Hello, future optical engineers! Here are your assignments for Monday, February 11th through Friday, February 15th:

Mon. 2/11

reflection & refraction; review light HW

HW: read Ch. 23-4 thru -6; do p. 657 Questions #9-15

Tue. 2/12

Lab #3-4: Laser Boxes!

HW: do p. 659 Problems #23-34, 36-39; start write-up for Lab #3-4: Laser Boxes! (due Thu. 2/14)

Wed. 2/13

finish lab; review reflection & refraction HW

HW: finish write-up for Lab #3-4: Laser Boxes!

Thu. 2/14

review reflection & refraction HW

DUE: write-up for Lab #3-4: Laser Boxes!

Fri. 2/15

Quiz #3-3A: Reflection & Refraction

HW: read Ch. 23-7 thru -8; do p. 657-8 Questions #16-28

We have a 3-day weekend coming up, so we’ll try to get through reflection and refraction, which are not difficult, before moving on to curved mirrors and thin lenses next week, which are a bit more complicated. Have a wonderful week!

Welcome to the first full week of February, and our first lessons on optics! Here are your assignments for Monday, February 4th through Friday, February 8th:

Mon. 2/4

Lab #3-3: Magnetic Induction

HW: start write-up for Lab #3-3: Magnetic Induction (due Wed. 2/6)

Welcome to the last week of January! Due to our snow days on Wednesday and Thursday, here are your adjusted assignments for Monday, January 28th through Friday, February 1st:

Mon. 1/28

review magnetism quiz

motional emf & induced current

HW: read Ch. 21-3 & -4; do p. 610 Problems #1-15

Tue. 1/29

Quiz #3-1B: Magnetism

Wed. 1/30 – NO SCHOOL

review induction HW questions & problems

Thu. 1/31 – NO SCHOOL

Lab #3-3: Magnetic Induction

HW: start write-up for Lab #3-3: Magnetic Induction (due Mon. 2/4)

Fri. 2/1

review induction HW questions & problems

finish lab; review magnetic induction

HW: finish write-up for Lab #3-3: Magnetic Induction; study for induction quiz on Monday

Since we had snow (cold) days on Wednesday and/or Thursday, we’ll just push back the homework reviews and lab the appropriate number of days. Use your potential time off to review some of the links I’ve given you in Google Classroom and do some practice tests. Stay warm this week!

I hope you enjoyed your 4-day weekend! We’ll wrap up the basics of magnetism and move into the weirdness of magnetic induction. Here are your assignments for Wednesday, January 23rd through Friday, January 25th:

Welcome to the last week of 1st Semester! Here are your assignments for Monday, December 17th through Thursday, December 20th:

Mon. 12/17

review Quiz #2-6A

Tue. 12/18

Quiz #2-6B: RC Circuits

Wed. 12/19

1st, 2nd & 6/7/8th period exams – feel free to stop by if you have any questions!

Thu. 12/20

1st Semester Exam (9:15-10:45am)

Please let me know if you plan on taking any Quiz C’s during exam week. Good luck on all of your exams, have a Happy Holiday and Happy New Year, and I’ll see you in 2019!

This is our last full week before semester exams, and we have a lot to wrap up! Here are your assignments for Monday, December 10th through Friday, December 14th:

Mon. 12/10

review Chapter 19 homework

HW: do Chapter 19 Problems #23-31 (p.547)

Tue. 12/11

Lab #2-7: EMF of a Battery

HW: Lab #2-7: EMF of a Battery (due Thu. 12/13); Chapter 19 Problems #35-45, 49-51

Wed. 12/12

review Chapter 19 homework

Thu. 12/13

Quiz #2-6A: RC Circuits

DUE: Lab #2-7: EMF of a Battery

Fri. 12/14

review quiz; prepare for 1st Semester Exam on Thursday 12/20

Only two and a half more weeks until exams! Here are your assignments for Monday, December 3rd through Friday, December 7th:

Mon. 12/3

Lab #2-6: Ohm’s Law

HW: Lab #2-6 write-up (due Wed. 12/5)

Tue. 12/4

review book homework on direct current

Wed. 12/5

Quiz #2-5A: Direct Current

HW: read Chapter 19-1 thru 19-4; do Questions #1-13 (p.545-6)

DUE: write-up for Lab #2-6: Ohm’s Law

Thu. 12/6

review quiz; intro to RC circuits

HW: read Chapter 19-5, -6 and -8; do Questions #14-24 (p.546-7)

Fri. 12/7

Quiz #2-5B: Direct Current

HW: do Chapter 19 Problems #1-18 (p.547)

Next week, we’ll solidify our understanding of Kirchoff’s loop rules, take our last quiz of the semester on RC circuits, and prepare for our semester exam. Have a wonderful week!

Welcome back from Thanksgiving Break! We’ll be returning to an AP Physics 1 topic as we review DC circuits before making them more complicated by adding capacitors (of course). Here are your assignments for Monday, November 26th through Friday, November 30th:

Mon. 11/26

intro to DC circuits

HW: read Chapter 18-1 thru 18-3; do Questions #1-14, 18-19

Tue. 11/27

Lab #2-5: Direct Current Simulations

HW: Lab #2-5: Direct Current Simulations (due Thu 11/29)

Wed. 11/28

finish Lab #2-5 & review book homework from Ch. 18

HW: read Chapter 18-4 thru 18-6, 18-8; do Problems #1-11

Thu. 11/29

energy and power as it relates to direct current

HW: do Chapter 18 Problems #12-16, 20-22

DUE: Lab #2-5: Direct Current Simulations

Fri. 11/30

review book problems

HW: do Chapter 18 Problems #26-39

We have three weeks to learn DC and RC circuits, including Kirchhoff’s loop rules and the EMF of batteries, before the 1st Semester Exam, so while some of this material is review, make sure you keep up with the assignments so you don’t fall behind. Have a wonderful week!