Physics

About Physics program

MathPlus provides our Physics program beginning from the sixth grade. We believe that it takes more than one school year to learn and prepare for the Physics SAT test. Our program includes Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Electricity and Optics. We also teach Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Special and General Relativity.

1st – Level

Mechanics:

  • Speed and velocity. Average speed
  • Accelerated motion
  • Newton’s First, Second, and Third Laws. Gravity force
  • Friction force
  • Elastic force and Hooke’s law
  • Conservation laws
  • Momentum
  • Kinetic energy
  • Work and potential energy

2nd – Level

Thermodynamics:

  • Solid, gas and liquid states
  • Ideal gas
  • Volume and pressure
  • Temperature
  • Boyle-Marriott law
  • Gay-Lussac law
  • Equation of state of the ideal gas. Molar mass
  • Work done by gas
  • Pressure in liquids and buoyant force
  • Archimedes’ principle

“A cylinder of air reaching to the top of the atmosphere is of equal weight with a cylinder of water about 33 feet high.”

Isaac Newton, 1642 to 1727

Mathematician and Physicist

3rd – Level

Electricity. Static electricity:

  • Charges and ways to charge
  • Coulomb’s law
  • Electric field
  • Potential energy (point charges)
  • Electric current
  • Voltage
  • Resistivity, resistance and resistors
  • Ohm’s law
  • Parallel and series connection of resistors
  • Electrical capacitance and capacitors
  • Parallel and series connection of capacitors
  • Direct and alternating current

4th – Level

Optics:

  • Opaque and transparent objects
  • Reflection and mirrors
  • Plane and spherical mirrors
  • Focal point
  • Real and virtual images
  • Magnification
  • Refraction
  • Snell’s law
  • Thin lenses
  • Microscopes and telescopes