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Unit 8b Schedule
2013 - 2014

The following schedule information was prepared at the beginning of the unit.  It is not fixed in stone. It's role is to serve as an organizational tool for students to find both required and helpful resources relevant to daily activities. The schedule is seldom updated as the unit progresses; if we fall behind, then topics or depth of topics will be reduced in order to keep the overall pace required to maximize coverage of the entire curriculum.

 Friday, September 27 Lesson Plan: Collect MOP Codes Introduce Unit 8b Fnet = m•a with Vector Applications;  use pp.1-2 in packet Discuss Equilibrium; do pp. 3-4, #2-4, 6 Lab VF2 - Getting Hung Up by Tension Lab Homework: Prepare for Unit 8a Test Announcements: FYI: Unit 8b has a short MOP module (~5 sublevels) and several short WebAssign problem sets. The unit will end in 7 days. Have a good weekend. Online Help:

 Tuesday, October 1 Lesson Plan: Review Equilibrium. complete  pp. 3-4 Forces at Angles with Fnet = m•a; start pp. 5-6 Lab VF3 - Sign Hanging Lab Homework: TPC Reading:  Motion and Forces in Two Dim'ns, Lesson 3c, 3d Minds On Physics -  Assignment 2D1, 2D3, 2D4 WebAssign - Vectors and Forces #1 (Equilibrium) Announcements: FYI: Unit 8b has a short MOP module (~5 sublevels) and several short WebAssign problem sets. The unit will end in 7 days. Online Help:

 Thursday, October 3 Lesson Plan: Review Forces at Angles with Fnet = m•a; complete pp. 5-6 VF4 - Incline Plane Lab (as a Lab Test) Homework: TPC Reading:  Motion and Forces in Two Dim'ns, Lesson 3d, 3e Minds On Physics -  Assignment 2D2 WebAssign - Vectors and Forces #2 (Angled Forces and Newton's Second Law) Announcements: As you can probably already tell, the complexity of the mathematics has picked up tremendously. Buckle down on your daily problem sets. Online Help:

 Monday, October 7 Lesson Plan: Review Forces at Angles with Fnet = m•a; complete pp. 5-6 Post-lab Lab VF4 with p. 7; begin Inclined Planes (pp. 9-10) Start Lab VF5 Science Friction Adventure Homework: TPC Reading:  Motion and Forces in Two Dim'ns, Lesson 3e WebAssign Vectors and Forces #2 (Angled Forces and Newton's Second Law) Announcements: As you can probably already tell, the complexity of the mathematics has picked up tremendously. Buckle down on your daily problem sets. Online Help:

 Wednesday, October 9 Lesson Plan: Inclined Planes; do pp. 9-10 (selected problems) Complete Lab VF5 -  Science Friction Adventure; pool class data relating mu and threshhold angle; finish second part of lab Introduce Two-Body Problems w/Pulleys; do p. 11, #1 Homework: Minds On Physics -  Assignment 2D5 WebAssign Vectors and Forces #3  (Inclined Planes) Finish Lab VF5 Announcements: MOP Codes will be collected next time. Your Survival Packet has a page titled Problem-Solving Tips (p. 6). If you're becoming aggravated by the problems, you might want to read that page and reflect on your strategies of problem-solving. Visit Survival Packet. The Unit 8b Test on Tuesday, October 15. Now is the time to begin reviewing. Visit The Review Session. Online Help:

 Friday, October 11 Lesson Plan: Any MOP Codes? Complete Two-Body Problems w/Pulleys; do pp. 11-12 (selected problems) Work on WebAssign on Chromebooks Homework: WebAssign Vectors and Forces #3  (Inclined Planes) MOP Codes will be collected (Assignments 2D1-2D5) Lab Notebooks (labs VF2, VF3, and VF5) will be collected Announcements: The Unit 8b Test on Tuesday, October 15. Visit The Review Session. Online Help:

 Tuesday, October 15 Lesson Plan: Hand in Lab Notebooks (Labs 2, 3 and 5) Last chance to hand in MOP Codes Unit 8b Test Homework: Announcements: We will start Unit 9 on Thursday Online Help: None needed at this time.