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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:
1-D Constant Acceleration,

Laptop Software

 

Reading Due: Chapter 1

Chapter 2

 

28

Class 1:
1-D Constant Acceleration,

Laptop Software

 

Reading Due: Chapter 1

Chapter 2

 

Everyone:

6-7:50 PM

Introduction

DCC 308

29 30

Class 2:

Vectors

2-D Motion

 

Reading Due:

Ch 3 Sec 1-7

Ch 4 Sec 1-6

 

Homework:

Ch 2: online

31

Class 2:

Vectors

2-D Motion

 

Reading Due:

Ch 3 Sec 1-7

Ch 4 Sec 1-6

 

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 2nd Law – Complex Systems

 

Reading Due:

Sample Probs.

5-5, 7, 8, 9

 

Homework:

Ch 5: online

11

Class 4:

Newton ’s 2nd Law – Complex Systems

 

Reading Due:

Sample Probs.

5-5, 7, 8, 9

 

Homework:

Ch 5: online

12 13

Class 5:

Impulse and Momentum

 

Reading Due:

Ch 9 Sec 1-6

 

Homework:

Ch 5: online

14

Class 5:

Impulse and Momentum

 

Reading Due:

Ch 9 Sec 1-6

 

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 6-7:25 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:

6-7:25 PM

26 27

Class 9:

Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy

 

Reading Due:

Ch 8 Sec 1-6

 

Homework:

Ch 7: online

28

Class 9:

Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy

 

Reading Due:

Ch 8 Sec 1-6

 

Homework:

Ch 7: online

29
6 Sep. 30 Oct. 1

Class 10:

Conservation of Energy II

 

Reading Due:

Ch 8 Sec 1-6

 

Homework:

Ch 8: online

2

Class 10:

Conservation of Energy II

 

Reading Due:

Ch 8 Sec 1-6

 

Homework:

Ch 8: online

3 4

Class 11:

Non-Conservative Forces and Collisions

 

Reading Due:

Ch 8 Sec 7-8

Ch 9 Sec 8-11

 

Homework:

Ch 8: online

5

Class 11:

Non-Conservative Forces and Collisions

 

Reading Due:

Ch 8 Sec 7-8

Ch 9 Sec 8-11

 

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 6-7

 

Homework:

Ch 10: online

19

Class 14:

Cross Product, Torque, and Angular Momentum

 

Reading Due:

Ch 3 Sec 8

Ch 11 Sec 6-7

 

Homework:

Ch 10: online

20
9 Oct. 21 22

Class 15:

Conservation of Angular Momentum

 

Reading Due:

Ch 11 Sec 8-11

 

Homework:

Ch 3: online

Ch 11: online

23

Class 15:

Conservation of Angular Momentum

 

Reading Due:

Ch 11 Sec 8-11

 

Homework:

Ch 3: online

Ch 11: online

Option. Review 6-7:25 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 1-6

 

Homework:

None

30

Class 17:

Gravitation

 

Reading Due:

Ch 13 Sec 1-6

 

Homework:

None

 

Exam #2:

6-7:25 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 1-5 and 8

 

Homework:

Ch 21: online

6

Class 19:

The Electric Field

 

Reading Due:

Ch 22 Sec 1-5 and 8

 

Homework:

Ch 21: online

7 8

Class 20:

Electric Potential

 

Reading Due:

Ch 24 Sec 1-8 and 10-11

 

Homework:

Ch 22: online

9

Class 20:

Electric Potential

 

Reading Due:

Ch 24 Sec 1-8 and 10-11

 

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 1-3

 

Homework:

Ch 22: online

Ch 24: online

16

Class 22:

The Magnetic Field

 

Reading Due:

Ch 28 Sec 1-3

 

Homework:

Ch 22: online

Ch 24: online

17

 


 

13 Nov. 18 19

Class 23:

Magnetic Forces on Moving Charges

 

Reading Due:

Ch 28 Sec 4-6

 

Homework:

None

20

Class 23:

Magnetic Forces on Moving Charges

 

Reading Due:

Ch 28 Sec 4-6

 

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 6-7:25 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 37-9,10☼

 

Homework:

None

 

4

Class 26:

Special Topic

Relativity

Optional☼

 

Reading Due:

Chapter 37
Skip 37-9,10☼

 

Homework:

None

 

Exam #3:

6-7:25 PM

5

 

6

Class 27:

Course Wrap-Up
Not Optional

 

Reading Due:

None

 

Optional Homework:

Ch 37: 1, 5, 11, 14, 17, 52*, 76*

7

Class 27:

Course Wrap-Up
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.

 

 

Welcome to Physics I at RPI for Fall 2007!

We post important announcements here, at the bottom of each page.  All of the information you need to know about the course is posted on this site.  Add it to your list of “favorite sites” (I know, I know...) and check often.

If you are using Microsoft Windows Vista, you need to upgrade to LoggerPro 3.5. Follow this link for instructions.

If you are having trouble connecting your laptop to the LabPro device when you attach the USB cable, check this possible workaround.

You can download copies of the first exam and its solutions, the second exam and its solutions, and the third exam and its solutions.

There will be Supplemental Instruction for Physics 1 by Asantha Kempitiya Mondays and Thursdays 8-10pm in DCC 235.  (This is a change from the original location.)

The optional review for exam 3 will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, in DCC 308.