General Physics – Unit 1: Vectors, Speed & Velocity:
Syllabus.doc – Introduction Letter, Class Rules, Materials List, Grading Policy, Course Syllabus
Information Survey.doc – HW due the first week (you’ll need a blank sheet of unlined paper)
Notebook Rubric.doc – goes in your binder in front of the 5 dividers
Other things for your binder (in the reference section):
Math & Chemistry Review:
Day 2 Physics HW hints 2007.doc – Check here for some answers & some hints for day 2 HW!
(also see the Calc&Excel best-fit directions 2010.doc ; we are doing ALL linear fits ONLY. Don’t try any of the other kinds of fits!)
Algebra&Trig answers for web.doc – Check here for some answers & some hints for day 3 HW!
Algebra - Matrix&Graph.doc – we’ll go over this together in class!
Vectors: (see lab below)
component method - new.doc – lecture notes (they’re not on the Schedules ppt)
component #9 vector hints.doc EMAIL ME if you need more help!
Speed & Velocity: (see labs below)
Speed & Velocity Notes.ppt – lecture notes (they’re not on the Schedules ppt)
Speed&Vel HW packet hints.doc Check here for some hints on the vectors minilab! (EMAIL ME if you need more!)
Vector Minilab Notes & Hints.doc – Check here for some hints on the vectors minilab!
A lab handout for Speed.doc – Average Speed (official unit experiment)
Part a ) should be between 300 and 500 m/s written with 3 sig figs; Part b) should be between 50,000 and 90,000 m/s written with 2 sig fig
Review vector asst set 1, 4E – 2A = 138 meters at 186 degrees (equilibrant is opposite; speed = 140 m / time; vel = 138 m / time at 186 degrees)
Review vector asst set 1, 2A – 4E
b)158 km @ N25°E
c) speed = 16.0 km/hr
d) vel = 15.8 km/hr @ N25°E
= 158 km @ S25°