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# Physics 1500 Preparation for College Physics

Evolving Provisional Agenda
Fall Semester 2016

Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4,
Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8,
Week 9, Week 10, Week 11, Week 12,
Week 13, Week 14, Week 15 Week 16

Week 01
*) Monday August 21st (No class)
*) Wednesday August 23rd (No class)
1) Friday August 25th
• Presentation of the class
• Quantities in physics: units, dimensions, precision
• Working symbolically (we will be using some greek letters so it is worth reviewing that)
Week 02
2) Monday August 28th
• Multiple Choice Questions, Chapter 1 in INTRODUCTORY MECHANICS
3) Wednesday August 30th
• Continued Multiple Choice Questions, Chapter 1 in INTRODUCTORY MECHANICS
4) Friday September 1st
• Continued Multiple Choice Questions, Chapter 1 in INTRODUCTORY MECHANICS
• Quizz 01 and it's solution

Week 03
*) Monday September 4th (Labor Day, No class)
5) Wednesday September 7th
• Finish Multiple Choice Questions, Chapter 1 in INTRODUCTORY MECHANICS
• Problems, Chapter 1 in INTRODUCTORY MECHANICS
6) Friday September 8th
• Quiz on trigonometry functions: Questions & Answers
• You need to have read the introduction section of Chapter 2: Kinematics in 1-D in INTRODUCTORY MECHANICS and prepare questions as needed
• You may like to read this short not on velocity and acceleration in one dimension
• Read and think about the fist 7 Multiple Choice Questions (2.1 to 2.7)

Week 04
7) Monday September 11th
• You need to have read the introduction section of Chapter 2: Kinematics in 1-D in INTRODUCTORY MECHANICS and prepare the multiple choice questions
• We will continue the discussion on the relations between position, velocity and acceleration
• We will start a short calculus review.
8) Wednesday September 13th
• We continued with the calculus review.
• We wrote equation of motion for uniform motion and uniformly accelerated motion.
9) Friday September 15th
• We will cover a little more calculus
• We will cover Taylor expansions
• See this note
• See these practice exercises

Week 05
10) Monday September 18th (Class with Wayne and Mei-Hui)
• More derivative practice
11) Wednesday September 20th (Class with Wayne and Mei-Hui)
12) Friday September 22nd (Class with Wayne and Mei-Hui)

Week 06
13) Monday September 25th (Class with Wayne and Mei-Hui)
14) Wednesday September 27th (Class with Wayne and Mei-Hui)
15) Friday September 29th (Class with Wayne and Mei-Hui)

Week 07
16) Monday October 2nd (Class with Wayne and Mei-Hui)
17) Wednesday October 4th (Class with Wayne and Mei-Hui)
18) Friday October 6th MIDTERM

Week 08
*) Monday October 9th (Fall break)
*) Wednesday October 11th (Fall break)
*) Friday October 13th (Fall break)

Week 09
19) Monday October 16td (Class with Mei-Hui)
• You reviewed the midterm
20) Wednesday October 18th (From this point on Stephan will be back)
21) Friday October 20th

Week 10
22) Monday October 23th
• We continued with circular motion exercises (Problems 3.3, 3.3, and 3.20)
23) Wednesday October 25th
• We continued with circular motion exercises (Problems 3.21, 3.22, and we will discuss a problem about a roller coaster loop)
24) Friday October 27th
• We started working on Chapter 4

Week 11
25) Monday October 30th
• Chapter 4 continued
26) Wednesday Novembber 1st
• Chapter 4 continued
27) Friday November 3rd
• Chapter 4 continued

Week 12
28) Monday November 6th
• Chapter 4 continued
• We talked about the differential equation describing the motion of a mass attached to a spring. You may go over this in more detail in this note and also start seeing how such equation can be solved numerically.
29) Wednesday Novembber 8th
• Chapter 4 continued
30) Friday November 10th
• Chapter 4 continued

Week 13
31) Monday November 13th
• Chapter 4 continued
32) Wednesday Novembber 15th
• Chapter 4 continued
33) Friday November 17th MIDTERM

Week 14
34) Monday November 20th
• Chapter 5: Energy; read the introductive material and the multiple choice questions.
35) Wednesday Novembber 22nd
• Chapter 5: Energy; continued
*) Friday November 24th (Thanksgiving)

Week 15
36) Monday November 27th
• Chapter 5: Energy; continued
37) Wednesday Novembber 29th
• Chapter 6: Momentum; read the introductive material and the multiple choice questions.
38) Friday December 1st
• Chapter 6: Momentum; continued

Week 16
39) Monday December 4th
• Chapter 6: Momentum; continued
40) Wednesday Decembber 6th (Last class)
• Numerical solving of the simple pendulum.
• Excel sheet for the numerical solution of the harmonic oscillator and simple pendulum.