Physics is an algebra- and trigonometry-based introductory college-level physics course. The course is based on first-semester introductory college physics and is designed for students interested in an upper-level science course or planning to enter life science or pre-med programs in college. The goal of the course is to develop an understanding of physics through inquiry-based investigations. Students will study principles of Newtonian mechanics and concepts of work, energy, and power. Underpinning these principles will be foundational concepts like systems, fields, force interactions, change, and conservation. Additional supplemental topics are covered that build understanding of the primary College Board curriculum. Developing the ability to reason qualitatively and quantitatively is a principal focus. Those skills are developed through the use of modeling, graphing, diagramming, unit analysis, symbolic algebra, and data analysis. Laboratory exercises are used to enhance the investigation of each topic.
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Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
This course is approved by the NCAA.
One Schoolhouse is fully accredited with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges through December 1, 2025; we are an approved online publisher for the University of California.
BS Spelman College
MA San Diego State University