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Week-by-week syllabus of Physics 201, Physics: Concepts and Connections, Fall 1998

TEST 4 material

Weekly Schedule

November 17... Concepts of Work and Energy.. Chapters 6, 7

Open Test 3... Answers must be entered before class on Tuesday, December 1.

Definition of Work done by a force on a body.

Total work done on a body by all forces on a body.

Work and Kinetic Energy.

Changing work terms into Potential Energy... but not all work can be changed into Potential Energy.


Reference points for energy... when (or where) does an object not have any energy?



Chapter 6... R7, 8, 10, 11, 12,18, 23, 24 ... E7, 15, 19, 23, 27, 29, 31

P1, 4, 8, 9, 10, 13

Exploratory... Discuss test questions but make sure all understand questions and concepts. The answers should be entered individually outside class time.

Redo drop bounce with question: When ball bounces several times, does it lose the "same amount" or the "same percentage" of energy on successive bounces. Mentors could set up simulation on Interactive Physics


November 24... No Class... Happy Thanksgiving!!!!


December 1... Conservation of Energy... Chapter 7

Two ways to change the energy of a system... Work and Heat as "TRANSFER" processes.

Conservation of Energy... we can't do anything but!!!

Thermodynamics... what does temperature measure? what does pressure measure?

P, V, T description of matter... transfering energy to change PVT, phase changes.

Using thermal energy... machines and their efficiency. Can they be perfect?

Refrigerators and air conditioners... making heat flow in wrong direction.

Entropy and the direction of all systems. The concept of "useful" energy.

Energy analysis of Transportation, Power Systems, Home.

Exponential Change... not just a science concept


Assignment... for discussion

R 5, 8, 11, 19... HP 3, 4... E 6, 8, 11, 18, 21, 26, 34... P 1, 4, 8, 12




December 8... Wrap-Up... Test 4... Survey... Post-Test.

Complete any topics left over from December 1.

Open up Test 4... Energy (Chapters 6, 7)

Review of Topics for 2nd Semester.

Dates for 2nd Semester Classes...

A Happy Holiday Season!!! Thanks for sticking with the course... I knew you could do it... Give me suggestions for improving the course during the second semester. crotter@wvu.edu