## Kinematics

**Objectives**

1: Describe the motion of an object in terms of position, time, and velocity.

2: Analyze the motion of an object in terms of velocity, time, and acceleration.

3: Relate the motion of objects to a frame of reference.

4: Use Newton's first law to explain the motion of an object.

## Dynamics

**Objectives**

1: Using Newton’s second law, relate the force, mass, and acceleration of an object.

2: Analyze forces acting in pairs as described by Newton’s third law.

## Gravitation and Electrostatics

**Objectives**

1: Relate the strength of the gravitational force to the distance between two objects and the mass of the objects (i.e., Newton’s law of universal gravitation).

2: Describe the factors that affect the electric force (i.e., Coulomb’s law).

## Transfer and Conservation of Energy

**Objectives**

1: Determine kinetic and potential energy in a system.

2: Describe conservation of energy in terms of systems.

3: Describe common energy transformations and the effect on availability of energy.

## Waves and Electromagnetism

**Objectives**

1: Demonstrate an understanding of mechanical waves in terms of general wave properties.

2: Describe the nature of electromagnetic radiation and visible light.

## Modern Physics

**Objectives**

1: Describe the particle-wave duality of both energy and mass and understand its effect on the behavior of matter

2: Use the principles of both special and general relativity to show how previous physical models of the universe were incomplete.