# Chapter 1 Introduction What is Physics Major areas of Physics The Course

## Chapter 1 Introduction What is Physics Major areas of Physics The Course

Sinkovitz, Tom, Fill-in Anchor; Political Reporter has reference to this Academic Journal, PHwiki organized this Journal Chapter 1 Introduction What is physics Structure of Course Website, Homework, Labs, Notebooks, Tests Measurement Unit Conversions Problem Solving Strategies Homework: Complete Worksheet Scan Chapter 1 What is Physics A search as long as patterns, or rules, as long as the behavior of objects From atoms to galaxies From the primordial fireball to the ultimate fate World view Major areas of Physics Divided into five major areas Mechanics Thermodynamics Electromagnetism Relativity Quantum Mechanics

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The Course Mechanics! Motion One/two dimensions (graphs) Newtons Laws Work in addition to energy Momentum in addition to Collisions Rotational Motion in addition to Gravitation Vibrations in addition to Waves Sound The Course Behavior Sharpening pencils/ bathroom Attendance Opening Activities Story Problems on screen or in note packet collected on test days Homework Presentations  in front of class or posted on wiki http://marentette10.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/Honors+Physics Notebook Sections- collected on test days Lab Reports Tests 2 Take Home Assignments Unexcused absence = zero Review Test all multiple choice Make-up in addition to Late Work Learning to Read First Grade This course could be one of the most challenging experiences that you will ever haveexcept as long as first grade. Learning to Read Naming weird little squiggles. (now even Greek!) Differentiate between a b from a d from a p. Sounds as long as each letter even though some letters have multiple sounds, in addition to multiple letters have the same sound (capitals)

Systems of Measurement Measurements Even among the familiar units, converting from one unit to another is often a difficult task. For instance, to determine how many inches there are in a mile, we must make the following computation: Which expression correctly converts 60 mph to kilometers per hour x 2 The Metric System Measurements The metric system eliminates the confusion of having many different units in addition to the difficulty of converting from one unit to another. It does this by adopting a single st in addition to ard unit as long as each basic measurement in addition to a series of prefixes that make the unit larger or smaller by factors of 10. kilo = one thous in addition to ; 1 kilometer = 1000 meters The kilometer is about 5/8 mile, so a distance of 50 miles will appear as 80 kilometers. Speed limits appear as 100 kilometers per hour rather than 65 miles per hour.

The Metric System Measurements The Metric System Measurements Because all the prefixes are multiples of 10, conversions between units are done by moving the decimal pointthat is, multiplying in addition to dividing by 10s. For instance, because milli means one-thous in addition to th, we can convert from meters to millimeters (mm) by multiplying by 1000. There are 5670 millimeters in 5.67 meters. A Metric Riddle Measurements What are 1012 boo, 103 pede, in addition to 1012 dactyl Answer: A picoboo (peek-a-boo), a millipede, in addition to a teradactyl (pterodactyl).