Topics Covered in Physics Fundamentals

Summer Sample Lessons for Mechanics

  1. Introduction
  2. Describing Motion: Kinematics in One Dimension
  3. Kinematics in Two Dimensions and Vectors
  4. Dynamics: Newton’s Laws of Motion
  5. Circular Motion and Gravitation
  6. Work and Energy
  7. Linear Momentum
  8. Rotational Motion
  9. Static Equilibrium: Elasticity and Fracture
  10. Review and Problem Solving

Fall Sample Lessons for Thermodynamics

  1. Fluids
  2. Vibrations and Waves
  3. Vibrations and Waves Continued
  4. Sound
  5. Temperature and Kinetic Theory
  6. Temperature and Kinetic Theory Continued
  7. Heat
  8. The Laws of Thermodynamics
  9. The Laws of Thermodynamics Continued
  10. Review and Problem Solving

Winter Sample Lessons for Electricity & Magnetism

  1. Electric Charge and Electric Field
  2. Electric Charge and Electric Field Continued
  3. Electric Potential
  4. Electric Currents
  5. DC Circuits
  6. DC Circuits Continued
  7. Magnetism
  8. Magnetism Continued
  9. Electromagnetic Induction and Faraday's Law
  10. Electromagnetic Waves

Spring Sample Lessons for Modern Physics

  1. The Wave Nature of Light
  2. Optical Instruments
  3. The Special Theory of Relativity
  4. Early Quantum Theory and Models of the Atom
  5. Quantum Mechanics of Atoms
  6. Molecules and Solids
  7. Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity
  8. Nuclear Energy; Effects and Uses of Radiation
  9. Elementary Particles
  10. Astrophysics and Cosmology