Physics is a one-year course designed to provide a general understanding of the fundamental principles of physics and, at the same time, to achieve a deeper understanding of these principles. The syllabus includes five core units: Mechanics, Energy, Electricity and Magnetism, Wave Phenomena, and Modern Physics. Optional topics include Motion in a plane, Internal Energy, Geometric Optics, and Nuclear Energy. Most topics for the SAT II, such as Angular Momentum and Capacitance, are also included.
The course meets 7 periods per week and has double-period laboratories throughout the year.
Students must take the Regents Examination in June. It is strongly recommended that students also take the SAT II at the end of May.
There are no pre- or co-requisites for this course.