Definition of Physics

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Physics is the study of matter and energy and their interactions in the Universe. The focus of this course is to provide students with a general survey of the physical laws pertaining to classical Newtonian mechanics, wave motion and interference, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics and Einsteinian relativity.

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Course description:Physics is the study of matter and energy and their interactions in the Universe. The focus of this course is to provide students with a general survey of the physical laws pertaining to classical Newtonian mechanics, wave motion and interference, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics and Einsteinian relativity.The class will concurrently address the effects of discoveries in Physics on technology and the role that science has played in the international community. Examples of this include the introduction of the compass to Western Europe from the Chinese, the international cooperation that occurred during the preliminary discoveries of radioactivity and the social and ethical impact of the atomic bomb during World War II.Students will water for the Utah Valley potable for nearly 60000 residents be assessed frequently in both traditional assessment techniques and be required to complete open-ended laboratory experimentation. As a Group 4 project, the local sewage treatment plant will allow students to see how the different scientific disciplines work together to make drinking Topics: It is the IB Physics teachers belief that both SL and HL students would be best served if their classes are two-year programs. Our current schedule has students meeting every other day for 84 minutes, 90 times during the school year. This is equivalent to an 18 week semester.Below is a brief outline of topics to be covered in each year for SL and HL

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