velocity and acceleration. Instantaneous velocity vs. time and acceleration vs. time. Instantaneous vs. average velocity.
Unit 3 lab report due. Unit 3 Test. Begin unit 3a. Free-fall, projectile motion, and 2-dimensional motion maps.
Projectile motion continued.
Advanced projectile motion (trig-based). Projectile motion lab. Unit 3a Test.
Projectile lab report due. Begin Unit 4. Unit 4 paradigm lab: modified Atwood's machine.
Finish modified atwood's machine lab. Newton's 2nd, 1st, & 3rd Laws. Force diagrams. Modified atwood's lab report due.
Continue Newton's laws; elevator physics. Revisit kinematics from force point of view.
Force vector analysis; boom and truss problems. Revisit inclined rail lab. Unit 4 deployment lab: Force table. Unit 4 test.
Begin friction. Unit 4a paradigm lab: factors affecting friction. Friction lab report due.
Begin momentum. Linear momentum, conservation of linear momentum, impulse, elastic & inelasti collisions. Unit 5 lab: Conservation of linear momentum.
Momentum lab report due. Momentum test. Unit 6 paradigm lab: spring lab. Spring lab report due. Work & energy; 1st law of thermodynamics. Unit 6 test. Unit 7 paradigm lab: uniform circular motion. Uniform circular motion lab due. Uniform circular motion test.
Course critique. Final exam.