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The Physics


1-D Kinematics

Newton's Laws

Vectors - Motion and Forces in Two Dimensions

Momentum and Its Conservation

Work, Energy, and Power

Circular Motion and Planetary Motion

Static Electricity

Current Electricity


Sound Waves and Music

Light Waves and Color

Reflection and the Ray Model of Light

Refraction and the Ray Model of Light



Lesson 1: Motion Characteristics for Circular Motion

a. Speed and Velocity

b. Acceleration

c The Centripetal Force Requirement

d. The Forbidden F-Word

e. Mathematics of Circular Motion



Lesson 2: Applications of Circular Motion

a. Newton's Second law - Revisited

b. Amusement Park Physics

c. Athletics



Lesson 3: Universal Gravitation

a. Gravity is More than a Name

b. The Apple, the Moon, and the Inverse Square Law

c. Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation

d. Cavendish and the Value of G

e. The Value of g



Lesson 4: Planetary and Satellite Motion

a. Kepler's Three Laws

b. Circular Motion Principles for Satellites

c. Mathematics of Satellite Motion

d. Weightlessness in Orbit

e. Energy Relationships for Satellites



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