Kinematics

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Aug 28 - Sep 1

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  • Syllabus
  • Lab Safety Contract (we will not be handling chemicals and seldom work with glassware)
  • Both you and a parent should read the syllabus and safety contract, then acknowledge that you have done so by completing this form within the first three days of school

  • Read and complete exercises in Chapter 1: An Introduction to Physics
  • Primary objective: study a mathematical model for average speed; define a vector (with its two representations) and the Cartesian coordinate system; discuss distance and displacement
  • See homework in Calendar above. Note: HW is posted on the date it is due! Not the date it is assigned.

Sep 5 - Sep 8

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  • 2nd pd: complete the Reading Guide for Chapter 1 by Tuesday's class
  • 2nd pd: Quiz on Thursday over Chapter 1 and Section 0.3 of Chapter 2
  • B day: complete the Reading Guide for Chapter 1 by Friday's class

  • Read and complete exercises in Chapter 2: Kinematics
  • Primary objective: differentiate among and calculate displacement, distance, velocity, speed, and acceleration; be able to explain the importance of a reference frame

 

Sep 11 - Sep 15

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  • B day: Quiz on Tuesday over Chapter 1 and Section 0.3 of Chapter 2
  • Extra Practice Problems for Chapter 1 and Section 0.3 of Chapter 2 (Acceleration)

 

Stop Motion Video Project

 

- instructions

due date: 9/27-28

Sep 18 - Sep 22

  • Begin reading Chapter 4: Data Analysis and Projectiles
  • Work on Stop Motion Video Project
  • 2nd pd: Quiz on Thursday over motion graphs (B day quiz is next Tuesday)

 

  • Practice matching motion to graphs with this interactive
  • Find additional instruction and help on the webpage Kinematics 2, on this website
  • Find additional practice at dev.physicslab.org: page 1, page 2 and page 3
  • Primary objective: create position-time and velocity-time graphs from data; gain comfort "reading" graphs and drawing the corresponding velocity-time graph for any given position-time graph

 

Watch this excellent video on vectors by 3Blue1Brown.

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Watch this interesting explanation of vectors by Edward Frenkel in an episode of Numberphile.

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Sep 25 - Sep 29

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  • Work on Stop Motion Video Project
  • B day: Quiz on Tuesday over motion graphs
  • Unit 1 Test on Friday/Monday(the 2nd)
  • Absent Wednesday or Thursday? Read this webpage before the test!
  • Unit 1 Test Review   (Answer Key)
  • Primary objective: create position-time and velocity-time graphs from data; add trend lines and properly interpret those trend lines as motion models; complete the Stop Motion Video Project

 

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  • ​​Primary objective: collect position-time data from a video of a moving object, graph that data, add trend lines, and interpret the trend lines to obtain high-level information about the object

 

Oct 2 - Oct 6

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Parabolas in the NFL: the physics of a football punt

Oct 10 - Oct 13

  • Complete Chapter 4: Data Analysis and Projectiles
  • Projectile Motion Practice Problems (with answers)
  • Thursday: B day: use Logger Pro to determine the acceleration of the "angry" bird in this video clip (set the scale so that the bird is 0.25 m tall), showing your work in your notebook; then read Chapter 4, section 0.5, in your booklet and do the following practice problems (pages 18-21); take home and complete the Conceptual Questions (linked at right but also available in class)
  • Find helpful instructional videos here. (See Chapter 3.) This "video book" is sponsored by the Texas Education Agency.
  • Primary objective: track the position and velocity of projectiles
  • Investigation of projectile motion (using a PhET simulation)
  • Discuss relative motion
  • Review for test
  • Thurs/Fri: Quiz over projectiles

  • Primary objective: track the position and velocity of projectiles

Oct 16 - Oct 20

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