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

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.