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Chapter 7 Syllabus

Gravity and Circular Motion

Block

Class

Due 

 

1

Mar 18/29

-A Veritable Quandary

-Centripetal acceleration vs Linear

-Centripetal Force

-RPMs, RPS and velocity

Read:  7.2 (starting at page 257), 7.3

 

 

2

Mar 30/31

-Centripetal vs. Centrifugal

-Motion in a vertical circle (g force)

-Rollercoaster loops

-Going all the way around on a swing set – Mythbusters

-Fundamental forces in Physics

Practice: 7.1:1-8, 9-14

Read: p. 260-2

 

3

Apr 1/4

-Universal Gravitation

-Work on 7.2:1-6 (gravity)

Check #1[1]: 7.2:1-6 (vertical circle)

Read: p. 263-5

 

4

Apr 5/6

-Work On Orbit Problems 7.3:1-10

Check #2: 7.2:1-6 (gravity)

Video Flip: F –Orbit (≈22 min)

 

5

Apr 7/8

-Banked Corners

-Gravity in Space

-Kepler's Laws

-Models of orbital mechanics

-Escape Velocity

Check #3: 7.3:1-6

Read: p. 266-7

 

6

Apr 11/12

-Orbit lab intro

-Hand out FA 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

-Time to work on problems and lab

Check #4: 7.3:7-10

Practice: G&O: 19-23

 

 

7

Apr 13/14

-Time For FAs and Lab

Check #5: 7.2:8,9,11 (vertical circle)

        8,9,10 (gravity)

Read: p. 268-9

 

8

Apr 18/20

Summative Assessments:

7.1 - Circular Motion

7.2 - Gravity and Vertical Circle

7.3 - Orbit

Turn In: Orbit Lab

Turn in: FA 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

Turn in: Checks 1-5 (above)

 

Apr 19

ACTACTACTACTACTACTACTACTA

(ACT day)

 

9

Apr 21/22

Vaves! Jah!!!!

 

 

 

 

Assignments:

  • 1 Lab:
    • Orbit lab – (Simulation on computer) /25 pts
  • 3 Formative/Summative Assessments:
    • 7.1 - Circular Motion
    • 7.2 - Gravity and Vertical Circle
    • 7.3 - Orbit

 

Handouts:

   This Syllabus

   Worksheet-CircularMotion7.1

   Worksheet-VerticalCircleandGravity7.2

   Worksheet-Orbit7.3

   Noteguide-Orbit

   Lab-Orbit

   FA7.1

   FA7.2

   FA7.3

 

 

 



[1] Clearly label the checks - Check #1, Check #2, etc  Demarcate the problems with a horizontal line in your homework.  Have these out at the beginning of class, and I will stamp them.  Put them on the board for EC