A. Introduction

- Use SI units in the correct format for all measurements and calculations.
- Use scientific notation and metric multipliers.
- Approximate to the nearest order of magnitude and make reasonable estimates of physical quantities.
- Distinguish between scalar and vector quantities.
- Add and subtract vectors, and resolve vectors into perpendicular components along chosen axes.

B. Mechanics

- Define and use distance, displacement, speed, velocity, and acceleration to describe motion.
- Solve problems of uniformly accelerated motion.
- Sketch and interpret motion graphs.
- Analyze projectile motion.
- Sketch and interpret free-body (force) diagrams.
- State Newton’ s laws of motion.
- Solve problems involving forces.
- Understand and use the concepts of work and power.
- Understand the concepts of kinetic and potential energy.
- Apply the principle of conservation of energy to solve problems.
- Understand the concept of linear momentum.
- Apply the principle of conservation of linear momentum to solve problems, including elastic and inelastic interactions between bodies or explosions.

C. Electricity and Magnetism

- Identify two types of electric charge and the direction of the forces between them.
- Solve problems using Coulomb’s law.
- Understand the concept of electric field and define electric potential.
- State Ohm’s law and define the components of electric circuits.
- Solve problems using the formulas for combined resistors.
- Apply Kirchhoff’s laws to solve simple circuit problems.
- Understand the concept of magnetic field.
- Understand the concept of electromagnetic induction.

D. Oscillations and Waves

- Describe simple examples of free oscillations.
- Describe the changes in displacement, velocity, and acceleration during simple harmonic motion.
- Understand the interchange between kinetic and potential energies during simple harmonic motion.
- Define wave properties and compare transverse and longitudinal waves.
- Solve problems involving wave speed, frequency, period, and wavelength.
- Understand the nature of electromagnetic waves and sound waves.
- Sketch and interpret incident, reflected, and transmitted waves.
- Solve problems involving Snell’s law, critical angle, and total internal reflection.
- Understand the meaning of the terms diffraction, interference, and polarization.