F=ma Basic course introduces the student to physics. All mechanics topics required for the F=ma are taught from a beginner level as well as any math topics needed beyond Algebra 1.

### Target Competitions

### Target Grades

7-11

### Who should Take This Course

- Students who have strong knowledge of Algebra 1 topics

### Who should Skip This Course

- Students who can solve around 10/25 questions on the F=ma in the time given

### Exam Weeks

Practice Exams will be given/solved.

### Homework

There are weekly homework sets.

### Resources

Lecture/Homework problems and solutions will be available on the learning management system (LMS).

### Curriculum

F=ma Basic is a year-long course with the first half in the fall and the second half in the spring.

Weeks | Fall | Spring |
---|---|---|

1 | Algebra | Work & Energy Part 1 |

2 | Trigonometry | Work & Energy Part 2 |

3 | Basics of Calculus | Momentum Part 1 |

4 | 1-D Kinematics | Momentum Part 2 |

5 | 2-D Kinematics | Exam Week |

6 | Dynamics Part 1 | Rotations & Torque Part 1 |

7 | Dynamics Part 2 | Rotations & Torque Part 2 |

8 | Dynamics Part 3 | Angular Momentum Part 1 |

9 | Circular Motion Part 1 | Angular Momentum Part 2 |

10 | Circular Motion Part 2 | Periodic Motion; Fluids |

11 | Gravity | Exam Week |

12 | Exam Week | Exam Week |