Investigations |
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Chapter 1 - Science of Physics |

1A: Graphs of motion | 6 |

1B: Musical sounds | 9 |

1C: RGB color matching | 24 |

Chapter 2 - Physical Quantities and Measurement |

2A: Indirect measurement, estimation, and scale | 85 |

2B: Graphical relationships | 94 |

2C: Algebraic relationships | 97 |

Chapter 3 - Position and Velocity |

3A: Displacement | 144 |

3B: Motion graphs | 155 |

Chapter 4 - Acceleration |

4A: Acceleration | 218 |

4B: A model for accelerated motion | 221 |

Chapter 5 - Forces and Newton’s Laws |

5A: Newton’s second law | 277 |

5B: Hooke’s law | 281 |

5C: Static and kinetic friction | 288 |

Chapter 6 - Motion in Two and Three Dimensions |

6A: Vector navigation | 347 |

6B: Projectile motion | 355 |

6C: Acceleration on an inclined plane | 359 |

6D: Graphing motion on an inclined plane | 362 |

Chapter 7 - Circular Motion |

7A: Circular motion | 415 |

7B: Orbits | 424 |

7C: Extrasolar planets | 426 |

Chapter 8 - Static Equilibrium and Torque |

8A: Static equilibrium | 474 |

8B: Structural design | 481 |

Chapter 9 - Work and Energy |

9A: Work and the force versus distance graph | 515 |

Chapter 10 - Conservation of Energy |

10A: Inclined plane and the conservation of energy | 562 |

10B: Work and energy | 567 |

10C: Springs and the conservation of energy | 571 |

10D: Work done by friction | 574 |

Chapter 11 - Momentum and Collisions |

11A: Conservation of momentum | 621 |

11B: Inelastic collisions | 627 |

11C: Elastic collisions | 629 |

Chapter 12 - Machines |

12A: Levers | 667 |

12B: Pulleys | 672 |

12C: Ramps and inclined planes | 679 |

Chapter 13 - Angular Momentum |

13A: Rotational inertia | 731 |

13B: Conservation of angular momentum | 734 |

13C: Center of mass | 736 |

13D: Rolling down an inclined plane | 742 |

Chapter 14 - Harmonic Motion |

14A: Oscillators | 780 |

14B: Damping and shock absorbers | 784 |

14C: Resonance | 791 |

Chapter 15 - Waves |

15A: Waves | 822 |

15B: Wave interactions | 830 |

15C: Interference | 838 |

15D: Wavelength and standing waves | 841 |

Chapter 16 - Sound |

16A: Sound waves | 882 |

16B: Doppler effect | 888 |

16C: How sound carries information | 894 |

16D: Resonance and sound | 899 |

Chapter 17 - Electricity and Circuits |

17A: Electricity and Circuits | 947 |

17B: Voltage and batteries | 949 |

17C: Resistors and Ohm’s law | 958 |

17D: Series and parallel circuits | 965 |

17E: Electrical power | 969 |

17F: Compound circuits | 973 |

Chapter 18 - Electric and Magnetic Fields |

18A: Magnetic force between magnets | 1027 |

18B: Magnetic field around a magnet | 1031 |

18C: Static electricity on transparent tape | 1037 |

18D: Electric field and electric force | 1043 |

Chapter 19 - Electromagnetism |

19A: Build an electromagnet | 1103 |

19B: Electric motor | 1105 |

19C: Build a paper clip motor | 1119 |

Chapter 20 - Light and Reflection |

20A: Magnification of mirrors and lenses | 1169 |

20B: Reflection in a plane mirror | 1174 |

20C: Image formation for curved mirrors | 1181 |

Chapter 21 - Refraction and Lenses |

21A: Refraction of light | 1218 |

21B: Creating real and virtual images with lenses | 1224 |

21C: Image formation for a convex lens | 1227 |

21D: Build a microscope and a telescope | 1233 |

Chapter 22 - Electromagnetic Radiation |

22A: Color, frequency, and wavelength of light | 1271 |

22B: Detect infrared radiation with a prism | 1277 |

22C: Photoelectric effect | 1288 |

Chapter 23 - Properties of Matter |

23A: Phases of matter | 1337 |

23B: Specific heat of water and steel | 1340 |

23C: Pressure of an ideal gas | 1345 |

Chapter 24 - Heat Transfer |

24A: Heat transfer | 1407 |

24B: Visualizing convection | 1416 |

Chapter 25 - Thermodynamics |

25A: Heat engines | 1477 |

Chapter 26 - Quantum Physics and the Atom |

26A: Rutherford scattering experiment | 1512 |

26B: Phosphorescence | 1519 |

26C: Energy levels of the hydrogen atom | 1523 |

26D: Identifying elements using spectroscopy | 1525 |

Chapter 27 - Nuclear Physics |

27A: Controlling a nuclear fission reaction | 1606 |

Design projects |

Design project: Solar power | 30 |

Design a crash barrier | 617 |

Design a wind turbine power plant | 688 |

Design a musical instrument | 901 |

Design a lemon battery | 951 |

Design a Rube Goldberg machine | 1107 |

Design a pinhole camera | 1165 |

Design an infrared pulse monitor | 1528 |