Unit 2: Kinematics (2.5 weeks) – Sept 1-2, 6-9; 12-16, 19-23
A. Motion in One Dimension - Chp 2
1. Position-time and velocity-time graphs
2. Equations of motion under constant acceleration

B. Motion in Two Dimensions - Chp 3.5, 3.6, 3.7
1. Projectiles
2. Circular motion
During the first class for this section, use your textbook, along with the video from this video website:http://www.hippocampus.org/Physics;jsessionid=DF55D945EC3A3E9036406DB2FA55FA40
while focusing on the KINEMATIC topic to...

  • Make Flash Cards for all Equations in the chapter ( you are required to know these equation - be prepared for a pop quiz at anytime)
  • Write Notes on the Entire Chapter, using a method of your choice.. (Cornell notes, graphic organizer, outlining, or any other method of choice).
  • At the completion of your note taking, we will have a class discussion about the concepts of adding vectors using each method.
  • You will then gather in your study groups, where you will be given problems to solve using each method.
  • You are to ensure that everyone in your group knows how to solve problems with each method.
  • At the end, you will have a quiz to see how well you mastered the concepts.
  • 50% of your grade will be based upon your individual score, the other 50% will be based on the average score of the entire study group. If you object to this method
and have a better suggestion, I am open to suggestions.

  • The following problems are assigned as homework throughout the entire unit. Except for the LAB, which you will partly do at home and in class, you are responsible for completing all assignments and turn them in on the last day of the unit.
  • Your daily grade will be based upon your daily performance in class.

Problem Set:
  • day 1: 1-7, 9-10, pg 39;
  • day 2: 11-17, pg 39;
  • day 3: 18-23, pg 40;
  • day 4: 24-29, 31, 33, 34, pg 40;
  • day 5: 35-39, pg 40, 41
  • day 6: 17-23, pg 66;
  • day 7: 24,26-29, pg 66;
  • day 8, 9: Lab - Acceleration due to gravity, projectile, or circular motion
  • day 10: test