# Review Page

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## Beginning of First Semester

### Week 1: 8/28-8/31

Introduction to the class, including class policies.

Science as a means of acquiring knowledge.

Facts, hypotheses and theories.

Science, non-science and pseudo-science.

Review - week 1

## Labor Day Weekend

### Week 2: 9/5-9/8

Speed, velocity, acceleration and time.

Reference frames. Intro to Special Relativity.

Time dilation.

Review - week 2

### Week 3: 9/11-9/15

Length contraction, mass increase.

Relativistic addition of velocities.

Fundamental forces. (Here's a good cartoon.)

Energy and relativistic energy.

Measurement and sig figs.

Intro to classical mechanics.

Review - week 3

### Week 4: 9/18-9/22

The Kinematic Equations.

Displacement, speed, velocity and acceleration.

Free-fall.

Intro to motion graphs.

Review - week 4

### Week 5: 9/25-9/29

Motion graphs: d-t, v-t, and a-t.

Review - week 5

### Week 6: 10/2-10/6

Vectors: components, resultants, addition and multiplication.

Relative velocities in 2-D. Displacement problems.

2-D kinematic equations.

Review - week 6

### Week 7: 10/9-10/13

Horizontal projectiles.

Non-horizontal projectiles.

Review - week 7

### Week 8: 10/16-10/20

Projectiles with different initial and final heights.

Review - week 8

### Week 9: 10/23-10/27

Inertial mass and gravitational mass.

The Higgs mechanism.

Newton's Laws of Motion.

Review - week 9

## Beginning of Second Quarter

### Week 10: 10/30-11/3

Free-body diagrams.

Apparent weight.

Terminal velocity.

Review - week 10

### Week 11: 11/6-11/9

Static and kinetic friction coefficients. Motion problems, with friction.

Pulleys.

Review - week 11

## Veteran's Day (11/12)

### Week 12: 11/13-11/17

Pulleys and slopes. Pulley problems.

Review - week 12

### Week 13: 11/20-11/21

A lot of practice.

Fictitious forces.

Review - week 13

## Thanksgiving Break (11/22-11/24)

### Week 14: 11/27-12/1

A history of astronomy, including mystical Greeks, scholarly Arabs, and the rise of heliocentrism.

Newton's theory of gravity.

Review - week 14

### Week 15: 12/4-12/8

Einstein's theory of gravity: General Relativity.

Starbirth & stardeath. Neutron stars and black holes.

Review - week 15

### Week 16: 12/11-12/15

Theories of cosmology.

Evidence for the Big Bang.

Possible fates of the universe. Dark energy.

Review - week 16

### Week 17: 12/18-12/22

Momentum and impulse.

Conservation of momentum. 1-D collisions.

Review - week 17

## Winter Break (12/25/2017-1/5/2018)

### Week 18: 1/8-1/12

2-D collisions. Elastic and inelastic.

Review - week 18

## MLK Day (1/15)

### Week 19: 1/16-1/19

FINAL EXAMS

## Beginning of Second Semester

### Week 20: 1/22-1/26

Energy, work and power.

First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics.

Work-Energy theorem.

Conservative & non-conservative forces.

Review - week 20

### Week 21: 1/29-2/2

Total Mechanical Energy.

Efficiency.

Introduction to rotation: angular velocity and angular acceleration.

Torque, moment of inertia, and angular momentum.

Review - week 21

### Week 22: 2/5-2/9

The equations connecting linear and rotational.

Centripetal acceleration.

Non-uniform circular motion.

Rotational kinematics problems.

### Week 23: 2/12-2/16

Moment of inertia.

Newton's 2nd Law, in rotational form.

Centripetal vs. centrifugal force.

## President's Day (2/19)

### Week 24: 2/20-2/23

Finish rotation.

### Week 25: 2/26-3/2

Introduction to materials. Solids and fluids.

Stress & strain. Elastic modulus.

The stress-strain equations. Hooke's Law.

Simple harmonic motion, damped harmonic motion.

Review - week 25

### Week 26: 3/5-3/9

Natural frequency and resonance.

Energy of springs.

Equations of SHM.

Review - week 26

### Week 27: 3/12-3/16

Transverse and longitudinal waves.

Wave review: amplitude, frequency, period, wavelength. The wave equation.

Objective and subjective properties of sound.

Calculating intensity level (in dB).

Review - week 27

### Week 28: 3/19-3/23

Harmonics. Chladni plates.

The ear.

Wave interference and beats.

Review - week 28

## Beginning of Fourth Quarter

### Week 29: 3/26-3/28

Physics of musical instruments.

Review - week 26

## Spring Break (3/29-4/6)

### Week 30: 4/9-4/13

SAT AND STATE TESTING

Intro to electrostatics. Fields and bosons.

Charge, electric field and Coulomb's Law.

Review - week 30

### Week 31: 4/16-4/20

Current, resistance, voltage.

Intro to DC circuitry.

Adding series & parallel resistors.

Review - week 31

### Week 32: 4/23-4/27

Ohm's Law. DC circuit analysis.

Electrical power.

Review - week 32

### Week 33: 4/30-5/4

Types of waves: material, field, probability.

An intro to quantum mechanics.

Is light a wave or particle? And what's a photon?

Review - week 33

### Week 34: 5/7-5/11

AP TESTS

The wave model of light. The light spectrum: logarithmic and linear scales.

Review - week 34

### Week 35: 5/14-5/18

MORE AP TESTS

Refractive index. Snell's Law. Critical angle.

Anatomy of the eye.

Converging lenses, diverging lenses and ray diagrams.

Optics of the eye. Bad vision.

Review - week 35

### Week 36: 5/22-5/26

SENIORS LAST WEEK

Very basic color theory. Color mixing.

Review - week 36

## Memorial Day (5/28)

### Week 37: 5/29-6/1

Three right-hand rules.

Magnetic field and magnetic force.

Flux and Faraday's Law.

Induced current and Lenz's Law.

Review - week 37

### Week 38: 6/4-6/8

Motors & generators.

Finish Electromagnetism.

Review - week 38

### Week 39: 6/11-6/13

FINAL EXAMS