## Physics 12: Assignments

Spring Term, 2010

Many problems are from the course textbook (2nd edition), and either come from the Questions and Problems (Q&P) section, or fromt he Multiple Choice (M.C.) section. Often, there will be supplemental problems as well, with a provided link.
 Assignment Due Date Read Chapter 1 and the Appendix Week of 4/01 Optional: read Galactic Scale Energy Week of 4/01 Homework #1: Chapter 1 Q&P 1, 2, 8; M.C. 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14 plus additional required problems by Friday, 04/12 in class Read Chapter 2 4/12 Homework #2: (click on link to see assignment) by Friday, 04/19 in class Homework #3: Chapter 2 Q&P 4; M.C. 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 11 plus additional required problems by Friday, 04/26 in class Optional: read Peak Oil Perspective Accompanies Lecture 7B Read Chapter 3 For Lecture 8 Optional: read Heat Pumps Work Miracles Accompanies Lecture 8 Optional reading on home energy at Do the Math: Pilot Lights are Evil—70% of gas usage in pilots! Home Heating for the Hardy—gigantic energy savings possible The Phantoms I've Killed—factor-of-five reduction of electricity usage My Neighbors Use Too Much Energy—overview of energy savings TED-Stravaganza—measuring electricity use in detail Accompanies Lecture 10 Read Chapter 4 For 4/29 lecture Optional: read Solar Data Treasure Trove Accompanies Lecture 11 Homework #4: Chapter 3 Q&P 4, 12, 15; M.C. 7, 8, 11 plus additional required problems by Friday, 05/03 in class Midterm Exam Monday, May 6, 3:00 PM, York 2622 Optional reading on solar at Do the Math: A Solar Powered Car?: is it practical? Solar vs. Wind: How much is available? Basking in the Sun: Thermal energy from the Sun Accompanies Lectures 12, 13 Read Chapter 5; 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5, 5.7 For Lecture 14 Optional Extra Credit involving electricity metering (on WebCT) by the time of the final exam Homework #5: (click on link to see assignment) by Friday, 05/17 in class Optional reading on hydro and wind at Do the Math: How Much Dam Energy Can We Get? Wind Fights Solar; Triangle Wins Accompanies Lecture 14 Optional reading on biofuels at Do the Math: The Biofuel Grind Accompanies Lecture 15 Read Chapter 6 For 5/20 lecture Optional reading on nuclear options at Do the Math: Nuclear Options Nuclear Fusion Accompanies Lectures 16, 17 Homework #6: Chapter 6 Q&P 1; M.C. 1, 3, 4, 9, 10 plus additional required problems by Friday, 05/24 in class Homework #7: Chapter 6 Q&P 9, 18 plus additional required problems by Friday, 05/31 in class Read Section 10.3 For 5/29 lecture Optional reading on climate change at Do the Math: Recipe for Climate Change in Two Easy Steps Accompanies Lecture 18 Homework #8: (click on link to see assignment) by Friday, 06/07 in class Final Exam Wednesday, June 12, 3:00PM, York 2622