Physics 117 Class and Lab Plan
 Here you find a tentative plan of the lectures and of the lab activities. Exams date are just indicative and may be subject to changes during the course. Please check often the "What's New" section of the main web page as well as this page for  future changes to this plan. Finally remember that quizzes will be given periodically and without pre-allert during the course so they are not shown in the tables below.
Inside the Course
 Physics 117 Syllabus Course contents overview Homework Homework & Quiz solutions
 *Tentative* Class Plan (last updated 3/7)
 week Monday Wednesday Friday 1/27 Syllabus, Prologue Ch.1: Describing motion 2/3 Ch.2: Explaining motion Ch.2: Explaining motion No class: snow 2/10 Ch.2: Explaining motion "Newton's third law" Ch.3: Motions in space Last 20 min: Quiz 1 Ch.3: Motions in space 2/17 No class: snow No class: snow Ch.4: Gravity 2/24 Ch.4: Gravity Last 15 min: Quiz 2 Ch.5: Momentum Ch.5: Momentum 3/3 Ch.6: Energy Last 15 min: Quiz 3 Ch.6: Energy Pre-Exam Review (during lecture) 3/10 Exam 1 (definitive schedule) Ch.7: Structure of Matter Ch.7: Structure of Matter 3/17 Ch.8: States of Matter Last 15 min: Quiz 4 Ch.8: States of Matter Ch.8: States of Matter 3/24 NO CLASS: SPRING BREAK NO CLASS: SPRING BREAK NO CLASS: SPRING BREAK 3/31 Ch.9: Thermal Energy Ch.9: Thermal Energy Last 15 min: Quiz 5 Ch.9: Thermal Energy 4/7 Ch.10: Available energy Last 15 min: Quiz 6 Ch.10: Available energy Ch.10: Available energy 4/14 Pre-Exam Review (during lecture) Exam 2 (tentative schedule) Ch.11: Classical Relativity 4/21 Ch.12: Special Relativity Ch.12: Special Relativity Ch.14: General Relativity Last 15 min: Quiz 7 4/28 Ch.19: Electricity Ch.19: Electricity Ch.22: The early atom Last 15 min: Quiz 8 5/5 Ch.22: The early atom Ch.23: The modern atom Ch.23: The modern atom The subatomic world Last 15 min: Quiz 9 5/12 Ch.23: The modern atom The subatomic world Epilogue Pre-Final Exam Review SPRING 2003 Last Class 5/19 Final exam 8:00-10:00am, Room 1410
 *Tentative* Lab activities Plan (last updated 1/6)
 week Thursday 1/30 Warm-up Meeting in Rm. 3310 2/6 EXPT. I: Graphs, Functions, & Motions, Part I 2/13 EXPT. II: Graphs, Functions, & Motions, Part II 2/20 EXPT. III: Motion Under a Varying Force: Springs 2/27 EXPT. IV: The Physics of Spring Oscillations: Hooke's Law and Newton's Second Law 3/6 EXPT. V: Period of a Pendulum vs. L and M 3/13 MAKE-UP LABS I-V 3/20 EXPT. VI: Centripetal Force and Acceleration 3/27 NO LAB: SPRING BREAK 4/3 EXPT. VII: Sensing and Mixing Hot and Cold 4/10 EXPT. VIII: Specific Heat of Copper vs. Water 4/17 EXPT. IX: Changes of State: Freezing & Melting 4/24 EXPT. X: Investigating Subatomic Particles with a Particle Accelerator 5/1 EXPT. XI: Elementary Particle Physics with the Cloud Chamber 5/8 MAKE-UP LABS IV-XI