Fall 2011 Waves and Light

Course name: Physics Waves& Light

Grade: 10-12

This course covers the study of wave motion (both transverse and longitudinal waves).  Particular focus on longitudinal waves will be in the area of sound.  Focus on transverse waves will include the electromagnetic spectrum & visible light. General study of waves centers around reflection, refraction & diffraction of waves. Electricity & electromagnetism will finish out the course. 

Major projects include a PowerPoint show, and physics magic tricks.  The course content is similar to “Topics in physics A” but at a higher level. Students who take Topics A may not take Waves and Light.

There is a math prerequisite: completion of Integrated 3 or Algebra 2.

Waves and light is offered 2nd quarter