## Schedule -- Peel

Notes:

• This schedule is tentative and subject to change.
• RECITATIONS/LABS BEGIN 9/8
• For the Reading Assignments, you need to ask a question online in Webassign on (usually) two of the assigned readings. These are generally due at NOON the previous day and worth about 3 participation points each. Yes, they add up.
• Some slides will be posted in Adobe pdf format on Canvas after the class (never before!) takes place. Note that these slides only represent a skeleton of the presentation and will rarely include solutions to problems and questions posed, derivations, or representations of class discussions. If you miss a class, these notes do not suffice to fill you in on what happened! Be sure to check with someone who actually attended!

#### Week 1

No Recitation No Lab
T 9/2 1 1 Introduction to the class
1.1 The disciplines: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Math
1.1.1 Science as making models
1.1.4 What Physics can do for Biologists
1.2 Thinking about Thinking and Knowing
1.2.1 The nature of scientific knowledge
Why is this class different? Bring your clickers!
Th 9/4 2 2. Modeling with mathematics
2.1 Using math in science
2.1.1 How math in science is different from math in math
2.1.2 Measurement
2.1.3 Dimensions and units
2.1.3.1 Complex dimensions and dimensional analysis
2.1.3.2 Changing units
2.1.4 Estimation
2.1.4.1 Useful numbers
Measurement and Math: Dimensions and Units
Thinking vs. intution
Estimation

#### Week 2

Recitation: How big is a worm Lab 0: Survey and Intro
T 9/9 3 I-1 Interlude 1: The Main Question: How do things move?
3 Kinematics: Where and When?
3.1.1 Coordinates
3.1.2 Vectors
3.1.3 Time
3.1.4 Kinematics Graphs
Measurement: Dimensions and Units II
Beginning kinematics
Quiz 1
Th 9/11 4 2.2.5 Values, change, and rates of change
2.2.5.1 Derivatives
2.2.5.1.1 What is a derivative, anyway?
3.2 Kinematic Variables
3.2.1 Velocity
3.2.1.1 Average velocity
3.2.1.2 Instantaneous velocity
3.2.1.3 Calculating with average velocity
Coordinates and graphs
Making sense of x, v, a vs. t

#### Week 3

Recitation: The cat and the antelope Lab 1a: Quantifying motion from Images and Videos
T 9/16 5 3.2.2 Acceleration
3.2.2.1 Average acceleration
3.2.2.2 Instantaneous acceleration
3.2.2.3 Calculating with constant acceleration
4.1 Newton's Laws
4.1.1 Physical content of Newton's Laws
4.1.1.1 Object egotism
Rate of change and velocity: instantaneous and average
Derivatives; antiderivatives
Quiz 2
Th 9/18 6 4.1.1.2 Inertia
4.1.1.3 Interactions
4.1.1.4 Superposition:
4.1.1.5 Mass
4.1.1.6 Reciprocity
4.1.2.2 Newton 0
Wrapping up kinematics
Developing intution for x, v, a

#### Week 4

Recitation: Forces for objects & systems Lab 1b: Quantifying motion from Images and Videos
T 9/23 7 4.1.2.2.1 Free-body diagrams
4.1.2.2.2 System Schema Introduction
4.1.2.4 Newton's 2nd law
4.1.2.4.1 Reading the content in Newton's 2nd law
4.1.2.4.2 Newton 2 as a stepping rule
4.1.2.4.2.1 Newton 2 on a spreadsheet
Acceleration
Hints of Newton's laws (What's a force?)
Quiz 3
Th 9/25 8 4.1.2.5 Newton's 3rd law
4.1.2.5.1 Using system schemas for Newton's 3rd law
4.1.2 Formulation of Newton's Laws as foothold principles
4.1.2.1 Quantifying impulse and force
System Schema
Free Body Diagrams
The dreaded inclined plane (Newton in 3D)
What's a force? (continued)
Th 9/25 8.5! 4.1.2.3 Newton's 1st law (sorry it was out of order!)

#### Week 5

Recitation: The spring constant of DNA Lab 2a: Inferring force characteristics from motion analysis
T 9/30 9 4.2 Kinds of Forces
4.2.1 Springs
4.2.1.1 Realistic springs
4.2.1.2 Normal forces
4.2.1.2.1 A simple model of solid matter
4.2.1.3 Tension forces
4.2.2 Resistive forces
4.2.2.1 Friction
Newton 2 and 3 (how NOT to look at N3)
Forces: Springs, tension, normal, and friction forces
Quiz 4
Th 10/2 10 4.2.2.2 Viscosity
4.2.2.3 Drag
4.2.3 Gravitational forces
4.2.3.1 Flat-earth gravity
4.2.3.1.1 Free-fall in flat-earth gravity
4.2.3.3 The gravitational field
Viscosity and drag,
Gravity

#### Week 6

Recitation: Motion of a paramecium Lab 2b: Inferring force characteristics from motion analysis
T 10/7 11 MIDTERM 1 (on lectures 1-10)
Th 10/9 12 4.2.4 Electric forces
4.2.4.1 Charge and the structure of matter
4.2.4.2 Polarization
4.2.4.3 Coulomb's law
Kinds of forces, charges

#### Week 7

Recitation: Electrostatic force and Hydrogen bonds
Lab 3a: Observing Brownian motion
T 10/14 13 4.2.4.3.1 Coulomb's law -- vector character
4.2.4.3.2 Reading the content in Coulomb's law

Charges, induction,
Coulomb's law

Quiz 5
Th 10/16 14 4.2.4.4 The Electric field
4.3 Coherent vs. random motion

Go over exam

#### Week 8

Recitation: Electrophoresis Lab 3b: Observing Brownian motion
T 10/21 15 4.3.1 Linear momentum
4.3.1.1 Restating Newton's 2nd law: momentum
4.3.1.2 Momentum conservation

Momentum

Quiz 6
Th 10/23 16 4.3.2 The role of randomness: Biological implications
4.3.2.1 Diffusion and random walks
4.3.2.2 Fick's law
Emergence, random motion

#### Week 9

Recitation: Gas properties and pressure Lab 3c: Observing Brownian motion
T 10/28 17 5. Macro models of matter
5.1.1 Density-solids
5.1.2 Young's modulus
5.1.6 Soft matter
5.1.6.1 Mechanical properties of cells

Random motion, diffusion

Quiz 7
Th 10/30 18 5.2 Fluids
5.2.1 Pressure
7.1 Kinetic theory: the ideal gas law

Kinetic theory of gases

Pressure

#### Week 10

Recitation: Diffusion in cells Lab 4a: Brownian motion vs. directed forces
T 11/4 19 I-2: Interlude 2: The Micro to Macro Connection
3.1.2.3 The gradient: a vector derivative
5.2.2 Archimedes' Principle
5.2.3 Buoyancy
5.2.5.2.1 Surface tension
Fluids: Buoyancy, surface tension Quiz 8
Th 11/6 20 5.2.6 Fluid flow
5.2.6.1 Quantifying fluid flow
5.2.6.2 The continuity equation
5.2.6.3 Internal flow -- the HP equation
Continuity (A1v1 = A2v2)

Fluid flow (or why arteriosclerosis is worse than you think)

#### Week 11

Recitation: Fluid flow
• Estimating capillaries
• Hold the mayo
Lab 4b: Brownian motion vs. directed forces
T 11/11 21 6. Energy: The Quantity of Motion
6.1 Kinetic energy and the work-energy theorem
6.1.1 Reading the content in the Work-Energy theorem
Quiz 9
Th 11/13 22 MIDTERM 2

#### Week 12

Recitation: Energy skate park and collisions Lab 5a: Motion and Work in living systems
T 11/18 23 6.2 Energy of place -- potential energy
6.2.1 Gravitational potential energy
6.2.2 Spring potential energy
6.2.3 Electric potential energy

Go over exam

Th 11/20 24

#### Week 13

No Recitation No Lab
T 11/25 25

Potential energy

Energy conservation

Quiz 10

#### Week 14

Recitation: Protein stability Lab 5b: Motion and Work in living systems
T 12/2 26 5.3 Heat and temperature
5.3.2 Thermal properties of matter
5.3.2.1 Thermal energy and specific heat
5.3.2.2 Heat capacity
5.3.2.3 Heat transfer

Energy and heat

(No quiz)
Th 12/4 27 7. Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
7.2 The 1st law of thermodynamics
7.3 The 2nd law of thermodynamics
7.4.1 Why we need a 2nd Law of Thermodynamics
Electric PE and molecular forces

#### Week 15

Recitation: Temperature regulation Lab: Makeup lab and survey
T 12/9 28     Quiz 11
Th 12/11 29 No reading for the last day

Heat and temperature

#### Exam Week

TBD FINAL EXAM Location TBD