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!
Date  Class  Reading  Content  Quiz 

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  I1 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 Freebody 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 Flatearth gravity 4.2.3.1.1 Freefall in flatearth 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 110)  
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, 
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 Densitysolids 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  I2: 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 (A_{1}v_{1} = A_{2}v_{2}) Fluid flow (or why arteriosclerosis is worse than you think) 

Week 11 
Recitation: Fluid flow

Lab 4b: Brownian motion vs. directed forces  
T 11/11  21  6. Energy: The Quantity of Motion 6.1 Kinetic energy and the workenergy theorem 6.1.1 Reading the content in the WorkEnergy 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  6.3 The conservation of mechanical energy 

Week 13 
No Recitation  No Lab  
T 11/25  25  6.4.1 Energy at the submolecular level 
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 



TBD  FINAL EXAM  Location TBD 