Physics is an algebra based introductory physics course that introduces students to the ideas of motion, forces, energy, electricity, and magnetism. The focus of the course is on rigorous application of theory to textbook, laboratory, and real world situations. The course does not assume a previous knowledge of any of the physics topics presented. Students are assumed to have strong math and interpersonal skills.
The course will provide excellent preparation for student bound for college study in the sciences, engeineering, mathematics, medicine, and those students desiring a challenging course to round out their study of sciece in hifgh school.
Physics is special among the sciences because those concepts that are typically studied by physicists are the most fundamental concepts helpful to understanding the universe. It is literally true that the concepts of physics can be applied nearly anywhere. In the end, much chemistry and biology can be understood by applying appropriate physics principles.
Physics is the study of fundamental interactions, matter and motion. But physics is more than a study of existing knowledge. It is an approach to learning about the world. It is a way of thinking. This way of thinking includes the rigorous application of a small number of models (theories) to explain and predict things. This way of thinking is valuable in nearly any field from physics to finance.
“In science there is only physics; All else is stamp collecting”- E. Rutherford
- Teacher: PETER SULLIVAN