class code: SPS21 teacher: Mr. Elert
classroom: 219 office: A214
test day: Wednesday phone: (718) 724–8500 ext. 2141
email: elert@midwoodscience.org

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Course Calendar

General Info

Fall Semester

Unit 0

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Foundations
hw 0 Class policies
hw 1 Units, prefixes, orders of magnitude
hw 2 Line of best fit
hw 3 Curve fitting
quiz 1 unit prefixes

Unit 1

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Kinematics in 1D
hw 4 Speed and velocity
hw 5 Acceleration
hw 6 Equations of motion
hw 7 Falling bodies
hw 8 Graphs of motion
quiz 2 Equations of motion (practice, key)
quiz 3 Falling bodies (practice, key)
quiz 4 Graphs of motion (practice, key)
project 1 Toy car motion graphs (guidelines, template)
test 1 Kinematics in 1D

Unit 2

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Mechanics in 2D
hw 9 Trigonometry review
hw 10 Vector addition
hw 11 Vector components
hw 12 Kinematics in 2D
hw 13 Equilibrium
quiz 5 Trigonometry review (practice)
quiz 6 Kinematics in 2D
quiz 7 Graphical addition of vectors
test 2 Mechanics in 2D

Unit 3

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Dynamics and Statics
hw 14 Forces
hw 15 Force and mass
hw 16 Action-reaction
hw 17 Weight
hw 18 Nonequilibrium applications
hw 19 Friction
quiz 8 Newton's laws, qualitative
quiz 9 Non-equilibrium (practice, key)
quiz 10 Friction (practice, key)
project 2 Newton's second law (guidelines, template)
test 3 Dynamics and statics

Unit 4

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Miscellaneous Mechanics
hw 20 Inclined plane
hw 21 Circular motion
hw 22 Gravitation
quiz 11 Inclined plane (practice, key)
quiz 12 Circular motion (practice, key)
quiz 13 Gravitation
project 3 Coefficient of friction (guidelines, template)
test 4 Miscellaneous mechanics

Unit 5

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Momentum and Energy
hw 23 Impulse-momentum theorem
hw 24 Conservation of momentum
hw 25 Work
hw 26 Types of energy
hw 27 Conservation of energy
hw 28 Power
hw 29 Elasticity
quiz 14 Impulse & momentum, qualitative
test 5 Momentum and energy

Unit 6

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Orphaned Topics
hw 30 Collisions