Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Homework, Chp 4 Problems, #1, 3, 7, 9 due Friday. We will continue with Chp 4 after going over the problems.

Software Tutorials

Friday, September 25, 2009

Schedule Update

We will be starting Forces on Wednesday. Make sure you read Chapter 4 and look at the example problems before then.

Enjoy the long weekend.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009


We will have a short quiz on Projectile Motion on Thursday, Sept 24th.
We will do a quick review on Tuesday, as well as doing the water balloon projectile motion lab.

Look over your notes and the homework this weekend. Try other problems from Chp 3 for practice.

Here is a practice problem to work on also:

Email me over the weekend and I will send you the solution to this problem. I can also help you with any other questions you may have.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Yale Physics Olympics

Reminder - we need to decide on a team for the Yale Physics Olympics, which will be held on Saturday, October 24th at Yale.

The theme of the event is "physics is fun!" The hope is that the participants enjoy themselves while applying basic ideas from physics in a practical context and hopefully learn some new physics during the day.

The event takes the form of a pentathlon, consisting of five 35-minute events. Each event is a task or simple experiment which the students perform as a term and for which they obtain a result or measurement. The teams are ordered based on the accuracy of their results and prizes awarded to the winning teams.

Breakfast and lunch are provided and it is free.

Transportation is on your own - there is no school provided transportation.

Let me know by Friday, September 18th in class.

For more information, you can go to the YPO website:

For information about Central's participation in the past, check out these two sites:

Monday, September 14, 2009


Computer work for Tue, 9/16/09 (we'll be doing it in class)

Kinematics - 2D
Projectile Motion Applets 1-5
Shoot the Monkey
Kinematics, Projectile Motion

Read through Lesson 2, Projectile Motion

Monday we went over the Chp 3 homework and worked on some problems.

Slides for chp 3 were posted on the site HERE.

Friday we will be doing some hands-on labs on Projectile Motion.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Update of schedule

Today, Thursday, 9/10 we finished the Chapter 3 lecture. The slides are available HERE.

Your homework is Chapter 3, Problems #19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 33

Remember that table 3-2 in your book is a great resource for solving these problems.

If you have any questions, stop by and see me Friday, or email me.

Have a great weekend and we'll see you Monday - we'll go over the homework and do some computer work on Projectile Motion. We'll be doing the Projectile Motion labs next week also.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Engrade Access

Engrade Access Instructions for Mr. Andrade's Students

enter you Access Code, and choose a username/password combination. Students can then use their username and password to log in anytime and see their up-to-the-minute classroom information on Engrade.

Your access code is the following:

engrade-mrandrade-_______ Your student ID number goes in the blank space.

Do not enter any extra numbers in front of your student ID.

You now have access to your grades and assignment scores.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Homework and Schedule

Today we did the first part of 2D kinematics (vectors). Your homework is to do problems #5, 9, and 13 from Chp 3 and read the whole chapter. On Friday we will go over the homework and then finish the Chp 3 lecture (projectile motion).

The slides for Chp 2 are available online HERE.