February AssignmentsIB Physics 1
Monday, Feb. 2

Prelab: Calorimetry basics
time to begin working on the WebAssign due Friday HW: look up (preferably from your textbook) the specific heat capacity for aluminum HW: Due Friday: WA thermal #2: Specific Heat note: for ALL the problems in this set for which you are not initially provided the specific heat capacities, you must use the values found in your textbook (or notes) in table 11.1. if you do not use the proper values for the specific heat capacity, there's a good chance that you'll get an answer that is just outside the tolerance range for WebAssign's answer key. HW: Due Monday: A.S. 3.1.1  3.1.7 
Tuesday, Feb. 3

Lab: Calorimetry
done fully in your lab notebook. Lab analysis is fully due on Thursday at the beginning of class. You are expected to write in ink (blue or black is preferredplease do not use green or purple or a color that is hard to read for anyone but you) and you are expected to write legibly. You will not be typing up any part of this lab. Your lab will include:  Data table (using the units given in class yesterday)  Uncertainties for each measured value  Complete, thorough, clearly workedout calculation for determining the specific heat capacity for your metal sample.  complete, thorough, clearly workedout calculation for determining the uncertainty in your experimental value for the specific heat capacity of your metal sample  the final answer of specific heat +/ uncertainty, written to the correct sig. figs and with the correct units.  a sentence to state the identification of the material that most closely matches your calculated specific heat value.  a sentence to state the actual identification and the accepted specific heat value for the metal you actually have  a percent difference calculation and a brief discussion of your own value's accuracy.  a brief discussion of the accuracy and precision of your value based on the uncertainty that you calculated. 
Wednesday
Feb. 4 
work daylab analysis and/or WebAssign and/or Assessment Statements (use the notes posted on the topic page)

Thursday, Feb. 5

postlab discussion
practice problems 
Friday, Feb 6

Notes/demos/discussion: latent heat and phase changes
HW: thermal WA #3; Latent heat and phase changes HW: A. S. 3.1.8  3.1.15 due Thursday, Feb. 12 
Monday, Feb. 9

Continue notes and discussion: Quantifying Phase Changes (latent heat calculations)

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Practice problems: Specific Latent Heat and calorimetry

Wednesday,
Feb. 11 
AM: G4 intro meeting. Be at the theater at 8:15 AM

Thursday, Feb. 12

Quiz: Thermal energy transfer, specific heat, calorimetry, latent heat and phase changes

Friday, Feb. 13

Go over semester 1 final exam
Preview of what's coming up after break; talk about G4 project requirements/ideas 
Monday, Feb. 16

No SchoolmidWinter Break

Tuesday, Feb. 17

No SchoolmidWinter Break

Wednesday
Feb. 18 
No SchoolmidWinter Break

Thursday, Feb. 19

No SchoolmidWinter Break

Friday, Feb. 20

No SchoolmidWinter Break

Monday, Feb. 23

Welcome back!
Intro to the kinetic theory of gases Prelab: volume and its affect on gas pressurepractice data collection in order to prepare for tomorrow 
Tuesday, Feb. 24

Lab: Volume and its affect on gas pressure
Formal data analysis will be completed on this lab. You are expected to collect 5 trials for a minimum of 810 different volumes. Remember to record appropriate uncertainty for each trial using the averaging method we practiced yesterday. Lab Analysis (follow the data collection and analysis scoring guide) due on Tuesday, March 3. Hard copy with scoring guide attached due in class, electronic copy submitted to turnitin.com by 3 PM on Tuesday. 
Wednesday, Feb. 25

work day for lab
G4 project proposal dueclass time to discuss ideas 
Thursday, Feb. 26

Work on lab (more G4 group discussions in period 2 and 4)
Notes/discussion: kinetic theory of ideal gases HW: read Kinetic Model of an Ideal Gas (.docx) HW: read pages 372373 and pages 374375 (diffusion) HW: read Moles and Molar Mass (.docx) HW: read pages 362364 
Friday, Feb. 27

Notes/discussion: Moles, molar mass, gas laws
Practice problems, concept questions/discussion: Gas Laws HW: quiz on TUESDAY (on gas laws and etc.) HW: WAGas Laws: due Tuesday HW: A.S. 3.2.1  3.2.8 due Tuesdaybooks collected Reminder: Lab data/analysis due on Tuesday still (you had an extra work day in class...) 