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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: The Nature of a Sound Wave

a. Sound is a Mechanical Wave

b. Sound is a Longitudinal Wave

c. Sound is a Pressure Wave

Lesson 2: Sound Properties and Their Perception

a. Pitch and Frequency

b. Intensity and the Decibel Scale

c. The Speed of Sound

d. The Human Ear

Lesson 3: Behavior of Sound Waves

a. Interference and Beats

b. The Doppler Effect and Shock Waves

c. Boundary Behavior

d. Reflection, Refraction, and Diffraction

Lesson 4: Resonance and Standing Waves

a. Natural Frequency

b. Forced Vibration

c. Standing Wave Patterns

d. Fundamental Frequency and Harmonics

Lesson 5: Musical Instruments

a. Resonance

b. Guitar Strings

c. Open-End Air Columns

d. Closed-End Air Columns



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