- 1. What Is Science?
Introduces principles of scientific inquiry, standard units, dimensional analysis, and unit conversion.
- 2. One-Dimensional Motion
Covers the kinematics of linear motion, including position, speed, velocity, and acceleration along with how to solve kinematic equations.
- 3. Two-Dimensional Motion
Covers vector addition, inertial reference frames, relative velocity, and projectile motion.
- 4. Newton's Three Laws
Covers inertia, force, how force causes acceleration, and how objects cause force against each other.
- 5. Forces in Two Dimensions
Covers the combination of normal and friction forces, inclined planes, circular motion, and translational equilibrium (aka statics).
- 6. Work and Energy
Covers potential and kinetic energy, work, conservation of energy, the Work-Energy Principle, power, and various energy and power problems.
- 7. Momentum
Covers impulse, momentum, conservation of momentum, and elastic and inelastic collisions.
- 8. Angular Motion and Statics
Covers angular momentum and torque along with translational and rotational equilibrium.
- 9. Newton's Universal Law of Gravity
Covers Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion, Newton's Universal Law of Gravity, and the mechanics of circular orbits.
- 10. Periodic Motion
Covers motion back and forth in a straight line such as a pendulum, including wave properties and phenomena.
- 11. Vibrations and Sound
Covers transmission of sound, wave velocity, resonance, and the Doppler effect.
- 12. Fluid Mechanics
Covers pressure, density, Pascal’s Principle, Archimedes' Principle, and Bernoulli’s Principle.
- 13. Heat
Covers temperature, kinetic theory of temperature, heat energy, and heat transfer via conduction, convection, and radiation.
- 14. Thermodynamics
Covers the ideal gas law as well as the first and second laws of thermodynamics.
- 15. Electrostatics
Covers static electricity, Coulomb's Law, and electrostatic fields.
- 16. Electric Potential
Covers electric potential, capacitance, dielectrics, and electrical energy storage.
- 17. Circuits
Covers current, voltage, resistors and resistivity, resistors in series and parallel, and measuring voltage and current.
- 18. Magnetism
Covers magnetic fields and magnetic force with current-carrying wire and moving charge along with practical applications.
- 19. Electromagnetism
Covers electromagnetic induction, electric generators, electrical power transfer, and the electromagnetic spectrum.
- 20. Geometric Optics
Covers the Law of Reflection, convex and concave mirrors, the Law of Refraction, and thin lenses.
- 21. Physical Optics
Covers light as a wave, including dispersion, the double-slit experiment, thin films, and polarization.
- 22. The Special Theory of Relativity
Covers the speed of light paradox and the Michaelson-Morley experiment, time dilation, length contraction, simultaneity, and the General Theory of Relativity.
- 23. Quantum Physics
Covers black body radiation, the photoelectric effect, and wave-particle duality.
- 24. Atomic Physics
Covers modeling the atom and atomic spectra, the Bohr atom, and the Uncertainty Principle.
- 25. Nuclear Physics
Covers structure of the nucleus, nuclear forces, radioactive half-life, fission and fusion, and the Standard Model.
- 26. Physics Glossary