# Course Outline (Giancoli)

This page gives page and section references for the supplementary textbook Physics by Giancoli which is NOT the main textbook we will use.

# Course Content/Goals/Outline:

## Scientific Thought and Process

• Scientific Method (see photocopy)
• Metric Units 1.5
• Scientific Notation 1.4

## Motion

• Displacement vs Distance 2.1 (2.8)
• Speed vs Velocity 2.2, 2.3
• Acceleration 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
• Free Fall Problems 2.7
• Projectile Motion Problems 3.5, 3.6, 3.7
• Motion Lab

## Forces

• Equilibrium 4.2, 9.1, 9.2
• Net Force 4.1
• Scalars & Vectors 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
• Newton's 1st Law of Motion 4.2
• Forces in Equilibrium Lab

## Newton’s Law of Motion and Law of Gravity

• Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion 4.4 (4.7)
• Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion 4.5
• Mass vs Weight 4.3, 4.6
• Normal Force 4.6
• Friction 4.8
• Static & Kinetic friction problems
• Friction Lab

## Circular Motion and Kepler’s Laws

• Centripetal Force 5.1-3
• Law of Universal Gravitation 5.6
• Gravity 5.5-7
• Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion 5.8

## Work and Energy

• Work and Displacement Problems 6.1
• Mechanical, Non Mechanical Forms of Energy 6.6
• Kinetic and Gravitational Potential Energy 6.3, 6.4
• Law of Conservation of Energy 6.7, 6.8
• Power 6.10
• Conservation of Energy (virtual) Lab

## Impulse and Momentum

• Momentum & Impulse 7.1, 7.3
• Conservation of Momentum 7.2
• Elastic & Inelastic Collisions 7.4-6

## Thermal Energy

• Matter 13.1
• Temperature vs Heat 13.2, 13.9?, 14.1-2
• Heat Transfer by Convection, Conduction, Radiation 14.6-8
• Specific Heat Capacity 14.3, 14.4
• Four states of matter 10.1, 13.1
• Phase Change 14.5
• Law of Thermodynamics 13.3, 15.1-4
• Heat Engines 15.5
• Heat and Phase Change Lab

## Waves Properties/ Sound

• Properties of Waves 11.7-8, 11.10, 11.13?, 11.14?, 12.1, 12.4, 12.6
• Constructive & Destructive Interference 11.11
• Doppler Effect 12.7
• Resonance 11.6, 11.12
• Harmonics 11.2, 12.4

## Light and Geometric Optics

• EM Spectrum 22.3
• Law of Reflection 23.1-2
• Refraction 23.4-5
• Optics Lab

## Electricity and Magnetism Chapters 16, 20, 21, 29.8

• Electrostatic Charges
• Coulomb’s Law
• Electric Fields
• Conductors, Insulators, Semiconductor
• Magnetic Fields
• Electromagnetic Attraction
• Static Electricity Lab
• Electromagnetic Strength Lab

## Electric Circuits Chapters 18, 19

• Current
• Voltage
• Resistance
• Ohm’s law
• Potential difference
• Series & Parallel Circuits
• Electric Circuits Lab

## Modern Physics Chapter 27

• Scientific theory of atoms (atomic theory)
• Quantum description, quantization of energy at the atomic level
• Nuclear Force
• Four fundamental forces
• Half Life
• Nuclear Decay
• Fission & Fusion
• Presentation on Modern Physics Topic

## Independent research project

• Research on a chosen topic
• Experiments
• Research paper
• Presentation of research project