CVGS PHYSICS

Instructor: Mr. Scott Douglass

sdouglass@cvgs.k12.va.us

 

    CVGS physics is a college level introduction using basic calculus and vector analysis to sudy the particle and wave nature of everyday phenomena. Topics include Newtonian and fluid mechanics, conservation laws, thermodynamics, vibrations and waves, electricity and magnetism, optics, special relativity, and modern physics. A college text, Light and Matter Series by Benjamin Crowell, is used in the course. Concepts are explored and applied in a computer-based laboratory through investigations requiring data collection and analysis or use of models and computer simulations that show interdisciplinary relationship between physics, other sciences, mathematics, and technology. Development of problem solving, analytical thinking, laboratory, and communications skills is also stressed. The student receives one high school credit for this course.