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Course Calendar

General Info

Fall Semester

Unit 0

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Foundations
hw 0 Class Policies
hw 1 Units
hw 2 Line of Best Fit
hw 3 Curve Fitting
quiz 0 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 Free fall
hw 8 Graphs of motion
quiz 1 Equations of Motion
quiz 2 Free Fall
quiz 3 Graphs of Motion
project 1 Toy Cars (guidelines, template)
test 1 Kinematics in 1D

Unit 2

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Dynamics in 1D
hw 9 Forces
hw 10 Force and Mass
hw 11 Action-Reaction
hw 12 Weight
hw 13 Dynamics
hw 14 Friction
quiz 4 Newton's Laws, Qualitative
quiz 5 Newton's Laws, Quantitative
quiz 6 Friction
project 2 Newton's 2nd Law (guidelines, template)
test 2 Dynamics in 1D

Unit 3

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Mechanics in 2D
hw 15 Trigonometry review
hw 16 Vector addition
hw 17 Kinematics in 2D
hw 18 Vector components
hw 19 Equilibrium in 2D
quiz 7 Trigonometry Review
quiz 8 Kinematics in 2D
quiz 9 Equilibrium in 2D
quiz 10 Protractor Use (protractor required)
quiz 11 Graphical Addition of Vectors (ruler and protractor)
test 3 Mechanics in 2D

Unit 4

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Miscellaneous Mechanics
hw 20 Inclined Plane
hw 21 Centripetal Force
hw 22 Gravitation
quiz 12 Inclined Plane
quiz 13 Circular Motion
quiz 14 Gravitation
project 3 Coefficient of Friction (guidelines, template)
test 4 Miscellaneous Mechanics

Unit 5

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Momentum and Energy
hw 23 Impulse and Momentum
hw 24 Conservation of Momentum
hw 25 Work
hw 26 Energy
hw 27 Conservation of Energy
hw 28 Power
hw 29 Springs
quiz 15 Conservation of Momentum
test 5 Momentum and Energy

Unit 6

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Orphaned Topics
hw 30 Collisions