Friday, September 30, 2011

Vectors and Projectile Motion notes

Today we started 2 Dimensional motion which includes Vectors and Projectile Motion. 

The lecture notes for today's lesson (and Period 4's on Monday) along with the next part are all together here:

Physics - Vectors and Projectile Motion.pdf

Monday, September 26, 2011

Reminder Quiz this week


Quiz this week on one dimensional motion.

Period 1, 4, and 6 will have theirs on Tuesday and Period 3's will be on Wednesday.

Review Packet 1 and the notes for this quiz.

Here is a good review site also:  lessons 1, 5, 6

Also remember that the labs (both) are due.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Schedule Update - QUIZ next week

This week we finished going over 1D Motion and did 2 labs on 1 dimensional motion.

Next week you will have a quiz on 1D Motion (velocity and acceleration). 

Review the homework packet and your notes. Remember these are also posted on line here:

We will be reviewing on Monday. Make sure you come in with questions.

Period 1, 4 and 6 will have their Quiz on Tuesday, September 27th.
Period 3 will have their Quiz on Wednesday, September 28th.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Motion in 1D Continued - FREE FALL

Today, Monday, September 19th, we did the lesson on FreeFall. 

Lecture notes are part of the notes for the earlier classes (here:  Physics - Motion in One Dimension.pdf )

acceleration due to gravity  g= 10 m/s2

Read the problem, write down what is give and what you are looking for. Look for the physics concepts and formula that relate them and solve. 

The formulas are in the packet, along with some examples. 

d = y (for vertical motion like freefall)

If an object is dropped, it's initial velocity (v0 ) = 0 

HOMEWORK: Packet #1, Exercises #9-14

(if you lose your packet, you can download another one here:    Physics - Packet 1 - Motion.pdf)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Motion in One Dimension

Today, Thursday, September 15th, we started "Motion in One Dimension" also know as "Kinematics in 1 Dimension."

Here are the lecture notes: (includes next section too):  Physics - Motion in One Dimension.pdf

The homework is Packet #1, Exercises #1-8.
Here is a copy of the packet if you need it:    Physics - Packet 1 - Motion.pdf

Homework is due on Friday in class! (Period 4 - yours is due Monday since we don't have class Friday.

We will go over the homework and then move on to the next part of 1D motion.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Sept 9th

Today we started with the introduction to physics and math and measurement.

Your homework over the weekend is to read the handouts I gave you today.

Here are all of the lecture notes for it. We will continue it next week.
Physics - intro to physics-measurement-math.pdf

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cool electronic pen I talked about in class

I'm sharing this information with students about the Livescribe Pen today and Friday. The Livescribe pen records everything you write and can also record audio. It's a great tool, especially in college, to take notes in class. Your notes and audio recordings are then saved to you computer.

They are not cheap ($80-$190, depending on memory ) but there are sales and discounts available sometimes and it could be a good investment.

Here's some more info on it:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Free resources presentation

Here is a copy of the free resources presentation from class. These resources can definitely help you out.

Monday, September 5, 2011

1st Assignments

Hi guys!

Remember, your 1st assignments are as follows:
1. Read and have your parents read, and then both sign, the signature form.
2. Same with the lab safety contract

See you on Tuesday! Hope you had a good weekend!