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Physics

Course Description

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Physics is a college preparatory course, in which students learn the fundamental concepts in physics. The course will emphasize the development of an intuitive understanding of physic principles, as well as problem-solving with the use of mathematics.


Semester One Topics:

  1. Mechanics
  2. Linear Motion
  3. Projectile Motion
  4. Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion
  5. Momentum
  6. Circular Motion
  7. Rotational Mechanics
  8. Universal Gravitation
  9. Heat Transfer
  10. Thermodynamics


Semester Two Topics:

  1. Vibrations and Waves
  2. Sound
  3. Light
  4. Color
  5. Reflection and Refraction
  6. Electrostatics
  7. Electric Fields, Potential, and Current
  8. Electric Circuits
  9. Magnetism
  10. Electromagnetic Induction


Textbook:
Holt Physics. Serway, Faughn. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2009.

Prerequisites: Chemistry,  Algebra 2

Parents of public school students must print out a course description to give to their child’s counselor along with an off-campus permission form.

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