Rotation Unit Test - Wednesday, January 10 - We are on schedule with one exception - I wanted to touch on Notes Part 6 before the end of class on January 4. I'm ambitious.
This posting of rotation Unit Documents have been here since mid-December. This entire posting is not new. I'm just bumping it up as a reminder.
MISTAKE CORRECTION: Since mid-December, the file called Unit 12 Solving Strategies has been in your possession. It's a great, informative file. But as of 9 PM on 1/6, I have corrected two mistakes in it: when in error, it referenced "Rotation Notes Part 4". That should have said "Rotation Notes Part 5". It's now corrected. Also, when in error, it referenced "Rotation Notes Part 5" in an effort to give advice on SP's 12 through 16. It should have said "Rotation Notes Part 6" there. That too is now corrected. (What happened was I made my notes a little better and renumbered some this year.) The corrected Unit 12 Solving Strategies is now attached here, as of 9 PM, 1/6.
Notice as of Saturday 1/6: Everything after this paragraph was posted mid-December. I'm reminding you on Saturday 1/6, you need to have worked through my notes at least through Parts 5 and 5A by now, and ideally you should be finishing all of my notes through Part 6. (If I write them and give them, it always goes without saying that you become aware of their contents as soon as possible.) I've covered in class the ideas that are handled in Notes 5 and 5A. It's always your job to know what things are in the notes so that YOU can be the most intelligent person about when to use them. For example, by being aware of what's in 5 and 5A (torque), since I gave them early, you then know that their topics (torque) came up big in class, and through that, you were signaled that you're behind if you haven't completed 5 and 5A. People who don't use my notes before 1/8 and then act like stuff is hard on that day should at least know how they got into that state. (The topics of Notes Part 6 (angular momentum) haven't been stated in class yet, but that's no reason to not work ahead.)
The book Chapters are 10 and 11. The way I name the units in my curriculum are Unit 11 (Rotational Kinematics) and Unit 12 (Rotational Dynamics)
Rotational Kinematics = learning how to relate alpha to omega to theta
Rotational Dymanic = learning to use Newton's Laws to model forces AND NOW Torques and to deal with centers of mass and moments of inertia and to factor such things into familiar conservation laws, only now with allowance for rotational KE. Also, a new conservation law becomes important: conservation of angular momentum.
None of the following are required to be used before January 2, but I know some people will appreciate seeing the terrain ahead of time. I will cover the concepts in all of these things in the classes of January 2 and 4. Then we have a weekend. Then we have the 8th. Then 10th is test.
The order of the attachments is very important to heed:
Objectives - inventory of required concepts
Rotation Analogs - access this early
Notes 5 and 5A - have to come after the 4 and 4A you already did, but before the rest below.
SP's - a redundant electronic copy of the hard copy I already gave you
Unit 12 Solving Strategies - notes that reference specific SP's
Worksheet 12.1 - Rolling Races - that will also be the last semester experiment
Worksheet 12.2 - Reviews Notes 3, 4, 5, 5A, and reviews the whole semester
Conservation of Angular Momentum = Notes 6 = deep into the unit. Handled in class late January 4
Cranking Out The Compound Pendulum Collision Answer = unit mastery problem
Since the last document on the list above references a unit mastery problem to test yourself, don't look at that document's contents until I've introduced the problem in class. The document in this attachment gives away the answer to the problem, so it's to be used when you're ready for it, but you gotta see the problem first. I attached it prematurely, but I did it so that people who wanted to could see the picture of the things we have left to do.