Monthly Archives: August 2012

1.5 Fast Car Slow Car

The Problem: One car, traveling 0.1 m/s, is 2 meters in front of another car, traveling 0.2 m/s. How far will both cars have traveled when the fast car catches up with the slow car? Once you think you’ve got … Continue reading

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1.4 Average Speed and QUIZ REVIEW

Reading: Look at the definition of average velocity on p.22 Pre-Reading question: You drive 4.00 mi at 30 mi/h and then another 4.00 mi at 50.0 mi/h. Is your average speed greater than, less than or equal to 40.00 mi/h? … Continue reading

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1.3 Finding Displacement Graphically

Pre-reading question: What is the formula for area of a triangle? Area of a rectangle? Reading: Walker, Section 2-5 (pages 30-35, pay special attention to page 33 — hint, hint) Video: After-reading Question: Find the displacement for the velocity/time graph … Continue reading

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Module 1.2 Detecting Motion and P-V-T Graphs

Reading: Walker, sections 2-2 and 2-3 (pages 20-24) Do the Walker reading before the pre-reading question. Pre-Reading question: Tell in words how you can find the speed of something. Now, how can you find its velocity? Video:  Phet sim: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/moving-man Videos of … Continue reading

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Module: Sources of Uncertainty

Pre-reading: What are some sources of uncertainty you have given or plan to give for the bouncing balls lab? (Give at least 3 examples). Since a lot of people had questions about sources of uncertainty, I’ve found two videos that … Continue reading

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0.4 Position, Distance and Displacement

READ THE TEXTBOOK SECTION BEFORE DOING ANYTHING IN THIS POST!!!!! Since a few people did not come pick up the reading, I’ve added it at the end of this blog post. Pre-reading question (do ONLY after reading the textbook section): … Continue reading

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0.3 : QUIZ TOMORROW! Study Guide

Pre-Reading Question: What topic from the last week did you have the most trouble with? The least? Video: After reading: What’s one studying thing Mr. Melvin suggested you did or are about to go do it?

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0.2: Measurement and Density Lab Part 1

Pre-reading: How much graphing have you done in your math classes? How comfortable do you feel with graphing? Video: Today’s video is somewhat lengthy, but it’s important content! After reading: Tell in words (not equations or numbers), how to find … Continue reading

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Module 0.1: Measurement and Conversion

Pre-Reading: If a distance d has units of meters (m), and a time T has units of seconds (s), does the quantity T + d make sense physically? Explain. Reading Assignment: Walker, Sections 1-3 and 1-5 (pages 4-5 and 8-10) Video: After … Continue reading

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Module 0.0: Syllabus and Measurement

Pre-Reading Question: About how wide is your house? Read: Walker, sections 1-1 through 1-2 (pages 1-4) Lecture:   American Choppers Video: After reading: Pick any object near you. Write all of the things you could measure about it (e.g., height, … Continue reading

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