Week 2

Reading: PSE Chap 1, Physics and Measurement
Topics: Preliminary information on length, time and other units, unit conversions, dimensional analysis

Lab: Pendulum motion

Homework Problems: Due next Tuesday, Sept. 30.
  1. Scan and submit all of the laboratory notebook pages from our pendulum experiment this week.
  2. Estimate the speed of the earth as it orbits around the sun. Hint: the earth is bit under 100 million miles from the sun. Solution.
  3. Estimate the number of spiders inside your house. Explain your reasoning. Solution.

Quiz: our first quiz will be on Monday of week 3. It will cover material from weeks 1 and 2.
AP Physics