### Physics/Physics H Course Overview

Physics and Physics Honors Overview

Fall/Winter Semester -

Conversions and Dimensional Analysis
Video - Bill Nye "20 Greatest Discoveries in Physics"
Fundamental Forces of Nature

Basic Force Notes (Contact vs. Field)
Video - Elegant Universe Hour 1
Video - Mechanical Universe: "Fundamental Forces"
Normalization and Simplification of Equations

***Receive Textbooks*** - Textbook: Chapter 1
Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
- Gravitational Fields, Astrophysics, Black Holes, and Relativity
- Textbook: Chapter 7
Coulomb's Law of Electrosatics
- Electric Fields
- Textbook: Chapter 20
(Electrostatic Demonstrations)
(Electrostatic Lab) - may be delayed due to high humidity
Magnetism and Magnetic Effect on Wires and Charged Particles
-Comparison of Gravitational, Electrical and Magnetic Fields
Video - Mechanical Universe: "Gravity, Electricity, Magnetism"

(Test 1)

Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM) Labs:
- Hooke's Law of spring's
- Periodic Oscillations of Springs to determine spring constant
- Pendulum
- Momentum/Spring carts to determine spring constant
Video - ESPN Sports Figures:  Bunjee Jumping
-Quantitative SHM Practice
- Textbook: Chapter 14 Section 14.1
displacement, velocity, acceleration and time (dvat motion)
dvat lab - Constant Speed
dvat lab - Constant Positive Acceleration
dvat lab - Constant Negative Acceleration
-dvat modeling assignment and representative graphs
-simple calculus and algebraic function relationships
-Qualitative Sketching dvat Motion
-dvat Ch 4 review packet from 1985 textbook
-dvat 6 Pack Graphing Packet
Introduction to Motion Packet

(Test 2)

Applications of dvat motion
- Quantitative dvat practice using algebraic equations
- Textbook: Chapters 2, 3
Video - ESPN Sports Figures: Bicycle and Running
Video - Mechanical Universe: Law of Falling Bodies
- dvat/yvgt lab: Law of falling bodies
-Projectile Motion (Packet calculations and sketching trajectories)

Video - ESPN Sports Figures: Snowboarding
- projectile motion lab: Trajectory calculations of athletic balls
- projectile motion lab: Nerf half-projectile of small hand missles
- projectile motion lab: Nerf large missiles
-Circular (Centripetal Motion), and relative velocity
- Textbook: Chapter 6

(Test 3)

Applications of forces and the conservation of momentum and energy
-Pythagorean theorem, right triangle trigonometry review
Video - ESPN Sports Figures:  Trigonometry of Soccer
- Basic vector addition using the component method
-Newton's Three Laws of Motion
Video - ESPN Sports Figures: Race Car Driving (That mu you do)
forces lab - Inclined planes and friction
forces lab - Tension, weight and angle
- Textbook : Chapters 4, 5
-Momentum Principle, impulse and collisions
- Textbook: Chapter 9
Video - BBC Collisions
-Energy Principle, work-energy theorem, power
Video - ESPN Sports Figures: Karate, Skateboarding
- Textbook: Chapters 10, 11
-Heat transfer, nuclear binding energy
- Textbook: Chapter 30
Video: NOVA (E = mc^2)

(Test 4)

Waves, Sound, and Light

Video - Mechanical Universe:  Simple Harmonic Motion

Video - Mechanical Universe:  Waves
Video - Principles of Technology: Waves
Video - Great Pacific Media:  Waves and Sound
Video - Mechanical Universe:  Resonance
Video - Great Pacific Media: Light, Lenses, and Lasers

Video - Mechanical Universe: Optics
-Types of waves:  Mechanical vs. electromagnetic, transverse vs.
longitudinal(compressional)
-Properties of waves: Amplitude, wavelength, frequency, reflection,
refraction, interference, diffraction, doppler effect, polarization
Video - ESPN SportsFigures: Sweet spot of a baseball bat,
surfing, energy of cheering
-Textbook: Chapters 14, 15, 16
- (Demonstrations - Water wave table, standing wave machine,
oscilloscope, resonance tubes)
-Basic wave calculations for velocity
- Textbook: Chapters 14, 15, 16
-Snell's law, index of refraction, and critical angle
- Textbook: Chapter 18
-Lenses and Mirrors
wave lab:  Optics lab
-Textbook: Chapter 17

(Test 5)

Static Electricity and Circuitry
Video: NOVA - Lightning
- Cost of electrical power
- Electrical energy, work and power
- Current, potential difference, resistance
- Capacitance
Video: Great Pacific Media - Electricity the Invisible River of Energy
lab: Basic qualitative labs
- Textbook: Chapters 21, 22
-Series and Parallel Circuits
lab: Series and parallel circuits with multimeters
-Textbook: Chapter 23

(Test 6)

Final Exam

Winter/Spring Semester -

Conversions and Dimensional Analysis
Video - Bill Nye "20 Greatest Discoveries in Physics"
Fundamental Forces of Nature

Basic Force Notes (Contact vs. Field)
Video - Elegant Universe Hour 1
Video - Mechanical Universe: "Fundamental Forces"
Normalization and Simplification of Equations

***Receive Textbooks*** - Textbook: Chapter 1
Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
- Gravitational Fields, Astrophysics, Black Holes, and Relativity
- Textbook: Chapter 7
Coulomb's Law of Electrosatics
- Electric Fields
- Textbook: Chapter 20
(Electrostatic Demonstrations)
(Electrostatic Lab) - may be delayed due to high humidity
Magnetism and Magnetic Effect on Wires and Charged Particles
-Comparison of Gravitational, Electrical and Magnetic Fields
Video - Mechanical Universe: "Gravity, Electricity, Magnetism"

(Test 1)

Static Electricity and Circuitry
Video: NOVA- Lightning
- Cost of electrical power
- Electrical energy, work and power
- Current, potential difference, resistance
- Capacitance
Video:Great Pacific Media - Electricity the Invisible River of Energy
lab: Basic qualitative labs
- Textbook: Chapters 21, 22
-Series and Parallel Circuits
lab: Series and parallel circuits with multimeters
-Textbook: Chapter 23

(Test 2)

Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM) Labs:
- Hooke's Law of spring's
- Periodic Oscillations of Springs to determine spring constant
- Pendulum
- Momentum/Spring carts to determine spring constant
Video - ESPN Sports Figures: Bunjee Jumping
- Quantitative SHM Practice
- Textbook: Chapter 14 Section 14.1
displacement, velocity, acceleration and time (dvat motion)
dvat lab - Constant Speed
dvat lab - Constant Positive Acceleration
dvat lab - Constant Negative Acceleration
-dvat modeling assignment and representative graphs
-simple calculus and algebraic function relationships
-Qualitative sketching dvat motion
-dvat Ch 4 Review Packet from 1985 textbook
-dvat 6 Pack Graphing Packet
Introduction to Motion Packet
(Test 3)

Applications of dvat motion
- Quantitative dvat practice using algebraic equations
- Textbook: Chapters 2, 3
Video - ESPN Sports Figures: Bicycle and Running
Video - Mechanical Universe: Law of Falling Bodies
- dvat/yvgt lab: Law of falling bodies
-Projectile Motion (Packet calculations and sketching trajectories)

Video - ESPN Sports Figures: Snowboarding
- projectile motion lab: Trajectory calculations of athletic balls
- projectile motion lab: Nerf half-projectile of small hand missles
- projectile motion lab: Nerf large missiles
-Circular (Centripetal Motion), and relative velocity
- Textbook: Chapter 6

(Test 4)

Applications of forces and the conservation of momentum and energy
- Pythagorean theorem, right triangle trigonometry review
Video - ESPN Sports Figures: Trigonometry of Soccer
- Basic vector addition using the component method
-Newton's Three Laws of Motion
Video - ESPN Sports Figures: Race Car Driving (That mu you do)
forces lab - Inclined planes and friction
forces lab - Tension, weight and angle
- Textbook : Chapters 4, 5
-Momentum Principle, impulse and collisions
- Textbook: Chapter 9
Video - BBC Collisions
-Energy Principle, work-energy theorem, power
Video - ESPN Sports Figures: Karate, Skateboarding
- Textbook: Chapters 10, 11
-Heat transfer, nuclear binding energy
- Textbook: Chapter 30
Video: NOVA (E = mc^2)

(Test 5)

Waves, Sound, and Light
Video - Mechanical Universe: Simple Harmonic Motion
Video - Principles of Technology: Waves
Video - Mechanical Universe: Waves
Video - Great Pacific Media: Waves and Sound
Video - Mechanical Universe: Resonance
Video - Great Pacific Media: Light, Lenses, and Lasers

Video - Mechanical Universe: Optics
-Types of waves: Mechanical vs. electromagnetic, transverse vs.
longitudinal(compressional)
-Properties of waves: Amplitude, wavelength, frequency, reflection,
refraction, interference, diffraction, doppler effect, polarization

Video -  ESPN SportsFigures:  Sweet spot of a baseball bat,
surfing, energy of cheering
-Textbook: Chapters 14, 15, 16
- (Demonstrations - Water wave table, standing wave machine,
oscilloscope, resonance tubes)
- Basic wave calculations for velocity
- Textbook: Chapters 14, 15, 16
- Snell's law, index of refraction, and critical angle
- Textbook: Chapter 18
- Lenses and Mirrors
wave lab: Optics lab
-Textbook: Chapter 17

(Test 6)

Final Exam