## Introduction to Physics 1

**Entering Grades:** 9-12

**Date: **June 3 – 14

**Time: **1 PM – 4 PM

**Price: **$650

This algebra-based Physics course is for middle/high school students who are new to physics with no prior physics course work necessary. Students should have completed algebra I and geometry. This summer course will also give students a head start if they would like to prepare for the F=ma contest.

**Prerequisite:** Algebra 1, Geometry

Selected topics from below will be covered:

**Kinematics**

- Definitions
- Position-time graphs
- Velocity-time graphs
- Acceleration
- Algebraic kinematics
- Projectile motion

**Forces and Newton’s Laws**

- Force and Net Force
- Mass and Weight
- Normal force
- Friction force
- Inclined Planes,
- Newton’s Third Law
- Gravitational force
- Gravitational and inertial mass
- Uniform circular motion
- Force of a spring

**Impulse, momentum, collisions**

- Momentum
- Impulse
- Conservation of momentum in collisions
- Center of mass

**Work-Energy Theorem**

- Definition of Work
- Equations for different forms of energy
- Vertical springs
- Power
- Rotational KE