Teacher: Leroy Keali’i Alicea Phone: 619-223-3121 x4152
Hewitt Conceptual Physics Text Book
This course is an A-G College Prep course. We will be covering the following 6units over the course of the year.Pre-Unit / Math used in Physics / Accuracy and Precision
Unit 1 / Kinematics and Forces / Students will be able to describe all the forces acting on an object. They will be introduced to Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion. Students will be introduced to the 5 basic formulas of Kinematics.
Unit 2 / Momentum, Impulse, and Energy / Students will learn about the terms momentum, impulse, and energy. They will be exposed to the Law of Conservation of Momentum and to the Law of Conservation of Energy.
Students will also work out problems involving momentum, impulse, and energy.
Unit 3 / Thermal Energy and Thermodynamics / Students will be exposed to terms such as heat, internal energy, calories, etc.
Students will also be exposed to heat engines, latent heat, temperature.
Unit 4 / Electricity and Magnetism / Students will learn about all the electrical froces that act on an object.
They will learn about charged particles and the laws that govern their motion.
Students will be exposed to Ohm’s Law and the different kinds of circuits.
They will also be introduced to the moving chraged particles that create a magnetic field.
Unit 5 / Waves and Optics / Students will be exposed to the parts of a wave.
They will also have interaction with the different kinds of waves and how they all propogate.
Students will also be introduced to the concept of optics and all the laws that govern them.
Unit6 / Astronomy / Students will be introduced to the universe they live in.
They will be able to describe how the universe works and be able to state all the Inner and Outer planets.
Unit 7 / Modern Physics / Atom
Atomic Energy Levels
Particle Nature of Light and Photons
Grades will be computed from the following:Homework / 10 %
Quizzes and Tests / 50 %
Class Projects and Labs / 20 %
Final Exam / 20 %
Tests and Quizzes:
There will be a UnitTest at the end of each unit (approximately3-4 weeks).
There will be quizzes nearly every Friday if there is not a test.
There will be an opportunity to replace your lowest test score with the score you get on the Final Exam.
There will be opportunities to earn extra credit during the course of each semester. How much and when is up to my discretion.
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