# Accelerated Studies in Physics and Chemistry (ASPC)

## Preface |

Learning vs. Not Learning |

Skills and Prerequisites |

Assignments, Homework and the Weekly Workload |

Companion Resources |

Preface to Students |

## Chapter 1: The Nature of Scientific Knowledge |

Truth and Facts |

Science |

Theories |

Experiments |

The Scientific Method, Experimental Variables and Controls |

## Chapter 2: Motion and the Medieval Model of the Heavens |

Computations in Physics |

KMS Units |

Dimensional Analysis |

Accuracy and Precision |

Significant Digits |

Scientific Notation |

Problem Solving Methods |

Motion, Velocity and Acceleration |

Velocity, Acceleration and Slope |

Graphical Analysis of Motion |

The Medieval Model of the Heavens |

Key Historical Events and Scientists |

## Chapter 3: Newton’s Laws of Motion |

Matter, Inertia, Mass and Force |

Newton’s Laws of Motion |

Showing Units of Measure in Computations |

Weight |

Applying Newton’s Laws of Motion |

How a Rocket Works |

## Chapter 4: Variation and Proportion |

The Language of Nature |

Independent and Dependent Variables |

Common Types of Variation |

Normalizing Equations |

## Chapter 5: Energy |

The Law of Conservation of Energy |

Forms of Energy |

The Energy Trail |

Calculations with Energy |

Work |

Applying Conservation of Energy |

Conservation of Energy Problems |

The Effect of Friction on a Mechanical System |

Energy in the Pendulum |

## Chapter 6: Heat and Temperature |

Temperature Scales |

Temperature Unit Conversions |

Deginitions of Common Terms |

Heat Transfer Processes |

Kinetic Theory of Gases |

Specific Heat Capacity |

Thermal Heat Capacity |

Distinguishing Between Specific Heat and Thermal Conductivity |

## Chapter 7: Waves, Sound and Light |

The Anatomy of Waves |

Categorizing Waves |

Wave Calculations |

Wave Phenomena |

Sound Waves |

Frequencies of Sound Waves |

Loudness of Sound |

Connections Between Scientific and Musical Terms |

Electromagnetic Waves and Light |

Harmonics and Timbre |

## Chapter 8: Electricity and DC Circuits |

Charge and Static Electricity |

How Static Electricity Can Form |

Electric Current |

Electric Current |

The Water Analogy |

The Basic DC Electric Circuit |

Two Secrets |

Electrical Variables and Units |

Ohm’s Law |

What Exactly Are Resistors and Why Do We Have Them? |

Through? Across? In? |

Voltages Are Relative |

Power in Electrical Circuits |

Two-Resistor Networks |

Equivalent Resistance |

Significant Digits in Circuit Calculations |

Larger Resistor Networks |

Kirchhoff’s laws |

Putting it All Together to Solve DC Circuits |

## Chapter 9: Fields and Magnetism |

Types of Fields |

Laws of Magnetism |

The Right-Hand Rule |

Solenoids, Generators and Transformers |

## Chapter 10 Substances |

Review of Some Basics |

Types of Substances |

More on Solutions |

Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes |

## Chapter 11: Atomic Models |

The History of Atomic Models |

Density |

## Chapter 12: The Bohr and Quantum Models of the Atom |

Atomic Spectra and the Bohr Model |

The Quantum Model |

Electron Configuration Notation |

Atomic Masses, Mass Numbers and Isotopes |

## Chapter 13: Atomic Bonding |

Atomic Bond |

Valence Electrons and Energy Levels |

Goals Atoms Seek to Fulfill |

Metallic Bonds |

Ionic Bonds |

Valence Numbers and Ionic Compound Binary Formulas |

Covalent Bonds |

Diatomic Gases |

Hydrogen |

Polyatomic Ions |

## Chapter 14: Chemical Reactions |

Four Types of Chemical Reactions |

Balancing Chemical Equations |

Energy in Chemical Reactions |

Reaction Rates and Collision Theory |

## Appendix A: Conversion Factors, Prefixes and Physical Constants |

## Appendix B: Chapter Objective Lists |

## Appendix C: Laboratory Experiments |

## Appendix D: Scientists Required for Cumulative Review |

## Appendix E: Unit Conversions Tutorial |

## Appendix F: References |

## Index |