## 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.

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Course topics:

Kinematics

Dynamics

Circular Motion Universal Law of Gravitations

Simple Harmonic Motion Simple Pendulum and Mass

Spring systems

Impulse, linear momentum, conservation of linear

Momentum collisions

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!