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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 sign-up & student guide) / test registration / test fee info; password = for fall: ZZWXPD; for spring: KQGWDY  Follow all laboratory safety rules.
course description
 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 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. (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 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)

use google classroom to turn-in any test / quiz and lab reports

access to: ap class room ; textbook answer key; acccess textbook problems (due to covid-19 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

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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)

derivative as a tangent; compare to secant

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

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

zoomnorms ; poster (found in FB ap chem website)

review course website / syllabus / google classroom (fill-out 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

(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 covid-19 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 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

 description link 2019 - 2020 ch. 1 & 2 dimmensional analysis & linear motion available ch. 3 & 4 vector addition & planar motion available ch. 5 & 6 force available ch. 7 & 8 energy available ch. 9 & 10 momentum & rotation available ch. 11 & 12 torque, angular momentum, & static equilibrium available 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