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Galileo Academy of Science and Technology

## AP Physics C

2019 - 2020

Matsumoto

Expectations

 Respect everyone in class. Students are responsible for all aspects of the class. Students are strongly urged to take the AP Physics C exams; sign-up for access to ap classroom (alt link) / test registration / test fee info; password = AMP9VE ; GGZ624  Follow all laboratory safety rules.
course description
 This class (fall semester; spring semester) prepares you for the AP Physics C exam (Monday afternoon, May 4). This is a demanding course that is equivalent to a first-year college-level course for physical science / engineering majors.  You may earn college credit and UC awards an extra "grade point" for this course. Strongly recommend forming a a study group (password = 94109G) for mutual study / tutoring Textbook: Fundamentals of Physics; 9th edition; Halliday, Resnick, & Walker; 2011. supplement: Khan Academy [physics; AP physics 1 & II I; physics (India) mechanics & E / M]; Youtube [phreestyle physics; flippin physics; Lewin physics ("controversy": 1; 2; 3; 4)] other potential resources - fall ; spring; Feynman lectures on Physics calculator tutorials for TI-86 ; TI-89 ; TI Nspire CX CAS; all 3 calculators can be used on the AP exam
 A = 90 - 100 % exam = 80 % B = 80 - 89.9 lab = 10 % C = 70 - 79.9 CW / HW = 10 % D = 50 - 69.9 F = < 50

Tentative sequence of topics: AP Chemistry

 Fall (13 chapters) Spring (10 chapters) (ch. 1 measurement) ch. 21 electrostatics ch. 2 linear motion ch. 22 electric field ch. 3 vectors ch. 23 Gauss' law ch. 4 planar motion ch. 24 electric potential ch. 5 force I ch. 26 current & resistance ch. 6 force II ch. 27 circuits ch. 7 kinetic energy & work ch. 25 capacitance ch. 8 potential energy & conservation of energy ch. 28 magnetic field I ch. 9 linear momentum ch. 29 magentic field II ch. 10 rotation ch. 30 induction ch. 11 torque & angular momentum ch. 12 equilibrium prepare for ap exam ch. 13 gravity ch. 15 oscillation

assignments (tentative - subject to change, depending upon topic coverage in class)

date assignment due

Mon, Jan 6 test on ch. 11 & 12
winter break

Fri, Dec 20

ap class room --- rotation

ap class room ---gravity

Mon, Jan 6

Fri, Jan 10

Thu, Dec 19

ch. 13.8 orbit; # 50, 63 (meet after school)

collect physics tutoring form; distribute study guide

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Wed, Dec 18

ch. 13.7 Kepler's laws' # 43, 48, 50, 53, 55 (meet after school)

wolfram demonstrations: Kepler's law I (1); 2 (area, speed, velocity vector)

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Tu, Dec 17

ch. 12.2 - 12. 5 equilibrium; # 3, 5, 9, 15, 21, 24 (1st day of Final exam)

ch. 13.2 - 13.4; 13.6 gravity; gravitional PE; # 1, 2, 6, 10, 14; 17, 19; 29, 30, 36

Mon, Jan 6

Fri, Jan 10

Mon, Dec 16 test on ch. 9 & 10 (regular class day; no retest)

Fri, Dec 13

ch. 11.8 - 11.10 torque & angular momentum: # 32, 33, 34, 35; 36, 37, 39, 40

ch. 11.11 conservation of angular momentum; # 43, 44, 45, 49, 52

video: spinning skater (~ 1 "); rotating person with spinning wheel (~ 3") & role of torque (~ 5 "); spinning / diving teacher (~ 9");

Mon, Jan 6

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ch. 11.2 - 11.3 rolling & KE; # 1, 2

ch. 11.4 rolling & force; # 3, 4, 6, 7, 12

ch. 11.6 torque III; # 19, 22

ch. 11.7 angular momentum; # 26, 27, 29

HW: read ch. 11.5 yo yo motion; 17, 18

video: race rolling ring vs cylinder

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Tu, Dec 10 ch. 10.10 work & rotational kinetic energy; # 58, 59, 62, 63, 66, 98 Fri, Dec 13
Mon, Dec 9 ch. 10.9 torque II: # 49, 51, 52       "

Fri, Dec 6

ch. 3.8 cross product

ch. 10.8 torque I; # 45, 47

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ch. 10. 5 relate rotational and translational motion; # 19, 21, 22, 23, 26

ch. 10.6 - 10.7 KE of rotation & rotational inertia (follow links on site); # 33, 34; 35, 36, 38, 39

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Tu, Dec 3 ch. 10.2 - 10.4 rotation; # 1, 2, 4, 5, 8; 9, 10, 13; simulation: vary axis of rotation       "

Mon, Dec 2

ch. 9.11 collision in 2-D; # 71, 73

retest on ch. 3.8, 7 & 8 work & energy (after school)

Fri, Dec 6

thanksgiving break -- holiday

Fri, Nov 22

ch. 9.10 elastic collision in 1-D; # 60, 63, 64, 66

HW: ap class room - momentum

article (by Jonathan Ring et al.): use of limit: abstract / article

simulations (*.nb) of collision:

elastic (animation; adjust: mass / angle of collision)

elastic versus inelastic (graph / animation; adjust: mass / initial velocity)

videos: Newton's cradle; narration ? no; yes

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Tu, Dec 3

block

ch. 9.7 conservation of linear momentum; # 39, 40, 45

ch. 9.8 momentum and KE in collisions

ch. 9.9 inelastic collision in 1-D; # 49, 50, 51, 53

Fri, Dec 6

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Tu, Nov 19

ch. 9.4 - 9.5 linear momentum; # 19, 20, 21

ch. 9.6 impulse & collision; # 23, 24, 28, 31, 32, 33

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Mon, Nov 18

test on ch. 3.8, 7 & 8 work & energy

announcements:

henceforth, test will be after school

update topic content / sequence

Fri, Nov 15 finish up

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ch. 9.2 center of mass (video; wrench; projectile); # 1, 2, 3, 4

ch. 9.3 system of particles (sim); # 9, 11, 12, 13

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Tu, Nov 12

HW: ap classroom MC - energy

ch. 8.8 conservation of energy; # 48, 49, 50, 53, 56

Tu, Nov 19

Mon, Nov 18

Mon, Nov 11 holiday

Fri, Nov 8

ch. 8.6 - 8.7 potential energy curves; work by external force; # 38, 40; 42, 45

collect tutoring form

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block ch. 8.5 conservation of mechanical energy; # 12, 18, 19, 22, 23, 36       "
Tu, Nov 5 ch. 8.3 - 8.4 conservative vs non-conservative force; potential energy; # 1, 3, 6       "
Mon, Nov 4 ch. 8.2 potential energy
Fri, Nov 1 ch. 7.9 power; # 43, 44, 48 Fri, Nov 8
block finish up

Tu, Oct 29

ch. 7.7 - 7.8 work by non-constant force; # 26, 27, 29, 31; 34, 35, 37, 39, 41

retest on ch. 5 & 6 force (after school)

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Mon, Oct 28

ch. 7.6 work by gravitional force on an object; # 17, 19, 24

retest review (after school)

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Fri, Oct 25 finish up lab
block finish up lab
Tu, Oct 22 force - friction lab Mon, Nov 4
Mon, Oct 21 test on ch. 5 & 6 force
Fri, Oct 18 finish up

block

ch. 7.2 - 7.4 energy, KE, & work; # 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

ch. 3.8 vector multiplication: dot product; # 34bc, 35a

ch. 7.5 relate KE & work; # 8, 11, 12, 14

Fri, Nov 8

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Tu, Oct 15

finish-up

Mon, Oct 14 holiday

Fri, Oct 11

finish-up: vertical circular motion

ap classroom assignment - 22 MC -- force

Mon, Oct 21

block

ch. 6.5 circular motion - force; # 41, 47, 49, 51, 57

re-retest on ch. 3 & 4 (after school; Thursday)

Tu, Oct 15

Tu, Oct 8 ch. 6.4 drag & terminal speed; # 36, 39       "

Mon, Oct 7

finish-up

retest review on ch. 3 & 4 (after school)

past ap classroom assignment questions / answer key: linear motion; planar motion

Fri, Oct 4 ch. 6.2 - 6.3 friction; # 2, 4, 5, 12, 16, 20, 23, 25, 27       "
block finish-up; apparent weight (ex): link; # 36 - 39; answer key

Tu, Oct 1

ch. 5.9 apply Newton's laws; # 17, 18, 21, 31, 32, 33, 34, 37, 43, 51, 58

re-retest on ch. 1 & 2 (after school)

Mon, Oct 7

Mon, Sept 30 test on ch. 3 & 4 vector and planar motion

Fri, Sept 27

finish-up

block

planar motion lab

collect physics tutoring form & any missing / late work

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Tu, Sept 24 ch. 5.6 - 5.8 Newton's 2nd & 3rd law & types of forces; # ,1, 2, 3, 6; 13, 16       "

Mon, Sept 23

finish-up relative motion; intro propogation of errors

ch. 5.1 - 5.5 Newton's 1st law; force & mass

Questions; # 4, 5

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Fri, Sept 20

ap classroom MC - planar motion

ch. 4.8 relative linear motion: # 69

optional: frame of reference (~ 27" video); example problems

Fri, Sept 27

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block ch. 4.7 uniform circular motion; # 56, 57, 59, 63 (simulation)       "

Tu, Sept 17

finish-up

henceforth, have to do HW assignments to take retest

Mon, Sept 16

collect linear motion lab report& ch. 3 HW

ch. 4.5 - 4.6 projectile motion; # 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 38 (simulation; effect of v / angle; height / drag )

retest on ch. 1 & 2 (after school)

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Fri, Sept 13 ch. 4.4 acceleration in a plane; # 11, 17       "

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ch. 4.2 position & displacement in a plane; # 3

ch. 4.3 velocity in a plane; # 5, 6, 7

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Tu, Sept 10

ch. 3.2 - 3.3 vector addition - qualitative (phet)

ch. 3.4 - 3.6 vector addition - quantitative; # 3 - 7; 9, 13, 20

Mon, Sept 16

Mon, Sept 9 test on ch. 1 & 2

Fri, Sept 6

collect HW

finish-up lab / test review

block linear motion lab Mon, Sept 16
Tu, Sept 3 ch. 2.9 free fall; # 48, 50, 60 Fri, Sept 6
Mon, Sept 2 holiday

Fri, Aug 30

catch-up

HW: ap class room; linear motion; 14 MC

Fri, Sept 13

block

catch-up, if needed

ch. 2.10 graphical analysis of motion; # 65, 66, 74 & questions; # 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8

Tu, Sept 3

Fri, Sept 6

Tu, Aug 27 ch. 2.6 - 2.8 acceleration; # 18, 19, 20; 26, 27, 29, 34    "

Mon, Aug 26

ch. 2.2 - 2.5 postion, displacement, velocity; # 4, 7; 17 & questions: # 1

lab assignment: stats

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Fri, Sept 6

Fri, Aug 23 collect / review HW

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demo: intro data analysis lab

if needed, finish-up calculus notes

if there's time, groupwork on HW due tomorrow

Tu, Aug 20

finish-up

Mon, Aug 19

distribute course syllabus, signature form, survey

attendance / seating chart

review course website / syllabus

print & insert in your lab notebook (NB): lab NB rubric, lab safety info,

print: equation sheet

HW: ch. 1; # 9, 26, 27, 31 (hint: use calculus)

HW: prelab - intro data analysis lab

skim: value of mental math, which implies memorize equations maybe of benefit

intro calculus (below simulations require mathematica or cdf player plugin)

derivative as a tangent; compare to secant

integral: (i) single function; (ii) multiple functions

HW: calculus practice problems

distribute textbook (& TI Nspire CX CAS loan) during lunch

Fri, Aug 23

Thu, Aug 22

Fri, Aug 23

homework problems refer (i) to the problems at the end of the chapter in the textbook and (ii) due on the next class day, unless otherwise stated

(tentative) schedule of labs

 fall semester spring semester lab 1. intro data analysis lab 1. coulomb's law lab 2. linear motion - horizontal / vertical / incline lab. 2 capacitor lab 3. planar motion - projectile lab 3. circuit lab 4. force - friction lab 4. motor / generator lab 5. force - atwood machine lab 6. momentum lab 7. torque

Keep your laboratory notebook, since colleges may wish to review your laboratory notebook prior to giving you college credit for Chemistry.

While group work is encouraged, each student in a group is responsible for all aspects of the lab activity. A motivation for group work is to improve work efficiency and to improve your group dynamics skills, which are valuable life-long skills.

To develop your life-long learning skills, prepare for the lab; e.g. be familar with the experimental protocol and subsequent data analysis prior to the lab, since I am planning to provide minimal prelab instructions, so your failure to prepare for a lab could lead to an unproductive laboratory experience. In part, my motivation / rationale is to instill responsibility in my students and to develop your life-long learning skills and self reliance / initiative.

Whenever there is statistical analysis, each student in a group does either duplicate or triplicate experimental trails, analyzes their own data, then uses the average of their trails in their group's lab report. The basis / rationale is related to the Central Limit Theorem and the validity of using various statistical tests.

If your group was unable to collect data for a specific experiment, use another group's data and acknowledge / identify data from another group; otherwise, it's plagiarism.

laboratory resources

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