Tentative Schedule

This is a tentative schedule for the sequence of topics, dates for the labs, homework due dates, and dates for the exams. Please keep in mind that events throughout the semester may necessitate a change to this schedule. If a change is required, we will be sure to provide as much notice as possible.

Week Monday Wednesday Friday
Week 1 Aug 19-23 Introduction
Basic Coordinate Geometry
Lab:Computing Distance
Cartesian Vectors Parametric Equations
Week 2 Aug 26-30 Kinematics
Lab: The Vector Class
Free Fall Motion Trigonometry
Week 3 Sept 2-6 Labor Day
Labor Day
Projectile Motion Inverse Trigonometry
Week 4 Sept 9-13 Vector Angles
Lab: Linear Accelerated Motion
Dot Product Vector Projection
Week 5 Sept 16-20 ?
Lab: Vector Angles
Review Unit Exam One
Week 6 Sept 23-27 Friction
Lab: Force and Motion - Part I
Spring Forces & Wind Resistance Gravitation
Week 7 Sept 30-Oct 4 Work and Energy
Lab: Force and Motion - Part II
Conservative Forces Force Gradients
Week 8 Oct 7-11 Matrix Arithmetic
Lab: Work and Energy
Matrix Scaling, Translation, and Concatenation Cross Product
Week 9 Oct 14-18 Closest Points
Lab: Scaling and Translation
Review Unit Exam Two
Week 10 Oct 21-25 Collision Detection
Lab: Closest Points
Collision Detection Momentum
Week 11 Oct 28-Nov 1 Recoil & Rockets
Lab: Collision Detection
1D Collisions Reflections
Week 12 Nov 4-8 2D & 3D Collisions
Lab: Collisions & Momentum
Rotation Matrices Complex Numbers
Week 13 Nov 11-15 Quaterions
Lab: Rotation Matrices
Review Unit Exam Three
Week 14 Nov 18-22 Rotational Kinematics
Lab: Quaternion Rotation
Torque Rotational Dynamics
Week 15 Nov 25-29 ?
Lab: Rotational Dynamics
Thanksgiving Thanksgiving
Week 16 Dec 2-6 ?
Lab: Wrap Up
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Old Sequence of Topics

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