Class
7: Thursday,
9/12/23 Warm Up: None Today:
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Class
6.5: Wednesday,
9/11/23 Warm Up: Velocity and Acceleration Combinations Practice Quiz. Use this link to take the quiz. Today:
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Class
6: Tuesday,
9/10/24 Warm Up: Consider the X dimension motion of a pendulum that is continually swinging back and forth (left to right and back). 1. Draw quick sketches of velocity and acceleration graphs for a time period beginning at the leftmost point in the swing and continuing through one full cycle (over to the right and back). For the acceleration graph, the only expectation is that the sign (+,, or 0) is correct at any given moment. 2. Identify points in its motion where it demonstrates some of the "9 types of motion." Which types of motion does it not demonstrate?
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Class
5.5: Monday,
9/9/24 Warm Up: On Planet A, falling objects accelerate 6 times faster than they do on Planet B. If identical objects are thrown directly upward with the same initial speed on both planets, on which planet will the object go higher, and how much higher will it go? Higher resolution drop of feather and bowling ball Today:
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Class
5: Friday,
9/6/24 Warm Up: 1. Can you guess the significance of the graphic on the right? 2. The dimensions of the floor tiles in this room are 1foot x 1foot. Assuming that 1 foot = 0.305m, what is the average speed of a student who crosses 18 floor tiles in a time of 3 seconds? Express the speed in m/s and miles per hour. 3. How does dimensional analysis work? On what basic mathematical premise is it based? Today:
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Class
4.5: Thursday,
9/5/24 Warm Up: Consider the case of this ball. At t = 0s, the ball is freefalling directly upward at a height of 10m and a speed of 20m/s. Sketch graphs of the ball's position, velocity, and acceleration (vs. time) over the next 4 seconds. [For simplicity, use g =10m/s^{2} instead of g = 9.8m/s^{2}] Today:
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Class
4: Wednesday,
9/4/24 Warm Up: When you're preparing for a test, it is important to understand the scope of what you are expected to be able to do. For your first physics test, the scope of kinematics problems is defined by the variables and formulas on the right*. 1. Use some of the variables to create a physics problem that you could use to test yourself in preparation for the real test. 2. Can you anticipate how I might go about writing several problems for the test? *There are a few "formulas" that I did not list, because you are expected to internalize them  for instance. Today:
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Class
3.5: Tuesday, 9/3/24 Warm Up: I have a dynamics cart like the one in the picture. With the cart starting from rest, I am going to push it rightward across my desk so that it will hit an obstacle and stop. Sketch graphs of its velocity and acceleration for the event (from rest at the beginning to the stop at the end). [By the way, there is an arrow on this cart pointing in the direction that the software assumes to be positive.]Today:
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Class
3: Friday, 8/30/24 Warm Up: Mr. Chase once said that there are 9 types of motion... 1. For letter a, on the right, describe what an object could be doing in order to have both positive velocity and positive acceleration. 2. Do the same for the rest of the letters.
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Class
2.5: Thursday,8/29/24 Warm Up: Match each position vs. time graph with the correct velocity and acceleration graph.Today:
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Class
2: Wednesday,
8/28/24 Warm Up: 1. Use the velocity vs time graph on the right to sketch a corresponding position vs time graph. [Assume that motion away from the sensor is positive, and motion toward the sensor is negative.] 2. Where in the graphs is there acceleration (any change in velocity)? 3. When would the subject be speeding up? Slowing down? Today:
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Class 1.5:
Tuesday,
8/27/24 Warm Up: Suppose you're involved in a 2 lap race. If you want your overall average speed to be twice as fast as your speed for the first lap, how much faster do you have to go during the 2nd lap? [To calculate average speed you can use rate = distance / time] Solution  don't peek! Today:
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Class
1: Monday,
8/26/24 Physics 200: Mr. Stapleton Warm Up: Spin one of the "sprotating cylinders" by pressing one end until it squirts out from under your finger. Try pressing the other end. When the cylinder is spinning, why do you only see the symbol that you press? Today:
Links: Online Textbook Reading: Homework: Finish the questions on page 5 of the packet (assuming that you haven't already finished them). 