Physics: Waves, Light, Electricity, and Magnetism

Science
STEM | The Study of Physics
Grade: 11-12
Credits: 1

A bobbing spring or swinging pendulum begins a study of waves, which leads to a study of sound, including the basics of music and musical instruments. Practical uses of light reflection and refraction leads to a study of mirrors and lenses. Finally, we study DC electric circuits, which usually involves some kind of group project. As in the mechanics course, students should expect to read at least two books.

Prerequisite: Algebra II and Geometry or the equivalent. While little mathematics is required in this course beyond what is learned in Algebra I and Geometry, students with greater preparation in mathematics find physics problems far easier to approach.

Prerequisite: Algebra I and Geometry or the equivalent. Completion of Algebra II and Pre-calculus is strongly encouraged. While there is little mathematics required in this course beyond what was learned in Algebra I and Geometry, greater preparation in mathematics makes physics problems far easier to approach.

Faculty

Marc Chabot, Dean of Academics
Marc Chabot
Dean of Academics and Science
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