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Physics II (HON) 529
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27.1 SCIENCE - SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY (I)
27.2 SCIENCE - PHYSICAL SCIENCE (II,III,IV)
1. What is the difference between systematic and random error?
2. What statistical means can be used to organize, quantify data and present data?
3. What is a frame of reference and why is it important to understand this concept when studying physics?
4. What conditions must exist for an object to remain in uniform motion?
5. What laws govern the motion of a projectile moving in one and two dimensions?
6. How is force related to motion in dynamics? How are acceleration and mass related when a constant force is applied to an object?
7. How do work, power, and the various forms of energy relate to the Law of Conservation of Energy?
8. What is momentum and under what conditions does it change?
9. Under what condition is momentum conserved?
10. Explain the difference between elastic collisions and inelastic collisions? Upon which conservation laws is each based?
11. What are the forces involved in circular motion?
12. Explain the difference and the relationship between centripetal and contrifugal forces.
13. What are Kepler's three laws of motion and how were they formulated?
14. What factors affect the gravitational force between two objects?
15. What is the Universal Gravitational constant and how was it first experimentally determined?
16. What are the two conditions which must be met for an object to achieve both translational and rotational equilibrium?
17. How can these two conditions be applied to solve problems involving one and two equilibrant forces?
18. How are the equations for linear and rotational motion related to one another?
19. What are the basic principles of simple harmonic motion and how can they be applied to various systems including a vibrating spring-mass system, a simple pendulum, a physical pendulum, etc.?
20. How are mass, volume, and density related?.
21. What is pressure and what are its causes?
22. How does pressure vary with depth in a static fluid; explain uses of the equation Δp = ρg Δh?
23. What is Archimedes’ Principle and how can be applied to solve problems involving the buoyant force and floating objects?
24. How can the force exerted on a fluid be calculated from the pressure exerted on a surface by a fluid in contact with it?
25. What is a laminar flow and how is it affected by a change in cross-section at any point along its path?
26. What is the difference between absolute pressure and gauge pressure?
27. What is the expression for Pascal’s principle and how can it be applied to problems such as the car lift?
28. How can Archimedes’ principle be applied to solve problems involving buoyant force and floating objects?
29. What is the difference between steady flow, unsteady flow, and turbulence?
30. How can the equation of continuity, ρ1A1v1 = ρ2A2v2, be used to explain the behavior of fluids in tubes and pipes?
31. What is Bernoulli’s Principle and how does it explain the variation of pressure with fluid velocity?
32. How is Bernoulli’s equation, p + ρ2 + ρgy = constant, related to the principle of conservation of energy?
Units and Measurement
Graphical analysis of linear motion
Kinematics in 1, or 2 dimensions
Acceleration, Velocity, and Displacement Equations
Addition and Subtraction of Vectors
Newton's Laws of Motion
Friction;Coefficient of Friction
Work and Energy and Power
Conservation of Energy
Conservation of Momentum
Statics;Bodies in Equilibrium
Center of Mass
Bodies in Equilibrium
Students in Physics will develop the ability to:
1. Use elementary statistics including the mean, the mode, and standard deviation to analyze data,
2. Understand the general relationships among position, velocity, and acceleration for the motions of a particle in a straight line,
3. Use kinematic equations to find displacement, velocity, and acceleration,
4. Relate positive, negative, and zero quantities on a graph of kinematic, quantities (position, velocity or acceleration),
5. Given a graph of one kinematic quantity, sketch the corresponding graphs of position, velocity or acceleration,
6. Relate velocity, displacement, and time for motion with constant velocity,
7. Solve problems involving falling bodies in one and two dimensions,
8. Find components of vectors graphically and trigonometrically,
9. Add, subtract, and multiply vectors that are parallel, anti-parallel, and perpendular and nonperpendicular using the Pythagorean theorm ,or using the vector resolution method,
10. Calculate relative velocity,
11. Analyze projectile motion by expressing it in the form of components,
12. Analyze situations in which particles remain at rest or move with constant velocity,
13. Draw and label free-body diagrams displaying all relevent forces and formulate related equations using Newton's laws of motion,
14. Understand Newton's Laws of Motion,
15. Understand the relationship between net force and the resulting change in velocity,
16. Use F= ma to solve problems,
17. Understand the relationship between normal forces and frictional forces,
18. Understand and be able to solve problems using static and kinetic friction on a level surface and on an inclined plane,
19. Solve problems involving a connected object or objects moving over a pulley,
20. Understand the difference between motion in a horizontal and vertical circle,
21. Solve problems of energy transformations,
22. Understand and be able to use the Law of Conservation of Energy,
23. Solve problems using conservation of mechanical energy,
24. Understand energy conservation with dissipative forces,
25. Understand the relationship between power and work and energy,
26. Calculate power and express value in Joules,
27. Relate mass, velocity and linear momentum,
28. Relate impulse to the change in linear momentum,
29. Identify situations in which linear momentum is conserved,
30. Analyze collisions of particles in one and two dimensions,
31. Calculate torque and energy release involving springs,
32. State the conditions for translational and rotational equilibrium,
33. Recognize the conditions under which the law of conservation of angular momentum applies,
34. Analyze statics problems and understand the conditions for static equilibrium,
35. Understand simple machines and be able to calculate the Ideal and actual mechanical advantage and the efficiency for each type of machine,
36. Analyze stability and balance, stress and strain,
37. Define mass density and manipulate the equation to find mass and volume.
38. Define pressure and explain its causes.
39. Explain how pressure varies with depth in a static fluid and use the equation Δp = ρg Δh.
40. Explain Archimedes’ Principle apply it to solve problems involving buoyant force and floating objects,
41. Understand that buoyant forces result from pressure differences between the top and bottom surfaces,
42. Understand fluid exerts pressure in all directions,
43. Understand fluid pressure exerts a force on any area with which the fluid is in
44. Understand that for a laminar flow, there is a uniformity of flow through its cross-section at any point along its path,
45. Explain the difference between absolute pressure and gauge pressure,
46. Define the expression for Pascal’s principle and explain its application to problems such as the car lift,
47. Explain Archimedes’ principle apply it to solve problems involving buoyant force and floating objects,
48. Explain the difference between steady flow, unsteady flow, and turbulence,
49. Use the equation of continuity, ρ1A1v1 = ρ2A2v2, to explain the behavior of fluids in tubes and pipes,
50. State Bernoulli’s Principle and understand that when the velocity of a fluid is high the pressure is low,
51. Understand and be able to apply Bernoulli’s equation p + ρ2 + ρgy = constant.
1. Hands-on laboratory investigations involving the scientific method
2. Functions and graphing lab
3. Exploration of motion, specificaly an analysis of motion with motion detectors
4. Free Fall Investigation - The determination of the value of "g'
5. Acceleration down an Inclined plane
6. Variables Affecting Acceleration using force probes
7. Qualitative interpretations of motion from graphs
8. Projectile analysis
9. Exploration of Newton's Laws using a ticker-tape timer
10. Coefficient of friction**
11. Action and reaction relationships
12. Work-Energy Principle Lab
13. Conservation of momentum in momentum carts
14. Analysis of the collision between two pendulum bobs
15. Explorations of the relationship between work, and mechanical, potential and kinetic energy, and the conservation of energy
16. Circular motion and centripetal acceleration
17. Analysis of the Orbit of Mercury
18. Analysis of torque and the determination of center of mass
19. Determination of students' center of mass
20. Statics Lab using force boards
21. Archimedes’ Principle*
22. Designing a Kayak: determining the position of the waterline**
23. Atwood Machine*
24. Explore Learning Gizmo – fan cart physics*** (www.explorelearning.com)
25. Explore Learning Gizmo –Atwood Machine*** (www.explorelearning.com)
26. Explore Learning Gizmo – Uniform Circular Motion*** (www.explorelearning.com)
27. Explore Learning Gizmo – Orbital Motion – Kepler’s Laws*** (www.explorelearning.com)
28. Explore Learning Gizmo – Air Track*** (www.explorelearning.com)
29. Explore Learning Gizmo – 2D Collisions*** (www.explorelearning.com)
30. Explore Learning Gismo – Archimedes’ Principle*** (www.explorelearning.com)
31. Explore Learning Gizmo – Density via Comparison*** (www.explorelearning.com)
Hands-on Inquiry based laboratory investigations
Summaries of science articles
Journals for discusion of personal information and personal reflection
Homework / classwork assignments
Quizzes and tests ( problem-solving and essay tests)
Home energy project
Air car project.
Explore Learning assessments using Gizmos.
Finding the waterline on a kayak (alb)
Explore Learning website - Work with Gizmos
Amusement park activity
Physics. Cutnell & Johnson, Sixth Edition. John Wliey & Sons, Inc. 2004.
Interactive Physics Software
The Mechanical Universe and Beyond (http://www.learner.org/resources/series42.html)
Discovery Education - United Streaming (http://www.unitedstreaming.com/search/searchresults.cfm?Nr=d_Asset_Type:Video&Ne=4294967294&Ntk=All&N=4294964965&Nty=1&strBreadCrumb=Science)
Scientific American (http://www.sciam.com)
Physics Applet Site (http://surendranath.tripod.com/Ap)
Physics Applet Site (http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph11e/)