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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)

Multiple Choice Practice

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

Objectives & Homework

Example Problems

Multiple Choice Practice

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

Multiple Choice Practice

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

Objectives & Homework

Example Problems

Multiple Choice Practice

Energy Lab

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

Objectives & Homework

Example Problems

Multiple Choice Practice

Free Response Practice

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

Objectives & Homework

Example Problems

Multiple Choice Practice

Rotation Lab

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

Objectives & Homework

Multiple Choice Practice

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

Multiple Choice Practice

**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

Multiple Choice Practice

**Capacitance** - Capacitors, RC Circuits

Objectives & Homework

Example Problems

RC Circuit Lab

Multiple Choice Practice

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

Objectives & Homework

Current Balance Lab

Solenoid Lab

Multiple Choice Practice

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

Objectives & Homework

Multiple Choice Practice

Mon 19 Aug | Kinematics Probs 1 - 19 |

Fri 23 Aug | Kinematics Probs 20 - 42 |

Tue 27 Aug | Kinematics Quiz |

Wed 28 Aug | Kinematics Lab |

Wed 4 Sept | Adv Kinematics Probs 1 - 25 |

Mon 9 Sept | Adv Kinematics Probs 26 - 35 |

Wed 11 Sept | Adv Kinematics Test |

Thu 12 Sept | Projectile Lab |

Wed 18 Sept | Dynamics Probs 1 - 26 |

Thu 26 Sept | Dynamics Probs 27 - 44 |

Tue 1 Oct | Dynamics Test |

Mon 30 Sept | Air Drag Lab |

? | 2nd Law Lab |

Tue 8 Oct | Circular Motion & Grav Probs 1 - 18 |

Tue 15 Oct | Circular Motion & Grav Probs 19 - 36 |

Wed 16 Oct | Orbit Simulation Lab |

Wed 23 Oct | Circular Motion & Gravity Assessment |

Tue 29 Oct | Work & Energy Probs 1 - 23 |

Mon 4 Nov | Work & Energy Probs 24 - 40 |

Fri 8 Nov | Energy Test |

Mon 11 Nov | Energy Lab |

Thu 14 Nov | Momentum Probs 1 - 23 |

Wed 20 Nov | Momentum Probs 24 - 40 |

Fri 22 Nov | Momentum Quiz |

Thu 5 Dec | Rotation Probs 1 - 25 |

Thu 12 Dec | Rotation Probs 26 - 49 |

? | Rotation Quiz |

Tue 17 Dec | Equilibrium & SHM Probs 1 - 30 (Optional) |

Thu 19 Dec | 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) |