I’ll be homeschooling my son in calculus-based physics again this year, using the Matter and Interactions book. The school year has started for him, so now I have to put together a schedule for finishing the book this year. I want him prepared for the AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism test in May. We never got around to Chapter 13 last year on thermodynamics, so I’ll tack that onto the beginning of this year’s schedule.
It looks like I have 34 Tuesdays to cover 568 pages, which is about 17 pages a week. Assuming that each chapter’s length is roughly proportional to how much time it takes to cover it, I’m planning on
Chapter 13 homework—due 2012 Sept 11
13P19, 13P20, 13P22, 13P26, 13P27, 13P28, 13P32
We should probably go over the first three problems on 2012 Sept 4 and do a gas pressure lab of some sort (probably pressure and temperature measurements). I bought some physics toys last spring that may be suitable for the lab.