Math Review

 

MAT.A1         I understand, estimate, and convert SI units.

MAT.B1         I know the difference between scalar and vector quantities, and can manipulate vector quantities through the use of scaled diagrams, x- and y- components, and angles between vectors.

MAT.C1         I can draw accurate graphs, recognize graphical relationships, and solve for the slope and y-intercept of linear graphs.

MAT.D1         I can solve algebraic equations symbolically and numerically, including use of calculator and scientific notation.

 

General Skills

 

GEN.A1         I can design a reliable experiment that tests a hypothesis, investigates a phenomenon, or solves a problem

GEN.A2     I can communicate the details of an experiment clearly and completely with a formal lab report

GEN.B1     I can solve problems using the FSA format

GEN.C1     I can properly utilize a metric ruler, meter stick, protractor, mass balance, and stopwatch

GEN.D2     I can use technology effectively and appropriately to further my learning.

 

 

Constant Velocity Motion

 

VEL.A1           I know the difference between position, distance and displacement and solve problems involving these quantities.

VEL.B1           I can solve problems involving average speed and velocity, and instantaneous speed and velocity

VEL.C1           I can interpret/draw motion diagrams and graphs for objects moving at constant velocity

 

 

 

Constant Acceleration Motion

 

ACC.A1          I can define and calculate acceleration with direction and proper units.

ACC.B1          I can interpret/draw motion diagrams and graphs for objects moving with changing velocity

ACC.C1          I can use kinematic equations to solve problems of linear motion

ACC.D1          I can solve problems involving projectile motion.

 

Dynamics

 

DYN.A1         I understand Newton's 1st Law of Motion and can define mass and inertia

DYN.B1     I can draw properly labeled free body diagrams and pseudo-FBDs showing all forces acting on an object.

DYN.B2     I understand and can apply Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion to find unknown forces, accelerations, masses, weights, etc.

DYN.B3     I can solve problems involving objects on ramps and inclined planes using Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion.

DYN.C1     I understand the meaning of Newton's 3rd Law of Motion and can apply it to solve problems.

DYN.D1     I can solve problems involving frictional forces.

 

 

UCM & Gravity

 

UCM.A1         I can explain and calculate the centripetal acceleration of an object moving in a circle at a constant speed

UCM.A2     I can solve problems involving centripetal force

UCM.A3     I can calculate the speed, period, frequency, and distance traveled for an object moving in a circle at constant speed

UCM.B1     I can state and apply Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation

 

Momentum and Impulse

 

MOM.A1         I can define and calculate the momentum of an object

MOM.A2     I can solve problems involving impulse

MOM.A3     I can interpret and use F vs t graphs

MOM.B1     I can apply conservation of momentum to solve a variety of problems

 

 

Work, Energy, and Power

 

WEP.A1         I can define and calculate the work done by a force

WEP.A2     I can calculate the power output of a system.

WEP.B1     I can calculate kinetic energy, gravitational energy, and utilize the work-energy theorem

WEP.B2     I can solve problems using the law of conservation of energy

WEP.C1     I can analyze systems and solve problems involving springs.

 

 

 

Electrostatics

 

ELE.A1         I can calculate the charge on an object and apply conservation of charge to solve problems

ELE.B1     I can use Coulomb's Law to solve problems related to electrical force

ELE.C1     I can define, measure, and calculate an electric field

ELE.D1     I can define and calculate electric potential energy and electric potential difference (voltage)

ELE.D2     I can solve basic parallel-plate capacitor problems

 

 

Circuits

 

CIR.A1         I can define and calculate electric current

CIR.A2     I can utilize Ohm's Law to solve for current, voltage, and resistance

CIR.A3     I can calculate the resistance of a conductor

CIR.B1     I can calculate the equivalent resistance for resistors in series and parallel

CIR.B2     I can analyze circuits using VIRP tables

CIR.B3     I can use voltmeters and ammeters effectively

 

Magnetism

 

MAG.A1         I can describe the magnetic poles and interactions between magnets

MAG.A2     I can draw magnetic field lines for a magnet

MAG.B1     I can describe the factors affecting an induced potential difference due to magnetic fields lines interacting with moving charges

 

Waves

 

WAV.A1         I can describe pulses and waves in terms of longitudinal vs. transverse, mechanical vs. EM, type of wave, etc.

WAV.A2     I understand the relationship between wave characteristics and phenomena such as frequency, period, amplitude, wavelength, and velocity.

WAV.B1     I can recognize interference and standing waves and explain nodes, antinodes, resonance and the Doppler Effect

WAV.C1     I can apply the law of reflection to plane surfaces

WAV.C2     I can explain and analyze the refraction of waves, including use of Snell’s Law

WAV.D1     I understand the principle of diffraction and can identify its effects qualitatively

WAV.D2          I understand and can answer questions about the Electromagnetic Spectrum.

 

Modern Physics

 

MOD.A1     I can explain the wave-particle duality of light.

MOD.A2     I can calculate the energy of an absorbed or emitted photon and use an energy level diagram

MOD.A3     I can explain the Rutherford and Bohr models of the atom

MOD.B1     I recognize the universal conservation laws, including the application of mass-energy equivalence.

 

MOD.C1     I can use the Standard Model diagrams to solve basic particle physics problems and identify fundamental forces in the universe.