Investigations

Chapter 1 - Science of Physics
1A: Graphs of motion6
1B: Musical sounds9
1C: RGB color matching24

Chapter 2 - Physical Quantities and Measurement
2A: Indirect measurement, estimation, and scale85
2B: Graphical relationships94
2C: Algebraic relationships97

Chapter 3 - Position and Velocity
3A: Displacement144
3B: Motion graphs155

Chapter 4 - Acceleration
4A: Acceleration218
4B: A model for accelerated motion221

Chapter 5 - Forces and Newton’s Laws
5A: Newton’s second law277
5B: Hooke’s law281
5C: Static and kinetic friction288

Chapter 6 - Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
6A: Vector navigation347
6B: Projectile motion355
6C: Acceleration on an inclined plane359
6D: Graphing motion on an inclined plane362

Chapter 7 - Circular Motion
7A: Circular motion415
7B: Orbits424
7C: Extrasolar planets426

Chapter 8 - Static Equilibrium and Torque
8A: Static equilibrium474
8B: Structural design481

Chapter 9 - Work and Energy
9A: Work and the force versus distance graph515

Chapter 10 - Conservation of Energy
10A: Inclined plane and the conservation of energy562
10B: Work and energy567
10C: Springs and the conservation of energy571
10D: Work done by friction574

Chapter 11 - Momentum and Collisions
11A: Conservation of momentum621
11B: Inelastic collisions627
11C: Elastic collisions629

Chapter 12 - Machines
12A: Levers667
12B: Pulleys672
12C: Ramps and inclined planes679

Chapter 13 - Angular Momentum
13A: Rotational inertia731
13B: Conservation of angular momentum734
13C: Center of mass736
13D: Rolling down an inclined plane742

Chapter 14 - Harmonic Motion
14A: Oscillators780
14B: Damping and shock absorbers784
14C: Resonance791

Chapter 15 - Waves
15A: Waves822
15B: Wave interactions830
15C: Interference838
15D: Wavelength and standing waves841

Chapter 16 - Sound
16A: Sound waves882
16B: Doppler effect888
16C: How sound carries information894
16D: Resonance and sound899

Chapter 17 - Electricity and Circuits
17A: Electricity and Circuits947
17B: Voltage and batteries949
17C: Resistors and Ohm’s law958
17D: Series and parallel circuits965
17E: Electrical power969
17F: Compound circuits973

Chapter 18 - Electric and Magnetic Fields
18A: Magnetic force between magnets1027
18B: Magnetic field around a magnet1031
18C: Static electricity on transparent tape1037
18D: Electric field and electric force1043

Chapter 19 - Electromagnetism
19A: Build an electromagnet1103
19B: Electric motor1105
19C: Build a paper clip motor1119

Chapter 20 - Light and Reflection
20A: Magnification of mirrors and lenses1169
20B: Reflection in a plane mirror1174
20C: Image formation for curved mirrors1181

Chapter 21 - Refraction and Lenses
21A: Refraction of light1218
21B: Creating real and virtual images with lenses1224
21C: Image formation for a convex lens1227
21D: Build a microscope and a telescope1233

Chapter 22 - Electromagnetic Radiation
22A: Color, frequency, and wavelength of light1271
22B: Detect infrared radiation with a prism1277
22C: Photoelectric effect1288

Chapter 23 - Properties of Matter
23A: Phases of matter1337
23B: Specific heat of water and steel1340
23C: Pressure of an ideal gas1345

Chapter 24 - Heat Transfer
24A: Heat transfer1407
24B: Visualizing convection1416

Chapter 25 - Thermodynamics
25A: Heat engines1477

Chapter 26 - Quantum Physics and the Atom
26A: Rutherford scattering experiment1512
26B: Phosphorescence1519
26C: Energy levels of the hydrogen atom1523
26D: Identifying elements using spectroscopy1525

Chapter 27 - Nuclear Physics
27A: Controlling a nuclear fission reaction1606

Design projects
Design project: Solar power30
Design a crash barrier617
Design a wind turbine power plant688
Design a musical instrument901
Design a lemon battery951
Design a Rube Goldberg machine1107
Design a pinhole camera1165
Design an infrared pulse monitor1528