Physics First

Physics First


Instructor: Dr. Nilay

Please review the course details below



REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN - Classes start Sept 2, 2019 and end May 1, 2020.

No classes:

·      Thanksgiving Break: November 25 - December 1, 2019

·      Winter Break: December 16, 2019 - January 19, 2020

·      Spring Break: March 9 - 15, 2020


Traditionally, physics is taught after Biology and Chemistry and requires prior completion of Algebra II. In this course, math is almost eliminated and the objective is to understand Physics concepts. This course follows a schedule similar to Physics or Physics with Labs, covering linear motion, projectile motion, Newton’s Laws, momentum, energy, rotational mechanics, universal gravitation, special relativity, vibrations and waves, sound and light, reflection and refraction, diffraction and interference, electricity, magnetism, quantum physics, and nuclear fission and fusion. Students will be challenged to apply their knowledge of physics to conceptual problems. [Note: There is no lab component to this course].

This course requires a study commitment, outside of instruction time, of approximately 2 hours per week.


  • Understand the core concepts delivered to students in Physics courses

  • Explain and predict outcomes of a proposed scenario based on the Laws of Physics

  • Complete weekly pre-recorded lectures

  • Participate in interactive online student forums

  • Deliver assessments and/or assignments in a timely manner


  • This course is recommended for students 12 years of age or above.


  1. Urone, P., Hinrichs, R., et al. College Physics. 1st edition. Openstax.

    [This free online textbook can be downloaded by clicking here.]

  2. Binder with loose leaf paper, pen/pencil, and eraser

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Dr. Nilay graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology, prior to obtaining her degree as a physician from the prestigious Sydney University School of Medicine. Dr. Nilay worked in the hospital setting prior to specializing in General Practice and sub-specializing in child health. She incorporates many of her experiences throughout her career into her courses, providing insight, and purpose to course content. She is a respected and sought after homeschooling educator. Read more.