29:008 Basic Physics Fall 2008

updated 22 Oct 2008

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class information

Lecture Lecture Room 2, VAN
  11:30-12:20, Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Labs only if registered for 4 S.H.
Text The Physics of Everyday Phenomena, Fifth Edition, W. Thomas Griffith
Lab Manual (only if registered for 4 S.H.)
Laboratory Manual for Basic Physics 29:008
Version for 2008-2009 academic year
by John A Goree and Chuck Williamson
Catalog Course Description Quantitative treatment of mechanics, electricity, heat, liquids, gases, and atomic, nuclear, and elementary particle physics.
Approved for College of Liberal Arts General Education requirement for natural sciences.
Drop/Add All drop, add, and section changes must be done in the department's main office, room 203 VAN
Prerequisites Algebra (22M:002 or equivalent) and trigonometry (22M:005 or equivalent)
Course is closed to students who have taken 029:011 or 029:012.
Website http://dusty.physics.uiowa.edu/~goree/teaching/29_008_2008.html

Dept. DEO

Professor Thomas Boggess, 203 VAN
Objective of the Course This one-semester course is an introduction to the way physics helps you understand the world around you. You will learn physics concepts and how to combine them with mathematics to solve problems. You will learn a nonsubjective and analytical way of thinking that will be useful in areas outside physics.
Description of the Course The course is offered as both 3 S.H. and 4 S.H. Students enrolled for 4 S.H. will take a lab. There is a weekly review for lecture topics; this review is conducted by TAs at the beginning of each lab session. Students registered for 3 S.H. are welcome to attend the review; just show up and introduce yourself to the TA.


instructor

Instructor: John A. Goree
Office: 512 Van Allen Hall
E-mail:
so that I know it's not junk mail, please begin "subject" line of your email with
Basic Physics
Phone: 319-335-1843
Office Hours: MWF 8 - 9 AM, or by appointment

 

Announcements

updated info will be posted here occasionally after the semester begins:

DATE POSTED
ANNOUNCEMENT
15 Sept 2008 1. Sample exam questions (pdf format) for exam 1 are available here. Only four questions are provided here; your actual exam will have approximately 15 questions.
2. Corrected version of solutions to Chapter 4 homework has been posted on ICON today. Pages 1 and 7 have been corrected, and missing page 2 has been added.
22 Sept 2008

1. Seat assignment info on ICON previously had a formatting problem so that some students could not view their exam Form (Form A, Form B, Form C, Form D). If you were previously unable to view your exam Form, try again, because today I attempted to solve this problem so the data will fit in ICON's text field.
2. The powerpoint file for the review for exam 1 today can be found here.

6 Oct 2008 Lecture notes for today's lecture (only) are in this pdf file.
9 Oct 2008

1. Homework Chapter 8 solutions on ICON were missing parts (b) of E7 and E14. Today I remedied this by updating pages 2,7, and 8 of the PDF file.
2. Homework Chapter 9: omit question Q32 on baseball spin.

17 Oct 2008 1.Sample exam questions (pdf format) for exam 2 are available here. Only four questions are provided here; your actual exam will have approximately 20 questions.
2. A powerpoint file for the review for exam 2 can be found here
22 Oct 2008 1. Wed. Nov. 5 and Fri. Nov. 7 lectures: A guest lecturer, Professor Kletzing, will give two lectures while I attend a NASA meeting in Washington, D.C. He will use my lecture notes.
2. Mon. Nov. 17, 6:30 - 7:20 PM review session, before Exam 3, in the same room where our lecture usually meets (VAN Lecture Room II). Attendance is not required. If you are unable to attend, you can view the powerpoint file, which will be posted on this website.
3. Fri. Nov. 21 lecture is canceled. (This is the last lecture before the Thanksgiving break.) It is replaced by the Monday evening review session (see above). Have a Happy Thanksgiving!



TA's

29:008 TAs

Name:
Victoria Povilus
E-mail:

Physics Tutorial Room


Lab sections

sec
day
15-min review
main lab
21
Tu
8:00A - 8:15A, 67 VAN
8:15A - 10:50A , 267 VAN
23
Tu
11:30A - 11:45P, 63 VAN
11:45P - 2:20P , 267 VAN
25
Tu
3:30P - 3:45P, 65 VAN
3:45P - 6:20P , 267 VAN
27
Tu
7:00P - 7:15P, 65 VAN
7:15P - 9:50P , 267 VAN


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lab
15-min review
tentative topics
25 Aug motion with constant acceleration (M2) no lab none
1 Sep acceleration by gravity (M3) 1 M2 Kinematics with Constant Acceleration algebra: squares (if you double a, then a^2 will quadruple); solving equations (examples from HW: solve v0 + a t = 0 for t; solve d = 0.5 a t^2 for t); order of operations & calculator use (for d = v0 t + 0.5 a t^2)
8 Sep forces, Newton's Third law (A4) 2 M3 Projectile Motion units in general. How they change when multiplying, dividing, squaring quantities (like distance divided by velocity). Checking units at the end of an exercise. Exercises E1&E2 in Ch. 3.
15 Sep potential energy, conservation of energy (M5) 3 A4 Hooke's Law energy is different from force & power. Units of energy. Meaning of "proportional" , example "a is proportional to the square of v"
22 Sep   4 M5 Conservation of Energy review of a few HW problems
29 Sep 5 A1 Precision Measurements powers of 10; scientific notation
6 Oct fluids & Bernoulli equation (A5) 6 A6 Bernoulli Effect and Flow Rate fluids at rest: manometer; fluids in motion: rate of flow is constant in a pipe; Bernoulli principle
13 Oct heat, first law of thermodynamics (H2, H3) 7 H2 Mechanical Equivalent of Heat heat & energy - how they're related. Units.
20 Oct electric charge (E1), exam 8 H3 Specific Heat review of a few HW problems
27 Oct electric circuits (E5) 9 E1 Charge Measurement electricity parameters & units; a circuit is a closed loop
3 Nov waves (W1) 10 E5 Ohm's Law force vs. torque (review of mechanics topics, to help with lecture topics: magnetic force & torque)
10 Nov optics (OP3, OP5) 11 W1 Speed of Sound trig: sine function; sine function for small angles; Snell's law for refraction (which is in lecture but only for small angles in textbook).
17 Nov optics (OP3, OP5), exam 12 OP3 Thin Lenses review of a few HW problems
24 Nov VACATION VACATION
1 Dec nuclear structure (Q6) 13 OP5 Diffraction: grating & slit units for wavelength, frequency, speed, energy; Planck's constant
8 Dec nuclear reactions (Q6) 14 makeup only Q6 Geiger Counters balancing charge etc. in nuclear reactions


Lecture Schedule

Week
Day
Topics
Sections
to read
Homework
Questions (Q)
Homework
Exercises (E)
HW solutions
on ICON
25 Aug M Scientific Method, Scope of Physics

Sec. 1.1-1.5
Appendices A & B

11,13 7,11  
W Description of Motion Sec. 2.1 - 2.4 9,10,15,18 5,11,12
F Uniformly Accelerated Motion Sec. 2.5 19,25,29 13,15 Chapter 1
1 Sep M   Holiday
W Acceleration due to Gravity Sec. 3.1 - 3.3 4,10,14 3,7,8,9 Chapter 2
F Projectile Motion Sec. 3.4 - 3.5 17,20,23 11,15,16
8 Sep M Newton's First and Second Laws of Motion Sec. 4.1 - 4.3 7,8,9,11,12,15 4,7,11 Chapter 3
W Newton's Third Law of Motion Sec. 4.4 - 4.5 20,23,26 16,17,18
F Circular Motion and Centripetal Acceleration Sec. 5.1 - 5.2 9,12,13 1,4,7 Chapter 4
15 Sep M Planetary Motion and Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation Sec. 5.3 - 5.5 22,23,29 10,11,14
W Work, Kinetic Energy, and Potential Energy Sec. 6.1 - 6.3 3,4,5,8 1,4,6,7 Chapter 5
F Conservation of Mechanical Energy Sec. 6.4 - 6.5 12,22,30 11,14,15
22 Sep M Review for Test #1 Chapters 1-6     Chapter 6
W Exam 1 Chapters 1-6    
F Momentum & Conservation of Momentum Sec. 7.1 - 7.3 6,9,13,22 5,9,11,13
29 Sep M Elastic and Inelastic Collisions Sec. 7.4 - 7.5 26,28,29 14,15,16,18
W Rotational Motion Sec. 8.1 - 8.3 5,6,11,21 3,7,9,11 Chapter 7
F Conservation of Angular Momentum Sec. 8.4 - 8.5 24,26,29,30 13,14,15,18
6 Oct M Fluids at Rest Sec. 9.1 - 9.3 5,12,19,22 5,9,11,13 Chapter 8
W Fluids in Motion Sec. 9.4 - 9.5 24,25,31,32 14,15,16
F Heat Sec. 10.2 - 10.2, 10.5 9,13,15,18 1,3,7,10 Chapter 9
13 Oct M First Law of Thermodynamics Sec. 10.3 - 10.4 21,25,30,31 13,15,17
W Heat Engines Sec. 11.1 - 11.3 3,5,9,13 1,3,5,7 Chapter 10
F Second Law of Thermodynamics Sec. 11.2 - 11.5 19,22,24,32 9,11,13
20 Oct M Review for Test #2 Chapters 7- 11     Chapter 11
W Exam 2 Chapters 7- 11    
F Electric Charges & Coulomb's Law Sec. 12.1 - 12.3 5,7,11,17 1,5,7,8
27 Oct M Electric Field and Electric Potential Sec. 12.4 - 12.5 20,23,27,31 9,11,13,16
W Simple Electric Circuits Sec. 13.1 - 13.3 2,6,11,13,14 2,5,9,12 Chapter 12
F Electric Energy & Power Sec. 13.4 - 13.5 18,19,22,23 13,14,15,SP5
3 Nov M Magnetic Fields Sec. 14.1 - 14.3 4,8,10,13 2,3,6,7 Chapter 13
W Electromagnetic Induction Sec. 14.4 - 14.5 15,23,25,30 9,11,13
F Waves Sec. 15.1 - 15.3 1,5,10,13,19 3,4,5,7 Chapter 14
10 Nov M Sound Sec. 15.4 - 15.5 25,26,27,28,31 9,11,13,16
W Electromagnetic Waves Sec. 16.1 - 16.3 3,6,10,13 1,3,5,7 Chapter 15
F Physical Optics Sec. 16.4 - 16.5 20,22,23,27 9,11,13
17 Nov M Geometrical Optics Sec. 17.1 - 17.4 3,9,17,25 1,3,5,8 Chapter 16
W Exam 3 Chapters 12 - 16    
F To Be Announced Chapters 12 - 16    
24 Nov MWF   Holiday
1 Dec M Atomic Structure Sec. 18.1 - 18.3 5,7,11,13,17 1,3,5 Chapter 17
W Quantum Mechanics of Atoms Sec. 18.4 - 18.5 19,24,26,28,29 7,9,11
F Nuclear Structure Sec. 19.1 - 19.2 3,5,7,9,13 1,3,5 Chapter 18
8 Dec M Nuclear Reactions Sec. 19.3 - 19.5 15,19,20,23,28 7,9,11
W Special Relativity Sec. 20.1 - 20.3 5,7,14,17,19 3,5,9,12 Chapter 19
F Quarks & Cosmology Sec. 21.1 - 21.2 2,3,4,8,12 none Chapter 20, 21
16 Dec Tu Final Exam
12 pm
Chapters 17-21




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