This course builds on the fundamentals of physics laid in the first semester. Students learn about the different types of waves and wave properties. They learn about Electromagnetic waves and the dual nature of light. The course discusses energy and the different types of energy and delves into the laws of conservation. Students learn about the fundamental forces – including the Strong force, the electromagnetic force and the Weak force. The course exposes the student to the fundamentals of electricity and the nature of both the magnetic and electric field. The nature of thermal energy is discussed followed by the fundamentals of thermodynamics. Last but not least, there is an extensive discussion on earth’s energy sources – including the various forms of alternate energies available to us.
Note: This course is not designed for ELL (English Language Learners) students. ELL students may enroll in this course ONLY if they have adequate mentor support at their home school and are able to fulfill all course requirements.
Section 1: Waves
Section 2: Energy and Work
Section 3: Electrons, Electricity and Electromagnetism
Section 4: Fundamental Forces, Radioactivity & Photoelectric Effect
Section 5: Thermodynamics
Section 6: Earth’s Energy Sources