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Week 6 (9/25-9/29) This week we continue with energy and begin looking at momentum.

If you are encountering difficulties with the math in this course, we encourage you to utilize online resources and office hours for assistance. This OpenStax chapter on right triangles is useful for reviewing when to use sine, cosine, and tangent; and this chapter reviews methods for solving two equations with two unknowns.

Here is a summary of our schedule and deadlines for Week 6:

  • Lectures 10 and 11 continue as usual with prelectures and checkpoints.
  • Quiz 3 retake on Monday
  • Discussion 6/Quiz 4
  • Prelab 4/Lab 4
  • Homework 5 is due Thursday 9/28 at 8am
  • You may now sign up for Exam 2 in PrairieTest [link to Exam 2 DRAFT content list]
  • James Scholar Project Proposals due Friday 9/29 at 5pm

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Students must be on time and prepared for discussion. Students arriving more than 15 minutes late for discussion will receive a grade of 0% on the discussion group assignment of the day and will not be permitted to take the quiz.


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Students must be on time and prepared for labs. All lab sections but one take place in person in 4018 Campus Instructional Facility.


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