class code: SPS22 teacher: Mr. Elert
classroom: A216, A320 office: A214
test day: Wednesday phone: (718) 724–8500 ext. 2141
email: elert@midwoodscience.org

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Course Calendar

General Info

Spring Semester

Unit 0

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Foundations
hw 0 Class policies

Unit 1

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ELECTROSTATICS
hw 1 Introduction to electrostatics
hw 2 Electrostatic force
hw 3 Electric field
hw 4 Conductors and insulators
hw 5 Electric potential
quiz 1 Electric force and field (practice, key)
quiz 2 Electric field and potential (practice, key)
project 1 Hooke's law (guidelines, template)
test 1 Electrostatics (practice, key)

Unit 2

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ELECTRIC CURRENT & CIRCUITS
hw 6 Electric current
hw 7 Electric resistance, Ohm's law
hw 8 Electric power
hw 9 Electric resistance in wires
hw 10 Resistors in circuits
quiz 3 Electric current (practice, key)
quiz 4 Electric circuits (practice, key)
project 2 Ohm's law (guidelines, template)
test 2 Electric current & circuits (practice, key)

Unit 3

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MECHANICAL WAVES & SOUND
hw 11 The nature of waves
hw 12 Superposition, interference
hw 13 The nature of sound
hw 14 Doppler effect
hw 15 Standing waves & resonance
quiz 5 General waves (practice, key)
quiz V Mechanics review (questions)
quiz 6 Standing waves
project 3 Speed of sound (guidelines, template)
test 3 Waves & sound (practice, key)

Unit 4

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OPTICS
hw 16 The nature of light, polarization
hw 17 Diffraction, interference
hw 18 Reflection
hw 19 Refraction
quiz 7 Physical optics
quiz 8 Geometric optics
project 4.1 Ray diagram: ice crystal
project 4.2 Ray diagram: raindrop 1
project 4.3 Ray diagram: raindrop 2
test 4 Waves and light

Unit 5

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ELECTROMAGNETISM
hw 20 Magnetism
hw 21 Electromagnetism
hw 22 Electromagnetic waves
quiz 9 Electromagnetism
MODERN PHYSICS
hw 23 Particle nature of light
hw 24 Wave nature of matter
hw 25 Atomic spectra
hw 26 Mass-energy
hw 27 Standard model
quiz 10 Atomic spectra
quiz 11 Particle physics
test 5 Magnetism & modern physics

Unit 6

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MECHANICS (MOSTLY REVIEW)
hw 28 Projectiles
quiz v Review: Kinematics (with projectiles)
quiz w Review: Dynamics and statics
quiz x Review: Momentum, circular motion, gravitation
quiz y Review: Energy and elasticity
quiz z Review: Mechanics (multiple choice)
quiz 12 Projectiles
project 5 Shoot for your grade
test 6 Everything
  12:45–4:15 PM EDT, Thursday, June 15, 2017
Regents High School Examination
This exam counts as two tests and cannot be dropped