# Physics (Competency Based) (2nd semester)

## Physics (Competency Based) (2nd semester)

Course Description\nPhysics is designed to provide students with an overview of traditional physics and the latest research in the field. Beginning with Newtonian mechanics, students learn that every object is acted upon by multiple predictable forces. The course moves on to investigate the laws of thermodynamics, covering fluid mechanics and the relationship between matter and energy. The course also explores the various models used to explain and apply the universal forces of electricity and magnetism. Students learn the characteristics of waves and the basics of optics before the final set of lessons on atomic physics. Here, students review the characteristics of the atom and its elemental particles and apply their knowledge to modern physics. Topics in this course will be reinforced through interactive, online lab assignments.\n\nCourse Breakdown\n\n Electrostatics\n Units and movement of charges\n Coulomb's law\n Electric and electromotive forces\n Ohm's law\n DC and AC voltage current\n Energy costs\n Magnetic force\n Magnetic fields\n Magnetic flux\n Lenz's law\n Faraday's law Waves and wave motion\n The wave equation\n Applications of sound\n The Doppler effect\n Types of interference in waves\n Two-slit experiment\n Mirrors and magnification\n Snell's law\n Total internal reflection\n Law of reflection\n Law of refraction\n Proper time and length\n Speed of light\n The emission spectrum\n Quantum numbers\n\nCourse Goals\n Describe the properties of electrical charges and their motions as influenced by electric fields and forces.\n Analyze a circuit schematic to determine the circuit's properties and quantities.\n Extend knowledge of electrostatic and electromotive systems to usage of energy.\n Determine the properties of magnetic systems and apply them to electromagnetic induction. Describe the properties of different waves and the relationships between them.\n Analyze interactions of waves with each other and with matter.\n Describe the principles of reflection and refraction as applied to mirrors and lenses.\n Analyze the principles of relativity as applied to motion close to the speed of light.\n Describe the methods used to determine the properties of subatomic particles.