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     Syfert AP Physics Teacher

    Physics Blueprint

      

    Contact Information:
    1.   Please message me thru  Canvas, using the inbox
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    Scheduled Tutoring Times:  We are currently working on a tutoring schedule 
     
     
    I return to Allen High School for student council on Monday afternoons, but I am available most afternoons at STEAM.  In addition I am planning on offering office hours online to help students who are unable to come due to other obligations.  Feel free to request additional
    tutoring times 
     
    All of my classes will be using Canvas as the primary conduit for course information and resources.  
     
    To access Canvas, use Google Chrome and type in canvas.allenisd.org
     
    Hello and welcome to the fascinating world of physics - the study of the fundamental laws underlying the behavior of everything in the universe!  Physics is fun and has the potential to completely change the way you view the world around you.  However, physics is also challenging, and success in its study requires deep conceptual understanding, proficiency in mathematics (the language of physics), a touch of intuition, and above all else, hard work.  
     
    Information about the Instructor
    This is my fourth year at Allen High School, but my fourteenth year teaching.  I have a bachelors in mathematics and a minor in physics from Southern Nazarene University.  I am currently working on a Masters in Physics from A&M Commerce, which I should receive this December.  I first started teaching Algebra and Geometry, but after a couple of years I switched to physics and have been teaching various levels of AP Physics for the past nine years.  I am happily married and have two wonderful boys who are attending Allen Schools.

     Course Descriptions:

    AP PHYSICS 1: Algebra Based Grade: 11-12 Course Code: SC3PBA / SC3PBB Credit: 1

    Prerequisite: Pre-AP/IB Chemistry; Pre-AP/IB Algebra 2 (may be taken concurrently)

    AP 1 2019 Review

    This course covers Newtonian Mechanics (including rotational dynamics and angular momentum); work, energy and power; and mechanical waves and sound. It will also introduce electric circuits. Calculator required. Students are expected to take the AP exam in May. Recommended Resource: AP Review/Study Guide – Approximate cost: $15

    The Review Guide has plans for year long review, six months, or even a couple months.  I recommend starting early! It seems really far away now, but the year goes by quickly.

      

     

    AP Physics 2: Algebra Based Grade: 11-12 Course Code: SC3P2A / SC3P2B 

    Prerequisites:  AP Physics 1 (may be taken concurrently); Algebra 2 Pre-AP/IB (may be taken concurrently) 

     

    AP 2 Book

    Explore topics including fluid statics and dynamics; thermodynamics with kinetic theory; PV diagrams and probability; electrostatics; electrical circuits with capacitors; magnetic fields; electromagnetism; physical and geometric optics; and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics. Calculator required.  Students are expected to take the AP exam in May.  Recommended Resource: AP Review/ Study Guide – Approximate cost: $15.00

    The Review Guide has plans for year long review, six months, or even a couple months.  I recommend starting early! It seems really far away now, but the year goes by quickly.