Honors Physics First Semester
Notes,
PowerPoint Lessons
and Much More!

*** Here Beginneth the First Semester ***

Historical Introduction & Chapters 1-12

Text: Holt Physics, 1999

............. What is Physics? A PowerPoint Tour

............ Eight reasons for taking Honors Physics

............ The Oath of Mighty Physics

.......... Physics Glossary

Quick Chapter Finder

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Review Sheets for finals and all else.

...... On-Line Exam on the Summer Assignment

Historical Introduction

The Great Archimedes Home Page by Chris Rorres, Professor of Mathematics, Drexel University, England.

Chapter 1 The Science of Physics

..... Observation, Matter and Energy, Measurement and Problems

.......... PowerPoint Notes, Diagrams, Pictures

.............. Great Optical Illusions!

. .... Metric

... Metric This or ... This?!

..... Common Sizes in Meters

..... Common Distances in Kilometers

..... Common Temperatures in deg C

..... NO CUSSING!

..... History of the Magnificent Metric System

..... United States Congress Adopts the Metric System in 1866

Chapter 2 Velocity, and Acceleration

... Velocity, and Acceleration PowerPoint Notes, Diagrams, Pictures

Chapter 3 two-dimensional Motion & Vectors

... Vectors PowerPoint Notes, Diagrams, Pictures

Chapter 4 Forces and the Laws of Motion

Chapter 5 & Chapter 6:

........... see text for more formulas & sample problems.

Chapter 7 Rotational Motion & Law of Gravity Review

... Rotation, Conservation, Gravity Review, Notes, Diagrams, Pictures

...... Chapter 7 Review Problems

...... The Problem of the Balance

...... The Boom Meets The Yogi

Chapter 8 Rotational Equilibrium & Simple Machines

..... Torque and Rotational Equilibrium, Notes, Diagrams, Pictures

..... Machines 1, Notes, Diagrams, Pictures

..... Machines 2, Notes, Diagrams, Pictures

..... Pulley Story, The Bricklayer and the Barrel

..... The Great Machines of Leonardo da Vinci

Practice Blitzes "Mechanics" (on your FC Blitz Program)

Chapter 9 Fluids, Matter, Kinetic Theory, Pascal, Archimedes, Torricelli, Bernoulli

..... The Kinetic Theory of Matter, Notes, Diagrams, Pictures.

..... Pascal's Law, Bernoulli's Principle, Notes, Diagrams, Pictures.

..... Archimedes' Principle, Notes, Diagrams, Pictures.

..... Atmospheric Pressure, Notes, Diagrams, Pictures.

..... Great Demos in action!

Chapter 10 The Heat is ON

..... The Heat is ON part 1, Notes, Diagrams, Pictures.

..... The Heat is ON part 2, Notes, Diagrams, Pictures.

............. Heat Problems for Chapter 10.pdf

Practice Blitzes Kinetic Theory (found in the chemistry part of your FC Blitz program.

Chapter 11 Laws of Thermodynamics

..... Thermodynamics, Notes, Diagrams, Pictures.

..... Heat Engines, Notes, Diagrams, Pictures.

..... *** Play Maxwell's Demon on-line ***

..... *** Play another Maxwell's Demon on-line **

..... *** Unbalanced Wheel Perpetual Motion Machine

Practice Blitzes "Heat" (on your FC Blitz Program)

Chapter 12, Harmonic Motion, Waves and their properties will be started at the end of the first semester, but will not be on the first semester final.

.......... Chapter 12 Simple Harmonic Motion & Waves

................. Harmonic Motion, Notes, Diagrams, Pictures

................. Waves, Notes, Diagrams, Pictures

................. Galileo move over... The awesome pendulum of The Great Censer of Santiago Cathedral

................. Review Sheets for Final Exams, Etc.

*** Here Endeth the First Semester ***

..... Go to Second Semester Notes (Chapters 10 - 25)

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