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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)
test 1 Electrostatics (practice, key)

Unit 2

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Electric Current and Circuits
hw 6 Electric current
hw 7 Electric resistance
hw 8 Electric power
hw 9 Resistors in circuits
quiz 3 Electric current (practicekey; extra practiceextra key)
quiz 4 Electric circuits (practice, key)
test 2 Electric current and circuits (practice, key)

Unit 3

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Mechanical Waves and 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 and resonance
quiz 5 General waves (practice, key)
quiz 6 Standing waves (no practice available)
test 3 Waves and sound (practice at TestWizard)

Unit 4

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Optics
hw 15 The nature of light
hw 16 Diffraction, interference
hw 17 Reflection
hw 18 Refraction
quiz 7 Physical optics (no practice available)
quiz Protractor use (practice online)
quiz 8 Geometric optics (practice, key)
project 2 Speed of sound (special instructions)
test 4 Waves and light (practice at TestWizard)

Unit 5

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Magnetism
hw 19 Magnetism
hw 20 Electromagnetic applications
hw 21 Electromagnetic spectrum
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
project 4 Spring force challenge
test 5 Magnetism and modern physics (practice at TestWizard)

Unit 6

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Mechanics Review
hw 27 Projectiles
quiz 12 Projectiles
quiz v Kinematics
quiz w Dynamics and statics
quiz x Circular motion, gravity, momentum
quiz y Work, energy, inclined plane
test 6 Mechanics and other stuff
  12:45–4:15 PM EDT, Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting: Physics