Curriculum Outcomes involved:


  • Force, Motion, Work, & Energy
    • Dynamics Extension
      • Use vector analysis in two dimensions for systems involving two or more masses, relative motions, static equilibrium, and static torques
    • Projectiles
      • Construct, test, and evaluate a device or system on the basis of developed criteria
      • Analyze quantitatively the horizontal and verticle motion of a projectile
    • Circular Motion
      • Describe uniform circular motion using algebraic and vector analysis
      • Explain quantitatively circular motion using Newton's Laws
    • Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM)
      • Explain quantitatively the relationship among displacement, velocity, time, and acceleration for simple harmonic motion
      • Explain quantitatively the relationship between potential and kinetic energies of a mass in simple harmonic motion 
  • Fields
    • Magnetic, Electric, and Gravitational Fields
      • Describe magnetic, electric, and gravitational fields as regions of space that affect mass and charge
      • Describe magnetic, electric, and gravitational fields by illustrating the course and direction of the lines of force
      • Describe electric fields in terms of like and unlike charges, and magnetic fields in terms of poles
    • Coulomb's Law
      • Compare Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation with Coulomb's Law, and apply both laws quantitatively
    • Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction
      • Describe the magnetic field produced by a current in a long, straight conductor, and in a solenoid
      • Analyze qualitatively the forces acting on a moving charge in a uniform magnetic field
      • Analyze qualitatively electromagnetic induction by both a changing magnetic flux and a moving conductor 
  • Waves and Modern Physics
    • Compton and de Broglie
      • Summarize the evidence for the wave and particle models of light
    • Bohr Atoms and Quantum Atoms
      • Explain the relationship among the energy levels in Bohr's model, the energy difference between levels, and the energy of the emitted photons
      • Use the quantum-mechanical model to explain naturally luminous phenomena
  • Radioactivity
    • Natural and Artifical Sources of Radiation
      • Describe sources of radioactivity in the natural and constructed environments
      • Use quantitatively the law of conservation of mass and energy using Einstein's mass-energy equivalence
    • Radioactive Decay
      • Describe the products of radioactive decay and the characteristics of alpha, beta, and gamma radiation
      • Analyze data on radioactive decay to predict half-life



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