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Lecture  Lecture Room 2, VAN 
11:3012:20, 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 20082009 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 onesemester 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:  John A. Goree 
Office:  512 Van Allen Hall 
Email:  so that I know it's not junk mail, please begin "subject" line of your email with Basic Physics 
Phone:  3193351843 
Office Hours:  MWF 8  9 AM, or by appointment 
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. 
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. 
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! 
29:008 TAs
Name: 
Victoria Povilus

Email: 
Physics Tutorial Room
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15min review

main lab

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11:30A  11:45P, 63 VAN

11:45P  2:20P , 267 VAN 
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3:30P  3:45P, 65 VAN

3:45P  6:20P , 267 VAN 
27

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7:00P  7:15P, 65 VAN

7:15P  9:50P , 267 VAN 
Use ICON for passwordprotected viewing of:
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Lab schedule:
week beginning

a lecture topic this week corresponding to a lab 
how many labs

lab

15min 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 
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. 1.11.5 
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 16  Chapter 6  
W  Exam 1  Chapters 16  
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 1721 
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