• Meet Graduation Requirement in Physical Science; Meets CSU/UC “D” Requirement
    Prerequisite: C or better in Physics (both semesters) and completion or enrollment in Pre-calculus. Due to the rigor of this course, Rio recommends that students consult with their current science teacher for advisement. 
    Grades: 11-12 (1 year)
    10 Credits  
    DESCRIPTION: This course is an extension and continuation of Physics.  Topics include projectile motion, statics, harmonic motion and resonance rotation, momentum, thermodynamics, circuit analysis, magnetism, optics, modern physics.  Analytical laboratory work, demonstrations, and classroom discussions are the core of the course.  The course work and expectations match those of an introductory, college-level, trigonometry-based physics  course.  Students will be prepared to take the AP Physics B (non-calculus) exam, which is optional.  This is considered an honors course for admission to most universities.  Upon passage of the AP Physics exam, students may receive college credit.
Last Modified on June 30, 2014