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Ch 01: Intro to Physics; Units

Introduction to Units Unit Conversions Solving Density Problems Dimensional Analysis Counting Significant Figures Operations with Significant Figures Uncertainty

Ch 02: 1D Motion / Kinematics

Vectors, Scalars, & Displacement Average Velocity Intro to Acceleration Position-Time Graphs & Velocity Conceptual Problems with Position-Time Graphs Velocity-Time Graphs & Acceleration Calculating Displacement from Velocity-Time Graphs Conceptual Problems with Velocity-Time Graphs Calculating Change in Velocity from Acceleration-Time Graphs Graphing Position, Velocity, and Acceleration Graphs Kinematics Equations Motion Diagrams Vertical Motion and Free Fall Catch/Overtake Problems Proportional Reasoning

Ch 03: Vectors

Review of Vectors vs. Scalars Introduction to Vectors Adding Vectors Graphically Vector Composition & Decomposition Adding Vectors by Components Trig Review Unit Vectors Introduction to Dot Product (Scalar Product) Calculating Dot Product Using Components Vectors in 3D Intro to Cross Product (Vector Product)

Ch 04: 2D Kinematics

Intro to Motion in 2D: Position & Displacement Velocity in 2D Acceleration in 2D Kinematics in 2D Circular Motion Intro to Relative Velocity

Ch 05: Projectile Motion

Intro to Projectile Motion: Horizontal Launch Negative (Downward) Launch Symmetrical Launch Projectiles Launched From Moving Vehicles Special Equations in Symmetrical Launches Positive (Upward) Launch Using Equation Substitution

Ch 06: Intro to Forces (Dynamics)

Newton's First & Second Laws Forces & Kinematics Vertical Forces & Acceleration Vertical Equilibrium & The Normal Force Forces in 2D Equilibrium in 2D Newton's Third Law & Action-Reaction Pairs Forces in Connected Systems of Objects

Ch 07: Friction, Inclines, Systems

Inclined Planes Kinetic Friction Static Friction Inclined Planes with Friction Systems of Objects with Friction Systems of Objects on Inclined Planes with Friction Stacked Blocks Intro to Springs (Hooke's Law)

Ch 08: Centripetal Forces & Gravitation

Uniform Circular Motion Centripetal Forces Newton's Law of Gravity Gravitational Forces in 2D Acceleration Due to Gravity Satellite Motion: Intro Satellite Motion: Speed & Period Geosynchronous Orbits Overview of Kepler's Laws Kepler's First Law Kepler's Third Law

Ch 09: Work & Energy

Intro to Energy Intro to Calculating Work Work By Gravity & Inclined Planes Work By Variable Forces (Springs) Net Work & Kinetic Energy More Work-Energy Problems Power

Ch 10: Conservation of Energy

Intro to Conservation of Energy Energy with Non-Conservative Forces Conservative Forces & Inclined Planes Motion Along Curved Paths Energy in Connected Objects (Systems) Solving Projectile Motion Using Energy Escape Velocity Springs & Elastic Potential Energy Force & Potential Energy

Ch 11: Momentum & Impulse

Intro to Momentum Intro to Impulse Impulse with Variable Forces Intro to Conservation of Momentum Push-Away Problems Adding Mass to a Moving System How to Identify the Type of Collision Inelastic Collisions 2D Collisions Newton's Second Law and Momentum Momentum & Impulse in 2D Push-Away Problems With Energy Elastic Collisions Collisions & Motion (Momentum & Energy) Collisions with Springs Intro to Center of Mass

Ch 12: Rotational Kinematics

Rotational Position & Displacement More Connect Wheels (Bicycles) Rotational Velocity & Acceleration Equations of Rotational Motion Converting Between Linear & Rotational Types of Acceleration in Rotation Rolling Motion (Free Wheels) Intro to Connected Wheels

Ch 13: Rotational Inertia & Energy

More Conservation of Energy Problems Conservation of Energy in Rolling Motion Parallel Axis Theorem Intro to Moment of Inertia Moment of Inertia via Integration Moment of Inertia of Systems Moment of Inertia & Mass Distribution Intro to Rotational Kinetic Energy Energy of Rolling Motion Types of Motion & Energy Conservation of Energy with Rotation Torque with Kinematic Equations Rotational Dynamics with Two Motions Rotational Dynamics of Rolling Motion

Ch 14: Torque & Rotational Dynamics

Rotational Power Torque & Acceleration (Rotational Dynamics) How to Solve: Energy vs Torque Torque Due to Weight Intro to Torque Net Torque & Sign of Torque Torque on Discs & Pulleys

Ch 15: Rotational Equilibrium

Equilibrium with Multiple Objects Equilibrium with Multiple Supports Center of Mass & Simple Balance Equilibrium in 2D - Ladder Problems Beam / Shelf Against a Wall More 2D Equilibrium Problems Review: Center of Mass Torque & Equilibrium

Ch 16: Angular Momentum

Opening/Closing Arms on Rotating Stool Conservation of Angular Momentum Angular Momentum & Newton's Second Law Intro to Angular Collisions Jumping Into/Out of Moving Disc Spinning on String of Variable Length Angular Collisions with Linear Motion Intro to Angular Momentum Angular Momentum of a Point Mass Angular Momentum of Objects in Linear Motion !! Conservation of Angular Momentum with Energy

Ch 17: Periodic Motion

Spring Force (Hooke's Law) Intro to Simple Harmonic Motion (Horizontal Springs) Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion Simple Harmonic Motion of Vertical Springs Simple Harmonic Motion of Pendulums Energy in Pendulums

Ch 19: Waves & Sound

What is a Wave? The Mathematical Description of a Wave Waves on a String Wave Interference Standing Waves Sound Waves Standing Sound Waves Sound Intensity The Doppler Effect Beats

Ch 20: Fluid Mechanics

Density Intro to Pressure Pascal's Law & Hydraulic Lift Pressure Gauge: Barometer Pressure Gauge: Manometer Pressure Gauge: U-shaped Tube Buoyancy & Buoyant Force Ideal vs Real Fluids Fluid Flow & Continuity Equation Bernoulli's Equation Viscous Flow & Poiseuille's Law

Ch 21: Heat and Temperature

Temperature Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics Thermal Expansion Introduction to Heat Changes in Temperature & Specific Heat Changes in Phase & Latent Heat Temperature Change Across Phases Calorimetry Phase Diagrams, Triple Points and Critical Points Heat Transfer

Ch 22: Kinetic Theory of Ideal Gasses

Introduction to Ideal Gasses Intro to Kinetic Theory Kinetic Energy and Temperature Speed Distribution of Ideal Gasses

Ch 23: The First Law of Thermodynamics

Internal Energy Introduction to Heat Capacity First Law of Thermodynamics Intro to Thermal Processes Cyclic Thermal Processes Work & PV Diagrams

Ch 24: The Second Law of Thermodynamics

Intro to Heat Engines Efficiency of Heat Engines Heat Engines & PV Diagrams Four Stroke Piston Engine Carnot Cycle Refrigerators Intro to Refrigerators Refrigerators & PV Diagrams Entropy and the Second Law Entropy & The Second Law Statistical Interpretation of Entropy Second Law for Ideal Gas

Ch 25: Electric Force & Field; Gauss' Law

Electric Charge Charging Objects Charging By Induction Conservation of Charge Coulomb's Law (Electric Force) Electric Field Electric Fields in Capacitors Electric Field Lines Dipole Moment Electric Fields in Conductors Electric Flux Gauss' Law

Ch 26: Electric Potential

Electric Potential Energy Electric Potential Work From Electric Force Relationships Between Force, Field, Energy, Potential The ElectronVolt Equipotential Surfaces

Ch 27: Capacitors & Dielectrics

Capacitors & Capacitance Parallel Plate Capacitors Energy Stored by Capacitor Capacitance Using Calculus Combining Capacitors in Series & Parallel Solving Capacitor Circuits Intro To Dielectrics How Dielectrics Work Dielectric Breakdown

Ch 28: Resistors & DC Circuits

Intro to Current Resistors and Ohm's Law Power in Circuits Microscopic View of Current Combining Resistors in Series & Parallel Kirchhoff's Junction Rule Solving Resistor Circuits Kirchhoff's Loop Rule !! Resistor-Capacitor Circuits

Ch 29: Magnetic Fields and Forces

Magnets and Magnetic Fields Summary of Magnetism Problems Force on Moving Charges & Right Hand Rule Circular Motion of Charges in Magnetic Fields Mass Spectrometer Magnetic Force on Current-Carrying Wire Force and Torque on Current Loops

Ch 30: Sources of Magnetic Field

Magnetic Field Produced by Moving Charges Magnetic Field Produced by Straight Currents Magnetic Force Between Parallel Currents Magnetic Force Between Two Moving Charges Magnetic Field Produced by Loops and Solenoids Toroidal Solenoids aka Toroids Ampere's Law Biot-Savart Law (Calculus) Ampere's Law (Calculus)

Ch 31: Induction and Inductance

Intro to Induction Magnetic Flux Faraday's Law Lenz's Law Motional EMF Transformers Mutual Inductance Self Inductance Inductors LR Circuits LC Circuits LRC Circuits

Ch 32: Alternating Current

Alternating Voltages and Currents RMS Current and Voltage Phasors Resistors in AC Circuits Phasors for Resistors Capacitors in AC Circuits Phasors for Capacitors Inductors in AC Circuits Phasors for Inductors Impedance in AC Circuits Series LRC Circuits Resonance in Series LRC Circuits Power in AC Circuits

Ch 33: Electromagnetic Waves

What is an Electromagnetic Wave? The Electromagnetic Spectrum Energy Carried by Electromagnetic Waves Electromagnetic Waves as Sinusoidal Waves Polarization Filters Displacement Current and Maxwell's Equations

Ch 34: Geometric Optics

Ray Nature Of Light Reflection Of Light Refraction Of Light Total Internal Reflection Ray Diagrams For Mirrors Mirror Equation Refraction At Spherical Surfaces Ray Diagrams For Lenses Thin Lens And Lens Maker Equations

Ch 35: Wave Optics

Diffraction 36.02 (A, n/a): Diffraction with Huygen's Principle Young's Double Slit Experiment Single Slit Diffraction

Ch 37: Special Relativity

Inertial Reference Frames Special Vs. Galilean Relativity Consequences of Relativity Lorentz Transformations

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