Pky*Principles of Technology

This course is an applied physics course which focuses on both content and application through the use of labs. The materials covered include measurement, Newton's Three Laws of Motion and their application through 1 and 2 dimensions, force, momentum and inertia, work, energy and simple machines. This section is explored through both linear and rotational examples and labs. Thermodynamics, heat and states of matter are explored as forces which utilize pressure and have applications in real world careers. Electricity and magnetism are explained as part of the physics of the atom. Pendulums, sound and light are a part of the periodic motion and waves section. Quantum mechanics and relativity are referred to when they apply to the sections being studied. The major focus is placed on content, analysis and thehy utilization of that content in real world situations with an emphasis on the value of scientific application in problem solving.