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Phys 216, Spring 2003
Time and Change

Class Schedule, Tentative




M

03/30

Chapter 1, Time and Change

Introduction, What is time? D, M, Y Slides of lecture

 

Tu

4/1

Math: Cosines, Powers of 10

Simple geometric relationships used to illustrate ideas in this class, orders of magnitude

W

4/2

Ch. 1 cont

Seasons continued, old time legends Slides of lecture

Th

4/3

Chapter 2 Part1
Chapter 2 part 2

Planetary Motion Lecture slides

F

4/4

Chapter 2 part2
Chapter 3 section 1

Eclipses and Copernicus Lecture slides

M

4/7

Chapter 3, Part 2

Keppler and Galileo
Gallileo's Obs of Jupiter

Tu

4/8

Chapter 3, Part 2
Reading on laws of motion

Newton

W

4/9

Reading on laws of motion

Newton's Laws

Th

4/10

First of regular Problem Help Sessions with TA OR First Lab
Laboratory 1 Instructions

Guestimation Lab Ground Rules

F

4/11

Guestimation

Lab or help session

M

4/14

HW 1 Due
Finish Newton's laws then Ch. 1, Lightman

to page 33 in text: Gravitational Energy

T

4/15

To page 37

Kinetic Energy

W

4/16

to page 46

Heat energy

Th, Fr

4/17-18

Lab 2, Galileo's pendulum experiment

Lab 2 description

M

4/21

to page 57,
HW2 Due

Conservation of energy and its consequences

Tu

4/22

to page 72

probability

W

4/23

to p. 82,

"direction of processes" plus exam review

Th,Fr

4/24-25

Lab 3 Conservation of Energy

Laboratory 3 Instructions

M

4/28

Exam 1
HW3 Due

Covering up to Tuesday 4/22 lecture (online reading and Chapter 1, Lightman)

Tu

04/29

to page 88

Irreversible flow, work and heat

W

4/30

to p 104

Entropy and order

Th, Fr

5/1-2

Lab 4, Light as waves

Lab 4 Instructions

Mo

5/5

to end of Chapter 2
HW4 Due (likely)

Implications of the 2nd law

Tu

5/6

Chapter 3 beginning, to p. 133

introduction to relativity

W

5/7

to page 155

Einstein's Postulates and banishment of time

Th, Fr

5/8-9

Lab 5

Laboratory 5 Instructions

M

5/12

HW 5 Due
to p 163

time dilation

T

5/13

to p. 166

length and mass shifts

W

5/14

to p 177

Effect of abolition of time and space

Th,F

5/15-16

lab 6,

Link to lab 6

M

5/19

HW 6 Due
to p. 187

Fundamentals of waves

T

5/20

to p. 194

Light as a wave

W

5/21

to p. 201

Compton effect, double slit experiment

Th, Fr

5/22-23

Project Outline Due
Lab 7

Link to lab 7

M

5/26

memorial Day

Holiday

T

5/27

to p 207

Double slit experiment

W

5/28

to p. 220

Th-Fr

5/29-30

Lab 8

Link to lab 8 instructions

M

6/2

to p 236

Heisenberg Uncertainty principle

T

6/3

Video HW7 Due

Richard Feynman: Probability and Uncertainty

W

6/4

Finish Chapter 4 and Review

Consequences of quantum mechanics

Th

6/5

2nd midterm

Not cumulative

Fr

6/6

make up lab day

if you missed any

Th

6/12

Final Project Due

by 3 pm

 

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 Last Updated:
05/27/03

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