Physics EVP

  • Name:

    Physics (PHYS400e)

  • Department:

    Enriched Virtual

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Algebra 1 (MATH100);

    Algebra 2 (MATH300)

    Physics is an applied mathematics course. The Algebra 2 pre-requisite for this course is essential.

    Trigonometry is highly suggested as a pre/co-requisite.

Physics EVP

Description:

Physics is a study of the God-ordained laws which govern the physical universe, connecting them with observable phenomena, and covers the general topics of mechanics with kinematic and dynamic motions, gravity, uniform circular motion, work, energy, momentum, simple harmonic motion, waves, optics, electricity, and magnetism. This course will include extensive use of hands-on labs and computer simulations to demonstrate physics concepts. Students will learn to express physics concepts with equations that enable them to solve problems using a basic knowledge of algebra and right angle trigonometry. Three engineering design projects will be created throughout the year.

Special Notes:

Algebra 2 must be completed before this course is taken. If trigonometry is taken in conjunction with this course, students should keep pace in their math course as they complete this course. Week 4 in Physics should not be completed before Week 4 in Trigonometry as you will be learning skills in math class that are applied to Physics.

Special Instructions:

*As part of the EVP program, this course will have a live class requirement once a week at a set time; please see the website for time choices. This live class will include teaching, discussion with classmates from around the world, demonstrations, questions and answers, and other aspects of a live classroom. Students will have weekly due dates and stay on a traditional coursework schedule.

Semester 1: August 31 - January 24

Fall Break: November 23 - 27

Christmas Break: December 21 - January 1

Semester 2: January 25 - June 6

Spring Break: March 29 - April 2

Times: Wednesdays 11:00 am OR Wednesdays 10:00 pm US Central Time

FROM THE TEACHER

What is your curiosity quotient? Have you ever wondered where gravity went when you see astronauts floating around inside of space ships? How about that weird feeling of moving backward when you look outside the car as another car comes in to park? What does riding an elevator have to do with losing or gaining weight? Do you like to tinker with machinery? Why do Grandfather clocks have a pendulum? How do glasses work to improve your eyesight? Can light really act like a particle? Have you been shocked at the door handle after walking across a carpet? How are electrical currents generated? Where is the North Pole? If you have ever asked yourself these kinds of questions, this course is the place for you. In two semesters of right angle trigonometry based physics we will cover the description of motion, two and three dimensional vectors, projectiles, Newton’s laws of motion, gravity, energy conservation, momentum, simple harmonic motion, waves, optics, electricity and magnetism. Come explore these topics and more with us.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

The organization was good, very structural and clear.

NSA Student

A lot of examples were provided by the textbooks which made problem solving later on easier.

NSA Student

I think, overall, it is a very well-developed course that has proven to be very useful for me as I learn about physics.

NSA Student
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