Weekly homework

Each week, the written test is on the material assigned during the lectures of the preceding week. The current week is identified below by the pointer [-->] which advances each Friday afternoon. To prepare for this week's test, look above this pointer.

[  ] Before coming to class: high school math
  • PPLATO modules MATH 1.1, 1.3 through 1.6, as needed
  • WeBWorK online homework assignments 1.Introduction to WeBWorK and 2.Elementary Math Review.
[  ] Week 1. Introduction. Units, significant figures. Problem-solving strategy.
  • Textbook 1.1 through 1.4. All of the section-end problems.
  • PPLATO module MATH 1.2
  • WeBWorK online homework assignment 3.Math, Units, Significant Figures
[  ] Week 2. Vectors. Components of motion.
[  ] Week 3. Kinematics in 1D. Uniform acceleration: free fall.
[  ] Week 4. Extending to 2D. Projectile motion.
[  ] Week 5. Newton's Laws. Relating forces and motion
  • Textbook 4.1 through 4.6 (4.7 optional, but recommended). All of the section-end problems.
  • PPLATO PHYS 2.3: Forces, subsections 1 through 4.
  • WeBWorK online homework Assignment 7.Newton's Laws
[  ] Week 6. Reading week
[  ] Week 7. Gravity and contact forces: normal, friction, tension
  • Textbook 5.1,6.5. All of the section-end problems (skip problems in 6.5 involving centripetal acceleration).
  • PPLATO PHYS 2.3: Forces, subsections 3 through 4.
  • WeBWorK online homework Assignment 8.Gravity and friction.
[  ] Week 8. Work and energy. Conservation of energy.
[  ] Week 9. Power. Simple rotations. Rotational kinematics
[  ] Week 10. Dynamics of uniform rotation. Centripetal force. Gravity.
[-->] Week 11. Torque and equilibrium. N2L for rotations. Rotational work and energy.
[  ] Week 12. Momentum and impulse. Conservation of momentum. Collisions.
[  ] Week 13. Angular Momentum. Oscillations.

All Textbook references are to College Physics, second edition, by Urone, Hinrichs, Dirks, and Sharma, published by OpenStax.