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CK-12 Physics Concepts - Intermediate

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• 1. Introduction to Physics

Introduces physics, the scientific method, measurement, and mathematics in physics.

• 2. Motion in a Straight Line

Covers one-dimensional kinematics including position, velocity, and acceleration.

• 3. Forces

Explains Newton's Laws of Motion and presents problems of force including friction.

• 4. Vectors

Covers vector mathematics used for two- and three-dimensional problems.

• 5. Motion in Two Dimensions

An overview of projectile, circular, and simple harmonic motion.

• 6. Universal Gravitation

Presents Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion and Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation.

• 7. Momentum

Covers impulse, momentum, and conservation of momentum in one and two dimensions.

• 8. Work, Power, and Simple Machines

Explains work, power, and the relationship between the two; illustrates the six simple machines.

• 9. Energy

Introduces different forms of energy and energy conservation.

• 10. Thermal Energy

Describes heat, temperature, and thermal energy transfer.

• 11. The Fluid States

Describes the characteristics of fluids and explains the Universal and Combined Gas Laws.

• 12. Waves and Energy Transfer

Introduces transverse and longitudinal waves and illustrates wave phenomena such as the Doppler effect.

• 13. Light

Presents the characteristics of light including reflection and refraction.

• 14. Geometric Optics

Explains the geometry of concave and convex mirrors and lenses using the mathematical ray model for light.

• 15. Diffraction and Interference of Light

Uses the wave model of light to introduce the concept of wave interference.

• 16. Static Electricity

Covers the basic properties of electrical interaction and introduces Coulomb’s Law to explain the force between charged particles.

• 17. Electric Fields

Explains the existence of electric fields and electric potential, and introduces the capacitor.

• 18. Current Electricity

Covers the flow of electricity and energy consumption in circuits with resistors.

• 19. Electrical Circuits

Explains the mathematical procedures for analyzing circuits that have resistors in series, parallel, or a combination of the two.

• 20. Magnetic Fields

Covers the properties of magnets and the relationship between electric current and magnetic fields fundamental to the function of electric motors.

• 21. Electromagnetic Induction

Explains the electromotive force, electric generators, Lenz’s Law, and the function and mathematics of transformers.

• 22. The Nucleus

Explains phenomena at the atomic level, such as radioactivity, nuclear reactions, and quarks.

• 23. The Atom

Covers the development of Bohr’s model of the atom and the change to the quantum mechanical model.

• 24. Astrophysics

Gives a brief history of astronomy and explains classification and the life cycle of stars.

• 25. Relativity

Explains Einstein’s theories of Special and General Relativity.

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Feb 05, 2013

Sep 17, 2014
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