Number of days until the 2020 AP Physics C Exam:
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; signup for access to ap classroom (alt link) / test registration / test fee info; password = AMP9VE ; GGZ624 Follow all laboratory safety rules. 
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 firstyear collegelevel 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 TI86 ; TI89 ; 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 
the semester grade and grading period grades are based on the above components and cumulative from the beginning of the semester; thus the semester grade may not be the average of your grading period grades. upon student request, semester grade adjustment based on College Boad ap physic c exam score: 5 = A; 4 = B; 3 = C for the corresponding semester course / grade; get a grade change form from the counseling office, copy of the course syllabus, & your report card before the end of the 2^{ nd} week of school in the subsequent fall semester. academic integrity (example; potential consequence; e.g. 1): Cheating on an exam or plagiarism (lack of appropriate quote marks / citation (e.g. intext citation and a reference list; inlcude url for websites) in a lab assignment; potential consequences (teacher discretion): (i) score = 0 (default, which can't be dropped), (ii) negative points, (iii) lower semester grade by 1 level, and (iv) semester grade = F. include your name(s) & period on all turnedin material; otherwise, no points. late work (i.e. homework, prelab, or lab report) due to an absence is due on the day of your return to class and write "absent" on it and write the score on any HW assignments; otherwise, no points. exams:
labs
class work / home work
Any exceptions to the policy in the syllabus will require a note (stating your name & description of the situation & item number in the grade book) signed by me. Fillout survey & signature form. 
Tentative sequence of topics: AP Chemistry

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)
access to: ap class room ; textbook answer key
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 2D; # 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 1D; # 60, 63, 64, 66 HW: ap class room  momentum article (by Jonathan Ring et al.): use of limit: abstract / article simulations (*.nb) of collision:

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ch. 9.7 conservation of linear momentum; # 39, 40, 45 ch. 9.8 momentum and KE in collisions ch. 9.9 inelastic collision in 1D; # 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:


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

end of grading period 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 nonconservative 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 nonconstant 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  
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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 " " 
Tu, Oct 15

finishup HW: read about banked turn 

Mon, Oct 14  holiday  
Fri, Oct 11

finishup: vertical circular motion ap classroom assignment  22 MC  force 
Mon, Oct 21 
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ch. 6.5 circular motion  force; # 41, 47, 49, 51, 57 reretest on ch. 3 & 4 (after school; Thursday) 
Tu, Oct 15

Tu, Oct 8  ch. 6.4 drag & terminal speed; # 36, 39  " 
Mon, Oct 7

finishup 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  finishup; 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 reretest on ch. 1 & 2 (after school) 
Mon, Oct 7

Mon, Sept 30  test on ch. 3 & 4 vector and planar motion  
Fri, Sept 27

end of grading period finishup 

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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

finishup 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 "

block  ch. 4.7 uniform circular motion; # 56, 57, 59, 63 (simulation)  " 
Tu, Sept 17

finishup 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 finishup 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

catchup HW: ap class room; linear motion; 14 MC 
Fri, Sept 13 
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catchup, if needed ch. 2.10 graphical analysis of motion; # 65, 66, 74 & questions; # 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 
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, finishup calculus notes if there's time, groupwork on HW due tomorrow 

Tu, Aug 20

finishup skim article about limit 

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) 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
link to google sheets to share class data
(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 lifelong skills.
To develop your lifelong 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 lifelong 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
