There will be two Academic Block lectures in the next month.

The first will feature a philosophy lecture by Dr. James Davis on atomism.

This will be during the second week of school during an Academic Block. Date TBD

The second will starring the shocking Dr. Richard Horn on Ben Franklin.

This will be during Academic Block on Friday January 23rd.

Test on Friday Jan 30th during Academic Block.

Test on Tuesday March 3rd during Academic Block

Test on Friday May 1st during Academic Block

Final Exam on Monday, June 1st

Lab Report Due on Monday February 23rd by 10PM

Lab Report Due on Monday March 30th by 10PM

Lab Report Due on Tuedsay May 19th by 10PM

The topics we will cover in January include:

Projectiles

Satelite Motion

Atomism

Charges and Electricity

Due on Thursday Jan 8 for Gryffindor and Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw

Due on Friday Jan 9 for Slytherin

Read Textbook Chapter 10 Projectiles pp 172-177

Do Projectiles Workbook Ch 2 p 24 Ex 10-16

Do InterLACE Projectile HW

Due on Friday Jan 9 for Gryffindor and Ravenclaw

Due on Monday Jan 12 for Hufflepuff and Slytherin

Read Textbook Chapter 9 Gravity pp 150-160

Read in Workbook examples pp 97-98

Do Gravity and Kepler and Angular Momentum Workbook Chapter 7 p 98 Ex 2-4, A3, A4, A5

Do InterLACE Gravity HW

Due on Monday Jan 12 for Gryffindor

Due on Tuesday Jan 13 for Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw and Slytherin

Read Textbook Chapter 10 Projectiles pp 178-187

Read in Workbook examples p 104

Do Kepler’s Laws and Satellite Motion and Energy Workbook Chapter 7 p 105, 10-14 , A11, B1

Do InterLACE Satellite Motion HW

Due on Tuesday Jan 13 for Gryffindor

Due on Wednesday Jan 14 for Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw and Slytherin

• Read Blog entry: http://blogs.bu.edu/ggarber/bua-py-25/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 attached file on First Class on Democritus.

• WebAssign: Atomic Nature of Matter

• InterLACE: Atomic HW

Due on Thursday Jan 15 for Gryffindor and Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw

Due on Friday Jan 16 for Slytherin

• Read the Textbook Ch. 22 pp. 382-387 OR the Blog Posting on Electric Charge http://blogs.bu.edu/ggarber/bua-py-25/electric-fluids/

• Read as much as you like of the attached document by Thales posted on First Class. I have highlighted the two relevant passages.

• Read Brewer http://books.google.com/books?id=4h4EAAAAQAAJ&dq=ebenezer%20brewer&pg=PR1#v=onepage&q&f=false 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: [ fcp://@mail.buacademy.org,%238400053/Physics/Archive/Physics%20E/PY%2025-2%20Historical/v=onepage&q&f=false.com/books ]http://books.google.com/books?id=UcoEAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA79#v=onepage&q&f=false 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: http://www.pbs.org/tesla/res/res_art03.html

• Web Assign on Electric Charge

• InterLACE on Electric Fluid

Due on Friday Jan 16 for Gryffindor and Ravenclaw

Due on Tuesday for Jan 20 for Hufflepuff and Slytherin

• 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 Tuesday Jan 20 for Gryffindor and Ravenclaw

Due on Wednesday for Jan 21 for Hufflepuff and Slytherin

• 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 discussses the lines of force on p 438. Note the confusion as to the actual nature of these lines of force.

Due on Thursday Jan 22 for Gryffindor and Hufflepuff

Due on Wednesday for Jan 21 for Ravenclaw

Due on Friday Jan 23 for Slytherin

• Web Assign: Electric Field of a Charge

• InterLACE: Electric Field HW

• http://blogs.bu.edu/ggarber/bua-py-25/electrostatics-and-electricity/field-of-an-electric-charge/

Due on Friday for Jan 23 for Gryffindor

Due on Thursday Jan 22 for Ravenclaw

Due on Monday for Jan 26 for Hufflepuff and Slytherin

• Read in Textbook pp 396-399

• Web Assign: Electric Potential Energy

• Workbook Read Examples 5, 6 on p 204

• Workbook Do Exercises 10-14, A11, A13, B2 on pp 204-207

• Optional Suggested Readings:

Read: History of Mesmerism: http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/21/turner.php

Read: History of Volta http://www.1902encyclopedia.com/V/VOL/alessandro-volta.html

Suggested Reading: http://ppp.unipv.it/Collana/Pages/Libri/Saggi/NuovaVoltiana_PDF/quattro.pdf

Due on Monday Jan 26 for Gryffindor

Due on Tuesday Jan 27 for Hufflepuff and Slytherin

Due on Friday Jan 23 for Ravenclaw

Textbook: Read pp 405-408 (Flow of Charge, Electric Current, Voltage Sources, Electrical Resistance, Ohms Law [Do not read electric shock])

Workbook: p 210-11 Do Exercises 1-5 (Read examples 1-2)

Web Assign: Current/Resistance

Due on Tuesday Jan 27 for Gryffindor and Ravenclaw

Due on Wednesday Jan 28 for Hufflepuff and Slytherin

Blog Entry: http://blogs.bu.edu/ggarber/archive/bua-py-25/electrostatics-and-electricity/batteries-meters-and-ohms-law/

Workbook: p 215 Exercises 10-15 (Read examples 5-7)

Textbook: Read pp 413-4 (Electric Power, CFL)

Web Assign: Power 2013

Due on Thursday Jan 29 for Gryffindor and Hufflepuff and Slytherin

Due on Wednesday Jan 28 for Ravenclaw

Workbook Exercises A1-A3, A6-A9 p222

Textbook Read Electric Circuits pp 414-418

Test on Friday Jan 30 during Academic Block: Electrostatics. Atomic Model. Coulomb’s Law. Electric Fields. Electric potential energy. Voltage. Current. Resistance. Power