Notes: All of the reading assignments appear as ExpertTA assignments; they are also listed here for convenience. Some ExpertTA problems simply take you to the page you need to read and involve no credit; others have follow-up questions you must answer to get the points. Reading assignments are due at 11:59 pm the night before each lecture.

The "Content" column gives the general topic of each lecture. A condensed version of the PowerPoint file will be posted before each lecture on the course Blackboard site. This file will contain a few "Foothold" principles, plus a set of whiteboard exercises and clicker questions on that day's material. You may wish to bring a printout to class with you.

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#### Week 1

Recitation: Modelling capillaries Lab: Intro to Excel, mechanics pre-test
8/20 Lect 1 Why is this class different?
8/22 Lect 2

Measurement and Math: Dimensions and Units

#### Week 2

Recitation:
How big is a worm?
Lab 1a:
Quantifying motion from Images and Videos
8/27 Lect 3 I-1 Interlude 1: The Main Question: How do things move?
3 Kinematics: Where and When?
3.1.1 Coordinates
3.1.2 Vectors
3.1.3 Time
3.1.4 Kinematics Graphs

Coordinates, graphs, and vectors

Quiz 1
8/29 Lect 4 2.2.5 Values, change, and rates of change
2.2.5.1 Derivatives
2.2.5.1.1 What is a derivative, anyway?
3.2 Kinematic Variables
3.2.1 Velocity
3.2.1.1 Average velocity
3.2.1.2 Instantaneous velocity
3.2.1.3 Calculating with average velocity

Rate of change and velocity -- instantaneous and average

#### Week 3 (Labor Day Holiday)

Recitation:
The cat and the antelope
Lab 1b:
Quantifying motion from Images and Videos, cont.
9/5 Lect 5 3.2.2 Acceleration
3.2.2.1 Average acceleration
3.2.2.2 Instantaneous acceleration
3.2.2.3 Calculating with constant acceleration
4.1 Newton's Laws
4.1.1 Physical content of Newton's Laws

Graphs & consistency; acceleration

Quiz 2

#### Week 4

Recitation:
Forces for objects & systems
Lab 2a:
Inferring force characteristics from motion analysis
9/10 Lect 6 4.1.1.1 Object egotism:
4.1.1.2 Inertia
4.1.1.3 Interactions
4.1.1.4 Superposition:
4.1.1.5 Mass
4.1.1.6 Reciprocity

Physical content of Newton's laws

Quiz 3
9/12 Lect 7 4.1.2.2 Newton 0
4.1.2.2.1 Free-body diagrams
4.1.2.2.2 System Schema Introduction
4.1.2.4 Newton's 2nd law
4.1.2.4.1 Reading the content in Newton's 2nd law

4.1.2.4.2 Newton 2 as a stepping rule
4.1.2.4.2.1 Newton 2 on a spreadsheet

What's a force? Newton 0 & 1

#### Week 5

Recitation:
The spring constant of DNA
Lab 2b:
Inferring force characteristics from motion analysis, cont.
9/17 Lect 8 4.1.2.5 Newton's 3rd law
4.1.2.5.1 Using system schemas for Newton's 3rd law
4.1.2 Formulation of Newton's Laws as foothold principles
4.1.2.1 Quantifying impulse and force

Newton 2 and 3

Quiz 4
9/19 Lect 9 4.2 Kinds of Forces
4.2.1 Springs

4.2.1.1 Realistic springs
4.2.1.2 Normal forces
4.2.1.2.1 A simple model of solid matter
4.2.1.3 Tension forces
4.2.2 Resistive forces
4.2.2.1 Friction

Forces: Springs, tension, normal, and friction forces

#### Week 6

Recitation:
Motion of a paramecium
Lab 3a:
Observing Brownian motion
9/24 Lect 10 4.2.2.2 Viscosity
4.2.2.3 Drag

TUESDAY 8 pm EE129:
MIDTERM 1

Springs,
Viscosity & Drag

9/26 Lect 11

4.2.3 Gravitational forces
4.2.3.1 Flat-earth gravity
4.2.3.1.1 Free-fall in flat-earth gravity
4.2.3.3 The gravitational field

Gravity

#### Week 7

Recitation:
Electrostatic force and Hydrogen bonds
Lab 3b:
Observing Brownian motion, cont.
10/1 Lect 12 4.2.4 Electric forces
4.2.4.1 Charge and the structure of matter
4.2.4.2 Polarization
4.2.4.3 Coulomb's law

Electric force and polarization

Quiz 5
10/3 Lect 13 4.2.4.3.1 Coulomb's law -- vector character
4.2.4.3.2 Reading the content in Coulomb's law
4.2.4.4 The Electric field

Coulomb's law

#### Week 8 --- October Break ---

Lab 3c:
Observing Brownian motion, cont.
10/10

Lecture cancelled;
Alternate
MIDTERM 1

#### Week 9

Recitation:
Electrophoresis
Lab 4a:
The competition between Brownian motion and directed forces
10/15 Lect 14 4.3 Coherent vs. random motion
4.3.1 Linear momentum
4.3.1.1 Restating Newton's 2nd law: momentum
4.3.1.2 Momentum conservation

Coherent motion: Momentum and Momentum conservation

Quiz 6
10/17 Lect 15 4.3.2 The role of randomness: Biological implications
4.3.2.1 Diffusion and random walks
4.3.2.2 Fick's law

Random motion and emergence

#### Week 10

Recitation:
Diffusion and cells
Lab 4b:
The competition between Brownian motion and directed forces, cont.
10/23 Lect 16

5. Macro models of matter
5.1.1 Density-solids
5.1.2 Young's modulus
5.1.6 Soft matter
5.1.6.1 Mechanical properties of cells

Diffusion -- Fick's law

Quiz 7
10/24 Lect 17 5.2 Fluids
5.2.1 Pressure
7.1 Kinetic theory: the ideal gas law

Basics of fluids:
kinetic theory

#### Week 11

Recitation:
Gas Properties and Pressure
Lab 4:
Group Presentations
10/29 Lect 18

3.1.2.3 The gradient: a vector derivative
5.2.2 Archimedes' Principle
5.2.3 Buoyancy
5.2.5.2.1 Surface tension

TUESDAY 6:30pm STEW183:
MIDTERM 2

Pressure

Quiz 8
10/31 Lect 19

5.2.6 Fluid flow
5.2.6.1 Quantifying fluid flow
5.2.6.2 The continuity equation
5.2.6.3 Internal flow -- the HP equation

Fluids, buoyancy

#### Week 12

Recitation:
Fluid Flow
Lab 5a:
Motion and Work in living systems
11/5 Lect 20 Go over midterm
Hagen-Poiseuille
Quiz 9
11/7 Lect 21 6. Energy: The Quantity of Motion
6.1 Kinetic energy and the work-energy theorem
6.1.1 Reading the content in the Work-Energy theorem
6.2 Energy of place -- potential energy
Work & Kinetic Energy

#### Week 13

Recitation:
Energy skate park and collisions
Lab 5b:
Motion and Work in living systems, cont.
11/12 Lect 22
6.2.1 Gravitational potential energy
6.2.2 Spring potential energy
6.2.3 Electric potential energy
Potential energy Quiz 10
11/14

Lecture cancelled;
Alternate
MIDTERM 2

#### Week 14 --- Thanksgiving Week---

Recitation:
Protein Stability
No Labs
11/19 Lect 23 6.3 The conservation of mechanical energy
6.3.1 Interpreting mechanical energy graphs
6.3.2 Mechanical energy loss -- thermal energy
6.3.3 Forces from potential energy
Energy conservation

#### Week 15

Recitation:
Temperature Regulation
Lab 5: Group Presentations
11/26 Lect 24 6.4.1 Energy at the sub-molecular level
6.4.2 Atomic and Molecular forces
6.4.2.1 Interatomic forces
6.4.2.1.1 The Lennard-Jones Potential
6.4.2.2 Chemical bonding
Energy and molecular forces;
Kinetic theory and the ideal gas law
Quiz 11
11/28 Lect 25 5.3 Heat and temperature
5.3.2 Thermal properties of matter
5.3.2.1 Thermal energy and specific heat
5.3.2.2 Heat capacity
5.3.2.3 Heat transfer
Heat, temperature, and the 1st law

#### Week 16

Recitation: Mechanics post-test Makeup labs
12/3 Lect 26 I-2: Interlude 2: The Micro to Macro Connection
7. Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
7.3 The 1st law of thermodynamics
7.4.1 Why we need a 2nd Law of Thermodynamics
Entropy
12/5 Lect_27 7.4.2 The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics: A Probabilistic Law
7.4.3 Implications of the Second Law of Thermodynamics
The second law

#### Final Exam - TBA

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Edited by S. M. Durbin August 2018