Due on Thursday Jan 9 for Hufflepuff
Due on Wednesday Jan 8 for Ravenclaw and Slytherin
- Read Blog entry on atomic theory
- There are several important links such as those on Brownian Motion and Democritus which you should explore.
- The textbook has a more detailed account, so feel free to skim the text. Ch. 11, pp. 197-199 (Atomic Hypothesis), pp. 201-205 (Atomic Structure, Elements, and Isotopes);
- Read file posted on First Class on Democritus.
- WebAssign: Atomic Nature of Matter
- InterLACE: Atomic HW
Due on Friday Jan 10 for Hufflepuff and Slytherin
Due on Thursday Jan 9 for Ravenclaw
- Read the Textbook Ch. 22 pp. 382-387 OR the Blog Posting on Electric Charge
- Read as much as you like of the document by Thales posted on First Class. I have highlighted the two relevant passages.
- Read Brewer pages 3-4 show the thinking of the time that electricity was a fluid (in fact two types of fluid)
- Read William Gilbert, De Magnete, p. 79: Gilbert is awesome. Read from the start of the section if you would like a better taste.
- Read the first six paragraphs of this article by Tesla:
- Web Assign on Electric Charge
- InterLACE on Electric Fluid
Due on Monday for Jan 13 for Slytherin and Hufflepuff
Due on Tuesday Jan 14 for Ravenclaw
• Review Lab report planning and assignment of tasks
• Start outlining in details different parts of the report on InterLACE
• Start doing research for the introduction
• Answer ALL questions in the Pendulum Lab Report activity
Due on Tuesday for Jan 14 for all houses
• Read Blog http://blogs.bu.edu/ggarber/bua-py-25/from-franklin-to-the-coulomb-force/
• Read workbook examples 1-2 on p 198
• Do workbook exercises 1-5 on p 199-200
• Read Text: pp 387-393 (Conductors & Insulators, Superconductors, Charging, Charge Polarization)
• Do Web Assign on Conductors/Charging
Due on Wednesday for Jan 14 for Ravenclaw and Slytherin
Due on Thursday Jan 15 for Hufflepuff
Textbook Read pp 392-395 on the Electric Field
- Read http://blogs.bu.edu/ggarber/bua-py-25/electrostatics-and-electricity/charge-in-an-electric-field/
- Worbook Do exercises 6-9 on the Electric Field
- Web Assign: Charge in an Electric Field
- Faraday came up with the field concept. You could Read his initial publication: http://books.google.com/books?id=yzgLAAAAYAAJ&dq=%22On+the+physical+character+of+the+lines+of+magnetic+force%22&source=gbs_navlinks_s I particularly like paragraphs 3243 & 3245 as he compares magnetic field lines to gravity. In paragraph 3248 he discussed electric field lines You should read where he discusses the lines of force on p 438. Note the confusion as to the actual nature of these lines of force.
Due on Friday for Jan 16 for all houses
- • Web Assign: Electric Field of a Charge
- • InterLACE: Electric Field HW
- • Read http://blogs.bu.edu/ggarber/bua-py-25/electrostatics-and-electricity/field-of-an-electric-charge/
Due on Monday at 10PM Rough Draft of Pendlum Lab Reports