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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 )]

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

Grades
  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. in-text 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 turned-in 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:

  • score = 0 for being absent on exam day
  • may include past topics & lab topics
  • may use calculator & "equation sheet" for test / quiz, but may not write on these sheets
  • Final exam is cumulative and multiple choice format

labs

  • turn-in prelab assignments & lab reports at the beginning of class
  • prelab due on the day of the lab; lab report due date on course website
  • no make-up labs, but can get lab data from a classmate and to avoid plagirism, cite data source & state absence
  • read lab notebook (NB) rubric / scoresheet and lab safety rules; sign & attach to the end of your lab notebook; otherewise, no lab notebook points
  • to prepare your lab report, use Word (including equation editor) & Excel as appropriate
  • lost of prelab / lab report points for improper sequence of content

class work / home work

  • include HW score on HW:  2 points for trying each problem, 1 point for trying part of a problem, 0 point for no attempt on a problem; any multiple-part problem is still worth 2 points. write your HW score at the top of the assignment; otherwise, your score = 0. while HW will be collected, HW will not be reviewed in class, but there's a solution manual.

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.  Fill-out survey & signature form.

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)

access to: ap class room ; textbook answer key

date assignment due
     
Mon, Mar 2 test on ch. 26 & 27 current / resistance & circuits  

Fri, Feb 28

 

ch. 25.4 series / parallel capacitors; # 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 20

HW: ap classroom: conductors & capacitors

 

Mon, Mar 9

block

 

series / parallel resistors lab

retest on ch. 23 & 24 gauss' law & electric potential (after school)

Fri, Mar 6

 

Tu, Feb 25

 

ch. 25.2 - 25.3 capacitor & capacitance; # 1, 2; 3, 4, 5, 6

resources: image; video; simulation (requires java)

 
Mon, Feb 24 finish-up  

Fri, Feb 21

 

 

end of grading period

finish-up; mesh method

HW: read ch. 27.8 voltmeter / ammeter; # 49, 51, 52

 

 

Fri, Feb 28

block Ohm's law lab     "

Tu, Feb 18

 

 

test on ch. 23 & 24 gauss' law & electric potential

retest on ch. 13 & 15 gravity & oscillation (after school)

collect physics tutoring form

 
Mon, Feb 17 holiday  

Fri, Feb 14

ch. 27.7 multi loop circuit analysis: intro network theory; use to identify series / parallel; # 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 33, 36, 37

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block ch. 27.4 - 27.6 single loop circuit analysis (phet); # 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 17     "

Tu, Feb 11

 

ch. 27.2 - 27.3 EMF & battery

HW: ap classroom; circuits

 

Fri, Feb 21

Mon, Feb 10 ch. 26.7 power; # 38, 39, 41, 43, 46, 48 Tu, Feb 18

Fri, Feb 7

 

 

ch. 26.4 & 26.5 resistance & Ohm's law; # 15, 17, 21, 22, 24

diode simulation (requries java)

retest on ch. 21 & 22 Coulomb's law & electric field (after school)

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block ch. 26.2 - 26.3 current & current density; # 1, 2; 5, 6, 7, 8, 13     "

Tu, Feb 4

 

ch. 24.5 24.10 electric potential & electric field; # 6, 7, 9; 36, 37

review test on ch. 21 & 22 Coulomb's law & electric field / ch. 13 & 15 gravity / oscillation (after school)

Mon, Feb 10

 

Mon, Feb 3 ch. 24.4 equipotential surface  

Fri, Jan 31

 

test on ch. 13 & 15 gravity & oscillation

HW: ap class room - MC on Gauss law

 

Fri, Feb 7

block

 

 

ch. 24.2 & 24.11 electric potential energy; # 41, 43, 45, 47

ch. 24.3, 24.6, & 24.7 electric potential; # 2, 13, 14, 19

HW: ap class room - electric field

Mon, Feb 10

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Tu, Jan 28 test on ch. 21 & 22 Coloumb's law & electric field  

Mon, Jan 27

 

 

HW: ap class room - Coulomb's law

ch. 23.9 Gauss' law using a sphere; # 44, 45, 46, 48

announcement: select MC / FR questions available - links at the bottom of the webpage - fall; spring

Mon, Feb 3

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Fri, Jan 24 holiday  
block ch. 23.7 - 27.8 Gauss' law & line / plane of charge; # 22, 23, 24, 26, 27     "

Tu, Jan 21

 

ch. 23.6 Gauss' law & charged conductor; # 19, 20

electrostatic equilbrium; links: 1 ; 2

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Mon, Jan 20 holiday  

Fri, Jan 17

 

 

 

ch. 23.4 & 23.5 Gauss' law & Coulomb's law; # 5, 6, 7, 8

after school: (optional; ec) ch. 15.6 pendulum II; # 38, 39; 41, 42, 43, 48

HW: ap classroom - oscillation

HW: read about Gauss' law & Faraday cage: msu ; Q & A; stack exchange

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Mon, Jan 27

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block

 

ch. 23.3 flux in an electric field; # 1, 2

retest on ch. 11 & 12 (after school)

Mon, Feb 3

 

Wed after school: (optional; ec) ch. 15.3 - 15.5 force & energy in SHM; pendulum I; # 5, 8, 9, 11, 14, 22; 27, 32, 33 Mon, Jan 27

Tu, Jan 14

 

link to videos (minimum: 14.01 - 14.04; ~ 35 "); ch. 15.2 flux & intro to gauss' law

free feel to pause / rewind

 

Mon, Jan 13

 

 

 

ch. 22.6 electric field due to line of charge; # 24, 25, 31

after school: (optional; ec) ch. 15.2 simple harmonic motion (SHM); link to simulations

announcement: henceforth, may not use content in textbook's table 10-2 on equation sheet during test / retest

Fri, Jan 17

 

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Fri, Jan 10

 

ch. 22.4 electric field by point charge; # 7, 10

ch. 22.5 electric field by dipole; # 19

Fri, Jan 17

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block

 

ch. 22.2 - 22.3 electric field; # 1, 2

ch. 21. 4 Coulomb's law; # 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 11, 15

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Mon, Jan 13

Tue, Jan 7 test on ch. 11 & 12 torque & static equilibrium  

Mon, Jan 6

 

 

 

ch. 21.2 & 21.5 charge (triboelectric charging; charging by conduction ); # 24, 28, 31

ch. 21.3 insulator / conductor

sign-up for ap classroom - ap physics c - electricity & magnetism (see course syllabus for link / password)

begin ch. 15 oscillation, MWF; after school (optional), Mon, Jan 13

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  goto fall 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  
   
   
   

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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2019  -  2020
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2010 - 2011 honors physics
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