In the Acellus Honors Physics course, Dr. Russell Clothier leads students through an investigation of matter and its motion through time and space, along with related concepts such as energy and force.
The Acellus Honors Physics course was developed to help students build a strong foundation in basic physics prior to taking Advanced Placement Physics.
We have found that students often struggle with AP Physics when they have a weak foundation in the basic concepts and mathematical skills of general physics. Acellus Honors Physics helps to fill in holes in student understanding, helping them to create a strong foundation of general physics concepts upon which they can build.
Acellus Honors Physics is A-G Approved through the University of California.
Course Objectives & Student Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course students will have attained a fundamental understanding of physics, the study of matter and energy and how they interact in the real world. Students will know how to solve 1- and 2-D motion problems, including motion of falling objects as well as projectiles. They will be familiar working with vector quantities. They will understand Newton’s Laws of Motion and know how to use them. They will also know how to solve problems that involve circular motion and gravity, energy, momentum, and rotational motion. Students will have gained a basic understanding of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. They will understand oscillations and waves – including sound and light waves – and know how to solve basic problems based upon these concepts. They will also be familiar with optics and learn how to solve problems pertaining to lenses. They will also have a basic understanding of electric force including DC electric circuits, as well as magnetic forces, induction, and atomic physics.
This course was developed by the International Academy of Science. Learn More