Prerequisite: Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry
Physics is the science that deals with the relationship between matter and energy. Some of the topics discussed include the motion of objects such as cars, planets and rockets; collisions and the transfer of energy; the nature of sound and music. There is a great deal of emphasis on the ability to think and solve problems and to apply mathematics to physical problems. It is recommended that students take Physics during their senior year so that Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry will have already been taken with above average success. It is useful for students to have taken Chemistry before taking Physics, but it is not required. If possible, students should enroll in both Physics and Advanced Math. Students can expect this class to be a preparation for college level courses with the necessity to maintain or upgrade study skills to a level well above average. College bound students should be aware that college graduation requirements often require science courses such as Physics, even for non-science majors, to improve analytical thinking skills.
Text: Physics Principles & Problems
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Holt Rinehart Winston Publishers ISBN 0-03-061937-8
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