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									Syllabus – Regents Physics
1. Introduction a. Metric System b. Significant Figures c. Order of Magnitude 2. Vectors a. Vector vs. Scalar b. Adding Vectors c. Vector Components 3. Mechanics a. Linear Motion 1. Velocity 2. Acceleration 3. Free Fall 4. Graphing Motion b. Newton’s Laws 1. Inertia 2. Fnet=ma 3. Action/Reaction c. Friction d. Universal Gravity e. Impulse and Momentum 1. Conservation of Momentum f. Projectile Motion g. Circular Motion 4. Work & Energy a. Work b. Power c. Forms of Energy 1. Gravitational Potential Energy 2. Kinetic Energy 3. Spring Potential Energy d. Conservation of Energy 5. Static Electricity a. Electric Field Diagrams b. Elementary unit of Charge c. Conservation of Charge d. Electrostatic Force e. Potential Difference 1. Electron Volt f. Electric Field Strength

6. Current Electricity a. Resistance b. Current c. Ohm’s Law d. Circuit Diagrams 1. Series 2. Parallel e. Power f. Electrical Energy 7. Magnetism a. Field Diagrams 8. Waves a. Types of Waves 1. Transverse 2. Longitudinal b. Wave Characteristics 1. Amplitude 2. Wavelength 3. Frequency 4. Period 5. Speed 6. Phase c. Doppler Effect d. Wave Phenomena 1. Constructive Interference 2. Destructive Interference e. Superposition f. Standing Waves 1. Constructive Interference 2. Destructive Interference g. Resonance 9. Light a. Electromagnetic Spectrum 1. Types of Electromagnetic Waves b. Speed of Light c. Index of Refraction d. Electromagnetic Wave Phenomena 1. Law of Reflection 2. Snell’s Law e. Diffraction

10. Modern Physics a. Wave Particle Duality b. The Standard Model of the atom c. Fundamental Particles d. Mass Energy Conversion

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