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Physics Module
Week
Lecture slides
Handouts, reading materials
Lab
Lab Data
Homework
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  

NIST pages on constants, units and uncertainty;

 

Nasa's unit converstion guide

 

orders of magnitude

 

Videos of basic concepts in physics and biology

1/23/2017

Physics, units & continuum mechanics [PDF]

recorded Lectures from 2015: Lecture 1a, Lecture 1b

Course mechanics, statistics and physics

 

Measurement uncertainty with no-slip [PDF]

Quiz 1 [PDF]

Sinking data from whole class [xlsx]

Example rods data [xlsx]

Homework [PDF, DOC]

 

 

+Read next week's readings.

 

 

Answer to homework 1 [PDF]

Excel spread sheet for rod data [xlsx]

Excel spread sheet for sinking data [xlsx]

Continuum mechanics;

Fluid mechanics;

Biophysics;

 

 

1/30/2017

Volume, density, mass and static pressure [PDF]

recorded Lectures from 2015: Lecture 2

Volume, density, mass and static pressure.

 

Pressure lab [PDF]

Quiz 2 [PDF]

 

 

Homework: [PDF, DOC]

 

+Read next week's readings.

Answer to homework 2 [PDF]

Pascal's principle;

 

Hydrostatic pressure;

 

Simulated manometer;

 

Calculus-based pressure calculation

2/6/2017

Buoyancy and Bernoulli's principle [PDF]

recorded Lectures from 2015: Lecture 3

Buoyancy and Bernoulli's principle

Buoyancy lab [PDF]

Quiz 3 [PDF]

 

Homework [PDF, DOC]

+Read next week's readings.

Answer to homework 3  
2/13/2017

Heat and temperature

recorded Lectures from 2015: Lecture 4

Temperature and heat transfer

Temperature and heat lab

Quiz 4

Homework [PDF, DOC]:

+Read next week's readings.

Answer to homework 4
2/20/2017

Reynold's number and swimming [

 

recorded Lectures from 2015: Lecture 5

 

Re and swimming

Reynolds Lab

Quiz 5

 

Homework:

+Read next week's readings.

Answer to homework 5

Purcell (1977)-swimming

 

Padisak et al. (2003)-settling

 

2/27/2017

Final exam

 

Light and sound

Review session:

TBD

 

Lab on light and sound

 

Quiz 6

  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

 

Properties of water;

 

More properties

Name Quiz 1 Quiz2 Quiz3 Quiz4 Quiz5 Quiz6 Total Rank
Team Awesome 35 37 40       112  
Sharks 36 40 40       116  
AussiE^2

33

40

38       111  
Bull Shark 37 38 38       113  
MBEM 35 38 36       109  
Humice 36 30         66  
The zebra seals 35 40 40      

115

This week's winners
JAD 34 40 29       103  
Cuddle fish

36

40 31       107  
Sea Team Fish 34 38 29       101  
SMS Squooa 34 40 40       114  
Space Cadet 31 40 31       102  
(Fish) Straight out of water 36 35 38       109  
Proud Penguins 40 38 35       113  
Brookies 40 38 36       114  
Boss' Bosses 36 38 32       106  
Great whites 37 40 35       112