Algebra based AP physics TBA Fall 2017
Grades: High School/College level. Difficulty: hard, but worth it! This is an excellent class for any student wanting to take physics and engineering in college. It will prepare a student with the necessary tools needed to excel in these fields. Topics covered: All of physics I curriculum as well as wave mechanics (including physics of sound), electric charge, electric fields, voltage, Ohm's law, DC circuits, and Kirchhoff's Laws
In this class, students will develop a deep understanding of the foundational principles of physics in classical mechanics and modern physics. Students will be able to apply these principles to complex physical situations by mastering word problem solving abilities and critical thinking about all these topics in nature.
Circular Motion Universal Law of Gravitations
Simple Harmonic Motion Simple Pendulum and Mass
Impulse, linear momentum, conservation of linear
Work, Energy and Conservation of Energy
Rotational Motion, conservation of angular momentum, rotational kinematics and energy
Electrostatics; electric charge and electric force
Dc circuit; resistors only
Mechanical Waves and sound
In particular, exams and homework will be based on thought experiments that show a relevant understanding on how various physical phenomena could interplay in physical reality as well as mathematical modeling resembling the same magnitude of challenge for pre engineering and science problem solving in these topics at the collegiate level. The pace will be challenging and faster paced than Honors physics; but still focusing on first attempting to prioritize a proper grasp of these abstract concepts before we move on in a new lecture. No standardized AP lab equipment as done in high school class, but lab simulations are covered: perfect prep readiness for taking an AP exam or college level physics!