MOTION: PHYSICS and PHILSOPHY            Tentative SYLLABUS                             FALL 2006    June 24 version

1ST CLASS MEETING:  Tuesday, September 26, 2006  12:30 p.m. Room 2242 Lab I    Classes MAY Meet Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 11 a.m. to 6  p.m.  The College does not assign rooms until late September.  If we get the rooms and times I’ve requested, we’ll meet 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tu, Th, & Fri.     Tutors available Mon & Wed afternoons       Faculty:  Don Middendorf     donm@turbotek.net  360-867-6618

 S E P TUESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY Sep. 26:    Overview of Year C1, C2      Interactions, Vectors Introductions C3   Momentum Transfer Stewart 1.1 – 1.4  Functions & Limits C4, C5 Conservation of Momentum Holton: Preface, Ch.15, 16.1 – 16.3            Conservation  of Mass; Momentum O C T Oct. 3 C6, C7  Potential Energy Holton: Ch. 17 Conservation of Energy Stewart 1.5 – 1.6  Continuity   Lab 1: Conservation of Momentum C8, C9  Force, Energy, Rotational Energy Holton: Structure and Method in Science Ch. 12   Nature of Concepts Ch. 13  Duality & Growth of Science Oct 10  C10  Thermal Energy  C11  Energy in Bonds Holton: Ch. 17.1 - 17.6 Cons. of Energy C12 Power, Collisions, and Impacts C13 Angular Momentum Stewart: 2.1 – 2.3 Derivatives C14 Conservation of Angular Momentum Holton: 16.4 – 16.8 Collisions, Momentum Oct 17 N1 Newton’s Laws N2 Vectors Holton:  Ch. 14  Discovery of Laws Ch. 17.11 Symmetry & Conserv. Laws Stewart 2.4 – 2.5              Product, Quotient, Chain Rules   Lab II:  Conservation of Angular Momentum N3 Forces from Motion N4 Motion from Forces Stewart 5.1 – 5.2 Definite Integral Holton: Ch. 6 & 7 Motion, Kinematics Oct 24 N5  Statics N6  Linear Motion Holton: Ch. 9 Newton’s Laws N7 Coupled Objects Lab III: Velocity and Acceleration; Sonic Rangers; Friction Stewart 2.6 – 2.8  Implicit Differentiation Related Rates, Linear Approximations Holton Ch. 1 & 2: Astronomy & Copernicus N O V Oct 31 N8 Circular Motion N9 Noninertial Frames Holton  Ch. 10 Rotational Motion               Ch. 3  Theories & Models Exam.  Part 1: Closed-book & Closed-notes                          Physics and Mathematics Part 2: Open-notes (not book)  Phys/Math Part 3: Lab Quiz  - open lab notebook Part 4: Holton Quiz  - partly open book maybe Faculty Retreat Get rested & get ahead See next week: Lots of reading for Tuesday Nov. 7 N10  Projectile Motion N11 Oscillatory Motion Stewart 3.1 - 3.5  Trig. Functions Stewart 5.3  Evaluat. Definite Integrals Holton  Ch. 8 Projectile Motion              Ch. 4 Kepler’s Laws Stewart: 3.1 – 3.4  Exponential Functions   Lab IV: Pendulum, Springs N12  Orbits N13  Planetary Motion Holton Ch. 5: Galileo Holton Ch. 11:  Law of Gravitation Nov. 14 R1  Principle of Relativity R2  Synchronization of Clocks Flatland Stewart 3.5 – 3.7 Trigonometric Functions Hyperbolic Functions, L’Hopital’s Rule R3 Nature of Time R4 Metric Equation Stewart 4.1 – 4.2  Mean Value Theorem Einstein Ch. I. Rise of Mechanical View Preface & pp. 3 - 35 Nov. 28 R5 Proper Time R6 Coordinate Transforms Stewart 4.3 – 4.4                Graphs and Curve Sketching Einstein pp. 35 - 65 Stewart 4.5 – 4.7 Newton’s Method   Lab V: Springs, Sound R7 Lorentz Contraction R8  Speed of Light   Holton Ch. 30  Relativity D E C Dec 5 R9 Four Momentum R10 Conservation of Four Momentum Exam: Physics includes seminars & labs Exam: Calculus December 14 & 15  Evaluation Conferences.  Room 2002  Lab I     Self-evaluations & evaluation of Don due at conference.

TEXTS:  (Don’t buy the entire set of the first book because it will all be the second edition.  We’ll use the third edition for Unit E in winter.)

Six Ideas That Shaped Physics Units N, C, R for Fall quarter 2nd edition by Thomas Moore   McGraw Hill     Winter: Unit E – 3rd edition

Single Variable Calculus with Early Transcendentals by James Stewart  Thompson Brooks Cole publisher  0-495-10957-6    (2007)

Be sure to get the correct calculus textbook – the same author has several different texts

Physics, the Human Adventure from Copernicus to Einstein and Beyond by Gerald Holton and Stephen Brush   Rutgers U. Press

Flatland by Edwin Abbott  There are many editions of this book – even free ones on the Internet.  All are acceptable.

The Evolution of Physics by Albert Einstein and Leopold Infeld

? The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Calculus by Michael Spivak  Mathematical Association of America      maybe optional

32 CREDITS:  15 – University Physics;  9 – Calculus (or Calculus Applications);  4 – Philosophy of Science;  4 – History of Science

MOTION: PHYSICS and PHILSOPHY            Tentative SYLLABUS                 WINTER 2007    June 24 version

1ST CLASS MEETING:  Tuesday, January 9, 2007  12:30 p.m. Room 2242 Lab I   Classes MAY Meet Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 11 a.m. to 6  p.m.  The College does not assign rooms until late September.  If we get the rooms and times I’ve requested, we’ll meet 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tu, Th, & Fri.     Tutors available Mon & Wed afternoons

 J A N TUESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY Jan 9 Overview of Quarter E1, E2 Electrostatics & Electric Fields Holton 24.1 – 24.9 Electrostatics, Conservation of Charge Stewart 5.4 – 5.5, 6.1 Moore Unit N, Appendix B Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Substitution Rule Integration by Parts E3, E4  Electric Potential & Conductors Holton 24.10 – 24.14 Potential Jan 16  E5, E6  Current and Circuits Stewart 6.2 – 6.3  Trigonometric Integrals and Substitutions Lab I:  Bulbs, Batteries, Voltmeters, Circuits with Resistance E7  Magnetic Fields E8  Forces on Currents Einstein: Ch. II. Decline of Mechanical View pp. 69 – 99 Jan 23 E9   Currents Create Magnetic Fields E10 Gauss’s Law Einstein Ch. II. The Decline of Mechanical View pp. 100 - 122 E11 Ampere’s Law   Stewart 6.2 – 6.6 Partial Fractions, Tables, Improper Integrals E12 Calculating Fields E13  Maxwell’s Laws Einstein: Ch. III. Field, Relativity  pp. 125 - 192 Jan 30  E14  Induction E15  Introduction to Waves Einstein: Ch. III Field, Relativity 192 – 245 Stewart 7.1 – 7.3 Applications of Integration                             Areas and Volumes Lab II:  Magnets, RL Circuits; Oscilloscopes E16  Electromagnetic Waves Q1    Standing Waves  Holton Ch. 25  Electromagnetism F E B Feb 6 Q2  The Wave Nature of Light Q3  The Particle Nature of Light Einstein: Ch. IV Quanta 249 - 297 Exam on all material covered so far except Unit Q and last chapter of Einstein (includes physics, calculus, seminar, lab) Q4  The Wave Nature of Matter Q5  Spin, Complex Numbers Quantum Enigma, Ch. 1 – 4; pp. 3 - 37 Feb 13 Q6 The Wavefunction & Rules of QM Quantum Enigma, Ch. 5 – 6 Stewart 7.4  - 7.5  Arc Length,                               Physics Applications   Lab III: RLC Circuits;  Waves Q7 Bound Systems Q8 Spectra   Holton, Ch. 26 Feb 20 Q9   Atoms Q10 Schrodinger Equation Stewart 7.6 Differential Equations Quantum Enigma, Ch. 7 – 9 Lab IV: Interference, Spectra Q11  Energy Eigenfunctions Q12  Introduction to Nuclei Holton, Ch. 28: Bohr model Feb 27 Q13 – Q14  Radioactivity Holton  Ch. 27 Radioactivity      Ch. 30 Knowledge & Reality in QM Q15  Fission & Fusion T1    Temperature ?  Stewart Ch. 8:  Power Series, Taylor Series T2  Ideal Gases T3  Gas Processes Quantum Enigma Ch. 10 – 12 Copenhagan Interpretation and Schrodinger’s Cat M A R Mar 6 T4  Microstates & Macrostates T5 Second Law Quantum Enigma Ch. 13 – 14 EPR and  Bell’s Theorem T6  Temperature and Entropy LabVa: Statistical Mechanics   Skim Unit O: (free at Six Ideas website) Lab Vb:  Geometrical Optics, Lenses T7  Mysteries Resolved T8  Calculating ∆S Holton Ch. 17 Law of Conservation of Energy (skim sections 17.1 – 17.6) Holton Ch. 18 Dissipation of Energy (chaos) Mar 13 T9  Heat Engines Summary of Year Quantum E.. Ch. 15 – 17: Consciousnes No Class – Study for Exams Exams:  All Material since last exam – including physics, calculus, lab, seminar March 22 – 23      Evaluation Conferences   Room 2002  Lab I             Self-evaluations & evaluation of Don due at conference.

TEXTS:

Six Ideas That Shaped Physics; Unit E 3rd edition; Units Q & T 2nd edition by Thomas Moore     McGraw Hill   (Unit E: 0-07-354099-4 ?)

Single Variable Calculus with Early Transcendentals by James Stewart  Thompson Brooks Cole publisher  0-495-10957-6    (2007)

Be sure to get the correct calculus textbook – the same author has several different texts

Physics, the Human Adventure from Copernicus to Einstein and Beyond by Gerald Holton and Stephen Brush   Rutgers U. Press

Flatland by Edwin Abbott  There are many editions of this book – even free ones on the Internet.  All are acceptable.

The Evolution of Physics by Albert Einstein and Leopold Infeld

Quantum Enigma; Physics Encounters Consciousness  by Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner   Oxford U. Press (2006)

? Quantum Questions: Mystical Writings of the World’s Great Physicists  edited by Ken Wilber  Shambhala Press (get revised edition)

32 CREDITS:  15 – University Physics;  9 – Calculus (or Calculus Applications);  4 – Philosophy of Science;  4 – History of Science