Applied Physics
Ashlyn Woods
Session 1

In session 1, we defined velocity and acceleration. We also learned how to calculate velocity and acceleration. And then we explained the relationship between gravity and acceleration.

Session 2

In session 2, we defined the relationships between frequency, pitch, amplitude, and loudness.Then, we experimented with different sound waves. And lastly, we listed the steps to be able to hear sounds.

Session 3

In session 3, we defined a hypothesis and then we made a hypothesis of which metal would expand the fastest between steel, copper, and aluminum. Our hypothesis was correct and aluminum expanded the fastest. Then, we learned the three ways heat is transferred.

Session 4

In session 4, we listed the steps of the scientific method. Then, we learned the difference between an insulator and conductor. And then, we conducted an experiment to measure materials ability to conduct or insulate heat.

Session 5

In session 5, we learned how sunglasses filter light. We also learned how light waves travel and we determined which color filters block the most and least amount of light.

Session 6

In session 6, we learned what makes laser light different from ordinary light. Then we learned how to properly use and take care of a laser. And lastly, we experimented with the laser.

Session 7

In session 7, we used the laser. We transferred sound waves through the laser beam. Then, we used the beam splitter and mirrors to direct the laser beam.

Careers in Applied Physics

A career in Applied Physics is an applied physicist. Applied physicist research and develop new technologies or solves engineering problems. For example, medical physicists in radiation therapy departments of hospitals measure and calculate the radiation doses given to cancer patients. Research on improving dosimetry for the treatment plans of cancer patients is considered an applied physics job.