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Physics Module
Week
Lecture slides
Handouts, reading materials
Lab
Lab Data
Homework
Video to watch:
Answers to homework Useful Links
Background Materials

Syllabus

 

Uncertainties, errors and their propagation

 

A link for math relations and more

 

A publication that is based, in part, on this class which includes chapters on density, pressure, buoyancy, and heat/temperature

Website with links to movies of these hands-on activities (many of which you will do in class)

  Rubric on data analysis If you can't play the movies, download RealPlayer (for Windows or Mac - for Mac see link on left side) from here  

NIST pages on constants, units and uncertainty;

 

Summary of primary dimensions;

 

Summary of derived measures

 

Nasa's unit converstion guide

 

orders of magnitude

 

Videos of basic concepts in physics and biology

1/12/2014
Physics, units & continuum mechanics [PDF] Course mechanics, statistics and physics

 

Measurement uncertainty with no-slip [PDF]

Quiz 1 [PDF]

Sinking data from whole class [xlsx] [txt]

Example rods data [xlsx] [txt]

Homework:

[doc] [pdf]

 

+Read this week's and last week's readings.

 

Watch movie and answer homework by noon next monday.

Fluid Dynamics of Drag, Pt. I (rm).

Get it also here (vimeo)

or here (avi)

OR contact us and come see it in the lab

Answer to homework 1 [PDF]

Excel spread sheet for rod data [xlsx]

Excel spread sheet for sinking data [xlsx]

Continuum mechanics;

Fluid mechanics;

Biophysics;

 

 

1/26/2014
Volume, density, mass and static pressure [PDF]

Volume, density, mass and static pressure.

 

Pressure lab [PDF]

Quiz 2

 

 

Homework:

[doc] [pdf]

 

+Read this week's readings.

 

Watch movie and answer homework by noon next monday.

Fluid Dynamics of Drag, Pt. II

Get it also here (YouTube)

Answer to homework 2 [PDF]

Pascal's principle;

 

Hydrostatic pressure;

 

Simulated manometer;

 

Calculus-based pressure calculation

2/2/2014
Buoyancy and Bernoulli's principle Buoyancy and Bernoulli's principle

Buoyancy lab

Quiz 3

 

Homework: [doc] [PDF]

+Read this week's readings.

 

Watch movie and answer homework by noon next monday.

Fluid Dynamics of Drag, Pt. III

Get it also here

If you have troubles, contact me and we will set you up to see it.

Answer to homework 3 [PDF]  
2/9/2014
Heat and temperature Heat transfer

Heat lab

Quiz 4

Homework: [doc] [PDF]

Watch movie(s) and answer homework by noon next monday.

Fluid Dynamics of Drag, Pt. IV

Get it also here

And another movie:

Re and flows around objects

Answer to homework 4 [PDF]
2/16/2014

Reynold's number and swimming

 

Re and swimming

Reynolds Lab

Quiz 5

 

Homework: [doc] [PDF]

Watch movie(s) and answer homework by noon next monday.

Low Reynolds Number Flow

Get it also here

Part1, Part2, Part3, Part4

Answer to homework 5 [PDF]

Purcell (1977)-swimming

 

Padisak et al. (2003)-settling

 

2/23/2014

Final exam

Light and sound

Exams with answers:

2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Exams without answers:

2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Review session (need to find a date)

 

Lab on light and sound

       

Properties of water;

 

More properties

Name Quiz 1 Quiz2 Quiz3 Quiz4 Quiz5 Quiz6 Total Rank
The Lovely Lionfish 35 40         75  
Team Edward 34 40         74  
The Mola Molas

35

36

        71  
Squidink 38 40         78  
Koalas 38 38         76  
Cuttlefish 37 40         77  
Awsome otters 40 40         80  
Echinoderms 35 40         75  
Mystery

37

40         77  
IDA 34 38         72  
The Nerds 40 40         80  
The BBDs 37 40         77