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 rough idea of what to expect once you enroll.
Links may be dead and documents may be
out of date.
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.
MasteringPhysics homework is due Wednesday at 11:55 pm. Scanned freebody 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.

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, Email, Assessments
MasteringPhysics registration instructions


Register for MasteringPhysics by Wednesday 
Refine and demonstrate existing math skills in algebra and trigonometry. 
Textbook: Preface, Chapter 1 (all), 31 to 34 
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 email with details (times and dates of appointments; name, job title, institution, and email 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 preexisting 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 "noshow 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) 
Outcomes 
Required Resources 
Optional Resources 
Tasks 
Apply constant acceleration 1d kinematics equations to solve problems correctly.

Textbook: Chapter 2 (all)
Symbols in Physics
Problem Solving Tip Sheet
Conceptual Questions: 1d Kinematics

Traditional Lecture: Lecture 2
Interactive Lecture: Motion in One Dimension
Tutorial: 1d Kinematics
Dotphysics: Kinematics
Animations: Moving Man
Song: It's A Scientific Fact

Discussion
MasteringPhysics Homework: 1d 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 
Sample Week 3: 2d Kinematics 
Outcomes 
Required Resources 
Optional Resources 
Tasks 
Apply constant acceleration 2d kinematics equations to solve problems correctly.

Textbook: 35, 36, 4 (all)
Problem Solving Tip Sheet
Conceptual Questions:2d 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:2d Kinematics
Textbook Homework: 4.5, 4.18, 4.27, 4.53

Perform and communicate a scientifically defensible test of 2d kinematics equations. 


Labs: Projectile Motion 
Sample Week 4: Newton's Laws

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

Discussion
MasteringPhysics Homework: Newton's Laws
FreeBody 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 
Outcomes 
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Optional Resources 
Tasks 
Apply Newton's laws and characteristics of normal, weight, tension, spring, and friction forces to solve problems correctly.

Textbook: 61 to 64
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
FreeBody 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 
Sample Week 6: Applications of Newton's Laws 
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Tasks 
Apply Newton's laws and knowledge of normal, weight, tension, spring, and friction forces to solve circular motion problems correctly.

Textbook: 65
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
FreeBody 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 
Outcomes 
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Tasks 
Apply the workenergy 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 WorkEnergy Theorem, Power
Dotphysics: Workenergy
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 workenergy theorem. 


Lab: Work and Energy 
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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 Energy, Conservation 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

Outcomes 
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Tasks 
Apply the definitions of momentum and impulse, the law of conservation of momentum, and the impulsemomentum theorem to solve problems correctly. 
Textbook: 91 to 96
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 
Sample Week 10: Rotation 
Outcomes 
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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 
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Proctored Exam Rules 

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