Schedule and Assignments

This schedule will be updated periodically, please check it at least once a week. You should do your reading exercise before the beginning of a new topic. You should also send me an email, not later than the day before we start a new topic. This email should contain questions about topics which are not clear, or comments about things you consider interesting. This is part of your weekly homework, and it will be part of your evaluation.

September 2nd - Intro Class
Assignment ; Pendulum

September 5th, 7th ,9th - Measurement (Chapter 1) and Pendulum experiment

Assignment due by Monday (9/12)
excel tutorial;
Please, read the Free-Fall by Monday (9/12)
Please, read up to paragraph 2.3 of the textbook by Friday (9/16)

September 12th, 14th, 16th - Free fall experiment
and Motion along a straight line (Chapter 2- up to the paragraph 2.3)
-Please, read chapter 2 (from paragraph 2.3) by Monday (9/19)
-Please review the topic "Arithmetic of exponents" on the "topics class" wiki (you can find the link to the Wiki on the main page of this course).
You should do some of the exercises about this topic and give them to me. If you think that you understood this topic, I will need a few exercises from you, as a check, but if you are less familiar with this topic, you should review it more deeply.

-Free-fall assignment due by Monday (9/19)

September 19th, 21st, 23rd- Motion along a straight line (Chapter 2)

September 26th, 28th, 30th- Forces and motion along a straight line (Chapter 3)

October 3rd - Vectors (Chapter 4)

October 5th, 7th, 10th Discussion on Chapter 3 and 4

October 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st - Net Forces and two dimensional motion (Chapter 5)

October 24th, 26th,28th,
31st - Identifying and using Forces (Chapter 6)

November 2nd, 4th, 7th - Translational Momentum (Chapter 7)

November 9th - Extended Systems (Chapter 8)

November 11th - Exercises on Chapters 7-8

November 14th, 16h, 18th - Kinetic Energy and work (Chapter 9)

November 21st, 28th, 30th - Potential Energy and Energy Conservation (Chapter 10)

December 2nd, 5th 7th - Rotation (Chapter 11)

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