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Physics Honors/AP 1 and 2

Chapter 29: 1-11 Assignment

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Physics 29: 1-11 Molecules and Solids


Reading Preparation

Text Reading: Giancoli, Physics - Principles with Applications, Chapter 29: Sections 1 to 11

Study Points

Text Reading: Giancoli, Physics - Principles with Applications, Chapter 29: All.

For those of you who have already had chemistry, this chapter is mostly review.

Key Equations

Rotational Energy E rot   =   ( I ω ) 2 2 I   =   l ( l   +   1 )   ħ 2 2 I ,   l   =   0 ,   1 ,   2   .... E: rotational energy (Quantized!)
I: Inertial moment
ω: angular velocity
l: rotational angualr momentum quantum number
Vibrational Energy E vib   =   ( v   +   ½ )   hf E: vibration energy
v: vibrational quantium number

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: Molecules and Solids

Study Activity

Unfortunately, the best simulations for solid state physics concepts are Java applets which no longer run on most browsers. Watch this space. In the meantime, check the weblecture for video and demonstration sites.

Chat Preparation Activities

Chapter Quiz

Lab Work

If you want lab credit for this course, you must complete at least 12 labs (honors course) or 18 labs (AP students). One or more lab exercises are posted for each chapter as part of the homework assignment. We will be reviewing lab work at regular intervals, so do not get behind!