Physics Syllabus
Thursdays at Eastside, 2016-2017
Mr. Owens
Week What to do this week Assignments
Week 1
Week of
09/08/16
☐   Section 1.1: Introduction to Physics
☐   Section 1.2: Units and Scientific Notation
☐   Section 1.3: Converting Units
☐   HW 1A
☐   HW 1B
☐   Section 1.4: Measurement
☐   Lab 1A
☐   HW 1C (Honors)
☐   Chapter 1 Test
Due 09/15:
   HW 1A
   HW 1B
   Lab 1A
   HW 1C (Honors)
   Chapter 1 Test
Week 2
Week of
09/15/16
☐   Section 2.1: Definitions
☐   HW 2A
☐   HW 2B
☐   Section 2.2: Graphing Position vs. Time
☐   HW 2C
Due 09/22:
   HW 2A
   HW 2B
   HW 2C
Week 3
Week of
09/22/16
☐   Section 2.3: Acceleration
☐   HW 2D
☐   Section 2.4: Equations for Accelerated Motion
☐   HW 2E
☐   Section 2.5: Equations for Accelerated Motion, Part 2
☐   HW 2F
☐   HW 2G
Due 09/29:
   HW 2D
   HW 2E
   HW 2F
   HW 2G
Week 4
Week of
09/29/16
☐   Section 2.6: Position, Velocity, and Acceleration Graphs
☐   Section 2.7: Falling Bodies
☐   HW 2H, HW 2I, HW 2J
☐   HW 2K (Honors)
☐   Lab 2A
☐   Chapter 2 Test
Due 10/06:
   HW 2H
   HW 2I
   HW 2J
   Lab 2A
   HW 2K (Honors)
   Chapter 2 Test
Week 5
Week of
10/06/16
☐   Section 3.1: Vectors
☐   HW 3A
☐   Section 3.2: Relative Velocity
☐   HW 3B
☐   Section 3.3: Trigonometry
☐   HW 3C
☐   HW 3D
Due 10/13:
   HW 3A
   HW 3B
   HW 3C
   HW 3D
Week 6
Week of
10/13/16
☐   Section 3.4: Vectors and Components
☐   HW 3E
☐   Lab 3A
Due 10/20:
   HW 3E
   Lab 3A
Week 7
Week of
10/20/16
☐   Section 3.5: Projectile Motion
☐   HW 3F
☐   HW 3G
☐   Lab 3B
☐   HW 3H (Honors)
☐   HW 3I (Honors)
☐   Test on Chapter 3
Due 10/27:
   HW 3F
   HW3G
   Lab 3B
   HW 3H (Honors)
   HW 3I (Honors)
   Chapter 3 Test
Week 8
Week of
10/27/16
☐   Section 4.1: Introduction
☐   Section 4.2: Newton’s First Law
☐   Section 4.3: Newton’s Second Law
☐   HW 4A
Due 11/03:
   HW 4A
Week 9
Week of
11/03/16
☐   Section 4.4: Newton’s Third Law
☐   Section 4.5: Weight
☐   HW 4B
☐   Section 4.6: Newton’s Second Law Applied
☐   HW 4C
Due 11/10:
   HW 4B
   HW 4C
Week 10
Week of
11/10/16
☐   Section 4.7: Friction
☐   HW 4D
☐   HW 4E
☐   Lab 4A and Lab 4B
☐   Honors students do section 4.8: Inclines
☐   Honors students do HW 4F and HW 4G
☐   Chapter 4 Test
Due 11/17:
   HW 4D
   HW 4E
   Lab 4A and Lab 4B
   HW 4F (Honors)
   HW 4G (Honors)
   Chapter 4 Test
Week 11
Week of
11/17/16
☐   Section 5.1: Intro to Work and Energy
☐   Section 5.2: Kinetic Energy
☐   HW 5A
☐   HW 5B
☐   Section 5.3: Potential Energy
☐   HW 5C
Due 12/01:
   HW 5A
   HW 5B
   HW 5C
Week 12
Week of
12/01/16
☐   Section 5.4: Conservation of Energy
☐   HW 5D
☐   HW 5E
☐   Section 5.5: Power
☐   HW 5F
☐   Lab 5A
Due 12/08:
   HW 5D
   HW 5E
   HW 5F
   Lab 5A
Week 13
Week of
12/08/16
☐   Section 6.1: Momentum
☐   HW 6A
☐   Section 6.2: Conservation of Momentum
☐   HW 6B
☐   Honors students do section 6.3: The Ballistic Pendulum
☐   Section 6.4: Angular Momentum
☐   Chapter 6 Test
Due 12/15:
   HW 6A
   HW 6B
   Chapter 6 Test
Week 14
Week of
12/15/16
☐   Dec 12 First Semester Exam Due 01/05:
Week 15
Week of
01/05/17
☐   Section 7.1: Uniform Circular Motion
☐   HW 7A
☐   Section 7.2: A Car on a Flat Turn
☐   HW 7B
☐   Section 7.3: A Ride at an Amusement Park
☐   HW 7C
Due 01/12:
   HW 7A
   HW 7B
   HW 7C
Week 16
Week of
01/12/17
☐   Section 7.4: A Car in a Banked Turn
☐   HW 7D
☐   Section 7.5: An Object in a Vertical Circle
☐   HW 7E
☐   Section 7.6: A Roller Coaster Loop
☐   HW 7F
☐   Section 7.8: Summary
Due 01/19:
   HW 7D
   HW 7E
   HW 7F
Week 17
Week of
01/19/17
☐   Section 8.1: Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation
☐   HW 8A
☐   Section 8.2: Gravity Near the Earth’s Surface
☐   HW 8B
☐   HW 8C
Due 01/26:
   HW 8A
   HW 8B
   HW 8C
Week 18
Week of
01/26/17
☐   Section 8.3: Satellites and Weightlessness
☐   Section 8.4: Circular Orbits
☐   HW 8D
☐   Section 8.5: Geosynchronous Orbits
☐   Honors students do HW 8F and HW 8G
☐   Section 8.6: History of Theories of Planetary Orbits
☐   HW 8E
☐   Test on Chapters 7 and 8
Due 02/02:
   HW 8D
   HW 8E
   HW 8F (Honors)
   HW 8G (Honors)
   Chapter 7 and 8 Test
Week 19
Week of
02/02/17
☐   Section 9.1: Atoms
☐   Section 9.2: Temperature
☐   HW 9A
☐   Section 9.3: Pressure
☐   HW 9B
☐   Section 9.4: Absolute Zero
☐   HW 9C
Due 02/09:
   HW 9A
   HW 9B
   HW 9C
Week 20
Week of
02/09/17
☐   Section 9.5: Thermal Expansion
☐   HW 9D
☐   Section 9.6: Gas Laws
☐   HW 9E
☐   Section 9.7: The Mechanical Equivalent of Heat
☐   HW 9F
Due 02/16:
   HW 9D
   HW 9E
   HW 9F
Week 21
Week of
02/16/17
☐   Section 9.8: Specific Heat Capacity
☐   HW 9G
☐   Section 9.9: Calorimetry
☐   HW 9H
☐   Section 9.10: Entropy
☐   Chapter 9 Test
Due 02/23:
   HW 9G
   HW 9H
   Chapter 9 Test
Week 22
Week of
02/23/17
☐   Sections 10.1: Oscillations and Resonance
☐   Section 10.2: Wave Motion
☐   HW 10A
☐   Lab 10A
☐   Section 10.3: Sound Waves
Due 03/02:
   HW 10A
   Lab 10A
Week 23
Week of
03/02/17
☐   Section 10.4: The Doppler Effect
☐   HW 10B
☐   HW 10C
☐   HW 10D
☐   HW10E
☐   Section 10.5: The Doppler Effect with Light Waves
Due 03/09:
   HW 10B
   HW 10C
   HW 10D
   HW 10E
Week 24
Week of
03/09/17
☐   Section 11.1: Reflection
☐   Section 11.2: Refraction
☐   HW 11A
☐   Section 11.3: Lenses
☐   Section 11.4: Total Internal Reflection
☐   Lab 11A
☐   Test on Chapters 10 and 11
Due 03/16:
   HW 11A
   Lab 11A
   Chapters 10 and 11 Test
Week 25
Week of
03/16/17
☐   Section 12.1: Static Electricity
☐   Section 12.2: Coulomb’s Law
☐   HW 12A
Due 03/23:
   HW 12A
Week 26
Week of
03/23/17
☐   Section 12.3: Michael Faraday and Electric Fields
☐   HW 12B
☐   HW 12C
Due 03/30:
   HW 12B
   HW 12C
Week 27
Week of
03/30/17
☐   Section 12.4: Electric Potential and Voltage
☐   HW 12D
☐   Section 12.5: Simple Circuits
☐   Section 12.6: Capacitance
☐   HW 12E
☐   Chapter 12 Test
Due 04/13:
   HW 12D
   HW 12E
   Chapter 12 Test
Week 28
Week of
04/13/17
☐   Section 13.1: Early History
☐   Section 13.2: Electric Current, Ohm’s Law, Resistivity
☐   HW 13A
☐   HW 13B
☐   Section 13.3: Electric Power
☐   HW13C
Due 04/20:
   HW 13A
   HW 13B
   HW 13C
Week 29
Week of
04/20/17
☐   Section 13.4: Resistors in Series and Parallel
☐   HW 13D
☐   HW 13E
Due 04/27:
   HW 13D
   HW 13E
Week 30
Week of
04/27/17
☐   HW 13F
☐   HW 13G
☐   Section 13.5: Power Generation
☐   Lab 13A
☐   Chapter 13 Test
Due 05/04:
   HW 13F
   HW 13G
   Lab 13A
   Chapter 13 Test
Week 31
Week of
05/04/17
☐   Exam Review Due 05/11:
Week 32
Week of
05/11/17
☐   Second Semester Exam