# Physics 121 Schedule Fall 2010

## (Note: This schedule is TENTATIVE and subject to frequent change)

 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 mistake-avoidance strategy Quiz 1 9/15 7 Velocity graphs and examples 9/17 8 UP 2.1-2.4 K 2.1-2.3 T 2.1-2.3 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 2.4-2.5, T 2.4-2.6 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 -- Free-body 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 (8:00-12:00)

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UP="Understanding Physics" by Cummings et al.
K = "College Physics" by Knight, Jones, & Field
T = "Introductory Physics: Building Understanding" by Touger

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Substitute lecturer

## RETURNS

University of Maryland Physics Department Physics 121 Home

Edward F. Redish
Department of Physics
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301) 405-6120
Email: redish@physics.umd.edu

Last revision 3.October.2010.