Class  Class number  Reading in UP, K, T* (date due) 
Assignments Due  Content  Lab  Tutorial  
Week 1  No lab  Survey   
8/30  1  Introduction to the class  
9/1  2  Why is this class different from all other classes?  
9/3  3  Sig. figs. and estimation (on web) 
HW 1L  Mechanism, Measurement, and Math: Dimensions and units  
Week 2  No lab 

9/8  4 

Coordinates and Graphs  
9/10  5  UP 1, K 1, T1 
HW 2F  Velocity: average and instantaneous  
Week 3:  Lab 1  Measurement 
Tutorial 1  Meaning
of speed 

9/13  6  ILD 1  Position, velocity graphs: checking for coherence as a mistakeavoidance strategy  Quiz 1  
9/15  7  Velocity graphs and examples  
9/17  8  UP 2.12.4 
HW 3L  ILD 2  Velocity & acceleration: What if something violates common sense? Looking at it another way  
Week 4  Lab 2 Grandfather clock:1 
Tutorial 2 Acceleration 

9/20  9  HW 1T  How do things move? Newton's laws  Quiz 2  
9/22  10  Examples  
9/24  11  UP 2.5, K 2.42.5, T 2.42.6 
HW 4L  The implications game; Newton's 3rd Law  
Week 5  Lab 3  Grandfather
clock:2 
Tutorial 3  Counterintuitive
ideas. Newton's 3rd law 

9/27  12  HW 2T  Gravity  Quiz 3  
9/29  13  Free fall  
10/1  14 

HW 5L  **Coordinates in 2D; vectors; N2 in 2D; Projectiles  
Week 6  Lab 4  Let it roll  Tutorial 4  Reconciling Newton's laws and common sense  
10/4  15 

HW 3T  Friction  Quiz 4  
10/6  16  ILD 3  Reconciling intuition by looking at it another way: the Normal Force  
10/8  17  MIDTERM EXAM 1  
Week 7  Lab 5  Endangered
creatures 
Tutorial 5  Freebody diagrams  
10/11  18 

HW 4T  Go over exam 1  
10/12  19  Properties of forces: Friction and Normal force  
10/14  Make up exam 1  
10/15  20  HW 6L  ILD 4  Deriving conservation of momentum from N2 & N3: The search for coherence, pt. 1  
Week 8  Lab 6  No free
launch:1 
Tutorial 6  Momentum 

10/18  21  HW 5T  Work and Energy in 1D  Quiz 5  
10/20  22  Work and Energy in 2D: Dot product 

10/22  23  HW 7L  Energy conservation  
Week 9  Lab 7 No free launch:2 
Tutorial 7  Work
and energy 

10/25  24  HW 6T  Collisions  Quiz 6  
10/27  25  Collision examples  
10/29  26  HW 8L  Circular motion, kinematics  
Week 10  Lab 8  Roller
coaster:1 
Tutorial 8  Torque  
11/1  27  HW 7T  ILD 5  Circular motion  Quiz 7  
11/3  28  Circular motion, forces  
11/5  29  HW 9L  Circular motion, angular variables  
Week 11  Lab 9  Roller
coaster:2 
Tutorial 9  Properties
of matter 

11/8  30  UP 8, 11  HW 8T  Torque, Cross products  Quiz 8  
11/10  31  Center of mass  
11/12  32  MIDTERM EXAM 2  
Week 12  Lab 10  Gravity:1 
Tutorial 10  Making sense of pressure  
11/15  33  HW 9T  Go over exam 2  
11/17  34  ILD 6  Rotational energy  
11/18  Makeup exam 2  
11/19  35  HW 10L  Properties of matter: density and pressure  
Week 13  No lab 
No Tutorial  

11/22  36  Buoyancy examples  Quiz 9  
11/24  37  Universal Gravitation  
Week 14  Lab 10  Gravity:2  Tutorial 11  Ideal
gases 

11/29  38  HW 10T  Fluid flow  
12/1  39  Temperature, specific heat, and change of state  Quiz 10  
12/3  40  HW 11L  ILD 7  Heat and heat flow  
Week 15  Makeup lab / Suvey  Tutorial 12  Heat and Temperature  
12/6  41  HW 11T  The atomic structure of matter: diffusion and Brownian motion  Quiz 11  
12/8  42  Transforming energy: The first law  
12/10  43  HW 12L  Transforming organization: The second law  
12/17  FINAL EXAM (8:0012:00) 
*
UP="Understanding Physics" by
Cummings et al.
K = "College Physics" by Knight, Jones, & Field
T = "Introductory Physics: Building Understanding" by Touger
**
Substitute lecturer
University of Maryland  Physics Department  Physics 121 Home 

Last revision 3.October.2010.