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Ch 01: Doing Physics

Introduction to Units Unit Conversions Solving Density Problems Dimensional Analysis Counting Significant Figures Operations with Significant Figures

Ch 02: Motion In A Straight Line

Vectors, Scalars, & Displacement Average Velocity Intro to Acceleration Position Functions and Instantaneous Velocity Velocity Functions & Instantaneous Acceleration Position-Time Graphs & Velocity Conceptual Problems with Position-Time Graphs Velocity-Time Graphs & Acceleration Conceptual Problems with Velocity-Time Graphs Graphing Position, Velocity, and Acceleration Graphs Kinematics Equations Vertical Motion and Free Fall Catch/Overtake Problems

Ch 03: Motion in Two and Three Dimensions

Review of Vectors vs. Scalars Adding Vectors Graphically Vector Composition & Decomposition Adding Vectors by Components Trig Review Intro to Motion in 2D: Position & Displacement Unit Vectors Velocity in 2D Position Function in 2D Instantaneous Velocity in 2D Acceleration in 2D Instantaneous Acceleration in 2D Intro to Relative Velocity Intro to Projectile Motion: Horizontal Launch Negative (Downward) Launch Symmetrical Launch Positive (Upward) Launch Projectiles Launched From Moving Vehicles Special Equations in Symmetrical Launches Using Equation Substitution Uniform Circular Motion Period and Frequency in Uniform Circular Motion

Ch 04: Force and Motion

Newton's First & Second Laws Types Of Forces & Free Body Diagrams Forces & Kinematics Vertical Forces & Acceleration Vertical Equilibrium & The Normal Force Forces with Calculus Forces in 2D Equilibrium in 2D Newton's Third Law & Action-Reaction Pairs Spring Force (Hooke's Law)

Ch 05: Using Newton's Laws

Inclined Planes Forces in Connected Systems of Objects Review of Uniform Circular Motion Centripetal Forces Vertical Centripetal Forces Flat Curves Banked Curves Kinetic Friction Static Friction Inclined Planes with Friction Systems of Objects with Friction Systems of Objects on Inclined Planes with Friction Stacked Blocks

Ch 06: Work, Energy, and Power

Intro to Energy & Kinetic Energy Introduction to Dot Product (Scalar Product) Calculating Dot Product Using Components Intro to Calculating Work Work On Inclined Planes Work By Springs Net Work & Work-Energy Theorem Work As Area Under F-x Graphs Power Calculating Work via Integration Instantaneous Power

Ch 07: Conservation of Energy

Intro to Energy Types Gravitational Potential Energy Intro to Conservation of Energy Energy with Non-Conservative Forces Motion Along Curved Paths Rollercoaster Problems Pendulum Problems Solving Projectile Motion Using Energy Energy in Connected Objects (Systems) Springs & Elastic Potential Energy Force & Potential Energy

Ch 08: Gravity

Newton's Law of Gravity Gravitational Forces in 2D Acceleration Due to Gravity Satellite Motion: Intro Overview of Kepler's Laws Kepler's First Law Kepler's Third Law Kepler's Third Law in Elliptical Orbits Satellite Motion: Speed & Period Geosynchronous Orbits Gravitational Potential Energy Gravitational Potential Energy for Systems of Masses Escape Velocity Energy of Circular Orbits Energy of Elliptical Orbits

Ch 09: Systems of Particles

Intro to Center of Mass Intro to Momentum Intro to Impulse Impulse with Variable Forces Calculating Impulse via Integration Intro to Conservation of Momentum Push-Away Problems Types of Collisions Completely Inelastic Collisions Adding Mass to a Moving System Collisions & Motion (Momentum & Energy) Ballistic Pendulum Collisions with Springs Elastic Collisions How to Identify the Type of Collision

Ch 10: Rotational Motion

Rotational Position & Displacement Rotational Velocity & Acceleration Equations of Rotational Motion Converting Between Linear & Rotational Types of Acceleration in Rotation Rolling Motion (Free Wheels) Intro to Connected Wheels More Connect Wheels (Bicycles) Intro to Moment of Inertia Moment of Inertia of Systems Moment of Inertia & Mass Distribution Parallel Axis Theorem Moment of Inertia via Integration Intro to Rotational Kinetic Energy Types of Motion & Energy Energy of Rolling Motion Conservation of Energy with Rotation More Conservation of Energy Problems Conservation of Energy in Rolling Motion Intro to Torque Net Torque & Sign of Torque Torque Due to Weight Torque on Discs & Pulleys Torque & Acceleration (Rotational Dynamics) How to Solve: Energy vs Torque Torque with Kinematic Equations Rotational Dynamics with Two Motions Rotational Dynamics of Rolling Motion

Ch 11: Rotational Vectors and Angular Momentum

Intro to Cross Product (Vector Product) Calculating Cross Product Using Components Intro to Angular Momentum Angular Momentum of a Point Mass Angular Momentum of Objects in Linear Motion Angular Momentum & Newton's Second Law Conservation of Angular Momentum Opening/Closing Arms on Rotating Stool Intro to Angular Collisions Angular Collisions with Linear Motion Jumping Into/Out of Moving Disc Spinning on String of Variable Length

Ch 12: Static Equilibrium

Torque & Equilibrium Equilibrium with Multiple Objects Equilibrium with Multiple Supports Review: Center of Mass Center of Mass & Simple Balance Equilibrium in 2D - Ladder Problems Beam / Shelf Against a Wall More 2D Equilibrium Problems

Ch 13: Oscillatory Motion

Spring Force (Hooke's Law) Intro to Simple Harmonic Motion (Horizontal Springs) Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion Simple Harmonic Motion of Vertical Springs Simple Harmonic Motion of Pendulums Energy in Pendulums

Ch 14: Wave Motion

Intro to Waves Wave Functions & Equations of Waves Velocity of Transverse Waves (Strings) Wave Interference Standing Waves Sound Waves Standing Sound Waves Sound Intensity The Doppler Effect Beats

Ch 15: Fluid Motion

Density Intro to Pressure Pascal's Law & Hydraulic Lift Pressure Gauge: Barometer Pressure Gauge: Manometer Pressure Gauge: U-shaped Tube Buoyancy & Buoyant Force Ideal vs Real Fluids Fluid Flow & Continuity Equation

Ch 16: Temperature and Heat

Temperature Linear Thermal Expansion Moles and Avogadro's Number Intro to Calorimetry Calorimetry with Temperature and Phase Changes Latent Heat & Phase Changes Advanced Calorimetry: Equilibrium Temperature with Phase Changes Heat Transfer

Ch 17: The Thermal Behavior of Matter

The Ideal Gas Law Kinetic-Molecular Theory of Gases Phase Diagrams, Triple Points and Critical Points Volume Thermal Expansion

Ch 18: Heat, Work, First Law of Thermodynamics

Heat Equations for Special Processes & Molar Specific Heats First Law of Thermodynamics Isothermal Processes

Ch 19: The Second Law of Thermodynamics

The Carnot Cycle Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics Statistical Interpretation of Entropy

Ch 20: Electric Charge, Force, and Field

Electric Charge Charging Objects Charging By Induction Conservation of Charge Coulomb's Law (Electric Force) Coulomb's Law with Calculus Electric Field Electric Fields with Calculus Electric Fields in Capacitors Dipole Moment

Ch 21: Gauss's Law

Electric Field Lines Electric Fields in Conductors Electric Flux Gauss' Law Electric Flux with Calculus Gauss' Law with Calculus

Ch 22: Electric Potential

Electric Potential Energy Electric Potential Work From Electric Force Relationships Between Force, Field, Energy, Potential Potential Difference with Calculus The ElectronVolt Equipotential Surfaces Electric Field As Derivative of Potential

Ch 23: Electrostatic Energy and Capacitors

Capacitors & Capacitance Parallel Plate Capacitors Energy Stored by Capacitor Capacitance Using Calculus Combining Capacitors in Series & Parallel Solving Capacitor Circuits Intro To Dielectrics How Dielectrics Work Dielectric Breakdown

Ch 24: Electric Current

Intro to Current Current with Calculus Resistors and Ohm's Law Power in Circuits Microscopic View of Current

Ch 25: Electric Circuits

Combining Resistors in Series & Parallel Kirchhoff's Junction Rule Solving Resistor Circuits Kirchhoff's Loop Rule

Ch 26: Magnetism: Force and Field

Magnets and Magnetic Fields Summary of Magnetism Problems Force on Moving Charges & Right Hand Rule Circular Motion of Charges in Magnetic Fields Mass Spectrometer Magnetic Force on Current-Carrying Wire Force and Torque on Current Loops Magnetic Field Produced by Moving Charges Magnetic Field Produced by Straight Currents Magnetic Force Between Parallel Currents Magnetic Force Between Two Moving Charges Magnetic Field Produced by Loops and Solenoids Toroidal Solenoids aka Toroids

Ch 27: Electromagnetic Induction

Intro to Induction Magnetic Flux Magnetic Flux with Calculus Faraday's Law Faraday's Law with Calculus Lenz's Law Motional EMF Self Inductance Inductors Electromagnetic Induction (OLD)

Ch 28: Alternating-Current Circuits

Alternating Voltages and Currents RMS Current and Voltage Phasors Resistors in AC Circuits Phasors for Resistors Capacitors in AC Circuits Phasors for Capacitors Inductors in AC Circuits Phasors for Inductors Impedance in AC Circuits Series LRC Circuits Resonance in Series LRC Circuits Power in AC Circuits LC Circuits LR Circuits Transformers

Ch 29: Maxwell's Equations and Electromagnetic Waves

Intro to Electromagnetic (EM) Waves The Electromagnetic Spectrum Intensity of EM Waves Wavefunctions of EM Waves Polarization & Polarization Filters The Doppler Effect of Light

Ch 30: Reflection and Refraction

Ray Nature Of Light Reflection Of Light Refraction Of Light Total Internal Reflection

Ch 31: Images and Optical Instruments

Ray Diagrams For Mirrors Mirror Equation Refraction At Spherical Surfaces Ray Diagrams For Lenses Thin Lens And Lens Maker Equations

Ch 32: Interference and Diffraction

Diffraction Diffraction with Huygen's Principle Young's Double Slit Experiment Single Slit Diffraction

Ch 33: Special Relativity

Inertial Reference Frames Special Vs. Galilean Relativity Consequences of Relativity Lorentz Transformations

Ch 34: Particles and Waves

Particle-Wave Duality

Ch 35: Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics

Ch 36: Atomic Physics

Atomic Structure

Ch 37: Molecules and Solids

Ch 38: Nuclear Physics

Nuclear Physics

Ch 39: From Quarks to the Cosmos

Particle Physics

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