Pete Schwartz, Cal Poly Physics:, Pete’s Webpage: pschwart@calpoly.edu, 8057561220, 180608I’m presently preparing for the coming winter quarter. Many of the links on this page are actually from a Previous Class. I will be updating the links ot new pages for winter quarter with SUSTAIN
The Syllabus (copied from Fall 2014 class) explains the class policies, and the tentative course timeline below shows the course plan. In order to display the week plan, click on the number of the week in the lefthand column.
This course will be utilizing the Educanon platform to deliver interactive video lectures known as “bulbs”. You will need to register with the Educanon website to access the material. An Educanon walk thru document can be found here, as well as a video tutorial here. Want to see the videos without Educanon?: See YouTube direct links.
We mechanics in a “parallel” fashion, whereby concepts of energy, momentum, kinematics, and dynamics are developed simultaneously for increasingly more complex systems. As an example, please see an introductory video: 4 kinds of physics questions.
Week page  Topic  Learning Objectives  
1
(5 Day) 
Introduction to class format. 4 kinds of physics questions Time Derivatives 
1. Our Learning Model 2. Intro to 4Concepts: qualitative approach to looking at phenomena 3. Units and formulas – learning to be careful with units 4. Rate of change. speed, acceleration 

2
(5 Day) 
1. Plan outing, introduce vectors 2. Track Field Trip/ Project 1 3. Analyze outing 4. Time derivatives and Power and Force 
Acceleration, velocity, etc. Beginning to put formulas on the concepts.
1. Solve different problems like distance, velocity, acceleration using all 4 concepts and test them out. 2. What is your power, force? 

3
(5 Day) 
Forces and Vectors 1.What is an equal and opposite force? 2. Role of force in “Four Questions.” 3. Trigonometry: How do we take components of a force? 4. Springs: Force and Energy 
Using vectors.
1. How do we distinguish displacement, velocity, and acceleration from the scalar analogues? 2. Introduce FBD’s 3. what affect does this have on: a. energy problems (e.g. pendulum swinging has max potential energy when it is at its maximum in the ydirection, max kinetic energy when at minimum ydirection) 

4 (5 day) 
Vectors and trig Midterm 1 on Day 2 1. Friction 2. The inclined Plane 
What affect does friction have on:
1. energy problems? (e.g. energy lost to heat) 

5
(5 Day) 
Universal Gravity Energy Diagrams Kinematics 
1. Understand the scaling of gravity with distance (the “ubiquitous inverse square law”) 2. Use energy conservation with universal gravitational potential energy 3. The two remaining kinematics equations: identify when you can and can’t use them. 

6
(5 Day) 
Projectile Motion Systems – pulleys, etc. Changing Reference Frames Elastic Collisions 
Systems: Ask students how they can make complicated problems easier to manage. Then introduce techniques on how to solve these concepts as systems. How does changing Reference Frames help us solve problems? 

7
(5 Day) 
Midterm 2 on Day 2 Circular Motion 4 kinds rotational questions 
After students have mastered both the quantitative and qualitative components of the 4concepts. Reintroduce these concepts to them in the lens of circular motion. Place importance on the fact that they already know these concepts, this is just another situation.  
8 (4 Day MWRF) 
Circular Motion problems  Distinguish angular acceleration from centripetal acceleration Sattelites 

9
(5 Day) 
Statics, Angular Momentum and Precession  Please see the week timeline for detailed concepts  
10
(2 Day, MT) 
Bicycles  
11
(5 Day) 
Presentations and Student Projects  Students will prepare and share their videos. Review for final exam: Provide students with lots of practice problems and work through them in class. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, extra office hours in 38121 with free food at noon. (free food is there from noon – 4:00, but I’m just there until noon).  
Exam week  Do it!  The 10:00 AM class has their exam at 10:00 AM The 1:00 PM class has their exam at 1:00 PM 
As I try to improve the class, I am keeping Notes to Self