Physics A

Course Description:

In Physics A, you will learn about the “basics” of physics: how to describe and analyze motion, how forces interact with matter, and how to further describe these interactions with the aid of the concepts of energy and momentum. Finally, you’ll explore one more specialized topic, thermodynamics, the physics of heat.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Physics A
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Physics
Course Provider : Buchanan Community Schools
Content Provided By : My Virtual Academy
Online Instructor Provided By : Buchanan Community Schools
Standards Addressed : Michigan Merit Curriculum, Common Core State Standards
Academic Terms : Accelerated, Open Entry / Open Exit, Semester, Trimester
Subject Area : Life and Physical Sciences
Course Identifier : Physics
Course Level : High School (Secondary)
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 1 of 2

How To Enroll:

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Email : [email protected]
Phone : 800-297-2119

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Additional Course Information:

Additional Cost: $0.0

Additional Cost Description: None

At the end of this course students will be able to: Accurately describe and analyze motion along a linear path in mathematical terms, including distance, velocity, and acceleration. Mathematically describe and analyze motion along a curved path, using vectors as a mathematical tool in this process. Explore and apply the laws of dynamics, relating forces and motion. Use the concepts of energy, work, and momentum to analyze complex physical situations, including situations in which two or more bodies interact with each other. Observe, analyze, and predict effects of periodic motion, including such everyday motions as a child swinging back and forth on a swing, an object bobbing up and down on a spring, or a planet traveling in an orbit around a star. Explore and understand the relationship between temperature, heat, and energy, and understand the ways in which heat can be transferred from one body to another.
Unit 1: Kinematics 1
Unit 2: Kinematics 2
Unit 3: Dynamics
Unit 4: Energy and Momentum
Unit 5: Periodic Motion
Unit 6: Thermodynamics
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17-18 0 0 0.0%
18-19 1 0 0.0%
19-20 0 0 0.0%
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