Physics 12 / Vogel 1112 


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Date  Homework (always due next class) 
Sept 10  Course Outline, Materials, Vector
Kinematics: Introduction Homework from lesson handout booklet, Ph 11 review homework 
Sept 16  Collect review homework, assigned
Electricity Review sheet Vector components problems 
Sept 18  Vector addition problems as assigned from booklet 
Sept  Vector problems as assigned in booklet Physics News Handed outScholarship Problem 
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Sept  Vector addition, components, assign vector addition problem 
Sept  Navigation problems 1 (aircraft), 2 (river crossing). Homework: vector addition problem 
Sept  Complete navigation problems, begin review 
Sept  Review, begin Equilibrium Unit 
Sept  Test: Working with Vectors: components,
addition, subtraction, river crossing, aircraft navigation. Upcoming: Lab, Equilibrium of Forces 
Oct 1  Lab: Static Equilibrium: write up through
Calcs and Results (scale drawing for resultant and components resultant) 
Oct 3  Lab: complete for Friday (relative errors, extra work, lab problems) 
Oct 5  Static equilibrium problems from handout 
Oct 10  Return Lab Reports Begin Rotational Equilibrium (Torques). Hwk. truck on bridge problem, and beam problem 1 
Oct 12  Rotational Equilibrium: problems from handout, prereading for lab 
Oct 16  Rotational Equilibrium Lab. Report due Monday next. Lab problems assigned from text 
Oct 22  Collected Lab Reports, Lab problems. Assigned three problems from booklet. 
Oct 24  Assigned three problems from text: p 238 #5, p 240 #2, p 241 #6 
Oct 26  Complete review problems for unit test 
Oct 30  Unit test: Equilibrium: statics and torques, prereading on projectiles 
Nov 1  Return test (well done!), Start Projectile Motion, assign homework: two Ph11 review sheets 
Nov 5  Projectiles: booklet problems as assigned, prep for Lab 
Nov 7  Lab: Projectile Motion (spark/air track) 
Nov 14  Checked graphs and first half of lab
report. Discussed remaining requirements: graphs, equations, conclusions from graphs, actual acceleration units (from cm/sp^2), vector velocities at two points (symmetry check), lab problems plus two bonus problems. Worked on problems 15 in unit booklet. Complete lab for Friday. 
Nov 16  Labs collected. Projectile motion
problems covered in class. Complete worksheet pages 813. 
Nov 20  Covered worksheets 1113. Review quizzes
next class. Test: first class next week. Next unit: Dynamics 
Dec 10  Assigned problems through page 19 in unit
booklet. Discussed scholarship "Santa Toy Delivery" problem and other scholarship problems for this unit. 
Dec 12  Review quizzes (in class) for Dynamics unit test on Friday 
Dec 14  Semester exam review, Semester Exam Dynamics unit test. 
Jan XX  Prereading for
Work/Energy/Power/Momentum unit Prereading sheet includes 7 problems from SNAP book, W/E/P/Momentum unit. Work problems. 
Jan XX  Wrapup problems for "Work" component (handout), begin momentum component 
Jan XX  Collisions in 2D lab, W/E/P/M test, 
Feb 5  Circular Motion/Gravitation. Airplane
demo, problems 15, 12, first two pages of handout, Physics News handout with the "Party of Famous Physicists" 
Feb 7  Airplane demo, recap, circular motion problems, first Bridge Building Contest handout 
Feb 15  Circular Motion: satellites 
Feb 20  Booklet problems on circular motion 
Feb 22  Universal GPE problems, satellites, Kepler's Laws 
Feb 26  Problem sheet for homework, four problems from book 
Feb 28  Review quizzes: circular motion & gravitation; review package; test next class 
Mar 3  Test: Circular Motion & Gravitation 
Mar 5  Introduction to Electrostatics: complete field diagrams for homework 
Mar 7  Parallel Plates, electric field strength: field and plate problems for homework 
Mar 11  Electric potential, electric potential energy, potential difference: problems from booklet 
Mar 13  Homework from booklet: electric fields, electric potential, potential difference 
Mar 17  CRT Overview: terminology, example calculations. Practice graphs for homework. 
Mar 16  30th Annual Bridge Building Contest 
Mar 19  Lab: CRT. Data collection in class. Graphs and Lab report due first class after spring break. 
Apr 29  Circuitry Test. Provincial Review Package  bring Q 18 done for next block 
May 1  Electromagnetism: intro to unit. Homework: Bridge Construction 
May 5  Electromagnetism, bridge building contest discussion 
May 6  Physics Balsa Bridge Building Contest: 28th Annual 
May 23  Return ElectroMag Forces Test, Continue
with Induction component Hand in Prov Rev. Set 4 
May 27  Lenz's Law, Motors 
Bridge Contest: March 13