Virtual Virginia

4510 Physics I

Field of Study

Physics is the study of matter and energy and their behaviors and interactions.

Material Covered

This course is an algebra-based introductory survey course. Topics include one- and two-dimensional kinematics, forces, energy, momentum, waves and sound, optics, electricity, and modern physics.

Student Expectations

Students will complete a variety of assignments throughout the course. They will participate in discussion boards, interact with simulations, complete practice problems, and perform hands-on and virtual lab activities. Student work will be required outside of class time.

Related Requirements

This course follows the Virginia Standards of Learning, but there is not an end-of-course SOL test.


  • Required: Successful completion of Algebra II

Course Texts and Materials

  • None; all readings are provided within the online course environment
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