Conceptual Physics

This is an activity driven curriculum in which students explore physical concepts in relation to real world situations. Mechanics, optics, and electricity are taught on a need-to-know basis as students explore issues in communication, medicine, predictions, sports and transportation.

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 Physics (1 credit, single mod)Physics is the study of mass, energy, space, and time and the relationships between them. Major topics include kinetics, dynamics, energy, and waves. Concentration is placed on understanding concepts and discussing applications. This course is part of the normal sequence of science courses for graduation and college preparation.

Required coursework/Comments:  Algebra II - Knowledge of trigonometric functions recommended

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AP Physics B (1 credit)The AP Physics B course is an accelerated alternative to the Physics S/T course. The algebra-based AP Physics B course is designed to cover the AP Physics B defined curriculum. This includes not only the areas covered in the Physics S/T course: Newtonian mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves and optics, and
atomic physics; but also covers fluid mechanics, thermal physics, and modern physics. The AP Physics B course is intended to be equivalent to an introductory college physics course for students in the life sciences, pre-medicine, and some applied sciences, as well as other fields not directly related to science. This course is an excellent preparation course for AP Physics C. A strong desire to learn and a serious time commitment are needed to succeed in this course.

Prerequisites:  B or better in all science and math classes; Algebra 2 completed (preferred) or concurrent; Instructor Permission

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AP Physics C (1 credit, single mod)

This college level class covers two major areas of physics in depth--mechanics including motion, forces, energy, momentum, rotation, and gravity, and electricity & magnetism which covers static electricity, electric currents & circuits, electric and magnetic fields, and electromagnetic induction. Some calculus is taught and used in the course. A strong desire to learn and a serious time commitment are needed for success in this class that is an excellent preparation for studies in physical sciences or engineering.

Prerequisitess: Physics - Completed; physics teacher’s recommendation; Precalculus - Completed or concurrent; Need solid skills.

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