Syllabus | Schedule

Physics 10 Schedule
Spring 2020

M/W Date
Lecture topics & applications
Pictures / Videos
Homework & Worksheets
1/27
1/29
What is Physics?; Ancient Greeks & Earth
The Ancient Greeks & Kepler - Solar System Distances
10s; Homer; Veritasium: Hypothesis Testing
Encabulator; Carl Sagan; Timelines (Copernicus & Newton)
HW Set 1, due 2/5:
Science of the Ancients

2/3
2/5

Masses, forces, and motion: Newton's Laws
Gravitation & Tides
Target Shopping Carts; Frames of Ref 1 2, Hulk; Rumble; A Million to One; Eraser; Kittinger; Cox, 2001; HW Set 2, due 2/12:
Galileo & Newton

2/10
2/12

Energy & Power; Mass Energy & Anti-Matter
Heat into Work: Engines

Energy Density; Oil Availability
 

2/17
2/19

>>>HOLIDAY: Presidents' Day<<<
States of Matter; Phase Transitions

HW Set 3: due 2/26:
Energy & Power

2/24
2/26

Review
>>>CELEBRATION OF KNOWLEDGE<<<
Celebration Practice Questions  

3/2
3/4

Climate Change
Climate Change
Global Temp; CO2 ppm  

3/9
3/11

Electric Current & Circuit Wiring
Magnets & Magnetic Fields
Faraday Cage: Hammond, power line worker
Jacob's Ladder, Tango & Cash; Magneto
HW Set 4: Now Due 3/30:
Climate, Electricity & Magnetism

3/16
3/18

Magnetism
Mirages, Sunsets, Rainbows, Blue Sky

Sound Refraction; Ocean Temp Speed; Anvil Cloud; Mushroom Cloud; Atm Temp / Speed; Orson; Mogul

Videos on Magnetism:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM4m2GId3F8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VwvIfmm1OE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFAOXdXZ5TM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-Gus-qIT74

3/30
4/1

Light Waves: Seeing, Eyes, Colors
Wave Interference
EM Spectrum, The Eye; Color Mixing; Color Blind; Rainbows; Floating Iceberg; Green Flash HW Set 5: Due 4/8:
Waves

4/6
4/8

Review
>>>CELEBRATION OF KNOWLEDGE<<<

Celebration Practice Questions  

4/13
4/15

Nuclei & Radioactivity
Fission & Fusion
; Chain Reactions

  HW Set 6: Due 4/22:
Fission & Fusion

4/20
4/22

Fission in Use Today: Devices
Fission in Use Today; Reactors
Tsar, Nevada,  

4/27
4/29

Quantum Physics: Photons & Atoms
Quantum Physics: Reality
  HW Set 7: Due 5/4
Modern Physics

5/4
5/6

Modern Physics: Solid State Transistors
Special Relativity: Time & Length


Celebration Review Questions
 
5/11
5/13
General Relativity, Hubble: Expansion of the Universe
Big Bang Cosmology; Final wrap-up
  HW Set 8: Not due
Modern Physics

5/18

>>>FINAL CELEBRATION 7 - 9:50 am<<<
 
 

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