Physics is all about understanding our world. How and why objects move in the ways that they do. The motions of objects and the forces between and on objects can be described verbally, mathematically, graphically, and with real-life data. You will have opportunities to do demonstrate your learning in all of these ways.
Topics covered this year will include:
Newton's Laws - The Study of Forces Kinematics - The Mathematics of Motion Projectiles - Motion in 2 Dimensions Gravitation - The Motions and Forces of Planets and Stars Electrical Forces - Like Gravitation but for Electrical Charges Energy - How Forces affect Motion and Arrangement of Objects Momentum - The Relationship between Forces and Motions Electrical Circuits - an introduction to simple electricty
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| **About Mr. Talbert:**
I have been teaching Physics since 1994, all in Alpine District. I started teaching at LPHS in 2015. I also spent five years at the Utah State Office of Education working in the Assessment and Accountability Department.
I am originally from the Midwest, having grown up in Missouri, Minnesota, and Arkansas. I moved to Utah to attend BYU and never left. My wife and I have been married since 1988. We have five children.
I have a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from BYU, a B.S. in Mathematics with a Physics minor from SUU, and a M.S. in Educational Assessment and Evaluation from BYU.
In 2007 I was awarded the *Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.* |