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Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 2005 8.01L

Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 2005 8.01L

Introduction to classical mechanics (see description under 8.01). Material is covered over ... (more)

Introduction to classical mechanics (see description under 8.01). Material is covered over a longer interval, so that the subject is completed by the end of the Independent Activities Period. During the first month of classes, substantial emphasis is given to reviewing and strengthening pre-calculus mathematics, basic physics concepts, and problem-solving skills. Delay in the use of calculus permits students more exposure to 18.01 before the material is used in the physics. Overall content, depth, and difficulty is otherwise identical to that of 8.01. Students receive credit for 8.01 on their transcripts. Credit cannot also be received for 8.012 or 8.01X. (less)

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Science and Technology
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
Stephans, George
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Physics (PHYS 100 Non Science Majors)

Physics (PHYS 100 Non Science Majors)

This is a course for non-science majors that is a survey of ... (more)

This is a course for non-science majors that is a survey of the central concepts in physics relating everyday experiences with the principles and laws in physics on a conceptual level. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Describe basic principles of motion and state the law of inertia; Predict the motion of an object by applying Newtonęs laws when given the mass, a force, the characteristics of motion and a duration of time; Summarize the law of conservation of energy and explain its importance as the fundamental principle of energy as a –law of nature”; Explain the use of the principle of Energy conservation when applied to simple energy transformation systems; Define the Conservation of Energy Law as the 1st Law of Thermodynamics and State 2nd Law of Thermodynamics in 3 ways; Outline the limitations and risks associated with current societal energy practices,and explore options for changes in energy policy for the next century and beyond; Describe physical aspects of waves and wave motion; and explain the production of electromagnetic waves, and distinguish between the different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Open Course Library
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Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
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Power Your House with Water

Power Your House with Water

Students learn how engineers design devices that use water to generate electricity ... (more)

Students learn how engineers design devices that use water to generate electricity by building model water turbines and measuring the resulting current produced in a motor. Students work through the engineering design process to build the turbines, analyze the performance of their turbines and make calculations to determine the most suitable locations to build dams. (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Lauren Cooper
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Tyler Maline
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Power Your House with Wind

Power Your House with Wind

Students learn how engineers harness the energy of the wind to produce ... (more)

Students learn how engineers harness the energy of the wind to produce power by following the engineering design process as they prototype two types of wind turbines and test to see which works best. Students also learn how engineers decide where to place a wind turbine, and the advantages and disadvantages to using wind power compared to other non-renewable energy sources. (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Lauren Cooper
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Tyler Maline
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The Puck Stops Here

The Puck Stops Here

After learning about transfer of energy, specifically the loss of kinetic energy ... (more)

After learning about transfer of energy, specifically the loss of kinetic energy to friction, students get a chance to test friction. In groups they are given a wooden block, different fabrics, and weights and asked to design the "best" puck. The class first needs to define what makes the "best" puck. Each group should realize that the most desirable puck will travel the furthest, thus the puck with the least amount of friction. In the context of hockey the "best" puck is the one that travels farthest and loses the least kinetic energy to friction. Students then need to apply their knowledge of friction to design a new optimal puck for the National Hockey League. The friction is the transfer from kinetic energy to heat energy. (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
Author:
Anne Vanderschueren
Greg Larkin
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Ready, Set, Escape

Ready, Set, Escape

During this project, students will be asked to design a device that ... (more)

During this project, students will be asked to design a device that will measure out a time period of exactly 3 minutes. They will be asked to brainstorm ideas using the different materials provided. Students will observe and explain the effects of conservation of energy. (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
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TeachEngineering
Provider:
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Swinging Pendulum

Swinging Pendulum

This activity demonstrates how potential energy (PE) can be converted to kinetic ... (more)

This activity demonstrates how potential energy (PE) can be converted to kinetic energy (KE) and back again. Given a pendulum height, students calculate and predict how fast the pendulum will swing by understanding conservation of energy and using the equations for PE and KE. The equations are justified as students experimentally measure the speed of the pendulum and compare theory with reality. (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
Author:
Chris Yakacki
Denise Carlson
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
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Transport Processes, Fall 2004

Transport Processes, Fall 2004

Principles of heat and mass transfer. Steady and transient conduction and diffusion. ... (more)

Principles of heat and mass transfer. Steady and transient conduction and diffusion. Convective transport of heat and mass in both laminar and turbulent flows. Natural convection. Condensation and boiling. Application to design of heat exchangers. Radiative heat transfer. 10.302 will be offered for 15 units starting fall 2003. (less)

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Science and Technology
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
Colton, Clark
Dalzell, William
Smith, Kenneth
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What is the Best Insulator: Air, Styrofoam, Foil, or Cotton?

What is the Best Insulator: Air, Styrofoam, Foil, or Cotton?

That heat flows from hot to cold is an unfortunate truth of ... (more)

That heat flows from hot to cold is an unfortunate truth of life. People have put a lot of effort into stopping this fact, however all they have been able to do is slow the process. Working in groups of three to four, students will investigate the properties of insulators in attempts to keep a cup of water from freezing, and once it is frozen, to keep it from melting. (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
Center for Engineering Ed Outreach, Tufts University
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