# Physics Part 1

## Course Description:

Physics Part 1 will introduce students to the fundamentals of algebra-based physics through an exploration of mechanics. Some topics covered include one-dimensional and two-dimensional kinematics, vectors in physics, and Newton’s Laws of Motion and their applications. It is recommended that students successfully complete Algebra II and Trigonometry or equivalent course work before enrolling in this course. Knowledge of calculus is not a prerequisite.

## Course Details:

Course Title (District): Physics Part 1
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Physics
Course Provider : Genesee ISD
Content Provided By : Lincoln Learning Solutions
Online Instructor Provided By : Lincoln Learning Solutions
Standards Addressed : Michigan Merit Curriculum, National Collegiate Athletic Association
Academic Terms : Open Entry / Open Exit, Semester
NCES SCED Code : 03151
 Subject Area : Life and Physical Sciences Course Identifier : Physics Course Level : High School (Secondary) Available Credit : 0.5 Sequence : 1 of 2

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Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills Determine the dimension of a quantity and perform a dimensional check on any equation. Examine the most common metric prefixes. Perform calculations, keeping proper account of significant figures. Convert quantities from one set of units to another. Discuss effective physics problem-solving guidelines. Explore the difference between distance and displacement, and speed and velocity. Evaluate the difference between instantaneous and average velocity. Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills Define acceleration and give examples of both positive and negative acceleration. Calculate displacements, velocities, and accelerations using the equations of one-dimensional motion. Interpret x-versus-t and v-versus-t plots for both motion with constant velocity and constant acceleration. Examine the difference between scalars and vectors. Represent vectors graphically and mathematically. Add and subtract vectors graphically and algebraically. Represent position, displacement, velocity, and acceleration as two-dimensional vectors. Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills Treat motion with constant velocity in two dimensions and motion with constant acceleration in two dimensions. Apply the equations for two-dimensional motion to a projectile. Discuss zero launch angle parabolic motion. Calculate positions, velocities, and times for various types of projectile motion. Examine key characteristics of projectile motion. State and understand the meaning of Newton’s laws of motion. Apply Newton’s laws to simple situations in one and two dimensions, and draw free-body diagrams. Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills Explore the vector nature of forces. Examine the difference between weight and mass. Apply Newton’s laws on inclined surfaces. Perform force analysis in situations involving both static and kinetic friction, and perform force analysis in situations involving string tensions and spring forces. Discuss translational equilibrium. Examine forces in connected objects. Identify the roles of force and acceleration in circular motion.

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Review Conducted By: Genesee ISD
Date of Review: 08/01/2014

Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills

Determine the dimension of a quantity and perform a dimensional check on any equation.
Examine the most common metric prefixes.
Perform calculations, keeping proper account of significant figures.
Convert quantities from one set of units to another.
Discuss effective physics problem-solving guidelines.
Explore the difference between distance and displacement, and speed and velocity.
Evaluate the difference between instantaneous and average velocity.
Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills

Define acceleration and give examples of both positive and negative acceleration.
Calculate displacements, velocities, and accelerations using the equations of one-dimensional motion.
Interpret x-versus-t and v-versus-t plots for both motion with constant velocity and constant acceleration.
Examine the difference between scalars and vectors.
Represent vectors graphically and mathematically.
Add and subtract vectors graphically and algebraically.
Represent position, displacement, velocity, and acceleration as two-dimensional vectors.
Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills

Treat motion with constant velocity in two dimensions and motion with constant acceleration in two dimensions.
Apply the equations for two-dimensional motion to a projectile.
Discuss zero launch angle parabolic motion.
Calculate positions, velocities, and times for various types of projectile motion.
Examine key characteristics of projectile motion.
State and understand the meaning of Newton’s laws of motion.
Apply Newton’s laws to simple situations in one and two dimensions, and draw free-body diagrams.
Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills

Explore the vector nature of forces.
Examine the difference between weight and mass.
Apply Newton’s laws on inclined surfaces.
Perform force analysis in situations involving both static and kinetic friction, and perform force analysis in situations involving string tensions and spring forces.
Discuss translational equilibrium.
Examine forces in connected objects.
Identify the roles of force and acceleration in circular motion.
Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Open Entry / Open Exit 07/01/2023 06/30/2024 100 \$150 \$0
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