Cuesta College :: Physics 205A :: Fall 2017
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Monday 
Laboratory 
Tuesday 
(See the Thursday tab last week for the current ongoing assignments)


Wednesday 
"Motion or change, and identity or rest, are the first and second secrets of nature: Motion and Rest.  The whole code of her laws may be written on the thumbnail, or the signet of a ring."
     --Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Nature," Essays, Second Series,
       James Munroe & Company (1844).

Quiz 1: 11:00-11:25 AM
     **NO  PHONES/LAPTOPS/TABLETS ALLOWED**
     **USE YOUR OWN GRAPHING/REGULAR CALCULATOR** 
     WRITE NAME AND P.I.N. ALONG EDGE OF QUIZ
     CIRCLE ALL ANSWERS DIRECTLY ON QUIZ
     FINISHED EARLY?  TURN IN QUIZ, BE CONSIDERATE AND QUIET
          (WELCOME TO WAIT OUTSIDE IF YOU WANT TO TALK)

Group quiz (3-4 students/group, write names on back of "scratcher") 
     0.3 points for each "first scratch" correct answer
     0.1 points for each "second scratch" correct answer 

Quiz 2 worksheet questions (*.pdf)

Ch. 2.3: Acceleration
Chs. 2.4, 2.5: Equations/Applications of Kinematics of Constant Acceleration (*.blog)
     "List of Five" equations (*.pdf)
     Ex: 2012 Chrysler 300C braking acceleration magnitude (*.blog)
     Ex: Penguin B UAV catapult time (*.blog)


Thursday 
Check Twitter announcements: #CuestaPhys205A
Review previous reading assignment responses (*.blog)

Read Physics, 10/e, Chs. 2.6, 1.4, 1.5, 1.7
Preview online presentation (*.blog), (*.blog)
     (See how kinematic equations are applied for idealized (negligible air drag) motion along the vertical direction; and undestand why the acceleration is always the same (negative) value of −9.80 m/s2.  Also review trigonometric relations between the magnitude and direction of a vector, and its horizontal and vertical components.)
     
Physics quiz question: Usain Bolt 100 m sprint (*.blog)
Physics quiz question: speeding-up Jeep Renegade (*.blog)
Physics final exam question: EMAS stopping distance of Boeing 727 (*.blog)

Ch. 2 Problems 25, 29

Due 12:00 AM before start of next lecture
     Reading assignment 5 (*.html)
     Homework report 5 (*.html)