Site Outline

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I. First time users start here
A. Greeting
B. Introduction
C. Preface
D. Message to student
E. Acceptable use policy
F. Homework assignments
a. homework archive
II. Mechanics
A. Kinematics
1. Motion in one dimension
2. Falling bodies
3. Graphing strategies
4. Projectile motion
5. Vector addition
B. Newton's laws
1. The laws explained
2. Applications
3. Uniform circular motion
4. Gravitation
5. Astronomy retrospective

C. The conservation laws
1. Conservation of energy
2. Conservation of momentum
3. Conservation of mass-energy
D. Simple Harmonic motion
E. Rotational dynamics
F. Fluid dynamics ( added 12/01/01)
G. Special relativity
III. Optics
A. Introduction
1. Pinhole cameras
2. Optics people
B. Light as a ray
1. Reflection/mirrors
2. The speed of light
3. Refraction/lenses
4. Optical instruments
5. The human eye
C. Light as a wave
1. Huygens principle
2. Interference/diffraction
3. Polarization
4. Color
 IV. Electricity & Magnetism
A. Electric Fields and Forces
1. Coulomb's law
2. The electric field
B. Potential and potential energy
1. Potential energy
2. Electric potential
C. Ohm's Law - DC Circuits
D The Magnetic Field
E. Electrodynamics
G. AC vs. DC
V. Modern - the atomic perimeter
A. Early evidence of atomic structure
B. J.J.Thompson - the Electron
C. Millikan oil drop experiment
D. Rutherford/ Bohr - the Nuclear atom
E. The Photoelectric Effect
F. Matter waves
VI Modern physics - the nucleus within
A. Becquerel discovers Radioactivity
B. Particle detectors
C. Artificial transmutation of elements
D. Particle Accelerators
E. Nuclear fission
F. Nuclear fusion
G. Quarks
VII. Thermodynamics
A. the first law of thermodynamics
B. the second law of thermodynamics
C. the gas laws
VIII Sound & other waves
IX. Miscellany
A. References
B. Periodicals
C. Digressions
D. Exam archive
E. Maine web connections

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Last edited 12/30/05