#### Lesson 1 - Scalars and Vectors

##### Topics:

Physical quantities; Properties and components of vectors; Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing vectors

##### Learning Objectives:

– Explain the difference between scalars and vectors, and list examples of each.– Draw a vector, given a verbal description.

– Describe a vector verbally, given its graphic symbol, a frame of reference, and an appropriate scale.

– Define resolution, resultant, and commutative.

– Demonstrate how to resolve a vector into its rectangular components.

– Demonstrate how to add and subtract vector quantities in one-dimensional and two-dimensional frames of reference.

– Multiply and divide a vector by a scalar.

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Lesson 2 - Motion Along a Straight Line

##### Topics:

Speed; Velocity; Slope; Changing and instantaneous velocity; Velocity-vs-time graph; Finding displacement; Using a curved graph

##### Learning Objectives:

– Explain the difference between speed and velocity.– Define the terms instantaneous velocity, average velocity, and slope.

– Identify the delta notation, and explain how to use it in a calculation.

– Demonstrate how to determine displacement and velocity from a position-versus-time graph.

– Demonstrate how to determine displacement by calculating the area under a velocity-versus-time graph.

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Lesson 3 - Acceleration

##### Topics:

Directional acceleration; Equations of motion; Acceleration due to gravity; Upward and lateral motion during free fall

##### Learning Objectives:

– Define acceleration.– Demonstrate how to determine the magnitude of an acceleration from a velocity-verses-time graph.

– Demonstrate the difference between average acceleration and instantaneous acceleration.

– Solve simple problems for average acceleration, displacement, and final velocity.

– Explain why the velocity-verses-time graph for all objects in free fall are parallel (when drawn on the same coordinate system).

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Lesson 4 - How to Describe Force

##### Topics:

Motion; Basic forces of nature; Action/reaction pairs; Newton's Third Law of Motion; Unbalanced forces; Resolution of forces

##### Learning Objectives:

– Define force.– Name the four basic types of forces in nature.

– State Newton’s Universal Law of Gravitation.

– Explain how and why vectors are used to represent forces.

– Explain Newton’s Third Law of Motion.

– Give examples which demonstrate that forces always occur in action-reaction pairs.

– Demonstrate how to add force vectors.

– Describe how to resolve a force vector into its components.

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Lesson 5 - Force and Acceleration

##### Topics:

Friction; Newton's First and Second Laws of Motion; "Resistance" to acceleration; Units of force; Conservation of momentum

##### Learning Objectives:

– State Newton’s First Law of Motion.– Define inertia, and describe how it is measured.

– Explain why a force must be applied continuously to objects on earth in order to maintain their motion.

– Explain what happens when a net applied force is greater than the friction force.

– State Newton’s Second Law of Motion.

– Solve problems using the equation F=ma.

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Lesson 6 - Equilibrium

##### Topics:

Forces on bodies; Particles in static equilibrium; Equilibrium of a rigid body; Center of mass

##### Learning Objectives:

– State the two conditions of equilibrium, and distinguish between static and dynamic equilibrium.– Explain the difference between particles and rigid bodies.

– Define torque.

– Solve problems involving torque and rotational equilibrium.

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Lesson 7 - Rotational and Circular Motion

##### Topics:

Centripetal and centrifugal force; Rotational motion; Angular displacement; Velocity; Acceleration; Tangential acceleration; Moments of inertia

##### Learning Objectives:

– Describe centripetal force.– Differentiate between centripetal acceleration, angular acceleration, and tangential acceleration, and state the formula for each.

– Demonstrate how to convert degree measurements to radian measurements.

– Define the terms uniform circular motion, period angular velocity, angular impulse, angular momentum, and moment of inertia.

– Explain why moment of inertia is calculated differently for different objects.

– State Newton;s Second Law in terms of rotational motion.

– Identify examples of the Law of Conservation of Angular Momentum.

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Lesson 8 - Simple Harmonic Motion

##### Topics:

Periodic motion; Simple harmonic motion; Hooke's Law; Equations of harmony; Resonance

##### Learning Objectives:

– Describe the relationship between simple harmonic motion and uniform circular motion.– Define the terms cycle, amplitude, frequency, period, and Hertz.

– State Hooke’s Law.

– Describe how acceleration and restoring force vectors change as an object moves in simple harmonic motion.

– Use equations to determine the period and frequency of both a mass-spring system and a pendulum.

– Give examples of resonance.