Spring 2020

# assignments

## 1. motion in 1D due Tue Jan 28

• Read chapter 1. Do exercises 1-31 and 1-35.
• Start reading chapter 2. Do exercises 2-3, 2-13.

## 2. vectors due Tue Feb 4

• Do exercises 2-47, 2-53, 2-85, 3-13, 3-25, 3-39

## 3. motion in 2D due Tue Feb 11

• Do chap 4 11, 19, 59, 67, 77, 85

## 4. force due Tue Feb 18

• Do in chap 5 : 1, 17, 41, 55, 57

## 5. Newton's laws due Tue Mar 3

• (This is a two week assignment for chapters 6, 7, and 8. Plan your time accordingly.)
• Read chapters 6 (1D dynamics), 7 (Newton's 3rd law), and 8 (2D dynamics).
• OR read chapter 2 in K&K
• Do either
• exercises 6-7, 6-19, 6-41, 6-55
• exercises 7-7, 7-25, 7.35, 7-53
• exercises 8-11, 8-17, 8-47, 8-49, 8-69
• OR 8.012 problem set 2

## 6. review midterm due Fri Mar 13

• This can be turned in after spring break if you prefer.
• As a midterm project, for a grade, create a review paper, consisting of eight worked problems, from each of chapters 1 through 8. Each problem should be your own invention of a typical problem from that illustrates an idea from that chapter. Describe the solution and what underlying principles it illustrates.

## 7. ⮕ spring break checkin ⬅ due Mon Mar 30

• As we gear up to do this online, please drop me a note here to let me know you're doing.
• What timezone are you in?
• Do you have questions or concerns?

## 8. energy due Tue Apr 7

• Read chapters 9 & 10
• Do exercises 9.35, 9.39, 9.63, 10.11, 10.43, 10.71 .

## 9. momentum due Tue Apr 14

• Do exercises 11.13, 11.17, 11.25, 11.41, 11.51, 11.57, 11.71
• Find the center of mass of the earth-moon system. (Look up whatever constants you need.)
• Or do as much of 8.012 problem set 4 from Kleppner & Kolenkow as seems appropriate.

## 10. rotations in 2D due Tue Apr 21

• read chapter 12 ... and check out any of the other sources I listed in Tuesday's notes
• Do exercises 12.13, 12.21, 12.31, 12.49, 12.59, 12.65, 12.69
• For more of a challenge (or for next week), check out 12.71, 12.75, 12.81, 12.89

## 11. rotations in 3D due Tue Apr 28

• read some of the material I posted in the tuesday notes about gyroscopes, and the description of precession at the end of the chapter.
• optional : 12.84, about the earth's precession.For a really good time, sketch a picture showing the torque & motion.
• Do any of the optional rotational problems I posted last week.
• Catch up on any assignments you're missing from earlier in the term.
• Start reading our last chapter for the term which we'll discuss next week, chapter 13 on Newton's Theory of Gravitation.

## 12. review final due Fri May 8

• For folks who want a grade :
• As a final review project, create a review paper consisting of representative worked problems from each the chapters since the middle of the term : 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. Each problem should be your own invention of a typical problem from that illustrates an idea from that chapter. Describe the solution and what underlying principles it illustrates.

## 13. term grade due Mon May 11

• a place for Jim to write end of semester comments

## 14. your feedback due Wed May 13

• Please give me any feedback you have about how the class went - what you liked and didn't like.
• What would have improved it?
• What worked for you?
• How did the last month online work? What would have helped it go better?

## 15. gravity due Tue May 5

• read chap 13 - gravity
• follow up on any topics from this week's
• do in chap 13 : 17, 21, 31, 41, 47, 63