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Physics Module
Week
Lecture slides
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

1/25/2016

Physics, units & continuum mechanics [PDF]

To view: Lecture 1a

Lecture 1b

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 (youtube).

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;

 

 

2/1/2016

Volume, density, mass and static pressure [PDF]

To view: Lecture 2

Volume, density, mass and static pressure.

 

Pressure lab [PDF]

Quiz 2 [PDF]

 

 

Homework:

[doc] [pdf]

 

+Read this week's readings.

 

Watch movie and answer homework by noon next monday.

Fluid Dynamics of Drag, Pt. II

YouTube)

Answer to homework 2 [PDF]

Pascal's principle;

 

Hydrostatic pressure;

 

Simulated manometer;

 

Calculus-based pressure calculation

2/8/2016

Buoyancy and Bernoulli's principle [PDF]

To view: Lecture 3

Buoyancy and Bernoulli's principle

Buoyancy lab [PDF]

Quiz 3 [PDF]

 

Homework: [doc] [PDF]

+Read this week's readings.

 

Watch movie and answer homework by noon next monday.

Fluid Dynamics of Drag Pt. III

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

Answer to homework 3 [PDF]  
2/15/2016

Heat and temperature [PDF]

To view: Lecture 4

Temperature and heat transfer

Temperature and heat lab [PDF]

Quiz 4 [PDF]

Homework: [doc] [PDF]

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

Fluid Dynamics of Drag Pt. IV

And another movie:

Re and flows around objects

Answer to homework 4 [PDF]
2/22/2016

Reynold's number and swimming [PDF]

 

To view:

Lecture 5

 

Re and swimming

Reynolds Lab [PDF]

Quiz 5 [PDF]

 

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

 

2/29/2016

Final exam

Light and sound

Exams with answers:

2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Exams without answers:

2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Review session:

Sunday 2/22/2015, Coe room in the MU, 5:00-6:30pm

 

Lab on light and sound

[PDF]

Quiz 6 [PDF]

       

Properties of water;

 

More properties

Name Quiz 1 Quiz2 Quiz3 Quiz4 Quiz5 Quiz6 Total Rank
Cephalopods 30 30            
Disco Manateez  25 28            
Fluffy Yellow Otters 26 24            
KEJT 28 29            
Mola Mola

29

29            
Sassy Sea Stars 29 28            
Sea Cucumbers 29 29            
Slow But Sure 29 30            
Anemone 29 29            
Bob Stenecks 28 25            
SEAK 30   29            
Killer Whales 28  26            
Mantis Shrimp 29   30            
Shark Bait 30 30