Corequisite: Advanced Precalculus, Accelerated Precalculus, or Advanced Calculus
Students are exposed to classical mechanics, electrostatics, and circuits on a level similar to that presented in an introductory college physics course. Study of the underlying concepts of physics, multistep problem-solving, and applications to the real world are emphasized. Students will learn to use graphical and algebraic representations of functions to model the physical world, make predictions, and discover patterns. Labs and lecture demonstrations occur throughout the course and involve qualitative and quantitative analysis of experimental results. Topics covered include the graphical description of motion, constant acceleration, two-dimensional motion, forces and Newton’s Laws of motion, conservation of energy, electrostatics, and circuits.