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Course Description

Summer 2015 • Grade 9 and above • Science Sequence

For reference only; see current year course listing for course availability and details.

Introduction to Physics

This is an nine-week course covering the basic concepts of physics. Students will find this a gentle introduction to the principles underlying studies of motion, heat, electricity, magnetism, light, nuclear reactions, and modern cosmology. Students planning on taking Honors or AP Physics will be given more challenging assignments to help them hone skills essential for surviving the fast pace and college-level workloads of these courses. Lab work is optional, but labs completed for this course may be applied to the Scholars Online Physics AP course requirements.

Course Website: Introduction to Physics

Sections and Teachers

Section 1:

Instructor: Christe McMenomy

Starts: June 8, 2015
Ends: August 14, 2015

Tuesday 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM ET

Tuition: $200.00


At a minimum, students must be able to handle simple algebraic equations, such as s = 1/2 at2 and should have completed a junior-high level survey of physical science. To tackle optional advanced AP course preparation work, students should have completed or be planning to take Advanced Algebra.

Recommended background

Mimimum: Algebra I.

Teacher's notes:

There will be no meeting July 1, 2015.

Textbooks and Materials

This textbook is required:

Understand Physics: Teach Yourself [Edition 3], Authors: Jim Breithaupt

ISBN: 0071768688

Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore

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Classes start August 31, 2020. Enroll by August 20 to attend orientation to avoid late enrollment fees.

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