FALL 2015
USC PHYSICS 151Lg/161L LAB SCHEDULE
Week of
Experiment name
Exp. no.
Aug. 24
Introductory laboratory meeting (attendance is mandatory or might lose seat)
Aug. 31
Exp. 1
Measurements and experimental errors
Sep. 7
Exp. 2
Presentation and analysis
HOMEWORK 7 Due Friday, April 24
Staple this assignment together with Quiz 3.
Kleppner/Kolenkow Problems
I
II
III
IV
V
VI
VII
VIII
Second Edition
First Edition
12.7
12.12
12.15
12.13
12.17
See below.
13.2
13.6
12.1
12.4
12.7
12.8
12.11
12.14
13.2
13.6
Prob
PHYSICS 161 ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS
SPRING 2015
Prof. Gene Bickers
QUESTIONNAIRE
Please complete and turn in the following:
NAME (printed)
NAME (signed)
USC IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
MAJOR
MATH COURSES TAKEN IN LAST TWO YEARS (INCLUDING THIS TERM)
High
HOMEWORK 2 Due Monday, February 2
The problem statements for the webcast archive are in pdf files on the webcast page. Each
problem includes the answer, so you can check your work. It is a good idea to work as
much as possible without referring to the web
FINAL EXAMINATION
PHYSICS 161
Dr. Bickers
Spring Semester 2014
Thursday, May 87 2014
2 5 PM
NAME (printed)
NAME (signed)
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
Score
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7. (30 points
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EQUATIONS FOR MIDTERM II
g = 9.8 m/s2
G = 6.67 1011 Nm2 /kg2
B B 2 4AC
2
If Ax + Bx + C = 0, then x =
2A
Moments of inertia
1 m 2
uniform rod of mass m and length about a perpendicular axis through the center of mass: 12
uniform solid disc or cylind
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equilateral triangle. Each rod has length 8 and mass m. The
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SPRING 2015
USC PHYSICS 151Lg/161L LAB SCHEDULE
Week of
Exp. no.
Experiment name
Jan. 12
Exp. 1
Measurements and experimental errors
Jan. 19
NO LABORATORY MEETING
Jan. 26
Exp. 2
Presentation and analysis of data by means of graphs
Feb. 2
Exp. 3
Free fall
HOMEWORK 4 Due Friday, March 6
The problem statements for the webcast archive are in pdf files on the webcast page. Each
problem includes the answer, so you can check your work. It is a good idea to work as
much as possible without referring to the webcas
EQUATIONS FOR FINAL EXAM
g = 9.8 m/s2
G = 6.67 1011 Nm2 /kg2
c = 3.00 108 m/s
NA = 6.02 1023
R = 8.314 J/(molK)
kB = 1.38 1023 J/K
1.0 calorie = 4.186 J
B B 2 4AC
2
If Ax + Bx + C = 0, then x =
2A
Moments of inertia
1 m2
uniform rod of mass m and leng
Laboratory policy for 151Lg/161L
Laboratory purpose
The purpose of the laboratory is to train the students for hands-on skills, which is not within the scope
of the lecture. Therefore, students should not expect any close correlation between the lecture a
PHYSICS 161L: ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS I
FALL 2015
Prof. Vah Peroomian
Email address: [email protected]
Office: SHS 360
Phone: (213) 740-2386
Office hours:
Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00am 1:00pm,
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00pm 3:00pm
and by appointment
Calculating and Graphing Linear Regressions on the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition. - Kn. 1/3
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Physics 161L Homework #1
Target due date: Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Throughout the semester, problems will be assigned from the Webcast Archive, which is
based on Ohanian, Physics, Second Edition (Norton, 1989); and from Kleppner and Kolenkow
(K/K). No
Physics 161
Chapter 1
Vectors and Kinematics
Vah Peroomian
Some%Definitions
Mechanics
The study of the motion of objects.
Kinematics
Description of how objects move.
Dynamics
Why objects move as they do; study of forces
involved.
Scalars and Vectors
S
Physics 161L Homework #2
Target due date: Monday, September 14, 2015
The problem statements for the webcast archive are in pdf files on the webcast page. Each
problem includes the answer, so you can check your work.
Videos for the K/K problems are at the
Physics 161L Quiz #1
Target due date: Friday, September 18, 2015, 11:00am
The quiz should be completed individually, and you are not allowed to seek outside help, except
for the K/K textbook. All work must be shown.
Problem 1
A car enters a curve of radiu
Physics 161
Chapter 2
Newtons Laws of Motion
!
Vah Peroomian
Forces'
( between similar objects:
Aristotle: forces occurred
stones fell to the ground, smoke rose up into the
air, etc.
From Wikipedia: a force is a push or pull that can
cause an object with
Physics 161
Chapter 3
Forces and
Equations of Motion
Vah Peroomian
Aristotle (384 BC 322 BC)
Earth made of four elements,
heavens unchanging
and made of fifth element,
quintessence.
Natural laws did not apply
to the heavens.
Natural state of matter
HOMEWORK 8 Due Monday, May 4
The problem statements for the webcast archive are in pdf files on the webcast page. Each
problem includes the answer, so you can check your work. It is a good idea to work as
much as possible without referring to the webcast
HOMEWORK 3 Due Monday, February 23
The problem statements for the webcast archive are in pdf files on the webcast page. Each
problem includes the answer, so you can check your work. It is a good idea to work as
much as possible without referring to the we
HOMEWORK 6 Due Tuesday, April 7
The problem statements for the webcast archive are in pdf files on the webcast page. Each
problem includes the answer, so you can check your work. It is a good idea to work as
much as possible without referring to the webca
HOMEWORK 5 Due Tuesday, March 24
The problem statements for the webcast archive are in pdf files on the webcast page. Each
problem includes the answer, so you can check your work. It is a good idea to work as
much as possible without referring to the webc
Quiz 1 PHYS 161
Open book no outside help (3 problems) Due Tuesday, February 10
Show, using LHopitals Rule or otherwise, that the tangent to the cycloid is vertical at
the contact points with the ground. This means that the spot touches down and lifts o
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