Welcome to Term 2. Stay focused please, there is much material to cover, and we will pick up speed.
Over New Years break, you have a reading assignment. Don't panic, it is fun reading, but with some work. See FILES Physics of the Impossible.
Due Monday: none, we'll review final exam; also discuss the ping pong lab schedule.
Due Tuesday:AP 2004 M2
Due Wed: Solve the statics problem done on Tuesday and compare predicted to measured tension. If the entire operation was on a cart that accelerated at 2.0 m/s2, what would be the predicted tension?
Due Thursday: read chapter 11; problems 10: P-101; and 11: Q-1,2,3,4,5;
Due Friday: none, but we will hand out the ping pong lab and discuss.
Due next Monday: 11: P-5, 11, 12, 9, and find string angle on spool for static pull. Your preliminary analysis for the lab, including all calculations for 1-4, is due today.
Due next Tuesday: 11: P-35, 41, 92 A ping pong is shot from our cannon at 280 m/s and strikes the end of a plastic meter stick that is pivoting vertically by the other end. The ball bounces off elastically. what is the velocity of the stick just after the collision? how far (what angle) does the stick swing? what is the period of the stick as it swings? how fast does the ball rebound from the collision? I wouild like a symbolic answer to each and a numeric (you will have to collect some data about the objects)
In class this week: 1986M2
19th century rap......The Pirates of Penzance
I am the very model of a modern Physics-General,
I've information static, kinematic, and dynamical,
I know the Laws of Newton, and I quote the men historical
Einstein, Galileo, and the rest all categorical;
I'm very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical,
I understand equations, even be they quadratical,
About binomial theorem I'm teeming with a lot o' news,
With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse.
I'm very good at integral and differential calculus,
I know the scientific names of beings animalculous;
In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I am the very model of a modern Major-General.
Slightly adjusted from Sir W.S. [William Schwenk] Gilbert born in 1836 on Nov 19