Physics 190 Syllabus

Week

Date (Mon.)

Chapt.

Topics

Lab

1

8/30 (F)

Ch. 1

Welcome, Relativity

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2

9/2

Ch. 37

ST diagrams

Speed of Light

3

9/9

Ch. 37

Lorentz Transforms

Muon Decay

4

9/16

Ch. 2,3

1D, 2D Kinematics

1D Motion, Bike

5

9/23

Ch. 4,5

Circular motion, Newton�s laws – dynamics

Rockets

6

9/30

Ch. 5, 6

Newton�s laws

Midterm #1

7

10/7 (MW)

Fall Break

Ch. 7

Gravity, Energy, springs

Newton 2nd Law

8

10/14

Ch. 8

Potential energy

Cavendish

9

10/21

Ch. 10

PE and orbits, momentum

Bungee Jumping

10

10/28

Ch. 9

Elastic, inelastic, center of mass

Ballistic Pendulum

11

11/4

Ch. 37

Relativistic p, E

Midterm #2

12

11/11

Ch. 11

Rotational kinematics, energy, torque

Electron Motion

-

13

Thanksgiving

11/25

Break

Ch. 11

-

Rotational dynamics, angular momentum

-

Rotation

14

12/2

Ch. 14

Fluids

Fluid Statics

15

12/9

 

Fluids

Mystery Object

Final Exam:  2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Wednesday, December 18

Physics 190