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- Martha Abdullah, Mayra Bolivar, Roxana Candela, General Teacher, Daritza Ysla
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- AIU HS
- Designed primarily for the non-science major. A descriptive treatment of the basic principles of classical physics. Motion, energy, properties of matter, and thermal physics are treated in a conceptual, largely non-mathematical format. There are no mathematics or science prerequisites.
- Course objectives:
Our goals are to help students:
1. Appreciate the role of science in society and the historical development of
physics in the ongoing quest to discover the structure of the universe.
2. Gain an understanding of the basic principles and the experimental basis of
the various fields of physics and the logical relationships of the various
3. Become capable problem solvers using techniques that require mathematical
skills, conceptual and mathematical models, order-of-magnitude estimates
and an understanding of limiting cases.
4. Develop competence in designing, constructing and using laboratory
instruments and to draw valid conclusions from experimental data.
5. Develop competence in using computers for computation, data acquisition,
numerical control, device development and information acquisition and
6. Improve written and oral technical communication skills.
Lesson 1: Mechanics and Introduction
Lesson 2: Vectors and Scalars
Lesson 3: Energy and Work
Lesson 4: Momentum
Lesson 5: Circular Motion
Lesson 6: Gravitation
Lesson 7: Matter Properties
Lesson 8: Thermodynamics
Lesson 9: Waves