Physics 101- Introduction to Mechanics
April 29- SHO & Pendulums






  Today we'll look at reading energy graphs, simple pendulums and chaos theory.

On Wednesday, we'll look at a few more applications of SHO and discuss what will be covered on the final.

On Friday, you'll have the chance to earn some bonus points for the final (in place of our traditional corrections).  Also, there will be time for any last questions.

"Extra" exercises on oscillations- 14.7P, 14.9P, 14.17P

Exercise due Wednesday:
Make a concept map of everything we've studied this semester.  Look back at our earlier concept map exercise for hints on drawing these study guides.  This is to help you organize the ideas in a way that makes sense to you as you prepare for the final.  Everybody's map will be different due to the way each of us organizes our thoughts; however, there are components that make some maps better than others:

  • Concept relationships are valid- links make sense 
  • Concepts are depicted from general to specific. 
  • Valid cross-links are made across the map (particularly across units).
  • Map is clear, legible, and focused. 
  • Depicts an understanding of what we've studied so far. 
  • Avoid misconceptions regarding the physics.


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Jeff Phillips
Loyola Marymount University
Spring 2002