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Topics and Reading Schedule – Fall 2007
Reading assignments are listed under the class period they are
due.
Homework assignments are also listed under the class period
they are due.
Problems marked with "*" are challenging problems
for many students.
denotes that laptops will be used in the class activity that day.
Week

Sun

Monday

Tuesday

Wed

Thursday

Friday

Sat

1

Aug.
27

27
Class 1:
1D
Constant Acceleration,
Laptop
Software
Reading
Due: Chapter 1
Chapter 2

28
Class 1:
1D
Constant Acceleration,
Laptop
Software
Reading
Due: Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Everyone:
67:50
PM
Introduction
DCC
308

29

30
Class 2:
Vectors
2D Motion
Reading Due:
Ch 3 Sec 17
Ch 4 Sec 16
Homework:
Ch 2: online

31
Class
2:
Vectors
2D Motion
Reading Due:
Ch 3 Sec 17
Ch 4 Sec 16
Homework:
Ch 2: online

Sep.
1

2 
Sep.
2

3
No Classes
Labor
Day

4
No Physics 1 Classes

5

6
Class 3:
Newton
’s Laws of Motion
Reading Due:
Chapter 5
Homework:
Ch 3: online
Ch 4: online

7
Class 3:
Newton
’s Laws of Motion
Reading Due:
Chapter 5
Homework:
Ch 3: online
Ch 4: online

8

3 
Sep.
9

10
Class 4:
Newton
’s 2^{nd}
Law – Complex Systems
Reading Due:
Sample Probs.
55, 7, 8, 9
Homework:
Ch 5: online

11
Class 4:
Newton
’s 2^{nd}
Law – Complex Systems
Reading Due:
Sample Probs.
55, 7, 8, 9
Homework:
Ch 5: online

12

13
Class
5:
Impulse
and Momentum
Reading Due:
Ch 9 Sec 16
Homework:
Ch 5: online

14
Class
5:
Impulse
and Momentum
Reading Due:
Ch 9 Sec 16
Homework:
Ch 5: online

15

4 
Sep.
16

17
Class
6:
Conservation of Momentum
Reading Due:
Ch 9 Sec 7
Homework:
Ch 9: online

18
Class
6:
Conservation of Momentum
Reading Due:
Ch 9 Sec 7
Homework:
Ch
9: online
Option.
Review 67:25 PM

19

20
Class 7:
Review for Exam 1
Reading Due:
None
Homework:
Ch 9: online

21
Class 7:
Review for Exam 1
Reading Due:
None
Homework:
Ch 9: online

22

5 
Sep.
23

24
Class 8:
Kinetic Energy and Work
Reading Due:
Ch 3 Sec 8 (not vector product)
Chapter 7
Homework:
None

25
Class 8:
Kinetic Energy and Work
Reading Due:
Ch 3 Sec 8 (not vector product)
Chapter 7
Homework:
None
Exam
#1:
67:25 PM

26

27
Class 9:
Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy
Reading Due:
Ch 8 Sec 16
Homework:
Ch 7: online

28
Class 9:
Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy
Reading Due:
Ch 8 Sec 16
Homework:
Ch 7: online

29

6 
Sep.
30

Oct.
1
Class 10:
Conservation of Energy II
Reading Due:
Ch 8 Sec 16
Homework:
Ch 8: online

2
Class 10:
Conservation of Energy II
Reading Due:
Ch 8 Sec 16
Homework:
Ch 8: online

3

4
Class 11:
NonConservative Forces and Collisions
Reading Due:
Ch 8 Sec 78
Ch 9 Sec 811
Homework:
Ch 8: online

5
Class 11:
NonConservative Forces and Collisions
Reading Due:
Ch 8 Sec 78
Ch 9 Sec 811
Homework:
Ch 8: online

6

7 
Oct.
7

8
No Classes

9
Monday Schedule
No Physics 1 Classes

10

11
Class 12:
Uniform
Circular Motion
Reading Due:
Ch 4 Sec 7
Ch 6 Sec 5
Homework:
Ch 8: online
Ch 9: online

12
Class 12:
Uniform
Circular Motion
Reading Due:
Ch 4 Sec 7
Ch 6 Sec 5
Homework:
Ch 8: online
Ch 9: online

13

8 
Oct
14

15
Class 13:
General Rotational Motion
Reading Due:
Chapter 10
Homework:
Ch 4: online
Ch
6: online

16
Class 13:
General Rotational Motion
Reading Due:
Chapter 10
Homework:
Ch 4: online
Ch
6: online

17

18
Class 14:
Cross Product, Torque, and Angular Momentum
Reading Due:
Ch 3 Sec 8
Ch 11 Sec 67
Homework:
Ch 10: online

19
Class 14:
Cross Product, Torque, and Angular Momentum
Reading Due:
Ch 3 Sec 8
Ch 11 Sec 67
Homework:
Ch 10: online

20

9 
Oct.
21

22
Class 15:
Conservation of Angular Momentum
Reading Due:
Ch 11 Sec 811
Homework:
Ch
3: online
Ch 11: online

23
Class 15:
Conservation of Angular Momentum
Reading Due:
Ch 11 Sec 811
Homework:
Ch
3: online
Ch 11: online
Option.
Review 67:25 PM

24

25
Class 16:
Review for Exam 2
Reading Due:
None
Homework:
Ch 11: online

26
Class 16:
Review for Exam 2
Reading Due:
None
Homework:
Ch 11: online

27

10 
Oct.
28

29
Class 17:
Gravitation
Reading Due:
Ch 13 Sec 16
Homework:
None

30
Class 17:
Gravitation
Reading Due:
Ch 13 Sec 16
Homework:
None
Exam #2:
67:25 PM

31

Nov.
1
Class 18:
Coulomb’s Law
Reading Due:
Chapter 21
Homework:
Ch 13: online

2
Class 18:
Coulomb’s Law
Reading Due:
Chapter 21
Homework:
Ch 13: online

3

11 
Nov.
4

5
Class 19:
The Electric Field
Reading Due:
Ch 22 Sec 15 and 8
Homework:
Ch 21: online

6
Class 19:
The Electric Field
Reading Due:
Ch 22 Sec 15 and 8
Homework:
Ch 21: online

7

8
Class 20:
Electric Potential
Reading Due:
Ch 24 Sec 18 and 1011
Homework:
Ch 22: online

9
Class 20:
Electric Potential
Reading Due:
Ch 24 Sec 18 and 1011
Homework:
Ch 22: online

10

12 
Nov.
11

12
Class 21:
Thinking About Electric Fields and Potential
Reading Due:
Review Chapters 22 and 24
Homework:
Ch 24: online

13
Class 21:
Thinking About Electric Fields and Potential
Reading Due:
Review Chapters 22 and 24
Homework:
Ch 24: online

14

15
Class 22:
The Magnetic Field
Reading Due:
Ch 28 Sec 13
Homework:
Ch 22: online
Ch 24: online

16
Class 22:
The Magnetic Field
Reading Due:
Ch 28 Sec 13
Homework:
Ch 22: online
Ch 24: online

17

13 
Nov.
18

19
Class 23:
Magnetic Forces on Moving Charges
Reading Due:
Ch 28 Sec 46
Homework:
None

20
Class 23:
Magnetic Forces on Moving Charges
Reading Due:
Ch 28 Sec 46
Homework:
None

21

22
Thanksgiving Vacation

23
Thanksgiving Vacation

24

14 
Nov.
25

26
Class 24:
e/m Ratio for the Electron
Reading Due:
None
Homework:
Ch 28: online

27
Class 24:
e/m Ratio for the Electron
Reading Due:
None
Homework:
Ch 28: online
Option. Review 67:25 PM

28

29
Class 25:
Review for Exam 3
Reading Due:
None
Homework:
None

30
Class 25:
Review for Exam 3
Reading Due:
None
Homework:
None

Dec.
1

15 
Dec.
2

3
Class 26:
Special Topic
Relativity
Optional☼
Reading Due:
Chapter 37
Skip 379,10☼
Homework:
None

4
Class 26:
Special Topic
Relativity
Optional☼
Reading Due:
Chapter 37
Skip 379,10☼
Homework:
None
Exam
#3:
67:25 PM

5

6
Class 27:
Course WrapUp
Not Optional
Reading Due:
None
Optional
Homework☼:
Ch 37: 1, 5, 11, 14, 17, 52*, 76*

7
Class 27:
Course WrapUp
Not Optional
Reading Due:
None
Optional
Homework☼:
Ch 37: 1, 9, 3, 12, 19, 54*, 78*

8

16 
Dec.
9

10
Study Day

11
Study Day

12
Finals

13
Finals Week

14
Finals Week

15

17 
Dec
16

17
Finals Week

18
Finals Week

19

20

21

22

☼
Class 26 reading, activity, lecture, and homework due for Class 27 are optional
for students who are in need of extra activity and/or homework points, or for
students who are simply curious. This
material will not be covered on the final exam.
Class 27 is not optional.
