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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)
test 1 Electrostatics (practice, key)

Unit 2

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Electric Current & Circuits
hw 6 Electric current
hw 7 Electric resistance
hw 8 Electric power
hw 9 Resistors in circuits
quiz 3 Electric current (practice, key; practice, key)
quiz 4 Electric circuits (practice, key)
project 1 Ohm's law (guidelines, template)
test 2 Electric current and circuits (practice, key)

Unit 3

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Mechanical Waves & Sound
hw 10 The nature of waves
hw 11 Superposition, interference
hw 12 The nature of sound
hw 13 Doppler effect
hw 14 Standing waves & resonance
quiz 5 General waves (practice, key)
quiz 6 Standing waves (no practice available)
project 2 Speed of sound (guidelines, template)
test 3 Waves & sound (practice, key)

Unit 4

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Optics
hw 15 The nature of light, polarization
hw 16 Diffraction, interference
hw 17 Reflection
hw 18 Refraction
quiz 7 Physical optics (no practice available)
quiz Protractor use (practice, key)
quiz 8 Geometric optics (practice, key)
project 3.1 Ray diagram: ice crystal
project 3.2 Ray diagram: raindrop 1
project 3.3 Ray diagram: raindrop 2
test 4 Waves and light (practice, key)

Unit 5

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Electromagnetism
hw 19 Magnetism
hw 20 Electromagnetism
hw 21 Electromagnetic waves
quiz 9 Electromagnetism (practice, key)
Modern Physics
hw 22 Particle nature of light
hw 23 Wave nature of matter
hw 24 Atomic spectra
hw 25 Mass-energy
hw 26 Standard model
quiz 10 Atomic spectra (practice, key)
quiz 11 Particle physics (practice, key)
test 5 Magnetism & modern physics (practice, key)

Unit 6

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Mechanics Review
hw 27 Projectiles
quiz 12 Projectiles (practice, key)
quiz v Kinematics (quiz, key)
quiz w Dynamics & statics (quiz, key)
quiz x Circular motion, gravity, momentum (quiz, key)
quiz y Work, energy, inclined plane (quiz, key)
project 4 Shoot for your grade
test 6 Mechanics and other stuff (practice, key; real, key)
  12:45–4:15 PM EDT, Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting: Physics