Physics 100  Syllabus
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Date 
Reading 
Topic 
Laboratory 
Thursday, Sept. 10 
Chapter 1 
What is physics? 
(no lab) 
Monday, Sept. 14 
Chapter 2 
Proportionality, scaling 

Tuesday, Sept 15 
Chapter 3 
How we see 
Scaling in
Bones 
Thursday, Sept 17 
Chapter 3 
Thin lenses 
Labs meet W/Th 
Monday, Sept 21 
Chapter 3 
Thin lenses 
Tuesday, Sept 22 
Chapter 3 
Mirrors 
Geometrical Optics 
Thursday, Sept 24 
Chapter 3 
Optical Phenomena 
Labs meet W/Th 
Monday, Sept 28 
Chapter 4 
Angular Clocks 
Tuesday, Sept 29 
Chapter 4 
Oscillator clocks 
Pendulums

Thursday, Oct. 1 
Chapter 4 
Logarithmic clocks 
Labs meet W/Th 
Monday, Oct. 5 
Chapter 5 
Law of the Lever 

Tuesday, Oct. 6 
Chapter 5 
Mechanical Equilibrium 
Static
Equilibrium 
Thursday, Oct 8 
Chapter 5 
Newton's 3rd Law 
Labs meet W/Th 
Monday, Oct 12 

FALL BREAK 
Tuesday, Oct. 13 

FALL BREAK 
EXAM 1 this week 
Thursday, Oct. 15 
Chapter 6 
Kinetic Energy 
in W/Th lab period 
Monday, Oct 19 
Chapter 6 
Potential Energy 
Tuesday, Oct. 20 
Chapter 6 
Energy in Oscillators 
Oscillators

Thursday, Oct. 22 
Chapter 6 
Energy and Equilibrium 
Labs meet W/Th 
Monday, Oct. 26 
Chapter 6 
Projectile Motion 
Tuesday, Oct 27 
Chapter 7 
Circular Motion 
Falling 
Thursday, Oct 29 
Chapter 8 
Archimedes' Principle 
Labs meet W/Th 
Monday, Nov. 2 
Chapter 8 
Pressure 

Tuesday, Nov. 3 
Chapter 8 
Bernoulli's Principle 
Blood Flow 
Thursday, Nov. 5 
Chapter 8 
Pipe Flow 
Labs meet W/Th 
Monday, Nov. 9 
Chapter 8 
Capillarity 
Tuesday, Nov. 10 
Chapter 8 
Shear Stress 
EXAM 2 this week 
Thursday, Nov 12 
Chapter 8 
Fluid Phenomena 
in W/Th lab periods 
Monday, Nov. 16 
Chapter 9 
Temperature, Gas Law 

Tuesday, Nov 17 
Chapter 9 
Heat Capacity 
Flowing
Water 
Thursday, Nov 19 
Chapter 9 
Entropy 
Labs meet W/Th 
Monday, Nov. 23 
Chapter 9 
Problems 

Tuesday, Nov 24 
Chapter 10 
Work and heat 

Thursday, Nov. 26 

THANKSGIVING 

Monday, Nov. 30 
Chapter 10 
Heat Engines 
Labs meet W/Th 
Thursday, Dec. 3 
Chapter 11 
Statistical Mechanics 
Labs meet W/Th 
Monday, Dec. 7 
Chapter 11 
Diffusion 

Thursday, Dec 10 

Presentations 
Labs meet W/Th 
Tuesday, Dec. 15 

Presentations 
