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CK-12 Physics Concepts - Intermediate

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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  • 1.

    Introduction to Physics

    Introduces physics, the scientific method, measurement, and mathematics in physics.

  • 2.

    Motion in a Straight Line

    Covers one-dimensional kinematics including position, velocity, and acceleration.

  • 3.


    Explains Newton's Laws of Motion and presents problems of force including friction.

  • 4.


    Covers vector mathematics used for two- and three-dimensional problems.

  • 5.

    Motion in Two Dimensions

    Provides an overview of projectile, circular, and simple harmonic motion.

  • 6.

    Universal Gravitation

    Presents Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion and Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation.

  • 7.


    Covers impulse, momentum, and conservation of momentum in one and two dimensions.

  • 8.

    Work, Power, and Simple Machines

    Explains work, power, and the relationship between the two; illustrates the six simple machines.

  • 9.


    Introduces different forms of energy and energy conservation.

  • 10.

    Thermal Energy

    Describes heat, temperature, and thermal energy transfer.

  • 11.

    The Fluid States

    Describes the characteristics of fluids and explains the Universal and Combined Gas Laws.

  • 12.

    Waves and Energy Transfer

    Introduces transverse and longitudinal waves and illustrates wave phenomena such as the Doppler Effect.

  • 13.


    Presents the characteristics of light including reflection and refraction.

  • 14.

    Geometric Optics

    Explains the geometry of concave and convex mirrors and lenses using the mathematical ray model for light.

  • 15.

    Diffraction and Interference of Light

    Uses the wave model of light to introduce the concept of wave interference.

  • 16.

    Static Electricity

    Covers the basic properties of electrical interaction and introduces Coulomb's Law to explain the force between charged particles.

  • 17.

    Electric Fields

    Explains the existence of electric fields and electric potential, and introduces the capacitor.

  • 18.

    Current Electricity

    Covers the flow of electricity and energy consumption in circuits with resistors.

  • 19.

    Electrical Circuits

    Explains the mathematical procedures for analyzing circuits that have resistors in series, parallel, or a combination of the two.

  • 20.

    Magnetic Fields

    Covers the properties of magnets and the relationship between electric current and magnetic fields fundamental to the function of electric motors.

  • 21.

    Electromagnetic Induction

    Explains the electromotive force, electric generators, Lenz's Law, and the function and mathematics of transformers.

  • 22.

    The Nucleus

    Explains phenomena at the atomic level, such as radioactivity, nuclear reactions, and quarks.

  • 23.

    The Atom

    Covers the development of Bohr's model of the atom and the change to the quantum mechanical model.

  • 24.


    Gives a brief history of astronomy and explains classification and the life cycle of stars.

  • 25.


    Explains Einstein's Theories of Special and General Relativity.

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Difficulty Level:
At Grade
Date Created:
Feb 05, 2013
Last Modified:
Mar 27, 2017
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