April 21, 2019

Course Notes


Work, kinetic energy, the work-energy theorem, gravitational potential energy, spring potential energy and conservation of energy.

UCM, Gravity and SM

Phases of the Moon and tides.

Uniform Circular Motion, Newton’s Universal Law of Gravitation and the gravitational field and the Standard Model of Elementary Particle Physics.

Newton’s Laws

Newton’s First, Second and Third Law, etc. Download here:

Two-Dimensional Kinematics

Initial Horizontal Motion

A range of examples for an object with an initial horizontal motion like the Galileo’s Ramp or a bullet fired at a target.


With a projectile launched at an angle with the horizontal, calculate coordinates and velocity components to find the apex and the range.


Vectors, components, rectangular and polar notation, adding vectors.

One-Dimensional Kinematics

Part 2

So much more with motion graphs.

Part 1

Thirteen pages of notes! Position, velocity, acceleration, and part of motion graphs.

Working with Data

Inverse and direct relationships, constants,proportions and squares. Working with linear functions and linearizing power functions to extract the equation. Download the notes:

Download an example in Excel based upon an inverse proportion:

What is Physics?

The cool video Concept Trailers may be found here. The PhET Physics simulations may be found here. We also looked at Einstein’s Most Famous Equation. These notes are far from complete, but they might give you a taste of things to come. We will use some of these simulations later in the year.

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