Advanced Physics
This course explores further topics in physics using methods of calculus and other specialized and advanced applications of mathematics (which will be presented in class). These topics include rotation, equilibrium, gravitation, fluids, oscillations, Gauss’ Law, electric potential, capacitance, induction, and Maxwell’s Equations. The year will wrap up with a consideration of the theory of special relativity. Corequisite: Enrollment in Calculus. Suggested (but not required) prior coursework: Any of Physics A-D.
Units
Unit | Essential Questions | Content | Skills and Processes | Assessment | Resources | Multicultural Dimension |
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Advanced Physics |
How can the methods of calculus be applied to physics? What is a field? |
Review of mechanics |
Apply derivatives and integrals to mechanics and electromagnetic situations |
Lab reports |
Textbook |
Deliberate attention to teaching for different learning styles |
Advanced Physics: Spring |
What are properties of magnetic fields? |
Magnetic fields |
Map magnetic fields |
Lab notebook |
Fundamentals of Physics, 6th ed., Halliday, Resnick, Walker, Wiley |
Deliberate attention to teaching for different learning styles |