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Unit 9 Resources:
Electricity & Circuits

- U9 Answers
- U9 In-Class Examples
- Ch 18 HW Hints
- Ch 19 HW Hints
- U9 Study Guide
Study Guide Answers

 
    
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Unit 6 Resources:
Vibrations & Waves

- U6 Answers
- U6 In-Class Examples
- Ch 11 HW Hints
- Wave Concept Qs
- Ch 12 HW Hints
- U6 Test Rev
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Unit 4 Resources:
Torque & Static Equil.

- U4 Answers
- U4 In-Class Examples
- Ch 8&9 HW Hints

 
    
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Unit 3 Resources:
Work, Energy, & Momentum

- U3 Answers
- U3 In-Class Examples
- Ch 6 HW Hints (1)
- Ch 6 HW Hints (2)
- Ch 7 HW Hints
- U3 Test Review
U3 Rev MultCh Answers

Podcasts:
- coming soon -

Link to iTunes store

 
    
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 Smith AP Physics B

AP Exam Review Session Sunday May 8th 4:00-8:00 

Class Resources:

Class Moodle page  
We'll be using this resource from time to time, in order to complete online 'quizzes' and also to submit some papers.  (Login required.)

Class Tutorial Podcasts: Link to Mr. Smith's Physics Blog site  or  Link to iTunes store

Class Info Handout 

 

Physics Links:

Giancoli Physics Online  
The companion website to our class textbook.  You can access applications and practice problems for each chapter.

HyperPhysics
An exploration environment to help explain concepts in physics which employs concept maps and other linking strategies to facilitate smooth navigations.

PhET: Physics Education Technology 
Website from U.C. - Boulder, with a wide variety of fun, interactive physics simulations.  We use these simulations in many in-class activities.

 

Class Calendar:

Date

Semester 2 Class Activities and Assignments

Tue, Jan 4  - Intro to Semester 2 and Pep Talk
 - Lesson: Electric Force Basics (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - Work Time for Organize Labs & See Final Exams
 - HW: Read Sections 16.1-16.4
          Ch. 16  Problems #1-3, 6, 8

Wed, Jan 5

 - Lesson: A New Kind of Problem (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - Lab: Investigating Static Electricity
 - HW: Finish Lab, due tomorrow
          Ch 16 Problems #12, 21a, 22

Thu, Jan 6

 - Labs due
 - Lesson: More Coulomb's Law Problems (No Board Notes on Thursdays)
 - HW: Remainder of Ch 16 Problems, due Monday
           (Use new Podcast if you need help on electric force vectors)

Fri, Jan 7

 - Discuss Static Electricity Lab
 - Work Time for finishing Ch 16 Problems, due Monday
 - Start
Elec Field Virtual Lab, due Monday
   (Click
here for the 1st website in lab, and click here
for the 2nd website)
 - HW: Finish Ch 16 Problems, due Monday
          Prepare for Monday's Elec Force Quiz
          Finish Virtual Lab, due Monday

   

Mon, Jan 10

 - Labs due
 - Ch 16 pt 1 HW due
 - Quiz: Electric Forces
 - Lesson: Intro to Electric Field (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Ch 16 pt 2 Problems #23-27, 31, 41a

 Tue, Jan 11

 - Lesson: More Electric Field (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - Work Time
 - HW: Remainder of Ch 16 pt 2 Problems, due Thursday

 Wed, Jan 12

 - PLC Work Day
 - HW: Finish Ch 16 pt 2 Problems, due tomorrow
          Prepare for tomorrow's E-Field Quiz

 Thu, Jan 13

 - Ch 16 pt 2 HW due
 - Quiz: Electric Field
 - Lesson: Electric Potential (No Board Notes on Thursdays)
 - HW: Ch 17 Problems #1-6, 11, 12

 Fri, Jan 14

 - Lesson: More Electric Potential (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - Work Time
 - HW: Remainder of Ch 17 pt 1 Problems, due Wednesday
   

Mon, Jan 17

 No School

Tue, Jan 18

 - Lesson: Conductors in Elec. Equil. (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - Van de Graaf Generator Demos
 - HW: Finish Ch 17 pt 1 Problems, due tomorrow

Wed, Jan 19

 - Ch 17 HW pt 1 is due
 - Lesson: Intro to Capacitors (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Ch 17 Problems #31-32, 34-37, 39-41

Thu, Jan 20

 - Lesson: More Capacitors (Click here for Last Year's Board Notes )
 - HW: Remainder of Ch 17 pt 2 Problems, due tomorrow (after 10 min work time)

Fri, Jan 21

 - 10 minutes of work time
 - Ch 17 pt 2 HW Problems due
 - Study for Monday's Test
 - HW: Study for Monday's Test (Click here for Study Guide and here for Answers)
   
 Mon, Jan 24  - Unit 8 Test: Electrostatics

Tue, Jan 25

 - Lesson: Intro to Electric Current (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - Lab: Investigating the Voltage-Current Relationship (due tomorrow)
 - HW: Ch 18 Problems #1, 2

Wed, Jan 26

 - Lesson: Ohm's Law & Resistivity (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Ch 18 HW Problems #4-8, 12-16, 21-22

Thu, Jan 27

 - Lesson: Electric Power and Energy (No Board Notes)
 - Work Time for Test Corrections
 - HW: Finish Ch 18 Problems, due Monday
          Work on Virtual Lab, due Monday
          Be Getting Ready for Tomorrow's Quiz at 9:04 

Fri, Jan 28

 - Bulb Brightness Discussion (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - Work Time
 - Quiz: Electric Basics
 - HW: Finish Ch 18 HW Problems, due Monday
          Electric Circuits Virtual Lab, due Monday (Click here for Simulation )
   

Mon, Jan 31

 - Ch 18 HW due
 - Circuits Virtual Lab due
 - Lesson: Series & Parallel Circuits (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Ch 19 Problems #5-7, 9, 13, 18

Tue, Feb 1

 - No School (Snow Day)

Wed, Feb 2

 - No School (Snow Day)

Thu, Feb 3

 - Series/Parallel Bonus Example Problems
 - Lesson: Batteries and Terminal Voltage (no board notes)
 - Activity: Connecting Lightbulb Circuits
 - HW: Ch 19 Problems #1-4

Fri, Feb 4

 - Lesson: Intro to Complex Circuits (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Ch 19 Problems #11, 12, 16, 17, 19-21
           Prepare for Monday's Series/Parallel Quiz

   

Mon, Feb 7

 - Lesson: Capacitors in Series/Parallel (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Remainder of Ch 19 Problems, omitting #52

Tue, Feb 8

 - Work Day for Finish HW (due tomorrow) and Test Review
   (Click here for Study Guide and click here for Answers )

Wed, Feb 9

 - Ch 19 HW due
 -
Unit 9 Test
 - HW: Read HowStuffWorks.com Magnet Article to prepare for tomorrow

Thu, Feb 10

 - Lesson: Magnetic Forces on Wires (Click here for Last Year's Notes )
 - HW: Ch 20 Problems #1-5, 8

Fri, Feb 11

 - Lesson: Magnetic Forces on Charges  (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Ch 20 Problems #9-17, 25
           (Monday is Work Time until 9:00 when we'll have a quiz!)

   

Mon, Feb 14

 - Work Time for HW and Test Corrections
 -
9:00 Quiz: Magnetic Forces

Tue, Feb 15

 - Lesson: B-Field due to Wires  (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Ch 20 Problems #26-27, 32-34, 37
           (All Ch 20 HW is due on Thursday)

Wed, Feb 16

 - Lesson: One More Wire Example Prob (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Ch 20 Problems #29-30, 41-42 (Omit #47-50)
           All Ch 20 HW is due tomorrow

Thu, Feb 17

 - Ch 20 HW due
 - Lesson: Flux & Faraday's Law of Induction (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Take-home quiz, virtual lab (both due Tuesday)
          Ch 21 Problems #1, 4-7, 13, 17-18a, 19

Fri, Feb 18

 No School
   

 Mon, Feb 21

 No School

Tue, Feb 22

 - Virtual Lab due
 - Lesson: Motional emf & Lenz's Law (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Finish Take-home Quiz (with correction from class)
          Ch 21 Problems #2, 8, 9, 14, 15

 Wed, Feb 23

 - Visit from Ms. Thurnau to discuss AP Exam
 - Work Time
 -
Quiz: Faraday & Lenz
 - HW: Finish all Ch 21 Problems (omit #10 & 16), due tomorrow

 Thu, Feb 24

 - Ch 21 HW is due
 - Study for tomorrow's test (Click here for MC Answers to study guide )

 Fri, Feb 25

 - Unit 10 Test: Magnetism
 - HW: Do all of Ch 22 Startup Assignment Reading & Problems (Use HW Hints)
          Prepare for Monday's Startup Quiz w/Notes
   

Mon, Feb 28

 - Ch 22 Startup Quiz (w/notes)
 - Lesson: Intro to Reflection (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Ch 23 Problems #1, 3
           Curved Mirrors Virtual Lab , due Wednesday
          (Click here for 1st simulation and click here for 2nd simulation)

Tue, Mar 1

 - Lesson: Curved Mirrors (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Ch 23 Problems #7-13a, 15, 16, 17a, 21
          Curved Mirrors Virtual Lab , due tomorrow
          (Click here for 1st simulation and click here for 2nd simulation)

Wed, Mar 2

 - Lesson: Curved Mirror Ray Diagrams (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - Work Time
 - HW: Finish Ch 23 HW Part 1, due tomorrow
          Prepare for tomorrow's Mirror Quiz

Thu, Mar 3

 - Ch 23 HW part 1 is due
 - Quiz: Reflection & Mirrors
 - Lesson: Refraction (Sorry, no board notes)
 - HW: Ch 23 Problems part 2 #23-24, 26-28, 30, 36-37

 Fri, Mar 4

 No School
   

 Mon, Mar 7

 - Example Problem #10 from last Thursday
 - Lesson: Lenses & Ray Diagram (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Remainder of Ch 23 Problems part 2, due Friday

 Tue, Mar 8

 - Mini-Lab: Converging Lenses
 - Work Time for HW Questions
 - HW: Finish Ch 23 part 2 problems, due Friday
           Prepare for Friday's Refraction & Lenses Quiz

 Wed, Mar 9

 No Class (modified CSAP schedule)

Thu, Mar 10

 No Class (modified CSAP schedule

Fri, Mar 11

 - Ch 23 HW part 2 is due
 - Quiz: Refraction & Lenses
 - Lesson: Diffraction & Young's 2-Slit Exp (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Ch 24 Problems #1-5, 8, 11, 12 (Use HW Hints)
   

Mon, Mar 14

 - Lesson: More Diffraction (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Ch 24 Problems #17-22, 27-32, 36

Tue, Mar 15

 - Demo of Gas Tubes & Diffraction Gratings
 - 20 minutes of work time
 - Lesson: Intro to Thin-Film Interference (finish tomorrow)
 - HW: Catch all the way up on diffraction-related Ch 24 HW
           (Only 4 new thin-film problems tomorrow, all due on Thurs)

Wed, Mar 16

 - Lesson: More Thin-Films (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - Work Time for HW
 - HW: Ch 24 Problems #39, 41, 42, 45 (omit #43, 44)
          All Ch 24 Problems due tomorrow

Thu, Mar 17

 - Ch 24 HW is due
 - Study for tomorrow's Unit 11 Test! (Click here for Study Guide )

Fri, Mar 18

 - Unit 11 Test: Light & Optics
   
Mon, Mar 21 No School
Tue, Mar 22 No School
Wed, Mar 23 No School
Thu, Mar 24 No School
Fri, Mar 25 No School
   

Mon, Mar 28

 - Lesson: Photons & Photoelectric Effect (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Pg. 783 #10-13, 16-19

Tue, Mar 29

 - Lesson: More Photoelectric Effect (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - Virtual Lab: Photoelectric Effect (Click here for Simulation )
 - HW: Pg. 783 #20, 21, 22, 26, 27bc

Wed, Mar 30

 - Lesson: Photon Momentum & Matter Waves (Click here for Board Notes )
 - Work Time for Test Corrections, HW, and Lab
 - HW: Ch 27 (Pt 1) #14, 15   (All Ch 27 pt 1 HW is due tomorrow)
           Ch 27 (Pt 2) #37, 38, 41, 39,42ab
          Prepare for tomorrow's Photon Quiz

Thu, Mar 31

 - Ch 27 HW pt 1 is due
 - Quiz: Photons
 - Lesson: Atomic Energy Levels (Sorry, no board notes)
 - HW: Remainder of Ch 27 pt 2 HW Problems, due Monday

Fri, Apr 1

 - Finish Atomic Energy Levels
 - Work Time for Lab, HW
 - HW: Finish all Ch 28 pt 2 Problems, due Monday
           Prepare for Monday's little Atomic Energy Level Quiz
   

Mon, Apr 4

 - Ch 27 HW pt 2 is due
 - Quiz: Atomic Energy Levels
 - Lesson: Binding Energy (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Ch 30 HW Problems #11-16

Tue, Apr 5

 - Lesson: Radioactive Decay (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Pg. 859 #14

Wed, Apr 6

 - Lesson: Energy Released during Decay (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Ch 30 Problems #18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 26, 28

Thu, Apr 7

 - Lesson: More Decay Problems (Sorry, no board notes today)
 - HW: Ch 30 Problems #21, 25, 27, 29-33  (All Ch 30 HW is due Monday)

Fri, Apr 8

 - Mini-Lesson: Radioactive Half Life (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - Work Time
 - HW: Finish all Ch 30 Problems, due Monday
          Prepare for Monday's Nuclear Decay Quiz
   

Mon, Apr 11

 - Ch 30 HW Problems due
 - Quiz: Nuclear Decay
 - Lesson: Nuclear Reactions (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Ch 31 Probs #3, 4, 6, 10

Tue, Apr 12

 - Lesson: Nuclear Fission & Fusion (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Ch 31 Problems #16, 20, 26, 27
          (Omit all Ch 31 Problems not assigned yesterday or today)

Wed, Apr 13

 - Work Day to Finish HW and Study for Thursday's Test
   (Click here for Test Review Packet and here for MC Answers )

Thu, Apr 14

 - Ch 31 HW is due
 -
Unit 12 Test: Modern Physics

Fri, Apr 15

 - Explanation of End-of-Year Schedule (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - Work Time to Begin Reviewing Unit 8: Electrostatics
 - HW: Review Unit 8 (prepare for Monday's U8 Practice AP Exam Question)
   

Mon, Apr 18

 - Unit 8 Review Discussion & Practice AP Exam Q (Click here for Board Notes )
 - HW: Maybe try an Extra Unit 8 Practice AP Exam Q (Click here for Answer)
          Review Unit 9

Tue, Apr 19

 - Work Time for Studying Old Unit 9 Tests
 - Unit 9 Practice AP Exam Q (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - Work Time to Start Studying Unit 10
 - HW: Maybe try an Extra Unit 9 Practice AP Exam Q (Click here for Answer)
          Review Unit 10
          Study for Thursday's Formula Memory Quiz!

Wed, Apr 20

 - Unit 10 Practice AP Exam Q (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - Work Time to Start Studying Unit 11
 - HW: Maybe try an Extra Unit 10 Practice AP Exam Q (Click here for Answer)
          Review Unit 11
          Study for tomorrow's Formula Memory Quiz!

Thu, Apr 21

 - Semester 2 Formulas Memory Quiz
 - Unit 11 Practice AP Exam Q (Sorry, no board notes)
 - Work Time
 - HW: Maybe try an Extra Unit 11 Practice AP Exam Q (Click
here for Answer)
          Keep studying for Final Exam!

Fri, Apr 22

 - Work Time for Final Exam Preparations (U12 Test Corrections, Study, etc.)
 - HW: Make sure you're ready for Monday's Multiple Choice Final Exam!!!
   

Mon, Apr 25

 - Final Exam part 1: Multiple Choice

Tue, Apr 26

 - Final Exam part 2: Free Response

Wed, Apr 27

 - Get back graded Final Exam (MC)
 - Start Reviewing Unit 1

Thu, Apr 28

 - Work time to Review Unit 2

Fri, Apr 29

 - Work Time for Review Unit 3
 - Take-Home Practice AP Exam handed out
 - HW: Keep studying and working on AP Practice Exam, due next Friday
   

 Mon, May 2

 - Work Time for Review Unit 5 and Work on Take-Home Practice AP Exam
 - HW: Keep studying and working on AP Practice Exam

 Tue, May 3

 - Work Time for Review Unit 6 and Work on Take-Home Practice AP Exam
 - HW: Keep studying and working on AP Practice Exam (due Friday)

Wed, May 4

 - Work Time for Review and Work on Take-Home Practice AP Exam
 - HW: Keep Studying and Working on AP Practice Exam (due Friday)
          Also make sure you're prepared for tomorrow's Memory Quiz

Thu, May 5

 - Year-Long Memory Quiz
 - Work Time for AP Practice Exam (Finish it and Start Grading)
 - HW: Keep Studying and Working on AP Practice Exam (due Friday)
          AP Practice Exam is due, graded, by end of period tomorrow!

Fri, May 6

 - Work Time for Grading AP Practice Exam
 - Good Luck on Monday's AP Exam!!!
   

Mon, May 9

 - AP Physics Exam!!!

Tue, May 10

 - After-test survey
 - "The Elegant Universe" PBS Nova special (no makeup required)

Wed, May 11

 - "The Elegant Universe" PBS Nova special (no makeup required) 

Thu, May 12

 - "The Elegant Universe" PBS Nova special (no makeup required) 

Fri, May 13

 - "The Elegant Universe" PBS Nova special (no makeup required) 
   

Mon, May 16

 
Tue, May 17  
Wed, May 18  

Thu, May 19

Graduation

Fri, May 20

 

 

 

Date

Semester 1 Class Activities and Assignments

Mon, Aug 16

 - Intro to Mr. Smith and AP Physics B (Click here for handout  )
 - Mini-lesson: Intro to Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration
                     (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - Lab: Exploring Motion Graphs   (Click here for Online Simulation )
 - HW: 39-40 #2, 3, 9, 17a, 19

Tue, Aug 17

 - Motion Example Problems and Mini-Lesson on +/- Directions
                     (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - Finish yesterday's lab (due tomorrow)
 - HW: 39-40 #11-13, 15

Wed, Aug 18

 - Lesson: Motion Graphs & Kinematics (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Pg. 39-42 #22-24, 30, 49-51, 56

Thu, Aug 19

 - Kinematics Example Problems (Sorry, no Recorded In-class Notes today.)
 - HW: Prepare for tomorrow's quiz
          Continue working on yesterday's assignment

Fri, Aug 20

 - Quiz: Motion Basics
 - Lesson: Intro to Free-fall (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Pg. 39-41 #33, 36, 39, 42, 47

   

Mon, Aug 23

 - Discuss Free-Fall Graph (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - Lab: Free-Fall
 - HW: Continue working on Ch 2 HW (due Wed)

 Tue, Aug 24

 - One more Free-fall example problem (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - Work Time
 - HW: Prepare for tomorrow's quiz, finish Ch 2 HW (due tomorrow)

 Wed, Aug 25

 - Ch 2 HW due
 - Quiz: Kinematics & Free-Fall
 - Lesson: Intro to Vector Addition (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Pg. 66-67 #1 (but change "SW" to "S"), 2, 4

 Thu, Aug 26

 - Lesson: More Vector Addition (Sorry, no board notes on Thursdays)
 - HW: Pg. 66,67 #8-10

 Fri, Aug 27

 - Lesson: Horizontally-Launched Projectiles (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Ch 3 Problems #17, 18, 21, 23
   

Mon, Aug 30

 - Lab: Projectile Motion
 - HW: Continue working on Ch 3 Problems (due Thurs)

Tue, Aug 31

 - Lesson: Projectiles Launched @ Angles (Click here for In-Class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Rest of Ch 3 Problems, omitting 26b (all due Thurs)
          Prepare for tomorrow's Vector & Projectile Quiz

Wed, Sep 1

 - Quiz: Vectors & Projectiles
 - Work Time for Finishing Ch 3 Problems
 - HW: Finish Ch 3 Problems (due tomorrow)
          Begin reviewing for Friday's Unit 1 Test

Thu, Sep 2

 - Ch 3 HW is due
 - Review for tomorrow's Unit 1 Test (Click here for Test Review Packet )
 - HW: Get ready...

Fri, Sep 3

 - Unit 1 Test!!!
   
 Mon, Sep 6  No School

Tue, Sep 7

 - Discuss Unit 1 Test
 - Work Time for Test Corrections and Ch 4 Startup Assignment
 - HW: Finish Ch 4 Startup Assignment

Wed, Sep 8

 - Lesson: Laws & Force/Accel Problems (Click here for In-class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Pg. 98-101 #5, 10, 15, 16

Thu, Sep 9

 - Lesson: More 2nd Law Problems (Check out the podcasts to see what we learned!)
 - HW: Pg. 98-99 #25, 31, 33-35
          Remember that Monday, all Ch 4 HW (pt 1) is due and we have a Force Quiz

Fri, Sep 10

 - Lesson: And Even More 2nd Law Problems (Click here for In-class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Rest of Ch 4 HW (all due Tues)
          Prepare for Monday's quiz
   

Mon, Sep 13

 - Quiz: Forces & Newton's Laws
 - Lesson: Intro to Friction (Click here for In-class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Finish Ch 4 HW pt 1, due tomorrow
          Pg. 101-102 #36, 37, 47 (#37 answers:  a. 0.98   b. 0.91)

Tue, Sep 14

 - Ch 4 HW (pt 1) is due
 - Lab: Newton's Laws and Frictional Force

Wed, Sep 15

 - Mini-Lesson: Harder Friction Problems (Click here for In-class Notes from Board )
 - Continue Lab
 - HW: Pg. 102 #56, Extra Problem (Answer  = 3.36m/s2)

Thu, Sep 16

 - Lesson: Objects on Inclines (No Board Notes on Thursdays)
 - HW: Pg. 101-103 #41, 52, 60, 64a

Fri, Sep 17

 - Work Day for HW and finishing lab
 - HW: Finish Ch 4 Pt 2 Problems (due Monday), omitting #72, 75, 76, 83 

           Prepare for Monday's Friction & Inclines Quiz

   

Mon, Sep 20

 - Ch 4 HW (pt 2) is due
 - Quiz: Friction and Inclines
 - Lesson: Intro to Circular Motion (Click here for In-class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Ch 5 Problems #1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12

Tue, Sep 21

 - Lesson: More Circular Motion (Click here for In-class Notes from Board )
 - HW:
Ch 5 Problems #7, 13, 24, 66 (due Thursday @ end of period)

Wed, Sep 22

 - Lesson: Gravitation (Click here for In-class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Ch 5 Problems #28, 30, 38, 46, 48

Thu, Sep 23

 - 35 minutes of work time
 - Ch 5 HW is due
 -
Quiz: Circular Motion & Gravitation
 - HW: Begin reviewing for Monday's Unit 2 Test! (Click here for Study Guide  )

Fri, Sep 24

 - Review for Monday's Unit 2 Test (Click here for MC Answers )
   

Mon, Sep 27

 - Unit 2 Test: Forces, Circular Motion, & Gravitation

Tue, Sep 28

 - Lesson: Intro to Energy & Work (Click here for In-class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Ch 6 Problems #1, 3-5, 8

Wed, Sep 29

 (PLC Day)
 - Mini-Lesson: Force vs. Distance Graphs
 - Work Time for Test Corrections & HW
 - HW: Ch 6 Problems #12, 14

Thu, Sep 30

 - Lesson: Kinetic & Potential Energy
 - HW: Ch 6 Problems #17, 19, 20, 26-28, 31

Fri, Oct 1

 - Lesson: Intro to Energy Conservation (Click here for In-class Notes from Board )
 - Work Time for Test Corrections & HW
 - HW: Ch 6 Problems #33-35, 38, 40

   

 Mon, Oct 4

 - Lab: Ball-Toss Energy Conservation
 - HW: Continue working on Ch 6 HW (due Wed)
           Prepare for tomorrow's Quiz

Tue, Oct 5

 - Quiz: Work and Energy
 - Lesson: More E-Conservation Problems (Click here for In-class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Finish all Ch 6 (pt 1) problems, due tomorrow

 Wed, Oct 6

 - Ch 6 (pt 1) Problems are due
 - Lesson: E-Conservation w/Friction (Click here for In-class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Ch 6 Problems #43, 44, 48, 50, 53, 76, 77
           (30 minutes of work time tomorrow, but then Quiz on Friday)

 Thu, Oct 7

 - One More E-Conservation Example Problem (No Board Notes on Thursdays)
 - Work Time
 - HW: Ch 6 HW Problems (pt 2) #49, 54, 55
           Prepare for tomorrow's Quiz

 Fri, Oct 8

 - Quiz: E-Conservation w/Friction
 - Lesson: Power (Click here for In-class Notes from Board )
 - HW: All Remaining Ch 6 (pt 2) Problems, all due on Monday
   

Mon, Oct 11

 - Lesson: Momentum & Impulse (Click here for In-class Notes from Board )
 - Work Time
 - HW: Ch 7 Problems #1-3, 15-17, 20

Tue, Oct 12

 - Lesson: Momentum Conservation (Click here for In-class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Ch 7 Problems #4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14

Wed, Oct 13

 - Work Day for Ch 7 HW Problems
 - HW: Prepare for Monday's Momentum Quiz

Thu, Oct 14

 No School

 Fri, Oct 15

 No School
   

 Mon, Oct 18

 - Quiz: Momentum, Impulse, and Conservation
 - Lesson: Types of Collisions (Click here for In-class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Ch 7 Problems #22-24, 27a, 32, 71, 76, 79

 Tue, Oct 19

 - More Harder-Problem Examples (Click here for In-class Notes from Board )
 - Lab/Work Time

 Wed, Oct 20

 - Lab/Work Time

Thu, Oct 21

 - 40 minutes of Work Time
 - Ch 7 HW is due
 -
Quiz: Elastic Collisions & Multi-Step Collision Problems 

Fri, Oct 22

 - Review for Unit 3 Test (Click here for review packet, and here for mult ch answers )
 - HW: Prepare for Monday's Test
   

Mon, Oct 25

 - Unit 3 Test: Work, Energy, & Momentum
 - HW: Read Sec 8.4 and try Pg. 220 #22-26 (Click here for HW Hints )

Tue, Oct 26

 - Lesson: Torque and Equilibrium (Click here for In-class Notes from Board )
                (The above board notes include a practice problem NOT done in class!)
 - HW: Pg. 247-248 #9, 11, 12, 16, 23, 24

Wed, Oct 27

 - Lesson: One Lst Equilibrium Problem (Click here for In-class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Finish All Remaining Ch 9 Problems
          (but #3 isn't on the assignment, and #11 is, and #27 can be for extra credit)
          Prepare for tomorrow's Torque & Equilibrium Quiz

Thu, Oct 28

 - 10 minutes of Work Time
 - Ch 9 HW is due
 - Quiz: Torque and Equilibrium
 - Lesson: Intro to Density & Pressure (No Board Notes on Thursdays)
 - HW: Pg. 281-282 #1, 2, 5, 7

Fri, Oct 29

 - Lesson: Fluid Pressure & Pascal's Principle (Click here for In-class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Pg. 281-282 #9, 12, 14, 17a, 18, 20

   

Mon, Nov 1

 - Lesson: Buoyancy (Click here for In-class Notes from Board, including Ex #9 & 10)
 - HW: Remainder of Ch 10 (pt 1) HW Problems, due  Wed

Tue, Nov 2

 - Lab: Measuring Density with Buoyancy
 - HW: Finish Ch 10 HW (pt 1)
          (Click
here if you still need to see Ex #9 & 10)
           Prepare for tomorrow's Fluids Quiz (15 minutes at beginning of class tomorrow)

Wed, Nov 3

 - 15 minutes of work time
 - Ch 10 HW (pt 1) and Lab due
 - Quiz: Fluid Pressure and Buoyancy
 - Lesson: Continuity Equation
 - HW: Start Ch 10 (pt 2) Problems

Thu, Nov 4

 - Lesson: Bernoulli's Equation (Click here for Video from Class )
 - Work Time
 - HW: Remainder of Ch 10 (pt 2) Problems, due Monday

Fri, Nov 5

 - Work Time for HW and Test Review
 - HW: Finish Ch 10 (pt 2) Problems
          Study for Monday's smallish Unit 5 Test
          (Click here for Review Packet and here for Mult Ch answers )
   

Mon, Nov 8

 - Ch 10 (pt 2) HW Problems due
 - Unit 5 Test: Fluids
 - HW: Start Unit 6 by reading Section 11.1 and trying Pg. 317 #1, 4a, 2
           (Startup Answers: 1. 0.72m,  4a. 735N/m,  2. 525N/m)

Tue, Nov 9

 - Lesson: Oscillating Mass-Spring Systems
 - HW: Pg. 317-318 #3, 5, 7, 9abc, 13, 14, 26

Wed, Nov 10

 - Exploratory Lab: Determining Spring Constant
 - HW: Finish lab, due tomorrow

Thu, Nov 11

 - Labs due
 - Discussion of yesterday's lab
 - Lesson: Pendulums and Sinusoidal Nature of SHM (No Board Notes on Thursdays)
 - HW: Prepare for tomorrow's Quiz
          Ch 11 #16, 21a-e, 23abd, 28, 29, 30

Fri, Nov 12

 - Quiz: Mass-Spring Systems
 - Worktime for Test Corrections, HW Help, & New Reading/Problem Assignment
 - HW: Read Sections 11.7, 11.8 (no math), 11,11, 11,12
          Try Ch 11 Problems #36-38
          Answer Wave Concept Questions
   

Mon, Nov 15

 - Lesson: Waves on Strings (Click here for In-class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Finish rest of Ch 11 HW Problems, due Thurs
 

Tue, Nov 16

 - Lesson: Lots of Sound Wave Stuff (Click here for In-class Notes from Board )
 - HW: All Ch 12 Problems, due Thurs

Wed, Nov 17

 - Work Day for HW Help & Start Reviewing for tomorrow's Test
 - HW: Finish All Unit 6 Problems, due tomorrow
          Prepare for tomorrow's test (SKIP #15 ON THE STUDY GUIDE!!!)
          (Click here for Study Guide )

Thu, Nov 18

 - Unit 6 Test: Vibrations, Waves, & Sound
 - Start Unit 7 w/ Reading Sections 13.1-13,3,
   also read Pg. 362 about Absolute Zero and Kelvin Scale
   Do Problems #3 & 27 on Pg, 380-381

Fri, Nov 19

 - Discussion of Thanksgiving HW Assignment
 - Lesson: Ideal Gas Law (Click here for In-class Notes from Board )
                (Sorry, I forgot to finish the example prob before I left.  Don't worry.)
 - HW: Ch 13 Problems #29, 30, 31, 33, 35, 41, 42, 46, 47, 49, 52, 55
          Thanksgiving HW Assignment (see yellow sidebar to left)
   

Mon, Nov 22

 No School

Tue, Nov 23

 No School

Wed, Nov 24

 No School

Thu, Nov 25

 No School

Fri, Nov 26

 No School
   

Mon, Nov 29

 - Clarification of Pre-Break Assignment
 - Lesson: 1st Law of Thermo (Click here for In-class Notes from Board )
 - Work Time for HW Qs
 - HW: Ch 15 Probs #1, 2, 6, 7, 8

              Finish Ch 13/14 HW Probs (due tomorrow after 7 minutes of class time)
          Prepare for tomorrow's Quiz

Tue, Nov 30

 - Little bit of work time
 - Ch 13/14 HW due
 -
Quiz: Ideal Gas Law, Heat, & Expansion
 - Lesson: Intro to PV Diagrams (Click
here for In-class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Keep working on yesterday's problems

Wed, Dec 1

 - Lesson PV Diagram Problems (Click here for In-class Notes from Board )
 - HW: Ch 15 Problems #4, 5, 10, 61

Thu, Dec 2

 - Lesson: Heat Engines (No board notes on Thursdays.)
 - HW: Remainder of Ch 15 Problems, due Monday

Fri, Dec 3

 - Work Time for HW Questions and Test Review
 - HW: Finish Ch 15 Problems, due Monday
          STUDY (Click here for Unit 7 Test Review packet , skip #15)
   

 Mon, Dec 6

 - Ch 15 HW due
 - 
Unit 7 Test: Thermal Physics

 Tue, Dec 7

 

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Fri, Dec 10

 
   

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Fri, Dec 17