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IB Physics SL+HL (Two Years) (2018-2019*) *year 1 of 2

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

**8/17**

- Informational Packet /
__Syllabus__

**8/21**

- 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

____**8/23**

- Graph the motion of a toy car and make sense of the trendline; draw and interpret various position and velocity graphs

**8/27**

- Define acceleration and derive the kinematic equations
- Analyze accelerated motion data in a
__spreadsheet__ - Homework - Read pp. 27-38 in the Oxford book (pay close attention to the Worked examples)

**8/29**

- Quiz
- 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 interpolation and extrapolation practice problems

**8/31**

- Review the writings of Aristotle and Galileo on the nature of falling objects (and the existence of
*void*) - Practice solving motion
__problems__ - Homework - complete the 10 Kinematics Problems (
__partial key__) and read pp.5-13 in Perrone's book, Chapters 3 & 4; you don't need to solve problems in the book

**9/5**

- Discuss
__uncertainties in measurement__ - Conduct laboratory investigation in which we determine the rate of gravitational acceleration
- Homework - read Section 1.2 in the Oxford book;
__install__Logger Pro

**9/7**

- Linearize data (
__spreadsheet__) - Complete data collection and analysis for free fall lab
- Homework - type up the Exploration portion of the lab; try to linearize the data (6th pd) and find the min and max gradients (both 5th and 6th pds); the video above helps with the mins and maxes; 6th pd - linearization is explained in
__this video__(watch from 3:00 to 5:50), what she does to charge, you should do to time

**9/11**

- Complete the free fall lab
- Practice interpreting motion data
- Homework - the finished lab is due Thursday the 13th at midnight; submit it using turnitin.com

**9/13**

**turn in the lab using turnitin.com (by midnight)**- Analyze the motion of a tossed ball using a motion detector and Logger Pro (
__instructions__) ~~Analyze motion with Algodoo (~~__instructions__) -- you can download Algodoo from the school's Software Center or find it free__online__- Homework -
__answers__to 4 practice problems on wall

**9/17**

**test over material to date**- 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)

**9/19**

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

**9/21**

__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 Thursday, 9/27

Lab Report Format

finding the minimum and maximum gradients

with Logger Pro

Practice matching motion to graphs with __this interactive__.

**Apollo 15 (1971)**

**And I'm free, free fallin'**