Unit 1

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Updated: 5/8/2011

__Week 1__

**Mon 5/9: **
Review syllabus and introduce main themes of the course;

Chapter 1 (Science) and Appendix A (SI Units).

*Handout on metric units and scientific notation and/or start Workbook.*

Hand out HW 1, which will be due on Wednesday (5/11)

**Tues 5/10: **
*Answer questions about syllabus and writing assignment.*

Review first day, answering questions about SI units.

Chapter 2 (Newton's First Law).

Emphasis on motion graphs (Appendix B).

**Wed 5/11: **
Chapter 2 (Newton's First Law).

Emphasis on net F = 0.

Chapter 3 (Newton's Second Law) net F = acceleration .

Hand out HW 2, which will be due Thursday (5/12).

**Thurs 5/12: **
Chapter 3 (Newton's Second Law) examples.

Introduce Chapter 4 (Newton's Third Law).

**Fri 5/13: **
Chapter 4 (Newton's Third Law) examples.

*Introduce Chapter 5 (Momentum) from
unit 2.*

Hand out HW 3, which will be due Monday (5/16) along with essay.

__Week 2__

**Mon 5/16: **
*Chapter 5 (Momentum) examples from
unit 2.*

*Introduce idea of Work from Chapter 6 (Work and Energy).*

**First Essay is Due**.

Hand out HW 4, which will be due Tuesday(5/17) but is not on Exam 1.

**Tues 5/17: **
*Chapter 6 (Work and Energy) examples of energy conservation from
unit 2.*

**Wed 5/18: **
Review questions;

Exam 1, __Chapters 1-4__.

Some related web sites for the material in this section:

- Applet illustrating linear motion.
- Flight of a Baseball Java applet I wrote.
- Some comments on WEIGHT.
- NASA's "Vomit Comet" used for zero-g (actually micro-g) research.

Contact me if you have any questions.