Sample Calendar for PH201 Online

Note: This is a sample calendar from 2011. There have been several changes including the textbook, due days, etc. Use this calendar to get a rought idea of what to expect once you enroll.
Resources
Reading from the textbook is listed by chapter and section. Conceptual questions should be attempted after reading the text. Traditional lectures are videos from a slightly more advanced course at MIT. Interactive lectures are shorter videos that include multiple choice questions to check your understanding. Tutorials are written for a less advanced course and can help build conceptual understanding. Dotphysics is a physics blog which has some posts you may use as a supplement to the text.

Tasks
MasteringPhysics homework is due Wednesday at 11:55 pm. Scanned free-body diagrams (for some weeks) are due Wednesday at 11:55 on eLearn. Textbook homework  problems (listed by chapter.problem) are due Thursday at 11:55 pm (note that data are individually randomized) on the MasteringPhysics website. Discussion posts on eLearn are due Tuesday and responses to other posts are due Thursday. Quizzes on eLearn are due Thursday at 11:55 pm. Labs and proctored midterms must be submitted to the eLearn web site by Sunday at 11:55 pm. See the syllabus for more details.

Week 1: Introduction to PH201 Online
Outcomes Required Resources Optional Resources Tasks

Decide if you have the necessary mental, physical, and temporal resources to succeed in this course.

Syllabus

 

 

Orientation to Online Learning (complete by Tuesday)

Math Assessment (complete on your own by Tuesday and compare to Math Assessment Solutions)

Orientation Quiz (complete by Tuesday)

Get to know the instructor and other students.    

Discussion (begin by Tuesday)

Identify and navigate various websites used in this course.

Using eLearn: Navigation, Discussion, E-mail, Assessments

MasteringPhysics registration instructions

  Register for MasteringPhysics by Wednesday
Refine and demonstrate existing math skills in algebra and trigonometry. Textbook: Preface, Chapter 1 (all), 3-1 to 3-4

Traditional Lectures: Lecture 1, Lecture 3 (first 20 minutes)

Tutorial: Vectors (Lesson 1)

Solving Simultaneous Equations

Dotphysics: Unit Conversions

Dotphysics: Vector Addition

MasteringPhysics Homework:
Introduction to MasteringPhysics, Error Propagation, Math Review

Textbook Homework: 1.29, 1.31, 3.25, 3.28

Obtain necessary materials and appointments. Syllabus

Proctored Exam Rules
Amazon (for textbook)

Chemeketa Bookstore (for lab kits)

Used Lab Kits and Textbooks
Purchase lab kits and textbook (see syllabus and complete by Thursday)

Set appointments for all exams (see dates below) with an approved proctor and send the instructor an e-mail with details (times and dates of appointments; name, job title, institution, and e-mail address of proctor). The midterms are 2 hours and the final is 3 hours. Complete this by Thursday.
 
Classify fields according to their scientific merit. Physics definition

Science definition

Pseudoscience definition

List of Pseudosciences
  Science Defined Quiz
Assess pre-existing understanding of physics concepts None, don't use books, websites, or anything else!   Conceptual Quiz
Avoid getting automatically dropped from the class.     Note: You must complete all of the above tasks by Thursday, September 29 at 11:55 pm, or you risk a "no-show drop".
Provide reasonable error estimations and correct error propagation for gathered and calculated data.

Demonstrate effective use of a graph.

Perform and communicate a scientifically defensible test of body and paper dimensions.
General Lab Instructions

Excel 2003 Graphs

Sample Lab
  Data Collection, Analysis, and Representation Lab (due Sunday)
Week 2: 1-d Kinematics
Outcomes Required Resources Optional Resources Tasks

Apply constant acceleration 1-d kinematics equations to solve problems correctly.

Textbook: Chapter 2 (all)

Symbols in Physics

Problem Solving Tip Sheet

Conceptual Questions: 1-d Kinematics

 

Traditional Lecture: Lecture 2

Interactive Lecture: Motion in One Dimension

Tutorial: 1-d Kinematics

Dotphysics: Kinematics

Animations: Moving Man

Song: It's A Scientific Fact

Discussion

MasteringPhysics Homework: 1-d Kinematics

Textbook Homework: 2.53, 2.58, 2.79, 2.82, 2.83

Perform and communicate a scientifically defensible test of free fall acceleration.   Gravity calculator Labs: Acceleration due to Gravity Lab
Week 3: 2-d Kinematics
Outcomes Required Resources Optional Resources Tasks

Apply constant acceleration 2-d kinematics equations to solve problems correctly.

Textbook: 3-5, 3-6, 4 (all)

Problem Solving Tip Sheet

Conceptual Questions:2-d Kinematics

 

Traditional Lecture: Lecture 2

Interactive Lectures: Motion in One Dimension, Motion in Two Dimensions

Tutorial: Vectors (Lesson 2)

Dotphysics: Projectile Motion

Animations: Ladybug Motion, Projectile Motion

Song: It's A Scientific Fact

Discussion

MasteringPhysics Homework:2-d Kinematics

Textbook Homework: 4.5, 4.18, 4.27, 4.53

Perform and communicate a scientifically defensible test of 2-d kinematics equations.     Labs: Projectile Motion

Week 4: Newton's Laws

Outcomes Required Resources Optional Resources Tasks

Apply Newton's laws and characteristics of normal and weight forces to solve problems correctly.

Textbook: 5 (all)

Problem Solving Tip Sheet

Proctored Exam Rules

Traditional Lecture: Lecture 6

Interactive Lectures: Newton's First Law, Newton's Second Law, Newton's Third Law

Tutorials: Newton's Laws, Vectors (Lesson 3)

Dotphysics: What is a Force?, Free-Body Diagrams

Songs: Ballad Of Sir Isaac Newton, Newton's Laws, To Sir Isaac, First and Second Law

Discussion

MasteringPhysics Homework: Newton's Laws

Free-Body Diagrams: 5.11, 5.14 (2 diagrams), 5.23, 5.33, 5.43

Textbook Homework: 5.11, 5.14, 5.23, 5.33, 5.43

Proctored Midterm Exam #1 (available all week with 2 hour time limit, covers chapters 2 and 4)

Perform and communicate a scientifically defensible test of Newton's second law.     Lab: Newton's Laws of Motion
Week 5: Applications of Newton's Laws
Outcomes Required Resources Optional Resources Tasks

Apply Newton's laws and characteristics of normal, weight, tension, spring, and friction forces to solve problems correctly.

Textbook: 6-1 to 6-4

Problem Solving Tip Sheet

Conceptual Questions: Forces

Traditional Lecture: Lecture 8

Interactive Lecture: Applications of Newton's Laws

Dotphysics: Friction

Animations: Forces in 1 Dimension, The Ramp

Song:
Friction

Discussion

MasteringPhysics Homework: Applications of Newton's Laws I

Free-Body Diagrams: 6.7, 6.9, 6.23, 6.28 (draw diagrams for the crate and each of the "massless" pulleys), 6.37 (2 diagrams), 6.73 (draw diagrams for each of the blocks individually and one for the pair of blocks as a group)

Textbook Homework: 6.7, 6.9, 6.23, 6.28 (Hint: solve c, then a, then b), 6.37, 6.73

Perform and communicate a scientifically defensible test of friction formulas.

    Lab: Friction
Week 6: Applications of Newton's Laws
Outcomes Required Resources Optional Resources Tasks

Apply Newton's laws and knowledge of normal, weight, tension, spring, and friction forces to solve circular motion problems correctly.

Textbook: 6-5

Problem Solving Tip Sheet

Conceptual Questions: Forces

Traditional Lecture: Lecture 5

Tutorial: Circular Motion (Lessons 1 and 2)

Discussion

MasteringPhysics Homework: Applications of Newton's Laws II

Free-Body Diagrams: 6.47, 6.50 (diagram for person, not car), 6.71

Textbook Homework: 6.47, 6.50, 6.71

Perform and communicate a scientifically defensible test of Newton's laws as applied to circular motion.

    Lab: Centripetal Force
Week 7: Work and Energy
Outcomes Required Resources Optional Resources Tasks

Apply the work-energy theorem and the formulas for work and kinetic energy to solve problems correctly.

 

Textbook: 7 (all)

Conceptual Questions: Work and Energy

Problem Solving Tip Sheet

Proctored Exam Rules

Traditional Lecture: Lecture 11

Interactive Lectures: Work and Work-Energy Theorem, Power

Dotphysics: Work-energy

Songs: What Is Energy (Part 1), What Is Energy (Part 2)

Discussion

MasteringPhysics Homework: Work and Kinetic Energy

Textbook Homework: 7.8, 7.22, 7.54, 7.62

Proctored Midterm Exam #2 (available all week with 2 hour time limit, covers chapters 5 and 6)

Perform and communicate a scientifically defensible test of the work-energy theorem.     Lab: Work and Energy
Week 8: Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy
Outcomes Required Resources Optional Resources Tasks

Apply the formulas for potential energy and the law of conservation of energy to solve problems correctly.

Textbook: 8 (all)

Problem Solving Tip Sheet

Traditional Lecture: Lecture 11

Interactive Lectures: Conservative Forces and Potential EnergyConservation of Energy

Tutorial: Work, Energy, and Power

Dotphysics: Potential Energy

Animations: Energy Skate Park

Songs: Kinetic And Potential Energy, Energy In Roundabout Ways

Discussion

MasteringPhysics Homework: Potential Energy and Conservative Forces

Textbook Homework: 8.2, 8.52, 8.61, 8.69, 8.86

Week 9: Linear Momentum and Collisions
Outcomes Required Resources Optional Resources Tasks
Apply the definitions of momentum and impulse, the law of conservation of momentum, and the impulse-momentum theorem to solve problems correctly.

Textbook: 9-1 to 9-6

Problem Solving Tip Sheet

Conceptual Questions: Impulse, Momentum, and Collisions

Proctored Exam Rules

 

Traditional Lectures: Lecture 15, Lecture 16

Interactive Lectures: Impulse and Momentum, Conservation of Linear Momentum

Tutorial: Momentum

Dotphysics: Collisions

Discussion

MasteringPhysics Homework: Linear Momentum and Collisions

Textbook Homework: 9.12, 9.20 9.27, 9.28, 9.57 (due Wednesday)

Proctored Midterm Exam #3 (available all week with 2 hour time limit, covers chapters 7 and 8)

Perform and communicate a scientifically defensible test of conservation of momentum     Lab: Collisions
Week 10: Rotation
Outcomes Required Resources Optional Resources Tasks
Apply the rotational kinematics equations, equations relating linear and rotational quantities, and rotational energy to solve problems correctly. Textbook: 10 (all)

Problem Solving Tip Sheet

Conceptual Questions: Rotation

Traditional Lecture: Lecture 19

Interactive Lecture: Uniform Circular Motion

Animations: Ladybug Revolution
Discussion

MasteringPhysics Homework: Rotation

Textbook Homework: 10.30, 10.31, 10.61, 10.63

Perform and communicate a scientifically defensible test of conservation of energy as applied to a rotating object.     Lab: Rotation
Assess understanding of physics concepts None, don't use books, websites, or anything else! No proctor is required.   Conceptual Quiz Again
Finals' Week
Outcomes Required Resources Optional Resources Tasks
  Proctored Exam Rules  

Comprehensive Final Exam due Tuesday, December 6 at 11:55 pm. (available a week in advance, 3 hour time limit)

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