**College Prep Physics Syllabus**

**Text: Physics: (Serway & Vaughn)**

__1 ^{st} Semester__

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** Motion in One Dimension **(Chapter 2)

Displacement, speed and velocity, acceleration, graphical
analysis, falling objects

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** Vectors and 2-D motion** (Chapter 3)

Manipulating vectors, scalars, component and resultant
vectors, projectile motion

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*Newton*** 's Laws and Forces** (Chapter 4)

1st, 2nd, and 3rd laws,
mass, weight, friction, net forces, inclined planes

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** Work, Power, and Energy** (Chapter 5)

Work, power, potential
and kinetic energy, conservation of energy

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** Momentum and Collisions** (Chapter 6)

Momentum and impulse,
conservation of momentum, inelastic and elastic collisions, explosions, center
of gravity

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** Circular Motion **(Chapter 7)

Angular velocity and acceleration, rotational and linear
motion, centripetal acceleration and force

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** Planetary Motion **(Chapter 8)

Law of universal gravitation, Kepler’s
laws

Departmental Midterm

__2 ^{nd} Semester__

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*Relativity*** **(Supplementary
Materials)

** **Special and general relativity, time
dilation, space-time, black holes

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** Fluids in Motion **(Chapter 9)

Density, pressure, buoyancy, Bernoulli’s principle

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** Waves** (Chapter 12)

Simple harmonic motion

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** Sound** (Chapter 13)

Resonance, musical instruments, beats, ear

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** Electromagnetic Radiation** (Chapter 14)

Light, color

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** Optics** (Chapters 15 & 16)

Reflection, refraction, lenses, mirrors,
interference, diffraction

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** Electric Forces and Electrostatics **(Chapter 17)

Electric charge, Coulomb’s law, electrostatics

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** Current electricity and DC circuits **(Chapters 19 & 20)

Current, resistance, voltage, AC/DC, simple circuits, household electricity