# PHY111 Summer 2010 - Melissa Marriott

by Melissa Marriott
# 1. Concepts

## 1.1. Linear Motion

### 1.1.1. Terms

1.1.1.1. Position - where it is (relative to origin)

1.1.1.2. Displacement - movement from position to position

1.1.1.3. Speed - how fast something is moving (displacement per time)

1.1.1.4. Velocity - vector, has magnitude and direction

### 1.1.2. Skills

1.1.2.1. Motion diagrams

## 1.2. Non-linear Motion

### 1.2.1. The motion exemplified in the first project, object moves parabolically

### 1.2.2. Skills

1.2.2.1. LoggerPro Analysis

1.2.2.2. Diagrams and Charts

1.2.2.2.1. Situation

1.2.2.2.2. Force

1.2.2.2.3. P vs. T

1.2.2.2.4. V vs. T

1.2.2.2.5. A vs. T

## 1.3. Forces and Momentum

### 1.3.1. Terms

1.3.1.1. Force - anything that causes an object to undergo acceleration

1.3.1.2. Momentum - mass of an object times its velocity

## 1.4. Work, Energy Storage and Transfer

### 1.4.1. Terms

1.4.1.1. Elastic Potential Energy - energy needed to compress or expand a spring

1.4.1.1.1. Hooke's Law: F = -kx

1.4.1.2. Kinetic Energy - energy needed to accelerate an object

1.4.1.2.1. E = (1/2)mv^2

1.4.1.3. Gravitational Energy - energy exerted on one object by another

1.4.1.3.1. E = mgh

### 1.4.2. Skills

1.4.2.1. How energy transfers from one state to another

1.4.2.1.1. Example: Elastic energy from rubber band transfers to kinetic energy in marshmallow launch

### 1.4.3. Since energy is never lost or created, it must be transferred in different forms or to different objects within the system

## 1.5. Properties of Matter

# 2. Competencies

## 2.1. Effectively communicate qualitative and quantitative information orally and in writing.

### 2.1.1. Neat Videos and email correspondences help to solidify ideas while also improving communication skills

## 2.2. Explain the application of fundamental physical principles to various physical phenomena.

### 2.2.1. Group projects encourage students to use what they know to build functional representations of their knowledge and analyze them, neat videos show how universally applicable concepts in physics can be

## 2.3. Apply appropriate problem-solving techniques to practical and meaningful problems using graphical, mathematical, and written modeling tools.

### 2.3.1. LoggerPro Analysis of video motion, using Excel to calculate and formulate charts modeling motion, transfer findings to VPython to code 3D models of situations

## 2.4. Work effectively in collaborative groups.

### 2.4.1. Group projects help students to coordinate ideas and delegate tasks that are suited for each student's skill set, while also helping all to understand concepts more fully