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

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

**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

- Study (1D) free fall in more detail
__here__ - upcoming quiz on Wednesday, 9/26

Lab Report Format

finding the minimum and maximum gradients

with Logger Pro

Practice matching motion to graphs with __this interactive__.