Credits: 1

Prerequisites: biology, chemistry, and must be enrolled in Precalculus.


Physics develops the student’s observational and analytical problemsolving skills. Theoretical concept development is emphasized along with problemsolving and laboratory skills. A background in algebra is

assumed, and trigonometric concepts are needed components of our study. The course covers classical mechanics including kinematics (the description of motion in one and two dimensions), dynamics (the causes of motion, Newton’s laws of motion), and the conservation laws (energy and momentum). In addition, we study topics selected from statistics, waves, sound, and light. Several projects through the year integrate physics principles with elements of engineering and technology.