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AP Physics C - Course Syllabus

Important AP Physics Dates

Text: __Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 7th ed.__ by Raymond Serway & John Jewett

Objectives: Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism

Astonomy and Physics Tutorials

Mr. Milligan's favorite internet Links for physics

AP Test Content

AP Exam Info and Equation Sheet

Course Description ("Acorn" Book)

Click here for more Physics C info from the College Board.

Practice Free Response Questions from previous exams. (Index to the questions)

Lab Information and Homework Requirements

Listed below are the various units of study and related documents and links.

__Part 1 - Mechanics__

**Kinematics** - Quantifying Linear Motion

Objectives & Homework

Example Problems

Functions Overview - summary of important types of equations

Kinematics Lab - accelerating and decelerating cart

**Advanced Kinematics** - Motion with Vectors and Calculus

Objectives & Homework

Example Problems

Adv Kinematics Lab - nonuniform motion

Projectile Lab - mini-launcher & parametric equations

Free Throw - the physics of a free throw that swishes! (just for fun)

**Dynamics** - Forces and Newton's Laws of Motion

Objectives & Homework

Example Problems

2nd Law Lab

Air Resistance Lab

TI-89 Air Resistance Program

Air Resistance Graphs - a comparison of different modeling approaches

**Circular Motion and Gravity** - Centripetal Force & Acceleration, Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation

Objectives & Homework

Example Problems

Orbit Simulation Lab

**Work & Energy** - an Alternative to Newton's Laws

Objectives & Homework

Example Problems

Energy Lab

**Linear Momentum** - Systems of Particles, Center of Mass, etc.

Objectives & Homework

Example Problems

Free Response Practice

**Rotation** - Spinning Objects: Angular Kinematics, Dynamics, Energy, & Momentum

Objectives & Homework

Example Problems

Rotation Lab

**Equilibrium & Oscillation** - Statics & Simple Harmonic Motion

Objectives & Homework

Equilibrium Overview

Simple Harmonic Motion Overview

**Final Exam** - Mechanics

Infomation - Format, What to Expect, etc.

Free Response Practice - Actual AP exam questions from the College Board

__Part 2 - Electricity & Magnetism__

**Electrostatics** - Coulomb's Law and Electric Fields

Objectives & Homework

Example Problems

Electrostatics Lab

**Electric Flux and Potential** - Gauss's Law, Work and Energy for Charge

Objectives & Homework

Example Problems

Virtual Potential and Field Lab

**Electric Current and Circuits** - Resistance, Ohm's Law, Series & Parallel Connections, etc.

Objectives & Homework

Example Problems

The Digital Multimeter - a Primer

Resistance and Resistivity Lab

Circuit Lab

**Capacitance** - Capacitors, RC Circuits

Objectives & Homework

Example Problems

RC Circuit Lab

**Magnetostatics** - Magnetic Fields, Forces on Charge or Current, Biot-Savart Law, Ampere's Law

Objectives & Homework

Current Balance Lab

Solenoid Lab

**Induction and Inductance** - Faraday's Law, Maxwell's Equations, Inductors, RL & LC Circuits

Objectives & Homework

Mon 18 Aug | Kinematics Probs 1 - 19 |

Thu 21 Aug | Kinematics Probs 20 - 42 |

Mon 25 Aug | Kinematics Quiz |

Mon 25 Aug | Kinematics Lab |

Fri 29 Aug | Adv Kinematics Probs 1 - 25 |

Fri 5 Sept | Projectile Lab |

Mon 8 Sept | Adv Kinematics Probs 26 - 35 |

Wed 10 Sept | Adv Kinematics Test |

Tue 16 Sept | Dynamics Probs 1 - 26 |

Fri 26 Sept | Dynamics Probs 27 - 44 |

Tue 30 Sept | Dynamics Test |

Thu 2 Oct | Air Drag Lab |

? | 2nd Law Lab |

Thu 9 Oct | Circular Motion & Grav Probs 1 - 18 |

Thu 16 Oct | Circular Motion & Grav Probs 19 - 36 |

Wed 22 Oct | Orbit Simulation Lab |

Wed 22 Oct | Circular Motion & Gravity Assessment |

Thu 23 Oct | Work & Energy Probs 1 - 23 |

Fri 31 Oct | Work & Energy Probs 24 - 40 |

Mon 3 Nov | Energy Test |

Wed 5 Nov | Energy, Work, Power Quiz |

Thu 6 Nov | Energy Lab |

Thu 13 Nov | Momentum Probs 1 - 23 |

Thu 20 Nov | Momentum Probs 24 - 40 |

Mon 24 Nov | Momentum Quiz |

? | Rotation Probs 1 - 25 |

? | Rotation Probs 26 - 49 |

? | Rotation Quiz |

? | Equilibrium & SHM Probs 1 - 30 (Optional) |

? | Final Exam |

Thu 16 Jan | Electrostatics Probs 1 - 24 |

Fri 17 Jan | Electrostatics Lab |

Thu 23 Jan | Electrostatics Probs 25 - 42 |

Mon 27 Jan | Electrostatics Quiz |

Wed 5 Feb | Flux and Potential Probs 1 - 25 |

Tue 18 Feb | Virtual Potential and Field Lab |

Wed 19 Feb | Flux and Potential Probs 26 - 46 |

Fri 21 Feb | Electrostatics and Potential Test |

Fri 28 Feb | Current and Circuits Probs 1 - 21 |

Tue 4 Mar | Resistance and Resistivity Lab |

Fri 7 Mar | Current and Circuits Probs 22 - 46 |

Thu 13 Mar | Current and Circuits Test |

Tue 25 Mar | DC Circuits Lab |

Thu 27 Mar | Capacitance Probs 1 - 22 |

Mon 31 Mar | Capacitance Quiz |

Fri 4 Apr | RC Circuit Lab |

Tue 8 Apr | Magnetostatics Probs 1 - 18 |

? | Current Balance Lab |

Tue 15 Apr | Magnetostatics Probs 19 - 40 |

Thu 17 Apr | Solenoid Lab |

Tue 22 Apr | Magnetostatics Assessment |

Tue 29 Apr | Induction and Inductance Probs 1 - 23 |

Mon 12 May | Induction and Inductance Probs 24 - 41 |

Mon 12 May | AP Exams - Physics C, Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism |

Wed 14 May | Final Exam (Seniors) |

Tue 20 May | Final Exam (Juniors) |