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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 (practice, key)
quiz 2 Free fall (practice, key)
quiz 3 Graphs of motion (practice, key) (practice, key)
project 1 Toy cars (guidelines, template)
test 1 Kinematics in 1D (practice, key)

Unit 2

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Mechanics in 2D
hw 9 Trigonometry
hw 10 Vector addition
hw 11 Kinematics in 2D
hw 12 Forces
hw 13 Vector components
quiz 4 Trigonometry (practice, key) (practice, key)
quiz 5 Kinematics in 2D (practice, key)
quiz 6 Protractor use (No practice versions available online)
quiz 7 Graphical addition of vectors (No practice versions available online) (rubric)
test 2 Mechanics in 2D (practice, key) (practice, key)

Unit 3

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Dynamics and Statics
hw 14 Newton's laws
hw 15 Force and mass
hw 16 Mass and weight
hw 17 Dynamics
hw 18 Friction
quiz 8 Newton's laws (instructions, see hw 14)
quiz 9 Dynamics (practice, key)
quiz 10 Friction (practice, key)
project 2 Newton's 2nd law (guidelines, template)
test 3 Dynamics and statics (practice, key)

Unit 4

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Miscellaneous Mechanics
hw 19 Statics in 2D
hw 20 Inclined plane
hw 21 Centripetal force
hw 22 Gravitation
quiz 11 Statics in 2D
quiz 12 Inclined plane (practice, key)
quiz 13 Circular Motion (practice, key)
quiz 14 Gravitation (no practice version available)
project 3 Coefficient of friction (guidelines, template)
test 4 Miscellaneous mechanics (practice, key)

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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All of mechanics
hw 30 No homework for this unit
test 6 All of mechanics