Physics Course Schedule for Kathryn Vogler. Physics Principles and Problems. Glencoe.
General Date Chapter Topic
09/01-09/30 1,2,3,4 Review of Unit Conversion, Density, Significant Digits, Scientific Notation, Metric System, Motion, Vectors.
10/01-10/30 5,6 Graphing Motion, Velocity, Acceleration. Free Fall. Force and Motion. Newton’s Laws.
11/01-11/30 7 Force and Motion in 2 dimensions. Projectile Motion. Circular Motion
12/10-12/17 8 Universal Gravitation.
01/01-01/26 9 Momentum and its conservation.
01/24 End of Semester 1. Comprehensive Final Exam.
01/25-02/28 10,11,12 Energy, Work, and Simple Machines. Thermal Energy. Thermodynamics
03/01-03/31 13,14,15 States of Matter. Waves and Energy Transfer. Sound.
04/01-04/31 16,17,18,19 Light. Reflection and Refraction. Mirrors and Lenses. Diffraction and Interference of Light.
05/01-05/24 20,21,22,23,24 Static Electricity. Electric Fields. Current Electricity. Series and Parallel Circuits. Magnetic Fields, Electromagnetic Induction.
05/29 End of Semester 2. Comprehensive Final Exam.
Chapter exams will be given at the conclusion of each chapter.
Near-daily homework assignments.
Labs will be performed for each major topic, when the lab best fits into the school schedule. Calculator Based Labs (CBL) incorporated throughout.
Lab topics are: Hook’s Law, Measurement of Time, Graphical analysis of Motion, Graphical Analysis of Uniform Acceleration, Force and Acceleration, Mass and Acceleration, Friction, Pendulum, Centripetal Acceleration, Predicting the Landing Spot of a Projectile, Kepler’s Law of Equal Areas, Conservation of Momentum, Conservation of Energy, Inclined Plane, Pulleys, Ripple Tank Waves, Resonance, Polarized Light, Reflection of Light, Snell’s Law, Concave and Convex Mirrors/Lenses, Ohm’s Law, Series Circuits, Parallel Circuits, Series-Parallel Circuits, Principles of Magnetism, Principles of Electromagnetism.
Grade is based upon: Tests = 45%, Homework = 20%, Lab = 25%, Participation = 10%
GENERAL EDUCATION LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:
1. Read, interpret, and communicate scientific concepts.
2. Represent and interpret information/data.
3. Select, execute and explain appropriate strategies/procedures when solving scientific problems.
4. Apply quantitative reasoning to draw and support appropriate conclusions..