Physics 4A, Winter 2013

Classical Mechanics

Kim Griest

Weekly Quizzes on Wednesday at 9am, York 4080A, starting Jan 16

Final will cover up through chapter 14

Problem session: Tuesdays, 6pm, YORK 4080A

Additional Help: Physical Tutorial Center in Mayer Hall, Prof and TA office hours listed in syllabus

Formula sheet for quizzes and studying

Assignments

Reading:

1. Jan 7, 2013: Appendix A: Mathematics: you should know all the algebra, trig, and calculus here.
2. Jan 8, 2013: Chapter 1 (Doing Physics) and Chapter 2 (Motion in a straight line)
3. Jan 11, 2013: Chapter 3 (Vectors)
4. Jan 16, 2013: Chapter 4 (Motion in 2 and 3 dimensions)
5. Jan 19, 2013: Chapter 5 (Newton's laws)
6. Jan 28, 2013: Chapter 6 (Using Newton's laws)
7. Feb 1, 2013: Chapter 7 (Work, Energy, and Power)
8. Feb 5, 2013: Chapter 8 (Conservation of Energy)
9. Feb 13, 2013: Chapter 9 (Gravitation)
10. Feb 20, 2013: Chapter 10 (Systems of Particles)
11. Feb 27, 2013: Chapter 11 (Collisions)
12. Mar 4, 2013: Chapter 12 (Rotational Motion)
13. Mar 6, 2013: Chapter 13 (Angular Momentum)
14. Mar 11, 2013: Chapter 14 (Static Equilibrium)
Homework:
1. Jan 7, 2013: Chapter 1 problems: 1,7,20,29,33,43,50,58; and Chapter 2 problems: 7,11,13,16,23,27,31,35,41,49,60,69 (Note: answers to odd problems are given in book supplement you got with textbook)
2. Jan 11, 2013: Chapter 3 problems: 9, 12, 17, 25, 28, 29, 35, 37, 48
3. Jan 16, 2013: Chapter 4 problems: 3,5,7,11,18,21,22,26,34,42,43,53,54
4. Jan 23, 2013: Chapter 5 problems: 1,3,7,9,13,19,21,23,24,25,27,31,35,36,37,38,39,41,43,44,45,47
5. Jan 26, 2013: Chapter 6 problems: 3,5,7,9,13,15,16,20,25,26,27,31,36,39,41,43,47,49,65
6. Feb 2, 2013: Chapter 7 problems: 1,3,5,7,13,14,17,21,26,29,31,36,37,41,43,47,53,55,61,67
7. Feb 5, 2012: Chapter 8 problems: 5,7,11,15,17,21,23,27,32,35,38,40,45,47,48,51,55,64,78
8. Feb 9, 2013: Chapter 9 problems: 1,5,9,11,13,15,19,29,30,31,37,41,43,50
9. Feb 20, 2013: Chapter 10 problems: 1,2,9,16,21,25,33,35,38
10. Feb 27, 2013: Chapter 11 problems: 1,3,5,12,19,21,29,32,33,39,47,51
11. Mar 6, 2013: Chapter 12 problems: 1,5,15,17,19,29,33,47,49,53,54
12. Mar 8, 2013: Chapter 13 problems: 1,5,9,23,25,27,35,37,43
13. Mar 12, 2012: Chapter 14 problems: 1,7,15,19,31

Homework Solutions (Answers to odd number problems in book supplement)

QUIZZES
1. Quiz 1: Jan 16, 2013, covers upto and including section 3.4 (average score: 78% +- 19%)
2. Quiz 2: Jan 23, 2013, covers upto and including section 4.4. (average: 77% +- 22%; extra credit (average extra points: 3 +- 2.2)
3. Quiz 3: Jan 30, 2013, covers upto and including chapter 5. (average: 79% +- 18%)
4. Quiz 4: Feb 6, 2013, covers upto and including section 7.2. (average: 77% +- 15%; extra credit points: 0.7 +- 1.2)
5. Quiz 5: Feb 13, 2013, covers upto and including section 8.3. (average: 79% +- 19%; extra credit points: 2.6 +- 2.1)
6. Quiz 6: Feb 20, 2013, covers upto and including section 9.3. (average: 78% +- 15%)
7. Quiz 7: Feb 27, 2013, covers upto and including section 10.1. (average: 79% +- 13%)
8. Quiz 8: Mar 6, 2013, covers upto and including section 11.4. (average: 81% +- 11%)
9. [LAST QUIZ] Quiz 9: Mar 13, 2013, covers upto and including chapter 13 .
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