Unit 1 is an introduction into Physics and we will study Chapters 1 and 3.  We will look into how Physics is organized and learn some general ideas that will be used all year.  Chapter 3 in this unit will be a look at how to solve mathematical problems which is a central concept in Physics.  This is an important topic as practically all of the relationships we will study are described with a formula.

The chapters for this unit are Chapters 1 and 3  in our book.

Table Code:  Many of the animations for this course are taken from Kahn Academy which is a science based tutorial.   These will be coded by KH.  Another series that will be used is The Physics Classroom which will be coded PC.

An Introduction into Physics

Unit 1 Problem Set

Chapter 1 - The Science of Physics

General Information and Reference

 Scientific Method Reference Trig Identities Primer The Unit Circle

Power Points

 Chapter 1 Intro

Worksheets

 ePractice KH - Graphing lines ePractice KH - Functions and their graphs

Animations and Movies

 KH - Unit Conversion KH - Conversion between metric units Scientific Method Galileo and Free Falling Objects Accuracy v. Precision Calculating Percent Error KH - Graphs of Linear Equations KH - Graphs using slope Intercept Form

Movies

Day 1     Green: Aug. 8

1.  Class Introduction and rules
2.  Get our Textbooks
3.  Start Chapter 1 reading

Day 2     Green Aug. 13

1.  Basic Notes  Chapter 1
2.  A look at Graphing

Day 3     Green Aug. 15

1.   Chapter 1 Overview
2.   Chapter 3 Preview
3.   Graphing Practice
4.   Problem Set Chapter 3  # 1
and 2

Day 4     Green Aug. 19

1.  Trigonometry Review
2.  Problem Set Chapter 3 # 1 and 2

3.  Vector Practice

Day 5     Green Aug. 21

1.  How to resolve Resultants - Adding Vectors

Day 6     Green Aug. 23

1.   Graphing Vectors:  2 Vector and 3 Vector Resultants with Equilibrants

Day 7     Green Aug. 27

1.  Force Table work from Aug. 23

1.

### Day 9

1.  Collect Unit Notes
2.  Unit Test