Pearson Physics contains 8 units of instruction levels, and features a balance of quantitative and conceptual approaches to understanding. Students are to explore and understand the natural world and become aware of the profound influence of physics in everyday life. Reading age for native speakers: grades 11 – 12
Acknowledgements WELCOME TO PEARSON PHYSICS
UNIT I: KINEMATICS Chapter 1: Graphs and equations describe motion in one dimension Chapter 2: Vector components describe motion in two dimensions
UNIT II: DYNAMICS Chapter 3: Forces can change velocity Chapter 4: Gravity extends throughout the universe
UNIT III: CIRCULAR MOTION, WORK, AND ENERGY Chapter 5: Newton’s laws can explain circular motion Chapter 6: In an isolated system, energy is transferred from one object to another whenever work is done
UNIT IV: OSCILLATORY MOTION AND MECHANICAL WAVES Chapter 7: Oscillatory motion requires a set of conditions Chapter 8: Mechanical waves transmit energy in a variety of ways
UNIT V: MOMENTUM AND IMPULSE Chapter 9: The momentum of an isolated system of interacting objects is conserved
UNIT VI: FORCES AND FIELDS Chapter 10: Physics laws can explain the behaviour of electric charges Chapter 11: Electric field theory describes electrical phenomena Chapter 12: Properties of electric and magnetic fields apply in nature and technology.
UNIT VII: ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION Chapter 13: The wave model can be used to describe the characteristics of electromagnetic radiation Chapter 14: The wave-particle duality reminds us that sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction!
UNIT VIII: ATOMIC PHYSICS Chapter 15: Electric force and energy quantization determine atomic structure Chapter 16: Nuclear reactions are among the most powerful energy sources in nature Chapter 17: The development of models of the structure of matter is ongoing
STUDENT REFERENCES - Safety - The Inquiry Process - The Problem-Solving Process: GRASP - Using Graphic Organizers - Graphing Data - Math Skills - Tables