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Welcome to AP Physics 1!  Below you will find our syllabus, parent information and general class information.

Read This:  Physics is tough, get used to it

The summer assignment is not a requirement however you will be tested over the information during the 1st week of school.  All of the questions are meant to be a review of the skills necessary for the course.  At the bottom of the assignment (and all assignments) you will find a key.  I do occasionally make mistakes on the key - please reach out to me if you think you found one!  It is also recommended that you read through the syllabus so that you can better understand how I teach the course and my expectations of you.   This class is the toughest AP class offered at Lake Creek High School but it is my hope that you will really enjoy it.  We will struggle but we will also have a lot of fun!  If you hang in there you will leave my class with the skills necessary to conquer any college course.  I cannot wait to meet you all!  See you soon =)  Mrs. Rice

Tutorials

Goes over metric conversions using the conversion chart on  your AP formula sheet.

Dimensional Analysis

  • Great articles if you want more information regarding the incompatible theories we discussed.

    Why can't Einstein and Quantum Mechanics get along?

    Will Quantum Mechanics Swallow Relativity?

  • This unit will cover chapter 2  in your text book.

    Hands down one of the best resources out there to review the concepts  (complete with explanations and a key)

    Khan Academy Vectors vs Scalars

    This actually has great problems for every unit - video explanation for each too!  Pederson Science

    Physics Classroom:  Determining Net Force

    VIDEOS:

    Weight and Mass are Not the Same

    Introduction to Newton’s Second Law of Motion with Example Problem

    Free Body Diagrams - Bozeman Science

    Great thorough review:  Physics Classroom : energy

    I would suggest going through the conceptual part of this review before your test

    Conceptual Review with Key

  • AP PHYSICS EQUILIBRIUM

MORE COMPLETE PLANS AND LINKS CAN BE FOUND ON MY GOOGLE CLASSROOM.

VIRTUAL LEARNING: 

  • 1st Complete and submit online the two practice assessments on AP Classroom if you have not done so already.

    BEGINNING THURSDAY   Watch the youtube videos that Advanced Placement is streaming everyday at 11.  I will also link them if you are unable to watch the live stream.  They are beginning the forces session.

    The videos are linked under assignments as UNIT 2:  AP Forces Review – I will upload them as they become available. 

    Your assignment:  Take notes for each video – your notes should have the title of the video and the date.  Also include 2 questions or misunderstandings you may have at the end of your notes.  You will post these misunderstandings on google classroom.  Once the Forces Review videos are over you will submit your notes. 

  • Tutorials: 

  • Exam Sept. 12

    Topics Covered on Motion 1 Exam

    Vector/Scalar  Displacement/Distance    Velocity/Speed   Acceleration and Free Fall  (kinematic equations)

  • Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the difference between distance and displacement and how they affect speed and velocity.
    • Determine the average speed and average velocity of an object.
    • Understand how change in position relates to velocity.Understand how change in velocity relates to acceleration
    • Calculate the displacement when given a velocity vs. time graph
    • Calculate the average velocity when given a story
    • Interpret and create position vs. time graphs as well as velocity vs. time graphs.
    • Interpret and draw motion graphs
    • Understand the difference between accuracy, precision and resolution.
  • Key Points

    • The time it takes from an object to be projected and land is called the time of flight. This depends on the initial velocity of the projectile and the angle of projection.
    • When the projectile reaches a vertical velocity of zero, this is the maximum height of the projectile and then gravity will take over and accelerate the object downward.
    • The horizontal displacement of the projectile is called the range of the projectile, and depends on the initial velocity of the object.

    Tutorial Video

    Projectiles

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  • Tutorials

    Newton's Laws overview

    Free body diagrams

    Newton's 2nd Law Part 1

    Newton's 2nd Law Part 2

    Newton's 3rd Law

    Learning Objectives:

    Define inertia

    Identify the relationship between inertia and mass.

    Define Newton’s 1st Law of Motion, Define Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion, Define Newton’s 3rd Law

    Relate force to mass and acceleration and how a change in one variable causes a change in another variable.

    Distinguish the difference between mass and weight, one being a force and another being a scalar

    Using Newton’s 2nd Law, calculate the weight of an object.

    Define applied force, gravitational force, normal force, tension force, and friction force.

    Identify the forces of tension, gravity, friction, and normal on a system.

    Describe the states of motion an object can experience in equilibrium.

    Describe the states of motion an object can experience when experiencing the effects of a net force.

    Analyze the factors that affect the force of friction.

    Use free body diagrams to illustrate the forces acting on an object and to write and solve equations pertaining to Newton’s 2nd Law

    Identify action-reaction force pairs in physical situations

    Distinguish between action-reaction pairs and forces that are equal in magnitude and opposite in direction that do not comprise action-reaction pairs.

  • The mousetrap vehicle is due on Wednesday December 12, 2018.  Calculations will be done in class on Friday December14, 2018. 

    Absences:  Any student absent on Wednesday December 12, 2018 must bring the project in the day of their return.  Testing and calculations must be completed by Friday December14, 2018.

    Late Projects:  LATE PROJECTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

  • The student can…

    1. Define Moving Inertia and Momentum.
    2. Calculate the momentum of an object or a system of objects.
    3. Relate momentum to mass and velocity, and how a change in one variable causes a change in another variable.
    4. Define Impulse.
    5. Distinguish between momentum and the change in momentum.
    6. Relate Impulse to the average force and time of a collision, and how a change in one variable causes a change in another variable.
    7. Perform calculations involving impulse, average force and time of a collision.
    8. Perform calculations involving impulse and the change in momentum during a collision.
    9. Define the Law of Conservation of Momentum.
    10. Draw conclusions from experimental data to support the Law of Conservation of Momentum.
    11. Distinguish between an explosion and a collision.
    12. Describe the properties of an elastic collision.
    13. Describe the properties of an inelastic collision.
    14. Determine if a collision is elastic or inelastic.
    15. Apply the Law of Conservation of Momentum to analyze and perform calculations for systems of objects involved in one-dimensional collisions and explosions.
  • The student can...

    1.  Identify the location and charge of the three basic subatomic particles (electron, proton, and neutron).

    2.  Identify a charged object as having an imbalance of protons and electrons, identify the coulomb as the unit of charge, and identify the definition of insulators and conductors.

    3.  Identify the connection between the type of charge on an object and the type of interaction (attractive, repulsive, or none) with other objects.

    4.  Describe the method of charging by friction, identify the result of frictional charging, and explain frictional charging in terms of the conservation of charge and the direction of electron flow.

    5.  Relate the electron affinity of a material to the ultimate charge which a material acquires during the frictional charging process.

    6.  Describe the method of contact charging, identify the result of contact charging, and explain contact charging in terms of the conservation of charge and the direction of electron flow.

    7.  Describe the grounding process and explain grounding in terms of the direction of electron flow. 

    8.  Apply an understanding of the charging by induction method to describe the results of the demonstration in which a single sphere becomes charged by induction.
    9.  Have a conceptual understanding of Coulomb's law and the factors which effect electrical force.

    10.  Use Coulomb's law in order to predict the effect of varying charge or distance upon the force between objects.
    11.  Use Coulomb's law to calculate the electric force between two objects if given their charges and distance of separation.

    12.  Define electric field and recognize the variables which effect (and do not effect) the electric field intensity at a given location.

    13.  Use electric field equations and relatively simple numbers to determine the magnitude and the direction of the electric field intensity at a given location. 

  • The student can...

    1.  Identify the location and charge of the three basic subatomic particles (electron, proton, and neutron).

    2.  Identify a charged object as having an imbalance of protons and electrons, identify the coulomb as the unit of charge, and identify the definition of insulators and conductors.

    3.  Identify the connection between the type of charge on an object and the type of interaction (attractive, repulsive, or none) with other objects.

    4.  Describe the method of charging by friction, identify the result of frictional charging, and explain frictional charging in terms of the conservation of charge and the direction of electron flow.

    5.  Relate the electron affinity of a material to the ultimate charge which a material acquires during the frictional charging process.

    6.  Describe the method of contact charging, identify the result of contact charging, and explain contact charging in terms of the conservation of charge and the direction of electron flow.

    7.  Describe the grounding process and explain grounding in terms of the direction of electron flow. 

    8.  Apply an understanding of the charging by induction method to describe the results of the demonstration in which a single sphere becomes charged by induction.
    9.  Have a conceptual understanding of Coulomb's law and the factors which effect electrical force.

    10.  Use Coulomb's law in order to predict the effect of varying charge or distance upon the force between objects.
    11.  Use Coulomb's law to calculate the electric force between two objects if given their charges and distance of separation.

    12.  Define electric field and recognize the variables which effect (and do not effect) the electric field intensity at a given location.

    13.  Use electric field equations and relatively simple numbers to determine the magnitude and the direction of the electric field intensity at a given location.

  •     KAHOOT REVIEW

    Students will investigate [design, construct,] and calculate [in terms of] current through, potential difference across, resistance of, and power used by electric circuit elements connected in both series and parallel combinations.

  • The student knows the characteristics and behavior of waves. The student is expected to:

    1.  Examine and describe oscillatory motion and wave propagation in various types of media;

    2. Investigate and analyze characteristics of waves, including velocity, frequency, amplitude, and wavelength, and calculate using the relationship between wave speed, frequency, and wavelength;

    3.  Compare characteristics and behaviors of transverse waves, including electromagnetic waves and the electromagnetic spectrum, and characteristics and behaviors of longitudinal waves, including sound waves;

    4.  Investigate behaviors of waves, including reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference,resonance, and the Doppler effect.

    Quizlet Review link: Quizlet

  • Quizlet Review link: Quizlet

  • The student will

    Investigate and analyze characteristics of waves, including velocity, frequency, amplitude, and wavelength, and calculate using the relationship between wavespeed, frequency, and wavelength;

    Compare characteristics and behaviors of transverse waves, including electromagnetic waves and the electromagnetic spectrum, and characteristics and behaviors of longitudinal waves

    Investigate behaviors of waves, including reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference, resonance.

    Describe and predict image formation as a consequence of reflection from a plane mirror and refraction through a thin convex lens.

    • Kahoot Review Lenses

      CORRECTION TO REVIEW KEY:  #1 is INVERTED not upright.

GENERAL INFORMATION

First and foremost I REALLY MISS YOU!  I hope that we get to return to somewhat of a normalcy and spend the end of the year together.  Do not stress about the assignments.  They are meant to enrich your understanding of what we have already covered. 

-We will spend the next two weeks reviewing topics. 

-If we find out that we will be out of school for a longer amount of time then we will begin learning the rest of our Electricity unit. 

-Make sure you have signed up for my REMIND account Code @ricelchs, joined google classroom  and have downloaded zoom.  Google classroom codes are found on the home page of my website .  Please note that in 8th period the code leads and ends with a lowercase l, not the number one. 

- We are waiting for information regarding what to do for those of you who missed exams prior to the break. 

-  I am checking emails and will be available to answer questions.  Bear with me though because there are so many emails… and there will be sometimes that my boys are doing their school work too.

Ted Talks worth watching: 

The Nerd's Guide to Learning Everything Online

Playdoh Circuits

Tutorials, class documents, notes, etc.  can be found for each unit.  Please use the drop down menu for the corresponding six weeks and course.  If you have any questions or would like to see something else added please let me know!