PHYSICS 203
Lecture: Spring, 2018
Profs. Bean & Martens Yaverbaum
LAST UPDATED March 11, 2018

DATE 
LECTURE 
PRE READING 
ASSIGNMENT Due in Lecture 
KEY CONCEPTS 
1  Monday,

The Imprtance & Some Important Vectors & Scalars Displacement & Velocity Average Speed 
For all subsequent lectures, Any Reading, Is Due on the Date * * * Introductory Reading 
No Problems Due for First Class 
Distance: How far? Displacement: How far & what direction? Speed: How fast? Velocity: How fast & what direction? 
2  Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 

Skim: 
Due:
Print & Bring to Class:


3  Monday, Feb 5, 2018 
Average Acceleration, Constant Acceleration The Midpoint Velocity Theorem
Plus: speeding up & slowing down, Sign & Direction, and why velocity can be going east while acceleration is going west. 
Read Textbook Sections: 
Due: PLEASE USE this The greenbackground link above

All five equations above are given to you on the first page of your exams. 
4  Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 
FreeFall Problems, Equation #5, Analyzing different objects separately, Analyzing different segments separately. 
Read: Check out the 
Due: & PLEASE USE this


5  Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018 
A brief introduction to relative velocity. Change in change in position: Different objects, different axes: 
Read: 


6  Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 (Classes

Projectiles In Depth Vectors in Two Dimensions 
Read: Peruse: 
GUIDE to Particular Projectiles If you did not successfully solve the CatintheWindow problem from Free Falling Up, please


7  Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 
LAB IN LECTURE: Bring instructions for 
Big Old Duck Solutions 
HINTS for Generalized Projectiles

Form #1: The laws of physics hold in all unaccelerated reference frames*. Form #2: No experiment can measure the speed or direction of a solitary object; the motion of an object cannot be measured in comparison only to space itself. Form #3: Speed and direction are relations, not properties; the motion of one object is not meaningful without comparison to another object. p align="center">Form #4:*A reference frame
is a perspective determined by the observer's velocity not by the observer's position. 
8  Monday, Feb 26, 2018 
The Laws Hold in every Uniform Reference Frame, 
PRACTICE MIDTERM SOLUTIONS

The practice midterm is now online! (The practice midterm will not be collected.) Looking for more practice? Try this exercise. 

9  Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018 

10  Monday, March 5, 2018 

Practice Many Problems 

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11  Wednesday, March 7, 2018 
What GPR implies about why things move: Newton's Laws of Motion 

Print & Bring to Class: System Schema & FreeBody Diagrams

Newton's First Law of Motion: Unless acted on by a net external force, an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays
in motion at the same speed and in the same direction. 
12  Monday, March 12, 2018 
The Mighty Second Law and its graphic auxiliaries A.K.A. Unfolding the Net Force 
Read: 51 
NII.1 
Newton's Third Law of Motion If object A exerts a force on object B,
then object B exerts a force on object A of equal magnitude and opposite
direction. 
13  Wednesday, March 14, 2018 
Sliding Resistance, & Diagonal Forces 
Read: 52 & 53 
GUIDE to NII.2 

14  Monday, March 19, 2018 
to MT1 
Read: 61 
GUIDE to NII.2 
to MT1! 
15  Wednesday, March 21, 2018 
Slanted accelerations, Slanted axes, Accelerating Slants 

NOTE: 

16  Monday, March 26, 2018 
GUIDE to NII.3



17  Wednesday, March 28, 2018 

Solutions to NII.3
PRACTICE MIDTERM SOLUTIONS

Practice Midterm 2 (Solutions found in column to the left). The more specific the questions, the more questions can be addressed. 

 
18  Monday, April 9, 2018 
OR More Exam Review 



19  Monday, April 16, 2018 

Recite & Resolve, . . .
Then Predict, Prepare & Produce: Solutions  modeled after any/all 

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20  Wednesday, April 18, 2018 
Accelerating at constant speed Circular Motion The radial & tangential axes 
READ: 45 
DUE: Transition: Linear to Circular


21 
April 23, 2018 
(& energy!) Forces across space. The integral 
READ: 63 
DUE:


22  Wednesday, April 25, 2018 
Forces across time. Impulse & Momentum Collisions & Explosions 
READ: 71, & 72 
DUE:


23  Monday, April 30, 2018 
READ: 73, 74, & 75 
DUE:
 
24  Wednesday, May 2, 2018 
to MT2 
READ: 81, 82 
DUE:


25 
May 7, 2018 
Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation Physics on other planets Free Falling Forever 
READ: 
DUE:


26  Wednesday, May 9, 2018 
READ: 131 Solutions to Solutions to...

DUE:


27  Monday, May 14, 2016 
EXTRA CREDIT PAPER: 'RETRODICTION' 
DUE:
 
28 
May 16, 2016 
GPR #6: Newton's 3rd Law of Motion  

Section 01: Monday, December 19, 2016 Section 02: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Section 03: Monday, December 19, 2016 
*** FINAL EXAM ***  Note A. 'Section 01' = The lecture which has been meeting 'Section 02' = The lecture which has been meeting 'Section 01' = The lecture which has been meeting
Note B. Your final exam is in the same room you have been attending LECTURE.
Note C. You MUST take your exam in the assigned slot UNLESS you have obtained ADVANCE consent from the course coordinator. 
Section 01: 12:30 ~ 2:30 pm Section 02: 12:30 ~ 2:30 pm Section 03: 10:15 am ~ 12: 15 pm 


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