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## Conceptual Physics I          TBA Fall 2017

#### Grades: Middle/High School/College: (Difficulty level varies per age group).  This class is great for non-math majors!  It is designed for the more serious student who wants to envelop a larger understanding of basic physics, but without the pressure of difficult word problems; just pure conceptual knowledge of learning physics for the purity of it!  Crazy theories explored and creative assignments and activities encouraged!

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• Speed

• Velocity  (Topic 1)

• Acceleration  (Topic 2, etc)

• Uniform Acceleration

• Graphing motion

• Uniform Acceleration (acceleration due to gravity)

• Projectile Motion

• Newton’s Laws

•  Induced Forces

• Uniform Circular Motion

• Centripetal Forces

• Planetary Motion

• Gravity

• Energy

• Work

• Power

• Conservation of Energy Principles

• Springs and Simple Harmonic Motion

• Momentum and Impulse

• Conservation of Momentum

• Torque and Balance: rotational inertia

• Conservation of Angular Momentum (spin rates/arm tuck experiments)

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â€‹             Part I: Kinematics

• Four fundamental forces of nature and Newtonian forces  (est 3 hrs)

• The scientific method and benefits of rationalism in approaching solving problems for all fields of study (est. 2hrs)

• Introduction to motion and a look at how motion exists through multidimensional space (est 2 hrs)

• Speed  (est. 2 hrs)

• Velocity  (Topic 1)  (est.1 hr)

[speed vs velocity review  est. 1           hr]

• Acceleration (average and instantaneous) (est 2 hrs)

• Graphing motion (est 2 hrs)

Review conceptual motion exam (est 1 hr)

• Motion with constant acceleration (est 1 hr)

• Falling bodies  (est 1 hr)

• Projectile Motion introduction (est 1 hr)

• physical motion discussion/ demonstration of  kinematic motion and projectile bodies  (eâ€‹st 4 hrs)

Review motion with constant acceleration and projectile motion (est. 2 hr)

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Projectile motion and motion at constant acceleration exam (1 hr)

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Total estimated hours for kinematics: 25hrs

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Section II

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• Newton’s Laws

• description and examples of Newton's first law (est. 2 hrs)â€‹

• subplot Newton's first law:â€‹

• friction (est 1 hr)â€‹â€‹

• Newton's second lawâ€‹
• description and examples (est. 2 hrs)â€‹
• Newton's third law
• description and examples (est. 2 hrs)â€‹
• Uniform Circular Motion
• â€‹Centripetal Forces (est. 2 hrs)
• Planetary Motion

• satellitesâ€‹ (est. 2 hrs)

• Examples of uniform circular motion manifested (est. 2 hrs)â€‹

• Gravity

• Newton's 3rd law and gravity (est. 1 hr)â€‹â€‹â€‹

• Bending of space time due to gravity (est. 2 hrs)

• Relativity  (est. 1 hr)

• Kepler's Laws (est 1hr)

• How heavenly bodies (planets and galaxies operated due to gravity (est 3 hrs)

â€‹ [Review of Newton's laws and gravity  (est. 2 hrs)]â€‹

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Unit II exam (est. 1 hr)

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Total estimated hours for section II: 24 hrs

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Section III

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• Energy

• Workâ€‹ (est. 2hrs)

• Mechanical energy

• gravitational potential (est. 1 hr)â€‹

• elastic potential (est. 2 hrs)

• translational kinetic (est. 1 hr)

• rotational kinetic (est. 1hr)

• What IS energy as a particle? (est. 3 hrs)

• Power (est. 2 hrs)

• Conservation of Energy Principles  (est 2 hrs)

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[Review on energy est. 2 hrs]

• Springs and Simple Harmonic Motion (est. 1 hr)

• Momentum (est 1 hr)

• examples of momentum  simulated (est 1hr)â€‹

• impulse and collisions (est 1 hr)

• examples of impulse experienced (est. 1hr)

• Conservation of Momentum (est. 2 hrs)

Review on momentum (est 1 hr)

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Exam on energy, momentum and conservation of energy and momentum [est 1hr]

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• Rotational motion (concept in nature) (est. 1 hr)

• angular displacement, â€‹angular speed, angular acceleration (est 1hr.)

• examples of rotational motion (est. 1 hr)

• Moment of inertia/rotational inertia (est. 1 hr)

• examples of â€‹rotational inertia (est. 1 hr)

• Torque; examples (est 1 hr)

• Conservation of Angular Momentum (spin rates/arm tuck experiments) (est 1 hr)

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Review on rotational motion (1 hr)

Exam on rotational motion (1 hr)

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Total estimated hours for section III: 34 hrs

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Total time for course without  extras: 83 hrs

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6 hrs/wk: 14 weeks

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Optional (in class assignments)

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In class word problems given and discussed:

• For section I

• For section II

• For section III

• Homework review

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Total time for course with  extras: 95 hrs

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7 hrs/wk: 14 weeks

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