Welcome!
On this page you will find a day by day summary of what topics were discussed in class. Included (where possible) will be downloadable copies of any handouts and worksheets as well as links to any videos or power points used in class.
Of course what I cannot post here are class discussions. Much of the structure and flow of each class is determined by the class discussions.
Also missing will be my many witty and hilarious, offthecuff remarks.
The page is organized with the most recent class at the top and previous classes (all the way back to the first class) below. Different coloured fonts show different topics being taught.
On this page you will find a day by day summary of what topics were discussed in class. Included (where possible) will be downloadable copies of any handouts and worksheets as well as links to any videos or power points used in class.
Of course what I cannot post here are class discussions. Much of the structure and flow of each class is determined by the class discussions.
Also missing will be my many witty and hilarious, offthecuff remarks.
The page is organized with the most recent class at the top and previous classes (all the way back to the first class) below. Different coloured fonts show different topics being taught.
Next Test/Quiz: TEST POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY MARCH 7!!!!
7. Electrostatics
Friday March 15:
Electrostatics examples
Electrostatics examples


Wednesday March 13:
Parallel Plates, Uniform Fields
Parallel Plates, Uniform Fields


Monday March 11:
Topography for KIDS!
A look at how equipotential lines are analogous to topography lines.
Topography for KIDS!
A look at how equipotential lines are analogous to topography lines.
ws_practice_with_potential_drawing_potentials.docx  
File Size:  12 kb 
File Type:  docx 
Thursday March 7:
Finish Reviewing Fields and Potential
Finish Reviewing Fields and Potential


6. WORK and ENERGY
Fri Feb 15
Power and efficiency.
Power and efficiency.
ws6_power_and_efficiency.docx  
File Size:  14 kb 
File Type:  docx 
Wed Feb 13
QUIZ
Simple Machines
QUIZ
Simple Machines


Monday Feb 11
More Gravitational Potential Energy: Universal Gravitation
A look at the math that leads to the formula U=GMm/r
More Gravitational Potential Energy: Universal Gravitation
A look at the math that leads to the formula U=GMm/r


Thursday Feb 7
A new look at Gravitational Potential Energy. We know that in reality gravity is not just a force that exists on Earth. We know that gravitation is a force that exists between any 2 massive objects and that it's strength decreases with the square of separation.
A new look at Gravitational Potential Energy. We know that in reality gravity is not just a force that exists on Earth. We know that gravitation is a force that exists between any 2 massive objects and that it's strength decreases with the square of separation.


Friday Feb 1
Examples with spring potential energy
Wed Jan 30.
Deriving the formula for spring potential energy.
Examples with spring potential energy
Wed Jan 30.
Deriving the formula for spring potential energy.
ws_hiphiphooray_variable_force.docx  
File Size:  47 kb 
File Type:  docx 


39. Friday Jan 11
Begin Work and Energy
Discuss basic concepts. Types of energy. What is work? Scalar nature of work and energy. Meaning of positive and negative work.
Begin Work and Energy
Discuss basic concepts. Types of energy. What is work? Scalar nature of work and energy. Meaning of positive and negative work.
n1_energy_intro_notes.docx  
File Size:  21 kb 
File Type:  docx 
5. TORQUE and STATICS
38. Wed Jan 9
QUIZ
Finish dolley problem.
Practice. Test set for Monday Jan 21.
QUIZ
Finish dolley problem.
Practice. Test set for Monday Jan 21.
37. Monday Jan 7
Torque videos. How do these situations relate to torque?
Torque Practice Problems. Dolley example.
Torque videos. How do these situations relate to torque?
Torque Practice Problems. Dolley example.
ws6_equilibrium_review_ws.docx  
File Size:  36 kb 
File Type:  docx 
36. Thurs Dec 20
Test score returned.
Test score returned.
35. Tues Dec 18
C I R C U L A R M O T I O N T E S T
34. Fri Dec 14
Center of mass.
ws4_torque_and_centre_of_mass__nut_free_.docx  
File Size:  28 kb 
File Type:  docx 
33. Wed Dec 12
More torque examples. Ladder question.
More torque examples. Ladder question.




32. Monday Dec 10
Circular Motion QUIZ
Torque example hanging sign: Stress WHY ARE WE USING TORQUE? TOO MANY UNKNOWNS TO SOLVE WITH DYNAMICS!
Circular Motion QUIZ
Torque example hanging sign: Stress WHY ARE WE USING TORQUE? TOO MANY UNKNOWNS TO SOLVE WITH DYNAMICS!


31. Thursday Dec 6
Introduction to torque. Start with simple example of mass on beam between two supports. Find the normal force from each. Demo, mass meter stick. Definition of torque. Solve problem.


4. UNIFORM CIRCULAR MOTION
30. Tuesday Dec 4
Artificial gravity
n_uniform_circular_motion_artificial_gravity.docx  
File Size:  575 kb 
File Type:  docx 
29. Friday Nov 30
Universal Gravitation review. Satellites in circular orbit.
25. Monday Nov 19
Dynamics Quiz
Begin Uniform Circular Motion
ws1_uniform_circular_motion.docx  
File Size:  23 kb 
File Type:  docx 
3. DYNAMICS
24. Thursday Nov 15
The inclined plane.
The inclined plane.
ws4_inclined_plane.docx  
File Size:  49 kb 
File Type:  docx 
23. Tuesday Nov 13
Systems of objects again.
Focus on "WHY?"
WHY do we group objects together?
WHY do we separate objects?
WHY don't we just use systems of equations every time?
Systems of objects again.
Focus on "WHY?"
WHY do we group objects together?
WHY do we separate objects?
WHY don't we just use systems of equations every time?
22. Thursday November 8
KINEMATICS TEST
KINEMATICS TEST
Tuesday Nov 6
21. Newtons Third Law of Motions and Systems of Objects
21. Newtons Third Law of Motions and Systems of Objects


20. Friday Nov 2
Gravity, Friction and Normal Force
Gravity, Friction and Normal Force


19. Wed Oct 31
Newton's First and Second Law of Motion. Discussion of the meaning of: Equilibrium, Net Force, External Force, Inertia.
n_newtons_3_laws_with_questions_and_key.docx  
File Size:  238 kb 
File Type:  docx 
n_some_of_the_forces_we_know_and_love.docx  
File Size:  120 kb 
File Type:  docx 
18. Mon Oct 29
Intro to N1
Final Kinematics Review.
Intro to N1
Final Kinematics Review.
2. KINEMATICS
17. Thursday Oct 25:
Lab Discussion, Finish Kinematics
Lab Discussion, Finish Kinematics
16. Tuesday Oct 23.
Projectile Motion Lab using air table.
Projectile Motion Lab using air table.
15. Thursday Oct 18.
Projectile motion practice period. A whole class to practice solving projectile problems!
Projectile motion practice period. A whole class to practice solving projectile problems!


14. Tuesday Oct 16
2D VECTOR TEST
2D VECTOR TEST
13. Friday Oct 12
Graphing motion with constant acceleration.
Graphing motion with constant acceleration.
ws3_graphs_of_motion.docx  
File Size:  13 kb 
File Type:  docx 
12. Wed Oct 10
More projectiles. Focus on the equation d=vot+1/2 a t^2. A look at the quadratic nature of the equation and the physical interpretation of the quadratic solution.
11.Friday Oct 5
Projectile motion in 2 dimensions.
More projectiles. Focus on the equation d=vot+1/2 a t^2. A look at the quadratic nature of the equation and the physical interpretation of the quadratic solution.
11.Friday Oct 5
Projectile motion in 2 dimensions.
n_projectile_motion.docx  
File Size:  7095 kb 
File Type:  docx 


10. Wed Oct 3
Practice
9. Monday Oct 1
Developing "KEY FORMULA" 3 and 4 from the first 2 basic formulae.
Developing "KEY FORMULA" 3 and 4 from the first 2 basic formulae.
8. Thursday Sept 27
Begin Kinematics. It's just adding, subtracting and multiplying vectors by scalars! What an amazing coincidence!
1. 2D VECTORS
ws1_2d_kinematics_vector_diagrams__1_.docx  
File Size:  16 kb 
File Type:  docx 
7. Tuesday Sept 25
Final review of 2D vectors and relative velocity.
ws6__2d_vector_review_with_rel_vel_and_some_units.docx  
File Size:  38 kb 
File Type:  docx 
ws6_key_vector_review_with_rel_vel_and_some_units.pdf  
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6. Thursday Sept 20
Extending relative velocity to 2dimensions.
5. Tuesday Sept 18
Begin Relative Velocity. A look at an application of vector addition and subtraction. Often we need to know not only how fast an object is moving relative to the ground, but also how fast, and in what direction, objects are moving relative to each other. Think of driving in traffic. Other applications are boats moving in water which is itself moving, or planes travelling in moving air. These questions can become difficult to visualize, and our intuition often leads us astray. Thus we developed a simple rule called the SUBSCRIPT RULE from simple one dimensional examples. Next class we move to two dimensions
ws5_relative_velocity_in_all_of_its_spectacular_glory.docx  
File Size:  170 kb 
File Type:  docx 
key_ws_relative_velocity.pdf  
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4. Friday Sept 14
Scalar multiples of vectors. Negative multiples of a vector. Vector subtraction.
Scalar multiples of vectors. Negative multiples of a vector. Vector subtraction.


3. Wednesday Sept 12
Vector addition. Today we put it all together in order to add two 2dimensional vectors. Class was guided through a series of setup questions, then in groups on whiteboards students went through a vector addition problem. Afterward I went through a guided solution to clean up the rough edges.
Vector addition. Today we put it all together in order to add two 2dimensional vectors. Class was guided through a series of setup questions, then in groups on whiteboards students went through a vector addition problem. Afterward I went through a guided solution to clean up the rough edges.
n4_the_addition_of_vectors.docx  
File Size:  71 kb 
File Type:  docx 
2. Monday Sept 10
Writing vectors in STANDARD and COMPONENT form.
Converting between standard and component form using trigonaometry and the Pythagorean theorem.
Writing vectors in STANDARD and COMPONENT form.
Converting between standard and component form using trigonaometry and the Pythagorean theorem.


1. Thursday Sept 6
Unit 0: Vectors
Introduction to the most one of the most essential mathematical skills for Physics 12: Vector Algebra in 2 dimensions.
This starts with a review of RIGHT TRIANGLES, including the Pythagorean Theorem and right triangle trigonometry.
We then began a discussion of vector notation.
There is a quiz
NEXT CLASS on basic right triangle trigonometry.
Unit 0: Vectors
Introduction to the most one of the most essential mathematical skills for Physics 12: Vector Algebra in 2 dimensions.
This starts with a review of RIGHT TRIANGLES, including the Pythagorean Theorem and right triangle trigonometry.
We then began a discussion of vector notation.
There is a quiz
NEXT CLASS on basic right triangle trigonometry.



