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. Problemsolving strategy.

 Textbook 1.1 through 1.4. All of the sectionend 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 sectionend 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 sectionend 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.
