Introduction to Physics
Introduces physics, the scientific method, measurement, and mathematics in physics.
Motion in a Straight Line
Covers one-dimensional kinematics including position, velocity, and acceleration.
Explains Newton's Laws of Motion and presents problems of force including friction.
Covers vector mathematics used for two- and three-dimensional problems.
Motion in Two Dimensions
Provides an overview of projectile, circular, and simple harmonic motion.
Presents Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion and Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation.
Covers impulse, momentum, and conservation of momentum in one and two dimensions.
Work, Power, and Simple Machines
Explains work, power, and the relationship between the two; illustrates the six simple machines.
Introduces different forms of energy and energy conservation.
Describes heat, temperature, and thermal energy transfer.
The Fluid States
Describes the characteristics of fluids and explains the Universal and Combined Gas Laws.
Waves and Energy Transfer
Introduces transverse and longitudinal waves and illustrates wave phenomena such as the Doppler Effect.
Presents the characteristics of light including reflection and refraction.
Explains the geometry of concave and convex mirrors and lenses using the mathematical ray model for light.
Diffraction and Interference of Light
Uses the wave model of light to introduce the concept of wave interference.
Covers the basic properties of electrical interaction and introduces Coulomb's Law to explain the force between charged particles.
Explains the existence of electric fields and electric potential, and introduces the capacitor.
Covers the flow of electricity and energy consumption in circuits with resistors.
Explains the mathematical procedures for analyzing circuits that have resistors in series, parallel, or a combination of the two.
Covers the properties of magnets and the relationship between electric current and magnetic fields fundamental to the function of electric motors.
Explains the electromotive force, electric generators, Lenz's Law, and the function and mathematics of transformers.
Explains phenomena at the atomic level, such as radioactivity, nuclear reactions, and quarks.
Covers the development of Bohr's model of the atom and the change to the quantum mechanical model.
Gives a brief history of astronomy and explains classification and the life cycle of stars.
Explains Einstein's Theories of Special and General Relativity.