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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 


 
Monday,
November 13
Tuesday,
November 14
Wednesday,
November 15
Thursday,
November 16
Friday,
November 17

 
 
 
 
 
news about
graded work
last Wednesday's homework [8(21,39] is graded and can be picked up in the black box

last Friday's homework  [8(61,69)] is graded and can be picked up in the black box
lab A11 (air table inelastic collision) now graded and in the black box

however, you have to share with partner

this lab is graded out of 100, but it will count as a 35-point lab (high score was 92; median = 84)

the swings and merry-go-round labs are graded and can be picked up in the black box
(high score on both labs was 25; median on swings = 22; median on mgr = 23)

you should now have all lab books graded and in your possession

 
 faculty have interminable meetings
final exam
have you posted a solution from chapter 7, 8, or 9 on the bulletin board ?
(deadline is tomorrow at 8 pm)
physics tutorial 

8am-10am Brown-Mitchell

10am-Noon
Bondell
 

3 - 5 pm
Bennett, Britton
 

5 - 7pm:
Winters, Kolena

 
 
 
other
 have you turned in your estimate of time spent on physics outside of class?

IMPORTANT:
it appears that I have lost SOME of the test corrections scores for the forces test that were just completed

if you did test corrections for the forces test, please let email your test corrections score or bring by your corrected test

there sure are a lot of graded papers in the "stray paper" envelope.... if yours are still there tomorrow afternoon, there will be a class commitment penalty
amnesty hours
(today from 5 - 7 pm):
if your lab book wasnt graded for a previous lab (because it wasnt in the box, or wasnt finished or whatever)

you have to show me the lab book personally during the hours above in order to get credit
 
 

 
Monday,
November 6
Tuesday,
November 7
Wednesday,
November 8
Thursday,
November 9
Friday,
November 10
class
 
 
 
 
 
what we'll do
in class




lab A13

prepare your lab book.... we are using the one that has the swings lab and the human merry-go-round lab in it
reading
(always done
before class)
8(1):

know the difference between conservative and non-conservative forces
AND
how  to tell whether a force is one or the other

 p. 215 example of the keys

example 8-5

example 8-6
Example 8-7 Skate Ramp

Checkpoint 8-2 Snowboard
 Example 8-9 Falling Leaf

Example 8-10 Block Thud
read the lab, so you'll know what you're doing

look at one of the videos of the pendulum:


 9(6) on elastic collisions

know what an elastic collision means!
in-class
presentation
7(42)

8(14)

8(65)
written
homework
(by 5 pm)
7(24), 7(64)
physics experts know that the road stops the bicycle not the brakes!
 
8(21), 8(39)
 
 8(61, 69)
lab
 
 lab A11 completed
 
 
 lab A13 will be completed in class
(we hope)
other
 

 
 


 
Monday,
October 30
Tuesday,
October 31
Wednesday,
November 1
Thursday,
November 2
Friday,
November 3
class
none

students return from extended

faculty have countless meetings

 
 
 
 
what we'll do
in class


center of mass and its connection to conservation of momentum

find out what "work" really means

the work-energy theorem
more applications of othe work-energy theorem

in addition to doing lab A11
reading
(always done
before class)
 
when you come back from break, it would be nice if you had a chance to read about center of mass in section 9(7) 
7(1) 
7(2) 
read the back half of the lab A11 so that you know what you'll be doing in class today

bring your air table collision paper

7(4)
in-class
presentation


9(56a)
9(57)
7(3)
written
homework
(by 5 pm)

 
9(10, 27a)
 
 7(66, 21)
lab
 
starting today, the lab will be open so that you and your partner can meet and "do" your completely inelastic collision for Lab A11 on one of the air tables in the 2nd lab....
 
make sure you are wearing lab clothes when you come to do the collision

before coming to lab, read the first page of the lab carefully and make sure you follow the 10 guidelines in number 5 of the Procedure

you do NOT do any of the Results/Analysis until lab day Friday
(bring your spark sheet friday!)
 
turn lab books that contain A10
(momentum discovery lab)
 
other
 

 
 

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