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IB Physics SL (One Year) (2018-2019)

**8/16**

- Informational Packet /
__Syllabus__

**8/20**

- An introduction to the mathematical modeling of simple motion, including the concepts of average speed and Cartesian coordinates for recording direction
- Homework - Read (and solve all problems in) Chapter 1 of Perrone's book

**8/22**

- Practice vector arithmetic
__HERE__ - Explore the geometric representation of a vector
__HERE__and__HERE__- Install on your computer, first.

- Define acceleration.
- Homework - Read Chapter 2 up to page 32

**8/24**

- Graph the motion of a toy car; draw and interpret various position and velocity graphs;
__data file__ - Homework - in your Oxford IB Physics book, read pages 18-21 and 27-36 (include the Worked Examples)

**8/28**

- Quiz
- Analyze accelerated motion data in a
__spreadsheet__ - Homework - read pp. 36-38 in the Oxford book (and pp.32-33 in my book)

**8/30**

- Derive the kinematic equations
- Graph the accelerated motion in the spreadsheet above; interpret the trendlines
- Practice interpreting trendlines and using the extracted (velocity and acceleration) information to interpolate and extrapolate (
__file 1__,__file 2__) - Homework - complete Interpolations and Extrapolations; also complete Kinematics Problems (
__partial key__)

**9/4**

- Model the falling of an object; find the rate of acceleration of gravity on Earth
- Homework - read Section 1.2 in your Oxford book;
__install__Logger Pro

**9/6**

- Complete free fall data collection and graph the data
- Homework - type up the Exploration section of the lab

**9/10**

- Linearize data (
__spreadsheet__) - Complete the free fall lab
- Homework - add the max and min gradients to the graph; the finished lab is due Friday the 14th at midnight; submit it using turnitin.com

**9/12**

- Analyze the motion of a tossed ball using a motion detector and Logger Pro (
__instructions__) - Homework -

**9/14**

**test over material to date; submit lab using turnitin.com**- Homework - read pp. 39-43 in the Oxford book and sections 3.2.1, 3.2.3, 3.3.4 and 4.5 (no practice problems) in my book (Chps 3-4) (read for comprehension)

**9/18**

- Discuss relative motion and its relevance to projectile motion
- Model projectile motion

**9/20**

__Practice__solving projectile motion problems (__key__)- Homework - Study (2D) projectiles in more detail
__here__; also complete the problems on page 49 in my book (Chapter 4) - Study
__this animation__of a launched projectile

**9/24**

__Analyze__the motion of an Angry Bird; is it on Earth?- Analyze projectile motion graphs
- Study (1D) free fall in more detail
__here__ - Homework - complete the
__packet__of projectile "nTIPERs"

**9/26**

- quiz over free fall and projectile motion
- Homework - complete the Deduction/Induction handout

**9/28**

- The Laws of Nature (
__PowerPoint__) - Homework - read through page 20 in the new booklet (and do the math!)

**10/2**

- Scientific Laws and What They Say:
__read me__ - Review Newton's 2nd Law
- Discover the various types of forces that operate in our world (follow this
__guide__and answer questions in your class notebook) - Homework - complete the handout in which you explain something about graphs, and read the short essay, Scientific Laws and What They Say

**10/4**

- Laboratory
__investigation__of Newton's Second Law (using Method 2) - Homework - read and take notes on pp. 44-51 in the Oxford book, and read pp. 21-30 in my book (do the included practice problems)

**10/11**

- complete data analysis for the Second Law lab
- discuss and use Newton's Law of Gravity
- Homework - read pp. 58-60 in the Oxford book (in preparation for indoor skydiving); read pp. 31-45 in my book; complete the Second Law lab (analysis and conclusion only)

**10/15**

- discuss the calculation of gravity, the difference between mass and weight, and what it means to be weightless
- draw and label a free-body diagram
- Homework - read over the
__handouts__and try the included problems; also, please update your lab data (as we discussed in class) and turn in the lab, using turnitin.com, by Friday's class

**10/17**

- draw free-body diagrams and
__calculate__the acceleration of various objects - Homework - complete pp. 45-56 in my book (read as needed, solve all problems)

**10/19**

- model the sliding of a box down a hill
- Homework - read pp. 54-57 in the Oxford book and do p.61 in my book

**10/23**

- model hanging signs (an example of static equilibrium); review for the quiz

**10/25**

- quiz on drawing free-body diagrams, quantifying the forces, and working out the object's acceleration
- Homework - complete the handout; read pp.63-64 in my book

**10/29**

- discuss Newton's Third Law
- Homework - read pp.62-64 in the
**Oxford book**

**10/31**

- define and discuss work and energy and their relationship to one another
- Homework [Quiz Grade] - Video yourself asking two individuals (not juniors or seniors in high school) what it means to be weightless and record their responses. Then, in 1 min 30 sec or less, clearly explain what it means to be weightless. Also specifically address any misconceptions offered by the interviewees. Don't say too little; show what you know.
**Plan what you are going to say before you say it!**You do not need to appear in the video throughout, but I should see you at least some and hear you for the entire post-interview section. Props, diagrams and photos can be used, if desired. Upload this video to this__shared Google folder__by the end of Sunday, 11/4.

**11/5**

- define kinetic energy and gravitational potential energy; show how total work done on an object equals its change in KE; identify the area under a Force-Position graph as work
- Homework - complete the
__handout__(with F-d graphs and W=∆KE) and read the blue packet (okay? the first section, the section on KE, and then skim the rest)

**11/7**

- test

**11/9**

- analyse motion using energy conservation, with and without friction
- potential energy
__handout__ - Homework - complete this Work-Energy
__packet__(__answer key__), and read the rest of the Energy chapter in your Oxford book

**11/13**

- model, then measure, the coefficient of kinetic friction for an object sliding down a wooden board; perform a complete uncertainty analysis
- Homework - complete the lab: calculate the coefficient with its proper uncertainty

**11/15**

__practice__propagation of uncertainties- practice solving
__word problems__using the concepts of work and energy

We will have a **quiz **on Wednesday after Thanksgiving break. The quiz will cover work, energy and propagation of uncertainties.

**Coming Up:** A few days after returning from Thanksgiving break, I will assign "the mousetrap car project", in which you will need to design and build a small car powered by a single mousetrap. The project also includes a video recording of you explaining the physics behind the car's operation. Stay tuned! They're pretty fun to build and race! [__project details__] - __video help__

**11/26**

~~discuss elastic potential energy and energy conversions in a swinging pendulum~~- elastic potential energy
__problems__ __energy questions__(hand in your typed-up responses on Friday, for a grade)- read a short overview of gravitational and elastic PE
__here__, if you need to - Homework - complete the IB exam problems passed out in a previous class along with the elastic PE packet

**11/28**

- quiz on work, energy and propagation of uncertainties
- the Mousetrap Car
__Project__is to be completed at home and turned in on Dec 12 (the car should be brought to class and the video submitted__here__) - Homework - type up answers to the 3 energy questions (maybe a half-page, double-spaced per question, but it doesn't have to be exactly a half-page; I'm really looking for effort and a real attempt to think through these questions)

**11/30**

- define and
__calculate__power - define momentum and impulse; calculate impulse from a force-time graph (
__practice__) - Homework - complete the force-time graph practice (
__key__); you should probably start working on your mousetrap-car project

**12/4**

- use the principle of momentum conservation to model two-body collisions and explosions
- Homework - complete the momentum practice
__problems__(answer__key__); read pp. 73-79 in your Oxford book

**12/6**

- Conservation of Momentum
__lab__(due 12/14 through turnitin.com)

**12/10**

- quiz over impulse and momentum (review the momentum practice problems and force-time graph problems)
- discussion of internal (thermal) energy

Lab Report Format

finding the minimum and maximum gradients

with Logger Pro

Practice matching motion to graphs with __this interactive__.

help with reading projectile motion graphs

iFLY indoor skydiving

Unit One-Page Overviews

1.1 Measurements in physics

1.2 Uncertainties and errors

1.3 Vectors and scalars

2.1 Motion

2.2 Forces

2.3 Work, Energy, and Power

2.4 Momentum