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Monday,
December 11
Tuesday,
December 12
Wednesday,
December 13
Thursday,
December 14
Friday,
December 15
class
 know when electric energy = qV

and when
electric energy =
q E d
(or when gravitational energy = m g h)
 what devices have we used
(n class or lab) that produce an E field or a voltage difference?
 
 block A needs both RED and GREEN lab books

block G needs GREEN lab book
both blocks need
RED lab book
for lab D4
what we'll do
in class
our last day on chapter 20

we'll do an energy problem using q E d

lab D3
in class

lab continues for block G

block A:
learn about multimeters;
lab D4 starts in RED book
(if you picked it up on my table, remember to bring it to class today)

block G: continue with lab D3

block G:
learn about multimeters;
lab D4 starts in RED book
(if you picked it up on my table, remember to bring it to class today)

block A:
lab D4 continues
reading
(always done
before class)
 20(2)
 20(5);
(dont worry about the formulas... concentrate on pictures and ideas)

TWTW pp. 192-193
(pp. 180-181 in the "new"  edition)
about light bulbs
(note how/where the wire inside the bulb connects to outside the bulb!)

we will ask questions  about both during lab today
 

block A and G:
read (not do) problems 20(75,77)

block A also reads section 21(1)
and
TWTW
p. 287
(TWTW NEW ed.
p.  267)
on current



















 

read TAN handout

both A and G
read
TWTW p. 279, 288-89
(TWTW NEW ed.
pp.  259, 268-269)
on batteries

block G also reads section 21(1)

and
TWTW
p. 287
(TWTW NEW ed.
p.  267)
on current

















in-class
presentation
find the ratio of the electric force to the gravity force in last Friday's show/tell problem



20(20a)


none
written
homework
(by 5 pm)
electric field vector sum problem
 
20(20b)

20(18) except do it for an electron, not a proton
 
20(11)

and
20(19a,b ONLY)
lab
(no topics class is taught during blocks D or E
this trimester)
 
lab D2 must be finished before today's class 
 
 lab D3 needs to be completed before you go home with all checks
 
other
answers to electrostatic 1/2-test are posted

the EM Field program necessary for Monday's homemwork can be downloaded from the T drive
under Software/Physics/

I would drag the EM Field icon over to your hard drive and then double click on it and follow instructions

 
 


 
Monday,
December 4
Tuesday,
December 5
Wednesday,
December 6
Thursday,
December 7
Friday,
December 8
class
 
bring your lab book to class!
it will be collected after the half-test
 
 
 
what we'll do
in class

1/2 test on material on lab D1, including text 19(1,2,6)

you will take the test with your partner and you may use your lab book


 block A:
lab D2 in the GREEN book
 
block G:
lab D2 in the GREEN book
reading
(always done
before class)
19(4)

know what an electric field, what it does, and what creates it

 19(5)
both blocks:
how van de graaf generators work
(first page only)

block G: 19(5)
block A:
important reading for lab: how oscilloscopes work:
page 1
page 2

and TWTW :
pp. 262-263
(1st edition)
pp. 246-247
(2nd edition)


block G:
section 20(1)
 block G:
important reading for lab: how oscilloscopes work:
page 1
page 2

and TWTW :
pp. 262-263
(1st edition)
pp. 246-247
(2nd edition)


block A:
sesction 20(1)
in-class
presentation
19(15)

19(35)

 19(56)
written
homework
(by 5 pm)
19(12,70)
 
19(76)
 
19(61, 78)


monday's homework
(it's not trivial! start early!):
electric field vector sum problem
lab
 
 
 
 
 
other
 answers to even problems in chapter 19 are posted on the bulletin board in the hallway, just outside the classroom door

 
 

 
Monday,
November 27
Tuesday,
November 28
Wednesday,
November 29
Thursday,
November 30
Friday,
December 1
class
 lab
 
 
 
 
what we'll do
in class
lab D1

bring BOTH lab books to class

dress appropriately!

lab D1
continues

lab D1
continues
compare (Newton's) gravity force law with (Coulombs') electric force

do one problem with 2 point charges


superposition problems
(problems with more than 2 charges)
reading
(always done
before class)
 none
read investigation B of lab
so that you know what you're going to do today
 read ahead in lab (investigations C and D)

also 19(1-2)
 19(3) up to top of p. 634
finish 19(3) 
in-class
presentation






to bring to class:
remember the list we made in class of the special properties of Newton's gravity law on
October 17?
find it, and fill in a new column for properties of the Coulomb's electric force law


19(19)



[show/tell for next Monday:
19(15)]
written
homework
(by 5 pm)

 
spend 1 - 1.5 hours outside of class this week on lab D1 so that you are finished by the end of friday
 
[for next Monday:

19(12,70)]
lab
 
 
 
 
finish up lab D1 by end of TODAY 
other
 

 
spend 15 minutes in the next few days experimenting with the Electric Hockey (installed on the compuers in the two Physics lab rooms); the goal is get the charged puck into the hockey goal by using the fewest number of charges 


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