Explore concepts such as electrostatics, conductors, capacitors and dielectrics, electric circuits, magnetic fields, and electromagnetism. You’ll do hands-on laboratory work and in-class activities to investigate phenomena and use calculus to solve problems.
Unit 1: Electrostatics
You’ll begin your study of the electric force with an exploration of electric charges.
Unit 2: Conductors, Capacitors, Dielectrics
You’ll explore how electric charge can move through an object and the factors that affect the way charge moves.
Unit 3: Electric Circuits
You’ll build on your knowledge of electrical components to investigate the nature of electric circuits and explore current, resistance, and power.
Unit 4: Magnetic Fields
You’ll begin your exploration of magnetism by learning how magnetic fields are generated, how they behave, and how they relate to electricity.
Unit 5: Electromagnetism
You’ll build on what you’ve learned about charges, currents, and electric and magnetic fields to explore electromagnetic forces and their properties.
Skills You’ll Learn
Interpreting and describing visual representations of physical situations
Coming up with a hypothesis and designing an experiment to test it
Creating graphs and diagrams to represent data and physical situations
Analyzing data shown in a graph
Determining the relationship between physical qualities
Solving physics problems using mathematical relationships
Developing and supporting a scientific claim with evidence