This class is first in the series of introduction to basic college level physics. This course focuses on Mechanics. This would be followed by Waves, E&M, Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory, and Modern Physics.
Mechanics will be covered first, as it’s absolutely necessary to build a strong mechanics foundation before the flashier sections can be understood. Since this is a new class, the syllabus would be flexible based on student needs, abilities, and time commitments.
There will be tests every month. The tests will consist mostly of the concepts studied during the previous Quarter, but it will also include a few concepts covered since beginning, so that those concepts continue to stay fresh in the student’s minds. The tests will be graded and returned to the students as a source of feedback for them and for their parents.
About the Coach
Chris Lee Baca is a third year undergraduate at Stanford. He studies Physics and is interested in its intersection with Math, seeing how physical theories reveal mathematics and vice-versa. He loved physics since middle school, and is very excited to share that love with our students. He believes strongly in teaching both physical intuition and mathematical rigor, so that students can approach difficult and fun problems with confidence and care.