Unit 1 - Linear Motion

Linear Equations

Conversions

Kinematic Equation -

Translating Graphs
(*position vs time graphs to velocity vs. time graphs, etc*)

Freefall

Linear Equations and Applications

How to Calculate Slope

How to Straighten Graphs (PreAP - *how to straighten graphs of different functions*)

Unit 2 -Two Dimensional Motion

Trigonometry Basics

Vector Basics

Adding Vectors

Relative Motion

Projectile Motion

Understanding Projectile Motion Concepts (*teaches everything about Projectile Motion, but the trig [can be done early in the unit])*

Projectile Motion Special Situations

Projectile Motion Comparisons

Mr. Murray's Vexing Vector adVenture (*light-hearted test review*)

Unit 3 - Forces

Forces and Newton's First Law of Motion

Types of Forces

Newton's Second Law

Normal Force

Surface Friction

Gravity

Connected Objects and Ramps

Sine or Cosine? - Which Do You Use?

Forces and Angles

Unit 4 - Energy and Work

Types of Energy

Law of Conservation of Energy

Efficiency

Review

Unit 5 - Momentum

Momentum and Impulse

Momentum Basics Skills Sheet

Conservation of Momentum

Conservation of Momentum and Collisions Lab

Types of Collisions/ Impulse Graphs

Unit 6 - Heat and Thermodynamics

Heat (*Specific Heat, Temperature scales*)

Latent Heat

Thermal Equilibrium

Calculating Total Heat

PreAP:

Thermodynamic Processes

Cyclic Processes and Efficiency

Unit 7 - Harmonic Motion and Sound (*Uses most of the IPC worksheets) *

Harmonic Motion Basics Table -
(*relates pendulums, spring-mass systems, waves, and sound*)

Pendulum Lab

Springs and Hooke's Law

Superposition Principle

Auxiliary Sound Topics (*beats, doppler effect, timbre, echoes*)

Harmonic Motion Wave Equations (*AP topic*)

Unit 8 - Light and Optics

Light and Color Basics Worksheet

Refraction and Reflection Lab

Optics Basics

Index of Refraction Lab

Refraction (*refraction, index of refraction, Snell's Law, critical angle*)

Lens/Mirror Equation and Magnification

Convex Lens Lab

Ray Diagrams

Miscellaneous Light Topics

Diffraction

Electrostatics - PreAP *(# indicates ones I use with Regular Physics, which I combine with Electric Circuits *)

#Electric Charge

Electric Charge and Force Skills Sheet

Equilibrium Position Due to Two Charges

#Separating Charge (*ways to charge objects: contact, induction, polarization*)

#Electric Field

Calculating Net Electric Field (*vector example*)

Electric Potential Energy

Electric Potential (Voltage)

Total Electric Force, Potential, and Potential Energy (*continuation of "Calculating Net Electric Field" above) *

Capacitors

Understanding the Electrostatic Equations

#Electric Force (*not done, yet*)

Unit 9 - Electricity (*Uses most of the IPC Electricity Notes*)

Electricity Labs (*Series circuits, diodes, AC current, capacitors, parallel circuits, meters*)

Series Circuit Practice Sheets

Parallel Circuit Practice Sheets

Total Resistance

Simplifying Complex Circuits (*calculating equivalent resistance*)

Example: Understanding a Complex Circuit*(finds the equivalent resistance, voltage, and current)*

Unit 10 - Magnetism

Magnetism Labs

Magnetic Fields

Magnetic Forces

Transformers

Magnetic Induction

Generators and Motors