|Physics: Waves-- Sound, Light and Color
Physics: Waves--Sound, Light and Color/Honors
PREREQUISITES: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF ALGEBRA I OR IMP I. FOR THE
HONORS OPTION: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF IMP 3 OR GEOMETRY AND ALGEBRA
II, OR APPROVAL OF DEPARTMENT HEAD.
This one-trimester course provides a hands-on introduction to the
physics of sound, light and color for students with a wide range of
interests. The course will offer a conceptual framework for both the
science of these natural phenomena, and for their applications in music,
art and technology. All students will be expected to apply basic
algebraic skills, such as solving one-variable equations, to practical
problem-solving. The Honors option is a suitable introduction to these
topics for more technically-oriented students considering careers in
science and engineering.
Honors Option: Students
electing the Honors option should be comfortable using algebra, geometry
and simple trigonometry to solve multi-step problems. Homework and
laboratory assignments will require supplemental independent reading and
sophisticated computational skills. Quizzes and tests will include
rigorous mathematical analyses of the concepts covered.
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