This course follows a classical sequence of topics including mechanics, magnetism, and electricity. This course applies the basic concepts of physics to real-world phenomena. Demonstrations and laboratory work are an integral part of this course. Honors Physics 1 follows the classical sequence of topics covered in the Physics 1 course but does so in more depth and with a more mathematical approach. Additional topics draw from waves, relativity, and astronomy. Accelerated Physics is a demanding, first-year physics course designed to challenge students with extensive science backgrounds with theory and in laboratory work. The curriculum is broad and fast-paced, covering mechanics, electromagnetism, optics, thermodynamics, hydraulics, and nuclear physics.
Prerequisite: departmental approval for enrollment in Honors level; departmental approval as well as Accelerated Algebra 2 or Pre-Calculus required for enrollment in the Accelerated level.