Number of days until the 2021 AP Physics C Exam:
Galileo Academy of Science and Technology
AP Physics C 
2020  2021  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 (information about how to signup & student guide) / test registration / test fee info; password = for fall: ZZWXPD; for spring: KQGWDY Follow all laboratory safety rules. 
This class (fall semester; spring semester) prepares you for the AP Physics C exam (Monday afternoon, May 3). 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. (online; different edition, assume that there's no significant difference and chapter / subchapter numbering system is the same) supplement: openstax textbook; phreestyle physics; caltech; College Board: mechanics & EM other potential resources  fall ; spring; access to past ap tests; 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. all quiz, test, and lab reports will be submited using google classroom Based on the benefits of group work, up to three students may work in a group for their prelab and / or lab report and / or HW assignments (excludes test / quiz).
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)
use google classroom to turnin any test / quiz and lab reports
access to: ap class room ; textbook answer key; acccess textbook problems (due to covid19 situation; 2020  2021): fall ; spring
date  assignment  due 

block 2  
block 1  test oh ch. 1 & 2  
Mon, Aug 31

weekly quiz Q & A 

block 2

ch. 2.9 free fall; # 48, 50, 60 ch. 2.10 graphical analysis of motion; # 65, 66, 74 & questions; # 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 
Mon, Aug 31 " 
block 1  ch. 2.6  2.8 acceleration; # 18, 19, 20; 26, 27, 29, 34  " 
Mon, Aug 24

weekly quiz Q & A HW: ap classroom: linear motion (pending) 
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block 2

ch. 2.2  2.5 postion, displacement, velocity; # 4, 7; 17 & questions: # 1 intro calculus (below simulations require mathematica or cdf player plugin) HW: calculus practice problems 
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block 1

questions ? digital agency assignment & meet some of your classmates ch. 1 conversion factor / dimensional analysis while not ideal, get notes (*.docx) from chem screencast (*.mp4; ~ 30"; use firefox rather than chrome) HW: ch. 1; # 9, 26, 27, 31 (hint: use calculus) 
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Mon, Aug 17

fall bell schedule zoom & norms ; poster (found in FB ap chem website) review course website / syllabus / google classroom (fillout class survey & will provide online gradebook password; do digital agency assignment) print the equation sheet, which can be used on weekly quiz, test, and ap test "class song" ? 

goto spring content 
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. ohm's law lab 2. linear motion  horizontal / vertical / incline lab. 2 series / parallel resistors lab 3. planar motion  projectile lab 4. force  friction
link to virtual labs (due to covid19 situation)
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
description  link 
2019  2020  
ch. 1 & 2 dimmensional analysis & linear motion  
ch. 3 & 4 vector addition & planar motion  
ch. 5 & 6 force  
ch. 7 & 8 energy  
ch. 9 & 10 momentum & rotation  
ch. 11 & 12 torque, angular momentum, & static equilibrium  
ch. 13 & 15 gravity & oscillation  available 
ch. 21 & 22 Coulomb's law & electric field  available 
ch. 23 & 24 Gauss' law & electric potential  available 
ch 26 & 27 resistance & circuits  available 
ch. 25 capacitor  available 
ch. 28  30 electromagnetism  none; due to covid 
2020  2021  