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Physics

Physics — (Grades 10–12) Science and Lab Credit 

Teacher: TBD

Time:  Friday 10:00-11:55

Class and Materials Cost:  $425
A $35 Lab/materials/copy fee is included in the cost of this class.

Book:  APOLOGIA Exploring Creation with Physics (2nd Edition), by Dr. Jay L. Wile

Supplies Needed: Students need to have a 2 1/2" or 3" 3-ring binder with five tabs and a scientific calculator.

*** This is a 2 hour class

Prerequisite:  Students must have successfully completed one course in Algebra. Students must also know the basic trigonometric functions (sine, cosine, tangent) and how they are defined on a right triangle. They should also be familiar with how to find the inverse of these trig. functions on a scientific calculator (sin-1, cos-1, tan-1). Although not required, students should be proficient in word processing, and have access to a PC or Mac computer with an Internet connection.

Physics is a really fun and gratifying class that includes both lecture and lab. This course rivals most non-calculus college physics courses (and is a lot more fun). Students who have taken this class find that doing the lab reports not only helps prepare them for college classes, but it also teaches them how to produce professionally looking documents. The class starts out with a review of the metric system, standard scientific methods used to make measurements and report data, and basic scientific calculator operation. Topics of study will include: laws of motion, vectors, laws of force, work, energy, power, momentum, periodic motion, waves, geometric optics, electric fields, electric potential, electric circuits, magnetism and more.

As each topic is studied, we will take time to learn about men of God who have also been known as men of science, such as Thomas Aquinas, Michael Faraday, James Maxwell, Galileo Galilei, Sir Isaac Newton, James Prescott Joule, and others who had a Christian worldview and who argued for the existence of God. 

All other instructional materials are provided for free by the tutor in our online course management system (Moodle), including: full-featured user guides, videos, sample documents, and links to high-quality material on sites that are safe, secure, and free.

***This class is available for Articulation Credit with Davenport University (see details at Articulation Credit page).

 

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