Course Philosophy Conceptual physics is a one-year introduction to general physics using mental conceptualization, graphical aids, basic algebra, and some trigonometry.
MAJOR TOPICS SEMESTER 1 Motion- Velocity, Acceleration, Free Fall, Projectile Motion Forces- Newton’s Laws, Friction Gravity Momentum SEMESTER 2 Work, Energy, and Simple Machines Waves- Light and Sound Electricity
GRADES Expect quizzes on Fridays (study notes, HW, labs).
TIPS FOR SUCCESS Our main resource is www.PhysicsClassroom.com. You can minimize homework and stress by making efficient use of class time. The key to success is to “reflect” on your classroom experiences…what did we do, why did we do it, and what should you understand? Keep organized by keeping all notes and handouts in your 3-ring binder. Make sure you have a scientific calculator (with exponent, sin, and cos keys).