Physics is a comprehensive fast-paced, honors study of God’s physical creation where we will be using laboratory exercises and projects that will build a mathematical and conceptual feel for physics. In this course we will be covering topics such as Classical Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Matter, Electromagnetics, Optics, and an introduction into Relativity and Quantum Physics.
Physics is a full lecture and laboratory course, including testing and weekly homework assignments, that will earn 1 high school honors science credit. The class meets once weekly for 3 hours.
Laboratory exercises hone skills in deduction, reasoning, and problem solving, allowing the student to develop a deeper intellectual approach to their study of science. Experiments, projects, and accompanying calculations and analysis will allow the students to see physics in action in their everyday lives.
Pre-Requisites: The study of Physics requires a solid understanding of high school math. Students should have successfully completed Geometry, Algebra I, and Algebra II before attempting this class. The student should also be enrolled in Pre-Calculus, as much of the problem solving will require an understanding of trigonometry.
Homework: 1-1.5 hrs/day
Textbook: Bob Jones, Physical Science 4th Ed. Physics
Only the student textbook is to be purchased. You must bring your textbook to the first day of class.
Withdrawal fee after September 30, 2023, is three months' tuition.