## Weekly Assignments and Handouts

### August 26 to August 30

- Class & Assignment Schedule
- Units Handout
- Trigonometry Handout
- Graphical Addition of Vectors Handout
- WebAssign Online Homework System

### Module 1 Trigonometry

This course assumes Mathematics at the Trigonometry/Pre-calculus level with mastery of prior math courses including algebra, geometry. etc. This module includes a quick refresher of the most important math concepts from trigonometry we will need during this course. A few references are also provided for those students need refreshing on past math courses. A person’s proficiency in Mathematics is one of the major predictors of both future academic success and career earnings. Most academic programs leading to high paying careers have mathematics requirements at Calculus or above and require students who are numerically literate. All physics and engineering programs require incoming freshmen to take multi-course sequences in Calculus and Calculus-based physics during their Freshman year with more advanced course work beyond.

- Module Learning Objectives
- Trigonometry
- Notes (Print and Fill these in as you watch the videos)
- First Video
- Second Video
- Khan Academy Trigonometry & Precalculus
- Trigonometry in Physics Video
- Trigonometry in Physics Video 2
- Unit Circle & Algebra Video Part 1
- Unit Circle & Algebra Video Part 2
- Unit Circle & Trig Video Part 1
- Unit Circle & Trig Video Part 2

- Infinite Series
- Complex Numbers
- Binomial Expansion
- Used Math by Clifford Schwartz
- Schaum’s Outline: Mathematics for Physics Students by Rovert Steiner and Phillip Schmidt
- Online Homework

### Module 2 Units

In this module, we review several concepts that many students will have already encountered in previous science and math courses including units, dimensional analysis, scientific and engineering notations, and Fermi estimations. Mastery of these concepts is essential for students interested in careers in Physics, Engineering, Medicine, and other technical fields as well as ensuring the student’s future safety when working in industrial settings.

### September 2 to September 6

- Class & Assignment Schedule
- Vector Handout 2
- Logger Pro – Motion Graph Handouts: Position-Time, Velocity-Time, Acceleration-Time
- WebAssign Online Homework System

### Module 3 Vector

In this module, we will study scalar and vector math. Solid knowledge of vector math is essential for success in physics at all levels. Vectors behave differently than scalars. For instance, there is no such thing as vector division while there are two different ways to multiply two vectors as well as another way to multiply a vector times a scalar. Vectors also add and subtract differently than scalars. All of these operations have important applications in physics.

- Module Learning
- Vector Notes
- Introduction to Vectors & Scalars Part 1 ( pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Introduction to Vectors & Scalars Part1B (pg 45-53) – Video
- Introduction to Vectors Part 2 (pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Graphical Vector Addition (pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Multiplying a Vector in Polar Form by a Scalar (pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Adding Vectors by Components (pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Multiplying a Vector in Cartesian Form by a Scalar (pg 45-53) – Video
- Converting a Vector Into Cartesian Representation (pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Converting a Vector to Polar Representation (pg 45 – 53) – Video
- The Zero Vector (pg 45-53) – Video
- Vector Notes on Dot Product
- Vector Multiplication: Scalar (Dot) Product Part 1(pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Vector Multiplication: Scalar (Dot) Product Part 2(pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Vector Multiplication: Scalar (Dot) Product Part 3 (pg 45-53) – Video
- Online Homework

### Module 4 1-D Motion

In this module, we will begin Kinematics (the study of the motion of an object) by discussing the basic concepts that physicists use to represent the motion of an object in mathematics. We will then examine one-dimensional motion including the special case of constant acceleration. After completing the module, a student should be able to describe the motion of any object moving in a straight line since you can always rotate your coordinate axis so that the object is moving along the x-axis. In the next module, we will expand our discussion to cover multi-dimensional motion (i.e. motion along a curved path). We will not discuss the cause of acceleration in this module as this is another field of mechanics called Dynamics which will be covered in a later module after we finish Kinematics.

- Module Learning Objectives
- Printable Reference Notes
- General Definitions (pg 20-25)
- Motion Graphs (pg 36-37)
- Constant Acceleration (pg 26-35)
- Printable Acceleration Time Graph For Constant Acceleration
- Printable Velocity Time Graph For Constant Acceleration
- Printable Position Time Graph For Constant Acceleration
- Constant Acceleration (Kinematic Equations) Part 1 (pg 26-35)
- Constant Acceleration (Kinematic Equations) Part 2 (pg 26 – 35)
- Problem 1 (pg 26-35)
- Problem 2 (pg 26-35)

- Free Fall (pg 31-35)

### September 9 to September 13

### Module 4 1-D Motion

In this module, we will begin Kinematics (the study of the motion of an object) by discussing the basic concepts that physicists use to represent the motion of an object in mathematics. We will then examine one-dimensional motion including the special case of constant acceleration. After completing the module, a student should be able to describe the motion of any object moving in a straight line since you can always rotate your coordinate axis so that the object is moving along the x-axis. In the next module, we will expand our discussion to cover multi-dimensional motion (i.e. motion along a curved path). We will not discuss the cause of acceleration in this module as this is another field of mechanics called Dynamics which will be covered in a later module after we finish Kinematics.

- Module Learning Objectives
- Printable Reference Notes
- General Definitions (pg 20-25)
- Motion Graphs (pg 36-37)
- Constant Acceleration (pg 26-35)
- Free Fall (pg 31-35)

### September 16 to September 20

- Class & Assignment Schedule (pdf)
- WebAssign Online Homework System

### Module 4 1-D Motion

In this module, we will begin Kinematics (the study of the motion of an object) by discussing the basic concepts that physicists use to represent the motion of an object in mathematics. We will then examine one-dimensional motion including the special case of constant acceleration. After completing the module, a student should be able to describe the motion of any object moving in a straight line since you can always rotate your coordinate axis so that the object is moving along the x-axis. In the next module, we will expand our discussion to cover multi-dimensional motion (i.e. motion along a curved path). We will not discuss the cause of acceleration in this module as this is another field of mechanics called Dynamics which will be covered in a later module after we finish Kinematics.

- Module Learning Objectives
- Printable Reference Notes
- General Definitions (pg 20-25)
- Motion Graphs (pg 36-37)
- Constant Acceleration (pg 26-35)
- Free Fall (pg 31-35)
- Printable Outline Notes (Free Fall)
- Mechanical Universe Free Fall Video
- Free Fall Part 1 (pg 31 – 35)
- Free Fall Part 2 (pg 31 – 35)
- Free Fall Part 3 (pg 31 – 35)
- Bridge Free Fall Problem
- Free Fall Problem 2

### Module 5 2-D Motion

In this module, we will expand our study of Kinematics to multi-dimensional motion. While we could make a linear motion problem that we have studied previously into a multi-dimensional motion problem by rotating our coordinate axis so that the object doesn’t move along any of the coordinate axes, this is not usually done by physicists as it makes the math harder. Motion along a curved path with our present level of math skills requires us to deal with multi-dimensional motion. We will deal in detail with two special cases: projectile motion and circular motion. For those students who decide to go on to more advanced study at a university, you will discover in your advanced physics and math courses that there are additional coordinate systems (curvilinear coordinates) besides just polar coordinates that can simplify more complicated curved motion into simpler one dimensional or multidimensional problems.

- Printable Outline Notes on Projectile Motion
- Printable Outline Notes on Circular Motion
- Projectile Motion Part 1 (pg 54 – 62)
- Projectile Motion Part 2 (pg 54 – 62)
- Circular Motion Part 1 (pg 106-115)
- Circular Motion Part 2 (pg 106-115)
- Circular Motion Part 3 – Total Acceleration (pg 106-116)
- Circular Motion Part 4 – Uniform Circular Motion (pg 106 – 109)
- Projectile Problem 4 Part A

### September 23 to September 27

### Module 5 2-D Motion

In this module, we will expand our study of Kinematics to multi-dimensional motion. While we could make a linear motion problem that we have studied previously into a multi-dimensional motion problem by rotating our coordinate axis so that the object doesn’t move along any of the coordinate axes, this is not usually done by physicists as it makes the math harder. Motion along a curved path with our present level of math skills requires us to deal with multi-dimensional motion. We will deal in detail with two special cases: projectile motion and circular motion. For those students who decide to go on to more advanced study at a university, you will discover in your advanced physics and math courses that there are additional coordinate systems (curvilinear coordinates) besides just polar coordinates that can simplify more complicated curved motion into simpler one dimensional or multidimensional problems.

- Printable Outline Notes on Projectile Motion
- Printable Outline Notes on Circular Motion
- Projectile Motion Part 1 (pg 54 – 62)
- Projectile Motion Part 2 (pg 54 – 62)
- Circular Motion Part 1 (pg 106-115)
- Circular Motion Part 2 (pg 106-115)
- Circular Motion Part 3 – Total Acceleration (pg 106-116)
- Circular Motion Part 4 – Uniform Circular Motion (pg 106 – 109)
- Projectile Problem 4 Part A

### Module 6 Galilean Transformation

In this module, we will examine how to relate the observations made by an observer in one reference frame for objects moving at speeds much less than the speed of light to those observations made by observers in other reference frames. The equations that relate these measurements are the Galilean Transformations.

### September 30 to October 4

### Module 5 2-D Motion

In this module, we will expand our study of Kinematics to multi-dimensional motion. While we could make a linear motion problem that we have studied previously into a multi-dimensional motion problem by rotating our coordinate axis so that the object doesn’t move along any of the coordinate axes, this is not usually done by physicists as it makes the math harder. Motion along a curved path with our present level of math skills requires us to deal with multi-dimensional motion. We will deal in detail with two special cases: projectile motion and circular motion. For those students who decide to go on to more advanced study at a university, you will discover in your advanced physics and math courses that there are additional coordinate systems (curvilinear coordinates) besides just polar coordinates that can simplify more complicated curved motion into simpler one dimensional or multidimensional problems.

- Printable Outline Notes on Projectile Motion
- Printable Outline Notes on Circular Motion
- Projectile Motion Part 1 (pg 54 – 62)
- Projectile Motion Part 2 (pg 54 – 62)
- Circular Motion Part 1 (pg 106-115)
- Circular Motion Part 2 (pg 106-115)
- Circular Motion Part 3 – Total Acceleration (pg 106-116)
- Circular Motion Part 4 – Uniform Circular Motion (pg 106 – 109)
- Projectile Problem 4 Part A

### Module 7 Newton’s Laws

In this module, we will change our perspective from the study of motion to the cause of acceleration. We will discuss two of the most fundamental concepts in physics (force and inertia) and see how Newton’s Three Laws along with a well-drawn free body diagram can enable one to solve problems from the motion of planets to the flight of a baseball.

- Printable Outline Notes for Newton’s Laws
- Printable Outline Notes for incline Planes, Pulleys, etc
- Printable Outline Notes for Friction
- Newton 1st Law (pg 45 – 53)
- Forces Part 1
- Forces Part 2 (WANTf)
- How To Draw A Free Body Diagram Part 1
- How To Draw A Free Body Diagram Part 2
- Newton’s 2nd Law
- Newton’s 3rd Law
- Inclined Plane Problems (pg 94-95) Part 1
- Inclined Plane Problems (pg 94-95) Part 2
- String Problems Part 1
- String Problems Part 2
- Pulley Problems Part 1
- Pulley Problems Part 2
- Pulley Problem Part 3
- Static Friction Part 1 (pg 90-95)
- Static Friction Part 2 (pg 90-95)
- Sliding Friction
- Central Force Problems
- Friction Force Experiment – Video Analysis
- Determining The Coefficient of Static Friction Experiment – Video Analysis
- Force Problem 1 – Video
- Force Problem 2 – Video
- Static Friction Problem 1 – Video
- Kinetic Sliding Friction Problem 1 – Video
- Two Sliding Block Friction Problem (Part 1) – Video
- Two Sliding Block Friction Problem (Part 2) – Video
- More Advanced Inclined Plane Friction Problem (Part 1) – Video
- More Advanced Inclined Plane Friction Problem (Part 2) – Video
- Central Force Example 1 (Part 1) – Video
- Central Force Example 1 (Part 2) – Video
- Roller Coaster Problem (Part 1) – Video
- Roller Coaster Problem (Part 2) – Video
- Barrel of Fun – Video
- MIT Newton’s First and Second Laws
- MIT Weight, Perceived Gravity
- MIT Frictional Forces
- Mechanical Universe Newton’s Laws
- Mechanical Universe Fundamental Forces
- Khan Academy Physics
- MCAT Physics Videos
- North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics – Friction
- Drawing Free Body Diagrams – Cornel Physics 1101
- Engineering Dynamics Pulley Problem Part 1
- Engineering Dynamics Pulley Problem Part 2

### October 7 to October 11

### Module 7 Newton’s Laws

In this module, we will change our perspective from the study of motion to the cause of acceleration. We will discuss two of the most fundamental concepts in physics (force and inertia) and see how Newton’s Three Laws along with a well-drawn free body diagram can enable one to solve problems from the motion of planets to the flight of a baseball.

- Printable Outline Notes for Newton’s Laws
- Printable Outline Notes for incline Planes, Pulleys, etc
- Printable Outline Notes for Friction
- Newton 1st Law (pg 45 – 53)
- Forces Part 1
- Forces Part 2 (WANTf)
- How To Draw A Free Body Diagram Part 1
- How To Draw A Free Body Diagram Part 2
- Newton’s 2nd Law
- Newton’s 3rd Law
- Inclined Plane Problems (pg 94-95) Part 1
- Inclined Plane Problems (pg 94-95) Part 2
- String Problems Part 1
- String Problems Part 2
- Pulley Problems Part 1
- Pulley Problems Part 2
- Pulley Problem Part 3
- Static Friction Part 1 (pg 90-95)
- Static Friction Part 2 (pg 90-95)
- Sliding Friction
- Central Force Problems
- Friction Force Experiment – Video Analysis
- Determining The Coefficient of Static Friction Experiment – Video Analysis
- Force Problem 1 – Video
- Force Problem 2 – Video
- Static Friction Problem 1 – Video
- Kinetic Sliding Friction Problem 1 – Video
- Two Sliding Block Friction Problem (Part 1) – Video
- Two Sliding Block Friction Problem (Part 2) – Video
- More Advanced Inclined Plane Friction Problem (Part 1) – Video
- More Advanced Inclined Plane Friction Problem (Part 2) – Video
- Central Force Example 1 (Part 1) – Video
- Central Force Example 1 (Part 2) – Video
- Roller Coaster Problem (Part 1) – Video
- Roller Coaster Problem (Part 2) – Video
- Barrel of Fun – Video
- MIT Newton’s First and Second Laws
- MIT Weight, Perceived Gravity
- MIT Frictional Forces
- Mechanical Universe Newton’s Laws
- Mechanical Universe Fundamental Forces
- Khan Academy Physics
- MCAT Physics Videos
- North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics – Friction
- Drawing Free Body Diagrams – Cornel Physics 1101
- Engineering Dynamics Pulley Problem Part 1
- Engineering Dynamics Pulley Problem Part 2

### October 14 to October 18

### Module 7 Newton’s Laws

In this module, we will change our perspective from the study of motion to the cause of acceleration. We will discuss two of the most fundamental concepts in physics (force and inertia) and see how Newton’s Three Laws along with a well-drawn free body diagram can enable one to solve problems from the motion of planets to the flight of a baseball.

- Printable Outline Notes for Newton’s Laws
- Printable Outline Notes for incline Planes, Pulleys, etc
- Printable Outline Notes for Friction
- Newton 1st Law (pg 45 – 53)
- Forces Part 1
- Forces Part 2 (WANTf)
- How To Draw A Free Body Diagram Part 1
- How To Draw A Free Body Diagram Part 2
- Newton’s 2nd Law
- Newton’s 3rd Law
- Inclined Plane Problems (pg 94-95) Part 1
- Inclined Plane Problems (pg 94-95) Part 2
- String Problems Part 1
- String Problems Part 2
- Pulley Problems Part 1
- Pulley Problems Part 2
- Pulley Problem Part 3
- Static Friction Part 1 (pg 90-95)
- Static Friction Part 2 (pg 90-95)
- Sliding Friction
- Central Force Problems
- Friction Force Experiment – Video Analysis
- Determining The Coefficient of Static Friction Experiment – Video Analysis
- Force Problem 1 – Video
- Force Problem 2 – Video
- Static Friction Problem 1 – Video
- Kinetic Sliding Friction Problem 1 – Video
- Two Sliding Block Friction Problem (Part 1) – Video
- Two Sliding Block Friction Problem (Part 2) – Video
- More Advanced Inclined Plane Friction Problem (Part 1) – Video
- More Advanced Inclined Plane Friction Problem (Part 2) – Video
- Central Force Example 1 (Part 1) – Video
- Central Force Example 1 (Part 2) – Video
- Roller Coaster Problem (Part 1) – Video
- Roller Coaster Problem (Part 2) – Video
- Barrel of Fun – Video
- MIT Newton’s First and Second Laws
- MIT Weight, Perceived Gravity
- MIT Frictional Forces
- Mechanical Universe Newton’s Laws
- Mechanical Universe Fundamental Forces
- Khan Academy Physics
- MCAT Physics Videos
- North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics – Friction
- Drawing Free Body Diagrams – Cornel Physics 1101
- Engineering Dynamics Pulley Problem Part 1
- Engineering Dynamics Pulley Problem Part 2

### Module 3 Vector

In this module, we will study scalar and vector math. Solid knowledge of vector math is essential for success in physics at all levels. Vectors behave differently than scalars. For instance, there is no such thing as vector division while there are two different ways to multiply two vectors as well as another way to multiply a vector times a scalar. Vectors also add and subtract differently than scalars. All of these operations have important applications in physics.

- Module Learning
- Vector Notes
- Introduction to Vectors & Scalars Part 1 ( pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Introduction to Vectors & Scalars Part1B (pg 45-53) – Video
- Introduction to Vectors Part 2 (pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Graphical Vector Addition (pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Multiplying a Vector in Polar Form by a Scalar (pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Adding Vectors by Components (pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Multiplying a Vector in Cartesian Form by a Scalar (pg 45-53) – Video
- Converting a Vector Into Cartesian Representation (pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Converting a Vector to Polar Representation (pg 45 – 53) – Video
- The Zero Vector (pg 45-53) – Video
- Vector Notes on Dot Product
- Vector Multiplication: Scalar (Dot) Product Part 1(pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Vector Multiplication: Scalar (Dot) Product Part 2(pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Vector Multiplication: Scalar (Dot) Product Part 3 (pg 45-53) – Video
- Vector Notes on Cross Product – Pdf
- Vector Multiplication: Cross (Cross) Product (pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Online Homework

### Module 8 Work & Kinetic Energy

In this module, we will examine two of the most important concepts in physics, Work & Kinetic Energy. These two concepts are linked by the Work-Energy Theorem which connects our previous work on Newton’s Laws to an even more general and powerful solution technique for solving physics problems called Energy Analysis. Prior to starting this module, you will need to review the math that we will be using which is called the Dot Product. This material is in the Vector Module.

- Printable Outline Notes on Work
- Why Do We Need The Concept of “Work”?
- Formal Definition of Work
- Calculating Work For Constant Forces
- Calculating Work Over A Changing Path: Part 1
- Calculating Work Over A Changing Path: Part 2
- Calculating Work Over A Changing Path: Part 3
- Hooke’s Law and Work by variable Forces
- Printable Outline Notes on Energy
- Energy Definitions
- Work-Energy Theorem (Central Concept)
- Conservation of Mechanical Energy
- Conservation of Mechanical Energy Example 1
- Energy Analysis With Word by Non-Conservative Forces
- Khan Academy Work & Energy
- MIT Conservation of Energy
- MIT Energy
- Mechanical Universe “Conservation of Energy & Potential Energy Videos”

### October 21 to October 25

### Module 3 Vector

In this module, we will study scalar and vector math. Solid knowledge of vector math is essential for success in physics at all levels. Vectors behave differently than scalars. For instance, there is no such thing as vector division while there are two different ways to multiply two vectors as well as another way to multiply a vector times a scalar. Vectors also add and subtract differently than scalars. All of these operations have important applications in physics.

- Module Learning
- Vector Notes
- Introduction to Vectors & Scalars Part 1 ( pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Introduction to Vectors & Scalars Part1B (pg 45-53) – Video
- Introduction to Vectors Part 2 (pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Graphical Vector Addition (pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Multiplying a Vector in Polar Form by a Scalar (pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Adding Vectors by Components (pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Multiplying a Vector in Cartesian Form by a Scalar (pg 45-53) – Video
- Converting a Vector Into Cartesian Representation (pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Converting a Vector to Polar Representation (pg 45 – 53) – Video
- The Zero Vector (pg 45-53) – Video
- Vector Notes on Dot Product
- Vector Multiplication: Scalar (Dot) Product Part 1(pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Vector Multiplication: Scalar (Dot) Product Part 2(pg 45 – 53) – Video
- Vector Multiplication: Scalar (Dot) Product Part 3 (pg 45-53) – Video
- Online Homework

### Module 8 Work & Kinetic Energy

In this module, we will examine two of the most important concepts in physics, Work & Kinetic Energy. These two concepts are linked by the Work-Energy Theorem which connects our previous work on Newton’s Laws to an even more general and powerful solution technique for solving physics problems called Energy Analysis. Prior to starting this module, you will need to review the math that we will be using which is called the Dot Product. This material is in the Vector Module.

- Printable Outline Notes on Work
- Why Do We Need The Concept of “Work”?
- Formal Definition of Work
- Calculating Work For Constant Forces
- Calculating Work Over A Changing Path: Part 1
- Calculating Work Over A Changing Path: Part 2
- Calculating Work Over A Changing Path: Part 3
- Hooke’s Law and Work by variable Forces
- Printable Outline Notes on Energy
- Energy Definitions
- Work-Energy Theorem (Central Concept)
- Conservation of Mechanical Energy
- Conservation of Mechanical Energy Example 1
- Energy Analysis With Word by Non-Conservative Forces
- Khan Academy Work & Energy
- MIT Conservation of Energy
- MIT Energy
- Mechanical Universe “Conservation of Energy & Potential Energy Videos”

### Module 9 Linear Momentum

In this module, we will examine the concept of linear momentum and its connection to forces. Linear momentum is an extremely useful concept both because of its importance in understanding how the Universe works and in solving collision problems.

- Printable Outline Notes on Linear Momentum
- Definition of Linear Momentum
- New & Improve Newton II
- Impulse
- Conservation of Linear Momentum
- Elastic and Inelastic Collision
- Ballistic Pendulum Part 1
- Ballistic Pendulum Part 2
- Elastic Collision Problem Part 1
- Elastic Collision Problem Part 2
- Khan Academy Linear Momentum
- MIT Linear Momentum
- Mechanical Universe “Linear Momentum”
- Superhero Physics (Spiderman and Impulse)
- Another Ballistic Pendulum
- Giancoli Textbook Website

### October 28 to November 1

### Module 9 Linear Momentum

In this module, we will examine the concept of linear momentum and its connection to forces. Linear momentum is an extremely useful concept both because of its importance in understanding how the Universe works and in solving collision problems.

- Printable Outline Notes on Linear Momentum
- Definition of Linear Momentum
- New & Improve Newton II
- Impulse
- Conservation of Linear Momentum
- Elastic and Inelastic Collision
- Ballistic Pendulum Part 1
- Ballistic Pendulum Part 2
- Elastic Collision Problem Part 1
- Elastic Collision Problem Part 2
- Khan Academy Linear Momentum
- MIT Linear Momentum
- Mechanical Universe “Linear Momentum”
- Superhero Physics (Spiderman and Impulse)
- Another Ballistic Pendulum
- Giancoli Textbook Website

### Module 10 Center of Mass

- Printable Outline Notes on Center-of-Mass – Pdf
- Definition of the Center of Mass – Video
- Finding the Center of Mass for More Complicated Objects – Video
- Analyzing Motion of Systems Using the Center of Mass – Video
- Dog on Boat Example – Pdf
- Dog on Boat Example – Video
- Khan Academy Center of Mass
- MIT Linear Momentum
- Mechanical Universe “Linear Momentum”
- Giancoli Textbook Website

### Module 11 Rotation

- Printable Outline Notes on Rotation
- Angular Position
- Angular Velocity
- Angular Acceleration
- Relationship Between Linear and Rotation Variable (Big Board)
- Extra Problems
- Rotation Graph Problem 1
- Rotational Kinematics Problem
- Khan Academy Rotation
- MIT Rotational Motion
- Mechanical Universe “Torque”
- Ginacoli Textbook Website

### November 14 to November 8

### Module 11 Rotation

In this module, we will examine the rotational motion of objects. Using polar coordinates, we determine angular analogs for many past concepts in mechanics including position, displacement, velocity, acceleration, force, inertia, and momentum. concept of linear momentum and its connection to forces. This will will enable us to use our past experience with motion problems and symbol substitution (The Big Board) to solve a wide range of rotational motion problems including rotational motion graphs and constant angular acceleration problems.

- Module Learning Objectives
- Printable Outine Notes on Rotation
- Angular Position
- Angular Velocity
- Angular Acceleration
- Relationship Between Linear and Rotation Variable (Big Board)
- Extra Problems
- Rotation Graph Problem 1
- Rotational Kinematics Problem

### Module 12 Rotational Dynamics

In this module, we will examine Torque and Moment of Inertia (the rotational analogs of force and mass) and Newton’s Second Law for Rotation. Torque and Rotational Inertia are more complicated than their linear brethren in that their values depend upon the axis of rotation about which they are computed. The torque applied to an object by a force depends not only upon the force, but the point of application through the math of vector cross products. The moment of inertia of an object is different for different axis of rotation even though the object’s mass is the same. Furthermore an object can change it’s moment of inertia by changing how its mass is distributed (like when a skater spreads out their arms) without changing their mass.

- Printable Outline Notes on Torque
- Definition of Torque Part 1
- Definition of Torque Part 2
- Printable Outline Notes of Moment of Inertia
- Definition of Moment of Inertia
- Moment of Inertia for Particles
- Moment of Inertia for Certain Uniform Objects & Parallel Axis Theorem
- Printable Outline Notes for Newton’s 2nd Law for Rotation
- Newton’s 2nd Law for Rotation Part 1
- Newton’s 2nd Law for Rotation Part 2
- Module Learning Objectives
- Attwood Machine Problem
- Attwood Machine Part 1
- Attwood Machine Part 2
- Newton II Problem For Pulley With Mass
- Newton II Problem For Pulley With Mass
- Hoop YoYo Problem
- Hoop YoYo Problem

### November 11 to November 15

### Module 13 Angular Momentum

In this module, we will examine the concept of angular momentum and its relationship to torque. We will then discover when the angular momentum of a system is conserved. This powerful conservation law related to rotational symmetry of the Universe is of great importance in many practical situations especially analyzing central force systems.

- Angular Momentum Notes
- Definition of Angular Momentum
- Newton II and Conservation of Angular Momentum
- Module Learning Objectives
- Rotating Platform and Conservation of Angular Momentum

### Module 14 Rolling Without Slipping

In this module, we will examine rolling without slipping and the use of Chassel’s Theorem to analyze the general motion of any body. This will enable us to do energy analysis of a variety of rolling objects.

- Rolling Without Slipping Notes
- Chassel’s Theorem & General Motion Notes
- Energy Analysis of Rolling Problems Notes
- Rolling Without Slipping
- Chassel’s Theorem & General Motion
- Energy Analysis of Rolling Problems
- Day at the Races (Solution)
- Day at the Races Demonstration
- Rotational Kinetic Energy Problem
- Rotational Kinetic Energy Problem
- Hoop Rolling On An Incline
- Hoop Rolling On An Incline
- Hoop YoYo Analyzed Using Energy
- Hoop YoYo Analyzed Using Energy

### Module 15 Statics

In this module, we will examine the special case of Statics or Equilibrium as it is called by Physicists. These are problems where there is no translation acceleration or rotational equilibrium. Thus, the sum of the external forces and external torques upon the body must equal zero.

### November 18 to November 23

## Module 15 Statics

In this module, we will examine the special case of Statics or Equilibrium as it is called by Physicists. These are problems where there is no translation acceleration or rotational equilibrium. Thus, the sum of the external forces and external torques upon the body must equal zero.

- Statics Notes
- Statics
- Equilibrium Problem 1
- Equilibrium Problem 1
- Equilibrium Problem 2
- Equilibrium Problem 2

## Module 16 Fluids

In this module, we will examine fluids using the tools we have developed over the previous chapters. Because fluids can change shape and cannot handle shear stresses, we will find it convenient to rephrase our laws in terms of intensive properties (density and pressure) rather than extensive properties (mass and force). The section begins by handling static fluids and then handles ideal fluids under motion.

- Pressure
- Pressure
- Density
- Density
- Pascal’s Law (Pressure At A Depth)
- Pascal’s Law (Pressure At A Depth)
- Pascal’s Principle
- Pascal’s Principle
- Archimedes’ Principle
- Archimedes Principle
- Ideal Fluid & Streamlines
- Ideal Fluid & Streamlines
- Continuity Equation
- Continuity Equation
- Bernoulli’s Principle
- Bernoulli’s Principle
- Bernoulli’s Applications
- Module Learning Objectives
- Class & Extra Problems
- Fluid Example 1
- Fluid Example 2
- Fluid Example 3
- Fluid Example 4
- Class & Extra Problems 2
- Fluid Example 5
- Fluid Example 6
- Fluid Example 7
- Demonstration & Discussion of Archimedes’ Principle
- Demonstration & Discussion of Buoyant Force and Density
- Bed of Nails Demonstration
- Egg in a Bottle Demonstration

### Thanksgiving Break

N/A

### December 2 to December 6

### Module 17 Oscillations

In this module, we will examine oscillations using the tools we have developed previously and our knowledge of trigonometry. Oscillatory systems have great historical importance as they helped form the basis of the first accurate time measuring devices. Oscillatory systems have an even greater importance in that they are the natural response to any stable system exposed to small disturbances from crystals in electronic devices to atoms to buildings. Thus, an understanding of oscillators is essential for physics, electrical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, geology, etc.

- Simple Harmonic Oscillation
- Simple Harmonic Oscillator
- Spring-Mass
- Spring-Mass Part 1
- Spring-Mass Part 2
- Simple Pendulum
- Simple Pendulum
- Complex Numbers
- Complex Numbers Part 1
- Complex Numbers Part 2
- Complex Numbers Part 3
- Simple Harmonic Oscillator Examples
- Simple Pendulum Example
- Bar Pendulum Example

### Module 18 Waves

In this module, we will examine waves and their properties. Waves are one of the most important concepts in physics representing half of the physical world. Because a wave has no specific location like a particle, it has no position vector and obeys different rules from particles.

- Waves Definition & Terminology
- Waves Definition & Terminology Part 1
- Waves Definitions & Terminology Part 2
- Waves Definitions & Terminology Part 3
- Properties of Waves
- Reflection
- Refraction
- Diffraction
- Interference
- Speed of a Wave
- Wave Energy, Power, and Intensity
- Standing Waves
- Module Learning Objectives

### December 9 to December 13

The severe weather has caused us to lose class time. **The exam for Monday Dec 9th has been rescheduled for Wed. Dec 11th**

Prior to Thanksgiving, you were given a practice test over static fluids and statics to work in class rather than doing the exam for grade. We have now covered moving fluids, and oscillators as well so the next test will cover both the material on the practice test and this new material. Since there is too much material to cover in a single test not all learning objectives in each section will be tested. Approximately 50% will be fluids (both static and moving) and the rest split between oscillations (like the homework) and statics problems similar to the practice test. I have enclosed a copy of the practice test in case you don’t already have one along with a key for you to use in your study prep.

Monday November 25 Practice Test

- Class & Assignment Schedule
- Webassign Online Homework System

### Module 17 Oscillations

In this module, we will examine oscillations using the tools we have developed previously and our knowledge of trigonometry. Oscillatory systems have great historical importance as they helped form the basis of the first accurate time measuring devices. Oscillatory systems have an even greater importance in that they are the natural response to any stable system exposed to small disturbances from crystals in electronic devices to atoms to buildings. Thus, an understanding of oscillators is essential for physics, electrical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, geology, etc.

- Simple Harmonic Oscillation
- Simple Harmonic Oscillator
- Spring-Mass
- Spring-Mass Part 1
- Spring-Mass Part 2
- Simple Pendulum
- Simple Pendulum
- Complex Numbers
- Complex Numbers Part 1
- Complex Numbers Part 2
- Complex Numbers Part 3
- Simple Harmonic Oscillator Examples
- Simple Pendulum Example
- Bar Pendulum Example

### Module 18 Waves

In this module, we will examine waves and their properties. Waves are one of the most important concepts in physics representing half of the physical world. Because a wave has no specific location like a particle, it has no position vector and obeys different rules from particles.

- Waves Definition & Terminology
- Waves Definition & Terminology Part 1
- Waves Definitions & Terminology Part 2
- Waves Definitions & Terminology Part 3
- Properties of Waves
- Reflection
- Refraction
- Diffraction
- Interference
- Speed of a Wave
- Wave Energy, Power, and Intensity
- Standing Waves
- Module Learning Objectives

### January 6 to January 10

Because of the different starting times for various campuses as well as various campus holidays, their will not be an exam next week on Monday. As I mentioned prior to the break, we will move quickly through the material in the next couple of chapters due to time constraints so students planning to take the AP Exam in May will need to do additional work outside of class. We will review material from Chapter 11 covered before the break and then move on to consider a special case of waves (Sound) in Chapter 12.

### Module 18 Waves

In this module, we will examine waves and their properties. Waves are one of the most important concepts in physics representing half of the physical world. Because a wave has no specific location like a particle, it has no position vector and obeys different rules from particles.

- Waves Definition & Terminology
- Waves Definition & Terminology Part 1
- Waves Definitions & Terminology Part 2
- Waves Definitions & Terminology Part 3
- Properties of Waves
- Reflection
- Refraction
- Diffraction
- Interference
- Speed of a Wave
- Wave Energy, Power, and Intensity
- Standing Waves
- Module Learning Objectives

### Module 19 Sound

### January 13 to January 17

N/A

### January 20 to January 24

N/A

### January 27 to January 31

N/A

### February 3 to February 7

N/A