Physics Part 2 will incorporate the energy perspective into the study of motion. Students will be introduced to the important concepts of work and energy before moving on to study the concepts of potential energy, linear momentum, and impulse. Finally, students will examine the basics of rotational motion.
It is recommended that students successfully complete Physics Part 1 before enrolling in this course. It is also recommended that students successfully complete a course covering trigonometric functions before or during their enrollment in this course.
Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills
- Explore the value of the concepts of work and kinetic energy.
- Calculate the work done by constant forces.
- Approximate the work of variable forces.
- Determine the kinetic energy of a moving object.
- Calculate the average power delivered when work is done.
- Review trigonometric principles.
Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills
- Compare and contrast the differences between conservative and non-conservative forces.
- Examine the concept of potential energy.
- Apply the principle of the conservation of mechanical energy.
- Evaluate energy considerations when work is done by non-conservative forces.
- Read information off potential energy curves.
Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills
- Examine the definition of linear momentum and how it relates to force.
- Discuss the meaning of impulse and how it relates to linear momentum.
- Use linear momentum to analyze elastic and inelastic collisions.
- Determine the location of the center of mass of a system.
- Apply Newton’s laws to a system of particles.
- Explore the basic principles behind rocket propulsion.
Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills
- Determine the meanings of angular position, velocity, and acceleration.
- Describe rotational motion.
- Determine the connection between rotational quantities and corresponding linear quantities.
- Describe rolling motion.
- Examine the concept of the moment of inertia and its role in rotational motion.
- Use rotational kinetic energy and apply the conservation of energy to rotating and rolling objects.
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