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Chapter 3 HW

January 26, 2017 Leave a comment

Chapter 3: 16, 18, 21, 25, 27, 33, 42, 45, 47, 50, 52, 64

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Videos for chapter 3

January 25, 2017 Leave a comment

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Chapter 2 HW

January 24, 2017 Leave a comment

Chapter 2: 11, 13, 15, 18, 21, 24, 30, 34, 38, 48

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Numerical Calculations Standard

January 23, 2017 Leave a comment

Now is the time for the vpython standard (I am now calling it the Numerical Calculations standard).  I am making it due on Feb 15 – so you have some time.  Here is what I want:

A 5 minute or less screen cast that shows me a numerical calculation.  I would suggest using VPython (or Glowscript or trinket.io), but you can use whatever you want.  Here are some notes:

  • Here is a rough scoring guide:
  • 5 points: this is a numerical solution to an interesting problem that can’t be solved analytically.  Also, the screen cast will include evidence that suggests the calculation is valid (like looking at the extreme cases of low mass or whatever)
  • 4 points: this is a numerical solution for a problem with non constant forces
  • 3 points: this is a numerical solution for something fairly trivial, like a constant force motion

If you go through the tutorials I posted on moodle, you should be able to at least get a 4.  Here are some other notes:

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Example Code from class

January 23, 2017 Leave a comment
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Equations for chapter 2

January 18, 2017 Leave a comment

I don’t expect you to memorize everything.  I will try to let you know what things you need to remember and what I will give you. For chapter 2, here are the equations that will be provided.

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Vector Stuff

January 17, 2017 Leave a comment

I am going to talk about vectors in class using python.  If you want to look at something similar – either before or after class, check this out:

https://rhettallain_gmail_com.trinket.io/introductory-physics-with-python#/forces-and-vectors-in-2d-3-d/vector-operations

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