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NA Phys 2015-2016

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: Steven Goldburg
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Table of Contents

  • 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.

    Work and Energy

    Covers potential and kinetic energy, work, conservation of energy, the Work-Energy Principle, power, and various energy and power problems.

  • 6.


    Covers impulse, momentum, conservation of momentum, and elastic and inelastic collisions.

  • 7.

    Angular Motion and Statics

    Covers angular momentum and torque along with translational and rotational equilibrium.

  • 8.

    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.

  • 9.

    Periodic Motion

    Covers motion back and forth in a straight line such as a pendulum, including wave properties and phenomena.

  • 10.

    Vibrations and Sound

    Covers transmission of sound, wave velocity, resonance, and the Doppler effect.

  • 11.


    Covers static electricity, Coulomb's Law, and electrostatic fields.

  • 12.


    Covers current, voltage, resistors and resistivity, resistors in series and parallel, and measuring voltage and current.

  • 13.

    Fluid Mechanics

    Covers pressure, density, Pascal’s Principle, Archimedes' Principle, and Bernoulli’s Principle.

  • 14.


    Covers temperature, kinetic theory of temperature, heat energy, and heat transfer via conduction, convection, and radiation.

  • 15.


    Covers the ideal gas law as well as the first and second laws of thermodynamics.

  • 16.

    Electric Potential

    Covers electric potential, capacitance, dielectrics, and electrical energy storage.

  • 17.


    Covers magnetic fields and magnetic force with current-carrying wire and moving charge along with practical applications.

  • 18.


    Covers electromagnetic induction, electric generators, electrical power transfer, and the electromagnetic spectrum.

  • 19.

    Geometric Optics

    Covers the Law of Reflection, convex and concave mirrors, the Law of Refraction, and thin lenses.

  • 20.

    Physical Optics

    Covers light as a wave, including dispersion, the double-slit experiment, thin films, and polarization.

  • 21.

    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.

  • 22.

    Physics Glossary

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Date Created:
Jul 24, 2014
Last Modified:
Aug 28, 2015
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