**During this course the student will:**

- Design
and implement laboratory investigations utilizing safe and appropriate
laboratory skills to explore and quantitatively define a physical behavior
or to test a hypothesis. (PH.1, C/T12.4).

- Measure
physical quantities often by collecting and recording data in the lab using
computer-interfaced devices (
*DataStudio*) and other appropriate instruments (*VideoPoint*). (PH.1, C/T12.1, C/T12.2) - Analyze
and interpret data using graphical analysis software (
*DataStudio*,*VideoPoint*, or*KaleidaGraph*) and using modeling-simulation software (*Interactive Physics*and*PEARLS*). (PH.2, C/T12.1, C/T12.2) - Solve problems and investigate physical behavior in the lab using scientific reasoning and logic. (PH.3)
- Effectively communicate experimental results and solutions to application problems through oral and written reports. (PH.1, C/T12.2)
- Use derivative calculus to determine rates of change (e.g., velocity, acceleration) and integral calculus to find the area under a curve between two limits (e.g., work from a force-displacement graph).
- Analyze, identify, and summarize various motion situations (inertial, free fall, projectile, circular, SHM, and angular). (PH.5)
- Recognize and quantitatively solve interacting vector quantities graphically and analytically. (PH.2)
- Identify and describe a motion from different frames of reference. (PH.5)
- Apply Newton's laws of motion to objects responding to applied forces. (PH.5)
- Use the conservation laws of mass-energy, momentum, and angular momentum to predict or evaluate the outcome of interactions. (PH.6)
- Analyze and summarize energy transfers, transformations, and efficiency in various systems. (PH.5, PH.8)
- Investigate and interpret the behavior of fluids. (PH7)
- Investigate and explain electrical phenomena in terms of the behavior of electric charge and the law of conservation of electric charge. (PH.6)
- Apply relationships for the electric force between electric charges and for the magnetic force on a moving charge to the appropriate systems. (PH.5)
- Design and use electrical diagrams to construct and analyze simple electrical circuits and the function of various circuit components. (PH.13)
- Using the field model describe and make simple predictions for gravitational, electrical, and magnetic interactions. (PH.12)
- Use longitudinal and transverse wave models to interpret applicable phenomena. (PH.9)
- Understand the characteristics of electromagnetic radiation through analysis of various light behaviors such as reflection, refraction, emission, absorption, propagation, interference, and the photoelectric effect. (PH.9, PH.10, PH.11)
- Recognize that on a microscopic length scale many physical quantities are found in tiny fixed units called quanta (Quantum Principle). (PH.14)
- Recognize that the classical ideas of space, time, energy, and mass fail at great distances and when speeds approach the speed of light. (PH.14)
- Investigate and understand atomic structure, in particular, the decay of radioactive nuclei. (PH.14)
- Recognize that all physical and chemical phenomena are governed by a few fundamental interactions. (PH.14)
- Evaluate the impact of physics discoveries on how we view the world and the universe. (PH.4)