You will have the opportunity to design an independent research paper that is re

You will have the opportunity to design an independent research paper that is relevant to the course material, i.e., about the definition of life; the fundamental properties of life on Earth; the search for life in the Solar System and extrasolar planets; properties of the Earth; and search for live among the stars.
This project needs to be based on at least one peer-review science article.  
Paper Format:
The project write-up should be 2-3 pages (12pt font (Times/Helvetica/Arial), single-line spacing, standard 1” margins). This write-up should describe the scientific principles behind your project, summarize the main results of the article(s) you’ve chosen. The article(s) should be described in your own words based on your understanding of the science – do not replicate the article’s abstract or any news summary of the article. Avoid quotes of the source article or any other material. Please remember that academic integrity and prevention of plagiarism are taken very seriously at UCSD. Your project write-up should include a Bibliography with appropriate references.
Paper Rubric:
Research & Ideas (50 pts):
Excels in researching the primary and secondary sources and organizing these ideas into a cohesive paper. Demonstrates interesting, sophistication of thought. Goes beyond simple description of source paper into more depth on the research topic. Explains the importance of the research and relation to the overall field of study. 
Overall Structure & Style (30 pts):
The report reads as a narrative describing the research field and topics covered. The research field is well motivated and the overall results are clear from the beginning and serve as a key driver throughout the text. The discussion section synthesizes the results clearly and describes remaining avenues for future studies. Includes an insightful summary of conclusions. The report follows a logical structure on all scales, from sentences, to paragraphs, to sections, to subsections, and conveys the maximum amount of information in the minimum number of words. 
Format (10 pts):
Contains title, date, name, and contact information. Does not exceed page limit (including tables and figures) and uses proper font and margins. Proper spelling is used throughout the report. Proper grammar is used throughout the report. Complete sentences are required, unless a list or table is identified. Grammar and spelling will also be considered in the overall structure & style.
Bibliography, figures, and tables (10 pts):
The report uses proper citations throughout the text and has bibliography that is in a consistent format as outlined in the guidelines. All Figures and/or Tables are numbered with captions and referred to in the text.

PHY 1001 Unit Five –Momentum Mathematical Assignment 1. Calculate the momentum o

PHY 1001
Unit Five –Momentum
Mathematical Assignment
1. Calculate the momentum of a 265 kg motorcycle traveling at 25 m/s. 
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Solution
Sanity Check
2. A rubber ball (1 kg) falls from a height of 10 m and collides elastically with the floor.  What is the velocity of the ball as it rebounds from the floor?  
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Solution
Sanity Check
3. Two clay balls collide and stick. Ball 1 has a mass of 10 kg and an initial velocity of 10 m/s in the positive x direction. Ball 2 has a mass of 20 kg and an initial velocity of 5 m/s in the negative x direction.   What is the final velocity of the combined mass? 
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Solution
Sanity Check
4. Two clay balls collide and stick. Ball 1 has a mass of 10 kg and an initial velocity of 5 m/s in the positive x direction. Ball 2 has a mass of 20 kg and an initial velocity of 5 m/s in the negative x direction.   What is the final velocity of the combined mass? 
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5. Two rubber balls undergo an elastic collision. Ball 1 has a mass of 10 kg and an initial velocity of 5 m/s in the positive x direction. Ball 2 has a mass of 10 kg and is stationary.   What is the final velocity of the two balls, v1f, and v2f?
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Sanity Check
6. A ceiling fan turns at a rate of 20 RPM what is its speed in radians per second, and the speed of a tip of a 50 cm fan blade in m/s?   
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Solution
Sanity Check
7. Calculate the angular momentum of a 265 kg motorcycle traveling at 25 m/s. traveling around a circular curve 500 m in radius 
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Sanity Check
8. A ceiling fan turns at a rate of 20 RPM.  A 1 gram bug hangs on to the end of a 50 cm fan blade.  What is the magnitude of the frictional force between the bug’s feet and the blade?   
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9. A wrench 30 cm long is attached to a nut and bolt.  You exert a 15 N force on the wrench.  What is the maximum torque you can exert under these conditions?   
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10. A uniform beam of length 10 m and mass 100 kg is supported by pylons on either end.  A 200 kg box is centered at 5 m from the left end of the beam.  What is the downward force on the left most pylon?  
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In this week, we discussed about the properties of sound waves and that they req

In this week, we discussed about the properties of sound waves and that they require a medium to travel. Movies, like 2001: A Space Odyssey, show space as deadly silent. On the other hand, Star Wars movies present booming sound effects in spcae. For the discussion this week, you will share your perspectives about movie(s) that strike a balance between science and fiction, especially about sound in outer space.
OBJECTIVES
Identify a movie about Outer Space that you plan to watch or would like to watch again.
Look for the science facts and fiction presented in the movie, especially related to sound in outer space.
Share the perspectives with your class.
DISCUSSION PROMPT
Name of the movie.
Was it filled with Science facts or fiction? Specific Examples.
Was there a balance between the science and fiction in the movie? Examples.

You are the lab instructor for Phys 1401 on ground class. As a result of the COV

You are the lab instructor for Phys 1401 on ground class. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic your labs transferred to an online lab simulation. You must prepare a lab handout for an experiment that your students will perform following the instruction you are presenting in the handout. Your handout must contain:  PART ONE: 1. The theory of the experiment (about 20 lines).  2. All steps (Instructions) that the student must follow to perform all the sections of the experiment. Performing the simulation will enable the student to understand the physical concepts of projectile motion.  3. Conceptual questions that verify to you as an instructor that the student understands the theory and the experiment ( at least 7 questions).  PART TWO:  After preparing the handout, write your answers/ observations (assuming you are the student) following the Instructions prepared by you (the instructor) 

What does it mean for a quantity to be conserved? Why are conserved physical qua

What does it mean for a quantity to be conserved? Why are conserved physical quantities useful to physicists? 
Give an example which illustrates the difference between three kinds of energy and the transformation of energy from one kind to another.   Your example may include some of the following kinetic, thermal, gravitational potential, and spring potential energy.
In your example explain the difference between Energy, Work, and Power.
Be sure to provide substantive responses to at least two of your classmates. For instance a response referencing some specific point in the post to which you are responding is a substantive response. Another example of a substantive post is one which prompts your classmate to address some missed point of the discussion. As always responses such as, “Good Job,” and “I agree,” are considered non substantive and earn no points.

Associated Objectives Connect types of molecular bonds to common applications an

Associated Objectives
Connect types of molecular bonds to common applications and examples
Essay Requirements
Choose a substance, other than water, whose atoms or ions are held together by one of the following types of chemical bonds:
Ionic
Covalent
Metallic
Hydrogen
Important: If your chosen substance does not correctly match the molecular bond, your essay will not be accepted for credit!
Construct an engaging three-paragraph essay that completely and concisely* fulfills the following requirements:
Paragraph 1 – after doing some research, discuss a common use or important purpose of your chosen substance
Paragraph 2 – Integrating specific terms and concepts discussed in this week’s readings and resources, develop a summary discussion that includes the following:
The name and chemical formula for the substance
The composition of the substance (i.e., the names of the atoms comprising the substance)
The specific name and description of the chemical bonds that exist between the atoms or ions in the substance
The physical properties of the substance
The state(s) of matter in which this substance is naturally or normally found in
Your discussion in this paragraph should integrate specific terms and concepts discussed in this week’s readings and resources.
Paragraph 3 – provide your perspective on the importance of this substance or its properties, drawing on your own experiences as applicable