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As it turns out, forces are everywhere around us. In this lesson we will be looking at the various kinds of forces that cause motion for an object. The student will learn what each of the main forces are, weight, friction, normal force, applied force and tension force. Free Body Diagrams will also be discussed as a way to represent and keep track of all forces acting on an object.

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In this lesson students will be learning how to write net force equations and decide whether or not an object is experiencing equilibrium.

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In this lesson, we look at what friction is in more detail and now use a free body diagram and net force to calculate missing forces when the object is experiencing equilibrium.

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Assessment for Force, Motion and Free Body Diagrams

In this lesson, students will learn the difference between displacement and distance, speed and velocity and learn what acceleration is and how to calculate it.

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In this lesson the ideas of constant acceleration will be discussed and the 4 equations of motion will be presented.

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In this lesson we will be discussing constant acceleration taking place in the vertical direction.

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In this lesson we will be describing motion graphically and learning to read a graph of position vs. time.

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In this lesson we look at interpreting graphs that show the object's motion plotted against time.

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In this lesson we look at how to transform one kind of motion graph into another.

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Assessment for Motion in One Dimension

In this lesson we explore more about what a vector is and how we find horizontal and vertical components.

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In this lesson we look at how to properly add vectors together to find an overall vector, a resultant vector.

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Assessment for Vectors and Trigonometry

In this lesson we take a look at solving motion problems in which the object is moving both horizontally and vertically at the same time.

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In this lesson we will be looking at a special case of projectile motion where the launch angle is zero.

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Assessment to for Motion in Two Dimensions (Projectiles)

In this lesson we take a look at Newton's 1st Law of motion.

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In this lesson we will be looking at the equation Fnet = ma and revisit the idea of drawing free body diagrams and solving for net force in order to calculate the acceleration of objects and any forces on the object.

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In this lesson we take a look at the "action - reaction" law of Newton's 3 Laws of motion. When one object applies a force to another, it feels an equal and opposite force back from that object.

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In this lesson we look at Newton's 2nd Law problems, net force and acceleration but with angled forces being applied.

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In this lesson we look at objects that are moving and accelerating on a surface that is now inclined from the ground.

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In this lesson we will be taking a look at how objects connected together accelerate as a system using Newton's 2nd Law.

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Assessment for Force and Newton's Laws of Motion

In this lesson we will be taking a look at circular motion.

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In this lesson we look at how objects that have mass apply a force on one another and how satellites move around objects.

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Assessment on Circular Motion and Gravitation

In this lesson we will be taking a look at what work is and the conditions for when work is done on an object.

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In this lesson we are looking at springs and how they get stretched and compressed and how this relates to the work done in doing so.

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In this lesson we will be exploring the different kinds of mechanical energy such as kinetic energy, gravitational potential energy and elastic potential energy.

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In this lesson we will be looking at how work and energy are related to each other and how applying forces can be used to change an objects speed, height, or stretch distance.

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In this lesson we will be looking at how energy mechanical energy is conserved and transferred from one form to another when no outside forces are present.

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In this lesson we will be looking at what mechanical power is and how to calculate mechanical power.

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Assessment for Work, Energy, and Power

In this lesson we will be looking at how forces acting for a certain amount of time can change the momentum of an object.

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In this lesson we will be looking at the different types of collisions that can happen and how momentum is conserved in each situation.

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In this lesson we take a look at situations where kinetic energy is conserved in addition to momentum when objects collide with one another.

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Assessment for Impulse and Momentum

In this lesson we revisit motion equations but for objects that are now rotating instead of moving in a straight line.

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In this lesson we are taking a look at how a force applied off center can cause an object to rotate, but can be balanced by another force applied off center in the opposite direction.

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In this lesson we look at Newton's 2nd Law applied to rotating objects.

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Assessment for Rotational Motion

In this lesson we look at a pendulum in more detail; talking about restoring force and simple harmonic motion.

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In this lesson we will be looking at a mass oscillating on a spring under simple harmonic motion.

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Assessment for Simple Harmonic Motion

In this lesson we will be looking at the types of charges that make up matter and how they interact with one another when objects become charged.

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In this lesson we will be discussion how charged particles create an electric field around themselves and how that field can affect other charges that are within the field.

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In this lesson we will be looking at how charges interact when placed in an electric field and experience a force from that field. Charge systems will include 2 to 3 charges.

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In this lesson we look at how charges can store energy within a system of charges.

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In this lesson we look at how work is done on charges to move them within an electric field.

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In this lesson we will be exploring the application of a uniform electric field between two charged parallel plates.

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Assessment for Electrostatics

In this lesson we will be exploring what is known as Ohm's Law and electrical power to see how voltage, current and resistance are related to one another.

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In this lesson we will be looking at how resistors wired in series and parallel behave and will also be calculating voltage, current, and resistance for the entire circuit setup as well as individual circuit components.

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In this lesson we will be looking at what happens when series and parallel resistors are present in a circuit at the same time.

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In this lesson we will be discussing how capacitors in series and parallel behave. We will also be looking at how capacitors behave in circuits involving resistors and achieving steady state.

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Assessment for Circuits

In this lesson we will be looking at what a magnetic field is and how it interacts with charged particles that move through it.

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In this lesson we will be looking at how a current carrying wire in a magnetic field behaves and also how current carrying wires create their own magnetic field.

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In this lesson we will be looking at how a changing magnetic field can cause an induced EMF (voltage) within a loop of wire placed in that magnetic field.

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In this lesson we will be looking at how an induced current is created within a loop of wire placed in a changing magnetic field.

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Assessment for Magnetism

In this lesson we will be looking at two main types of mechanical waves and how to calculate the properties of these types of waves.

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In this lesson we will be looking at how waves behave when they are interacting as they travel from one medium to another or get reflected back upon reaching a destination.

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In this lesson we will be taking a look at a special kind of mechanical wave called sound. We will be looking at how sound moves through various mediums and what factors can change how sound travels as a wave.

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In this lesson we will be looking at standing waves and how these standing waves are only present for certain frequencies. Harmonics are very important in the study of sound for musical instruments and as an application of resonance and wave interference.

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In this lesson we will be looking at the other type of wave mentioned in this unit, Electromagnetic waves. E&M waves are broken into a spectrum where each type of wave can be referenced to a particular amount of energy, wavelength, and frequency which are fundamental in numerous real world applications.

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Assessment on Waves and Sound

In this lesson we will be looking at what happens when light waves interact with a boundary they cannot pass through, reflection. We will also be exploring image formation with curved mirrors and look at methods to locating a formed image both conceptually and mathematically.

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In this lesson we will be looking at how light is refracted, or bent, as it travels from one medium into another when the mediums have different optical densities.

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In this lesson we will be looking at how light behaves as it passes through a material that is curved, a lens. We will also be exploring image formation with lenses and look at methods to locate a formed image both conceptually and mathematically.

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In this lesson we will be looking at what happens to light when it is bent through small openings and allowed to interfere on a screen.

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In this lesson we take a look at how interference happens within multiple mediums like soap bubbles and oil film on water.

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Assessment for Optics

This course is designed to prepare any student for the next level of Physics. Throughout the entire course, students will be required to think critically, analyze real world problems and learn how to become better problem solvers through a unique approach to online learning. The course covers all major topics of any college level Physics course with the exception of Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Modern Physics. Assignments require a knowledge of the concepts as well as the mathematics behind the content. Many of the topics include interactive assignments which have the student looking at a short video clip of a real world object. Measurements are made directly from the video and students must apply the concepts and math skills learned in the lesson to solve the problem. Also used in many of the lessons are quick simulations and physics animations with links provided so a greater level of understanding can be achieved.

This course includes:

- 15 UNITS
- 61 PHYSICS WORKSHEETS/ASSIGNMENTS WITH COUNTERPART ANSWER SHEETS
- 61 VIDEO LESSONS
- 61 EXERCISE REVIEW VIDEOS (I explain step by step how to reach the correct answer)
- OVER 450 PRACTICE PROBLEMS AND STEP BY STEP SOLUTIONS
- 15 UNIT ASSESSMENTS
- OVER 51 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES (Extra practice problems with solutions and Interactive Problems with worked out solutions)
- OVER 24 HOURS OF VIDEO-LESSONS

**Course Goals**

Upon course completion, you will learn how to think critically and approach problem solving systematically. You will be able to relate general Physics topics to real world situations and analyze everyday things with the concepts and mathematical models learned. The skills learned in the course will make you successful and confident in other science and math courses as well as college level Physics.

**Target Audience**

This video-course is primarily intended for students wanting to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

**Course Requirements**

Students taking this course will need to have completed Algebra II or an equally rigorous course with basic covering of Trigonometry.

**COURSE TOPICS**

Unit 1. Force, Motion, and Free Body Diagrams

This unit explores the basics behind different kinds of forces, how forces cause motion and how to represent the forces acting on an object to discuss the net force acting on the object. Forces will be discussed in the situation of equilibrium and how different forces balance out and cause the object to either remain at rest or move with constant speed. Friction will also be explored in detail.

Unit 2. Motion in One Dimension

This unit explores objects that undergo constant acceleration. Displacement, velocity, and acceleration are the main topics within this unit and students will required to solve for the motion of an object using the kinematic equations for motion taking place in either the horizontal or vertical direction.

Unit 3. Vectors and Trigonometry

This unit review the basics of the right triangle and how to break a vector into components to be added together.

Unit 4. Motion in Two Dimensions (Projectile Motion)

In this unit, motion is now taking place both horizontally and vertically as the object is launched through the air and allowed to fall freely to the ground. Equations of constant acceleration will be used to solve for time of travel, maximum height or range as well as final velocity of the object.

Unit 5. Force and Newton’s Laws of Motion

This unit revisits the ideas of force, but now explores situations in which the object is accelerating. Situations where forces are angled, objects on incline planes and systems of objects will also be covered and discussed using Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion.

Unit 6. Circular Motion and Gravitation

In this unit, Newton's laws of motion and kinematic principles are applied to describe and explain the motion of objects moving in circles; specific applications are made to roller coasters, masses on string and cornering. Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation is then presented and utilized to explain the circular motion of planets and satellites.

Unit 7. Work, Energy, and Power

In this unit, concepts of work, kinetic energy and potential energy are discussed; these concepts are combined with the work-energy theorem to provide a convenient means of analyzing an object or system of objects moving between an initial and final state.

Unit 8. Impulse and Momentum

This unit discusses the impulse-momentum change theorem and the law of conservation of momentum are introduced, explained and applied to the analysis of collisions of objects.

Unit 9. Rotational Motion

This unit covers topics for an object that is rotating. Kinematics, force, energy and momentum will be revisited but using angular definitions instead such as angular velocity and acceleration, torque, angular momentum and moment of inertia.

Unit 10. Simple Harmonic Motion

This unit discusses the periodic motion of a mass on a string and on a spring. The object’s motion will be discussed in terms of force and energy and equations of periodic motion will be derived.

Unit 11. Electrostatics

In this unit, the basic principles of electrostatics are introduced in order to explain how objects become charged and to describe the effect of those charges on other objects in the neighboring surroundings. Charging methods, electric fields, electric force and electric potential energy and potential are among the topics discussed in this unit.

Unit 12. Circuits

This unit discusses the flow of charge through electric circuits is discussed in detail. The variables which cause and restrict the rate of charge flow are explained and Ohm’s Law and electrical power principles are used to solve series, parallel and combination circuits. Capacitor circuits and resistor – capacitor circuits are also discussed.

Unit 13. Magnetism

This unit looks at how charges and current carrying wires interact and create magnetic fields and apply magnetic force. Magnetic flux and induced EMF and current is also discussed using Faraday’s Law and Lenz’s Law.

Unit 14. Waves and Sound

This topic explores the nature, properties and behaviors of waves and the unique nature of a standing wave is introduced and explained. Also, the nature of sound as a longitudinal, mechanical pressure wave is explained and the properties of sound are discussed. Wave principles of resonance and standing waves are applied in an effort to analyze the physics of musical instruments.

Unit 15. Optics

This unit looks at the ray nature of light is used to explain how light reflects and refracts at planar and curved surfaces; Snell's law and refraction principles are used to explain a variety of real-world phenomena; reflection and refraction principles are combined with ray diagrams to explain why mirrors and lenses produce images of objects. Diffraction of light and thin film interference is also dicussed.

- Teacher: Adam
- Areas of expertise: Physics and Mathematics
- Education: Bachelors of Arts in Physics, Minor in Mathematics
- Interests: Traveling, teaching, family.
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- Associations: State licensed teacher (Florida) for Physics grade 9 - 12
- Issues I care about: I am very passionate about teaching and spreading knowledge about science. It is our understanding of these fundamental topics that help to improve our quality of life and our ability to learn and adapt to problems and challenges we will face in the future.

I teach Physics in Celebration Florida. Throughout my extensive teaching career, I have taught a variety of science courses including: AP Physics, Physics Honors, Physical Science and Engineering via PLTW. It is a passion of mine to bring Physics alive and make it relevant to the world around us. My teaching style breaks broad and complex topics down into smaller, easier to grasp lessons. The focus is to build the concepts and support with mathematical models all while providing real life situations in which to practice the skills to solve a real problem. Upon completing the course, you will feel comfortable and confident for any level Physics you will need to take as you continue your educational career.

Extra practice problems dealing with the topic of Lesson 1.

Extra practice problems for the Lesson 3 topic.

These types of assignments will require the use of QuickTime video player. The link to this program can be found in this assignment and will be used for future assignments requiring the analysis of a video.

This is an interactive assignment where you will be determining the acceleration of a toy bus using the equations of motion and data collected from the video.

In this interactive assignment, students will be calculating the initial speed of a ball thrown up on high speed camera.

This interactive assignment has you tracking the motion of an object and plotting it's position vs. time on a graph in Excel.

Extra practice problems for Lesson 8 topic.

Extra practice with turning turning graphs into other kinds of graphs.

Extra practice breaking vectors down into their horizontal and vertical components.

Extra practice with adding and subtracting vector components.

Extra practice with angled projectile problems.

Extra practice for projectiles launched with no angle.

Extra practice with Newton's 2nd law, finding net force and acceleration.

Extra practice with angled forces and Newton's 2nd Law.

Interactive assignment where you will be calculating components of weight for different objects on an incline and then calculate the coefficient of static and kinetic friction for an object on a rough surface that is inclined.

Both supplemental problems for extra practice as well as an interactive assignment with real life measurements.

Interactive assignment that will have you analyzing the motion of a toy airplane moving in a circle.

Supplemental practice problems using Newton's Law of Gravitation.

Extra practice problems for calculating work.

Extra practice calculating kinetic energy, gravitational potential energy, and elastic potential energy.

Interactive assignment to look at how energy is converted into non mechanical forms such as friction.

Interactive assignments to look at how energy is conserved with a mass-spring system and a within a pendulum.

Extra practice calculating mechanical power.

Interactive assignment looking at the impulse delivered to a hockey puck when hit with a hockey stick.

Both an interactive assignment as well as extra practice problems.

This interactive assignment looks at a collision between two bowling balls to determine if the collision was perfectly elastic.

Interactive assignment and extra practice for rotational kinematics.

Extra practice dealing with calculating torque and location from level arm when system is in equilibrium.

Extra practice problems.

Interactive assignment as well as supplemental problems that not only deal with SHM but also some momentum and energy as a way of review and looking at more complex problems.

Interactive assignment to calculate the period of a mass on a spring.

Extra problem practice for electric fields.

Extra practice using Coulomb's Law to solve for electric force and charge.

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Extra practice problems

Extra practice with Ohm's Law and Electrical Power

Extra practice with both series and parallel circuits.

Extra practice with solving for total resistance and V, I, R for circuit components when circuits have both series and parallel resistor combinations at the same time.

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Extra practice problems

Extra practice as well as an interactive assignment.

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Interactive assignment using the RHR to determine induced current direction for a wire that moves into and out of a magnetic field.

Interactive assignment to look at the properties of a transverse wave.

Interactive assignment looking at how sound travels as a wave in a sound tube (Reuben's Tube).

Interactive assignment looking at a standing wave created by a frequency generator and a string with a hanging mass.

Extra practice drawing ray diagrams and using mirror equation.

Interactive assignment to find the critical angle of a certain set of mediums.

Extra practice drawing ray diagrams and using the lens equation.

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