Prerequisites: Chemistry, Geometry, Some Algebra is good.
This is a one year general Physics course for people who might have more difficulty
with math, but want to learn physics. Our philosophy is that it is better to cover fewer
topics in depth than many
superficially. This course covers in some depth the area of mechanics
starting with linear kinematics (Racing), two dimensional linear kinematics and vectors
forces, (Drag racing)
energy, (Rollercoasters) momentum, (Rocket Science) and gravity and circular motion
(Take us out of orbit, Sulu). There is a required field
trip near the end of the year to Oaks Amusement Park.
Go to the Physics G Home Page
Prerequisites: Chemistry, Algebra II (Must) Concurrent enrollment in Precalculus is
This is a fast-paced course that is the first of a two year IB Physics
sequence preparatory to the higher or standard level IB physics examination,
and the AP B test in physics (with some outside preparation) The first year
(IB Physics I) will prepare students for the AP C test (in mechanics only)
if taken concurrently with Calculus.
IB Physics I covers all of mechanics (Linear motion, Projectile motion,
Dynamics, Energy, Momentum, Gravity and circular motion,
and Statics) and waves and thermal. There is an emphasis
on problem solving, numerical manipulation, and laboratory skills. Non-IB
students are welcome, but they must be willing to keep pace with the IB
syllabus. There is a required field trip near the end of the year to Oaks
Go to the IB Physics I Home Page
Prerequisites: Precalculus, IB Physics I (Or permission of the instructor)
Concurrent enrollment in Calculus is recommended.
This is a continuation of IB Physics I. (See course description) We will
cover Electricity and Magnetism, Nuclear Physics, Astrophysics,
and Einsteinian relativity. Students will be required to complete a scientific
research project, and do some teaching as a part of the course. You will also
help out at Oaks Park at the end of the year.
Go to the IB Physics II Home Page