IB/AP PHYSICS


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There are 5 columns under our schedule. The first shows you the date. The second tells you if homework is due that day. The third column tells what we did in class. The fourth column tells you if homework is assigned that day. The fifth column is where I will put copies of any worksheets, labs, powerpoints, notes, important websites, etc. for that day.



Date
HW Due
What we did in class?
Homework assigned
Links/Downloads
Wednesday August 15

Tacoma Narrows Bridge Video
Journal Due Aug 23

Thursday August 16

The Science of Swing Lab
Lab Due Aug 21

Friday August 17

Lab Continued



Week 2

Date
HW Due
What we did in class?
Homework assigned
Links/Downloads
Monday August 20

Number crunching
Work on Lab
Start Periodic Motion Notes


Tuesday August 21
Lab Due
Extrapolation vs. Interpolation
Finish Notes
Periodic Motion Problems Group Work
Periodic Motion Problems

Wednesday August 22

Waves intro notes
Wave Conceptual Questions

Thursday August 23
Takoma Narrows Journal
Periodic Motion Problems
Wave Properties Notes


Friday August 24
Conceptual Questions
Wave Problems Group Work
Sound Notes
Wave Problems


Week 3
Date
HW Due
What we did in class?
Homework assigned
Links/Downloads
Monday August 27
Wave Problems Due
Tacoma Narrows Revisited
Synchronization


Tuesday August 28

Resonance in Open and Closed Tubes
Sound Conceptual Questions

Wednesday August 29

Owdom Out
Velocity of Sound Lab OUTSIDE
Lab due on Monday

Thursday August 30
Sound Conceptual Questions
Velocity of Sound Lab INSIDE


Friday August 31

Flame Tube Friday - Bring Instruments and Snacks if you want



Week 4


Date
HW Due
What we did in class?
Homework assigned
Links/Downloads
Monday September 3

NO SCHOOL LABOR DAY


Tuesday September 4

Owdom Out
Work on Labs and Doppler Effect Problems


Wednesday September 5
Lab and Doppler Effect
Review for Test


Thursday September 6

Waves and Sound Test


Friday September 7

Go over Test




Week 5



Date
HW Due
What we did in class?
Homework assigned
Links/Downloads
Monday September 10

Science of Swing Lab


Tuesday September 11

Science of Swing Lab continued


Wednesday September 12

Owdom out
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Video
Tacoma Narrows Journal


Thursday September 13
TNJ
Number Crunching
Power Regression
Work on Labs


Friday September 14

Simple Harmonic Motion Notes



Week 6



Date
HW Due
What we did in class?
Homework assigned
Links/Downloads
Monday September 117

SHM group work


Tuesday September 18

Waves Notes intro


Wednesday September 19

Sound Intro
TED talk synchronization


Thursday September 20
TNJ
Notes: Law of Strings, Open and Closed Tubes,
Tacoma Narrows Bridge revisited


Friday September 21

NO SCHOOL



Week 7



Date
HW Due
What we did in class?
Homework assigned
Links/Downloads
Monday September 24

Finish Notes
Velocity of Sound Lab


Tuesday September 25

Finish Velocity of Sound Lab
Work on Homework


Wednesday September 26

Doppler Effect Notes
Flame Tube


Thursday September 27
Sound Conceptual Questions
Sound Problems
Doppler Effect Problems


Friday September 28
Doppler Effect Problems
Velocity of Sound Lab
Sound and Waves Test



Week 8



Date
HW Due
What we did in class?
Homework assigned
Links/Downloads
Monday October 1

Waves and Sound Test
Relativity Intro


Tuesday October 2

Relativity Intro
What is time?
Selected videos from Michio Kaku
Watch Earthtime, Lifetime, Daytime, or Cosmic Time on Youtube and complete journal
Cosmic Time 1 of 6
Daytime 1 of 6
Lifetime 1 of 6
Earthtime 1 of 6
Wednesday October 3

Finish Videos
Michelson/Morley Experiment Notes
Read sections 26.1-26.3

Thursday October 4

Special Relativity - Two Postulates
Michelson/Morley Experiment Video


Friday October 5
Time Journal Due
The Lorentz Transformation Video
Discussion
Chpt 26 (Set 1):
Q: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 15
P: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12


Week 9




Date
HW Due
What we did in class?
Homework assigned
Links/Downloads
Monday October 8

Mass Increase Notes
Set 2 Q: 13, 16 P:13, 15, 17

Tuesday October 9

Owdom out
Group work Set 1 and 2


Wednesday October 10

Length Contraction Revisited


Thursday October 11
Set 1 and 2 Due
E=mc2
Momentum notes
Set 3: Q: 18, 20, 22
P: 18, 24, 25, 27, 31, 34, 35

Friday October 12

Energy, Momentum, Mass increase video
group work



Week 10




Date
HW Due
What we did in class?
Homework assigned
Links/Downloads
Monday October 15

Relativistic Velocity addition
Set 4: P: 45, 47, 51, 56, 60, 62

Tuesday October 16
Set 3 Due
Group work Set 4
Hand out IB review


Wednesday October 17

Review


Thursday October 18
IB Review Due
Set 4 Due
Special Relativity Test Part 1


Friday October 19

No School COTA DAY



Week 11




Date
HW Due
What we did in class?
Homework assigned
Links/Downloads
Monday October 22

Special Relativity Test Part 2


Tuesday October 23

Inertial vs. gravitational mass
Einsteins equivalence principal
Bending of light Rays


Wednesday October 24

Spacetime
Gravitational Red Shift
Black holes
IB Review Packet

Thursday October 25

The Elegant Universe Video
Elegant Universe Paper 1

Friday October 26

The Elegant Universe Video
Purple Book Read 677-686
on page 686 Q: 1, 4-8, 11, 18, 21, 24


Week 10




Date
HW Due
What we did in class?
Homework assigned
Links/Downloads
Monday October 29

The Elegant Universe Video


Tuesday October 30

The Elegant Universe Video


Wednesday October 31
IB Review Packet
The Elegant Universe Video


Thursday November 1

Finish The Elegant Universe Video


Friday November 2

Review




Week 11




Date
HW Due
What we did in class?
Homework assigned
Links/Downloads
Monday November 5
IB Review Guide
Elegant Universe paper 3
General Relativity Test


Tuesday November 6

NO SCHOOL
WAIVER DAY


Wednesday November 7

Special Relativity Intro
Michelson Morley Experiment

M & M Experiment

Thursday November 8

Special Relativity Two Postulates


Friday November 9

Lorentz Transformation & Video
Chpt 26 (Set 1): Due Tues 11/13
Q: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 15
P: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12
EVEN ANSWERS
2. 120.83 m
6. 0.729c m/s
12. 2.79 x 108 m/s
Lorentz Contraction


Week 12




Date
HW Due
What we did in class?
Homework assigned
Links/Downloads
Monday November 12

Mass Increase Notes
Group Work Set 2
Set 2 Q: 13, 16 P:13, 15, 17
Twin Paradox Video


Tuesday November 13
Set 1 Due
E = mc2
Momentum
Video


Energy and Momentum
6:05-8:04
9:07- 14:26
15:40- 17:15
20:35 until end
Wednesday November 14
Set 2 Due
Group Work Set 3
Set 3: Q: 18, 20, 22
P: 18, 24, 25, 27, 31, 34, 35

Thursday November 15

Relativistic Addition of Velocities
Group Work
Pass out review
Set 4: P: 45, 47, 51, 56, 60, 62

velocity and time
6:22-9:45
11:15-15:55
18:53
Friday November 16
Set 3
Review
Owdom Out



Week 13




Date
HW Due
What we did in class?
Homework assigned
Links/Downloads
Monday November 19
Set 4
Special Relativity Test Part 1


Tuesday November 20
IB Review Due
Special Relativity Test Part 2


Wednesday November 21

Thanksgiving Break


Thursday November 22

Thanksgiving Break


Friday November 23

Thanksgiving Break



Week 14




Date
HW Due
What we did in class?
Homework assigned
Links/Downloads
Monday November 26

What is time?
Selected videos from Michio Kaku
Watch Earthtime, Lifetime, Daytime, or Cosmic Time on Youtube and complete journal

Cosmic Time 1 of 6
Daytime 1 of 6
Lifetime 1 of 6
Earthtime 1 of 6
Tuesday November 27

General Relativity Intro


Wednesday November 28

Principle of Equivalence Notes
PURPLE BOOK pg. 686
Q 1, 4-8, 11, 18, 21, 24
answers in the back of the book

Thursday November 29
Journal Due
The Elegant Universe


Friday November 30

The Elegant Universe



Week 15




Date
HW Due
What we did in class?
Homework assigned
Links/Downloads
Monday December 3
Elegant Universe Paper 1
The Elegant Universe Video


Tuesday December 4

The Elegant Universe Video
Purple Book Read 677-686
on page 686 Q: 1, 4-8, 11, 18, 21, 24
Brief Explanation of 3 experiments that provide evidence for the theory of general relativity

Wednesday December 5

The Elegant Universe Video


Thursday December 6
Elegant Universe Paper 2
The Elegant Universe Video


Friday December 7

Purple Book Problems




Week 16




Date
HW Due
What we did in class?
Homework assigned
Links/Downloads
Monday December 10
Elegant Universe Paper 3
Review
IB Review


Tuesday December 11
Purple Book Problems Due
Review Due
General Relativity Test


Wednesday December 12

Semester Exam Review


Thursday December 13

Semester Exam Review


Friday December 14

Semester Exam Review




Week 17




Date
HW Due
What we did in class?
Homework assigned
Links/Downloads
Monday December 3
Elegant Universe Paper 1
The Elegant Universe Video


Tuesday December 4

The Elegant Universe Video


Wednesday December 5
Elegant Universe Paper 2
The Elegant Universe Video


Thursday December 6

Review


Friday December 7
Elegant Universe Paper 3
General Relativity Test