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Physics Honors

Course ID: 3289

This course will be taught in the 24-25 terms. It rotates every other year with Chemistry with Lab Honors. This college-prep physics course is designed for the student who has completed algebra and has had an introduction to the definitions of sine, cosine, and tangent. It provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics, heavily emphasizing vector analysis; this text is ideal preparation for a university-level physics course.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II (with permission from the instructor)

Resources and Materials:

  1. Exploring Creation with Physics 2nd Edition


    — Author: Wile - Apologia


    — ISBN-10: 978-1-932012-42-2

  2. Solutions and Tests Exploring Creation with Physics 2nd edition


    — Author: Jay Wile


    — ISBN-10: 978-1-932012-43-9

Categories: Honors; Science
Target Levels: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
High School Credits: 1

Johnny Maury

Tuition and Class Schedule by Academic Term:

Full Year 2024-25

  • Tuition and Fees

    • Lab Fee: $75.00

    • Tuition Fee: $595.00

    • Paid Security Guard Fee for Safety of Students: $25.00

  • Section 1: Johnny Maury (jmaury@gmail.com) (Open)

    • Tue 12:40 PM - 2:00 PM

Topics and Objectives
1. Introduction to Physics
— Review and master mathematical skills needed in physics in following areas,
— Using the metric system
— Factor-Label Method
— Measuring with significance
— Computing with significant digits
— Writing large and small numbers in scientific notation
— Differentiate between speed, velocity and acceleration
2. Module 1: Motion In One Dimension (Part1)
— Define and apply basic physics terms concerning motion
— Solve problems with speed and velocity with competency
3. Module 1: Motion In One Dimension (Part2)
— Predict average velocity/speed using slope on position and time graph
— Apply the concept of relative velocity
— Define and solve acceleration problems
— Predict average and instantaneous acceleration
4. Module 2: One-Dimensional Motion Equations (Part 1)
— Relate mathematically velocity, acceleration and time to solve given variables
— Relate mathematically velocity, acceleration and displacement
— Relate all variables above with a final mathematical equation and apply it in problem solving
5. Module 2: One-Dimension Motion Equation (Part 2)
— Explain the mathematical relationship of free fall and be able to apply it
— Expand free fall applications to objects ascending and descending
— Explain terminal velocity with conditions that change it
6. Finish Module 2 One Dimensional Equations
— State and use the basic equation for the variables time, acceleration, distance and velocity
— Solve problems with gravity
— Utilize the relationship of the concept of gravity for up and down
7. Module 3 Introduction to Vector Analysis
— Define two dimensional analysis with x and y coordinates.
— Apply the trig functions of tan and determine the direction of the force.
— Add and subtract vectors graphically,
— Solve problems using the Cartesian Coordinate plan
8. Finish Module 3 Finish Victor Analysis
— Determine the vector components with tan, sine and cosine
— Adding and subtracting vectors analytically with Trig
— Applying vector analysis in actual situations.
9. Review Vector Analysis and Introduce Motion in Two Dimensions
— Review vector analysis using graphical and trig methods
— Solve Problems in Two Dimensions
— Illustrate Projectile Motion
10. Introduction to Module 4 Motion in Two Directions
— Describe what happens when one has to navigate in two directions
— Illustrate projectile motion with velocity and gravity interacting.
— Problem solve the two velocities x and y components with an object in parabolic motion.

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