AP Physics 2018-2019 Mr. Gonzales The International School of Minnesota

Textbook: Halliday, Resnick, Walker Fundamentals of Physics 10th Edition; Barrons AP Physics C 4th edition (you buy)

*Course organization and requirements.*AP Physics 2018-2019 Mr. Gonzales The International School of Minnesota

Textbook: Halliday, Resnick, Walker Fundamentals of Physics 10th Edition; Barrons AP Physics C 4th edition (you buy)

**Purpose – this course is offered and designed to give you a college experience in physics, to give you much experience in lab experiments, and to prepare you to get a 3, 4 or 5 on the AP Physics C exam. Compared to your prior physics courses, this moves faster, uses calculus extensively, demands your creative input, and offers open-ended lab problems that require more thinking. It’s a great course and I love to teach it.****Your Challenge – Everyone in this class becomes a teacher in a way, because you will each be presenting solutions to problems. So the biggest challenge is to do most of your HW and be prepared to present your solution.****Schedule—this will be our routine****HW 3 days each week: reading each week****I advise you to work on HW and reading at least 3 times per week outside of class****I’ll give occasional quizzes to check your progress****Office hours for Dr. Gonzo: Any time you can find me. I’m here from 8-4:30 each day.**

**Process – how we will use our time****Please bring your text and Barrons to class. I know, they’re heavy. You can share with one other person in class. Claim a drawer in class.****We review physical concepts (you’ve seen most of them), and build with the depth of AP and calculus****You will study your text and Barrons after class for detail and to solidify your understanding****Problems outside of class (plan for 30 min each night)****Please come to me with questions during office hours.****A skill every new college student needs is presenting technical material. Therefore, this year I will be assigning some of the material we cover for each of you to prepare and present.**

**Organization – your responsibility****You are required to organize your notes, handouts, problems, and labs in a notebook.****They must be neat and accessible. Yes, it is time to look and appear more serious as a scientist****Stuffing handouts into a spiral binder or your text is not acceptable.****I will hand you many AP problems for practice, and you must keep them for review.**

**Homework – 2-3 problems will be assigned 3 times per week, and I will give you one of them as a quiz when due.****I will review your HW to verify it is done****HW has the following importance:****It gives you practice in problem solving****It shows you and me where you are having difficulty****It provides a study guide for exams (The exams will be structured like homework problems – if you do well on HW, you should do well on exams)**

**HW must be clearly organized and clearly labeled so that you and I can read it, and it must be organized in your notebook. You are expected to use AP guidelines when solving HW.**

7. Lab experiments – College Board dictates that labs comprise 25% of the course

7. Lab experiments – College Board dictates that labs comprise 25% of the course

**I will have higher expectations on lab design, planning, conducting, and writing. I will obviously help you achieve this new competency.****We will present results in many ways: formal report, memo, round table, and presentation.**

**Evaluation -- How do I know your progress, and how do you demonstrate that you have learned it?**

**in class: I will call on everyone…everyone will participate in questions, discussion, and ideation****in class: your questions to me help indicate your preparation and interest****HW: have you done it? It is the predominant predictor of your success on tests.****Labs will be graded and count as part of the periodic exam score: in addition, exam questions will cover lab material.****Final exam will be comprehensive for the semester and count 50% for that term**

**Material we will cover this year, built on Physics I and II understanding. Note that we will have to cover some topics (e.g. oscillations) for the first time. We go fast. We have 25 chapters and 31 weeks. Do the math.**

Chapter 1: sections 1-7

MECHANICS

Chapter 2: straight line motion

Chapter 3: vectors

Chapter 4: 2-3 dimension motion

Chapter 5: Force and Motion

Chapter 6: Force and Motion

Chapter 7: Kinetic Energy and Work

Chapter 8: Potential Energy, conservation

Chapter 9: Center of Mass, Lin Momentum

Chapter 10: Rotation

Chapter 11: Rolling, Torque, and Ang Mom.

Chapter 12: Equilibrium and Elasticity

Chapter 13: Gravitation

Chapter 14: Oscillations

ELECTRICITY

Chapter 21: Electric Charge

Chapter 22: Electric Fields

Chapter 23: Gauss’ Law

Chapter 24: Electric Potential

Chapter 25: Capacitance

Chapter 26: Current & Resistance

Chapter 27: Circuits

Chapter 28: Magnetic Fields

Chapter 29: Magnetic Fields due to Currents

Chapter 30: Induction

Chapter 32: Maxwell’s Equation

Chapter 1: sections 1-7

MECHANICS

Chapter 2: straight line motion

Chapter 3: vectors

Chapter 4: 2-3 dimension motion

Chapter 5: Force and Motion

Chapter 6: Force and Motion

Chapter 7: Kinetic Energy and Work

Chapter 8: Potential Energy, conservation

Chapter 9: Center of Mass, Lin Momentum

Chapter 10: Rotation

Chapter 11: Rolling, Torque, and Ang Mom.

Chapter 12: Equilibrium and Elasticity

Chapter 13: Gravitation

Chapter 14: Oscillations

ELECTRICITY

Chapter 21: Electric Charge

Chapter 22: Electric Fields

Chapter 23: Gauss’ Law

Chapter 24: Electric Potential

Chapter 25: Capacitance

Chapter 26: Current & Resistance

Chapter 27: Circuits

Chapter 28: Magnetic Fields

Chapter 29: Magnetic Fields due to Currents

Chapter 30: Induction

Chapter 32: Maxwell’s Equation

**What about all those AP study guides I can buy?**

**We will use the Barrons guide.**

Really nice introduction to a calculus based college physics course.

You should really watch the entire lecture because this guy is really good.

You should really watch the entire lecture because this guy is really good.

Please notice...No calculator required. AND teachers can make mistakes.

If you ever notice me making a mistake while working a problem, PLEASE tell me. Or throw something at me.

If you ever notice me making a mistake while working a problem, PLEASE tell me. Or throw something at me.

Week 1:

Monday: Review math, units, basic stuff.

Tuesday:Begin reading ch 2. We will work some problems on 1 d motion.

Wednesday: Introduce basic calculus derivation of kinematic equations. Work Problems. HW ch2 14,15,16,17.

Thursday: Work problems.

Friday: Test on 1 d motion

Monday: Review math, units, basic stuff.

Tuesday:Begin reading ch 2. We will work some problems on 1 d motion.

Wednesday: Introduce basic calculus derivation of kinematic equations. Work Problems. HW ch2 14,15,16,17.

Thursday: Work problems.

Friday: Test on 1 d motion

WEEK 2

TUESDAY: Work free fall problems.

WEDNESDAY: Area under v vs. t graphs

THURSDAY: Work problems and turn in for grade. You may work together.

Friday: FREE FALL LAB!!!!!!!

TUESDAY: Work free fall problems.

WEDNESDAY: Area under v vs. t graphs

THURSDAY: Work problems and turn in for grade. You may work together.

Friday: FREE FALL LAB!!!!!!!

WEEK 3:

Monday: LAB: Obtaining motion graphs using Logger Pro And Little Blue and Little Red. Use Analysis to confirm area under graph=displacement.

Tuesday: Begin motion in 2d. Start reading CH 3. A look at VECTORS, I, j, k notation.

Wednesday: Boats and airplanes.

Thursday: work problems in class.

Friday: Projectile motion.

Monday: LAB: Obtaining motion graphs using Logger Pro And Little Blue and Little Red. Use Analysis to confirm area under graph=displacement.

Tuesday: Begin motion in 2d. Start reading CH 3. A look at VECTORS, I, j, k notation.

Wednesday: Boats and airplanes.

Thursday: work problems in class.

Friday: Projectile motion.

**AP Physics C.**

Try this one.

I know you could find the solution online, but give it a try without looking at the solution first.

Try this one.

I know you could find the solution online, but give it a try without looking at the solution first.

WEEK OF OCTOBER 1 - 5

**MONDAY: Test 1 Term 1**

TUESDAY: Review test. Begin Chapter 5. Forces and Newton's Laws.

WEDNESDAY: Work problems involving single bodies and second law. Weight, normal force. HW Page 116 1-5

THURSDAY: Problems with pulleys.

FRIDAY: More problems. HW page 120 50-53TUESDAY: Review test. Begin Chapter 5. Forces and Newton's Laws.

WEDNESDAY: Work problems involving single bodies and second law. Weight, normal force. HW Page 116 1-5

THURSDAY: Problems with pulleys.

FRIDAY: More problems. HW page 120 50-53

**WEEK OF OCTOBER 8 - 12**

MONDAY: Resistive force proportional to velocity II. Begin Chapter 6

TUESDAY: Atwood Machine problem.

WEDNESDAY: Atwood Machine LAB. HW Selected released AP problems.

THURSDAY: Cart + Pulley + Mass.

FRIDAY: Cart + Pulley + Mass LAB.

WEEK OF ROCKTOBER 15-19

MONDAY: LAB. Really. I promise!

TUESDAY: Inclined Plane problems.

MONDAY: Resistive force proportional to velocity II. Begin Chapter 6

TUESDAY: Atwood Machine problem.

WEDNESDAY: Atwood Machine LAB. HW Selected released AP problems.

THURSDAY: Cart + Pulley + Mass.

FRIDAY: Cart + Pulley + Mass LAB.

WEEK OF ROCKTOBER 15-19

MONDAY: LAB. Really. I promise!

TUESDAY: Inclined Plane problems.

**WEDNESDAY: More inclined planes.**

**WEEK OF ROCKTOBER 22 - 26**

MONDAY: LAB from last week due.Inclined Planes.

TUESDAY: Inclined Plane problems.

WEDNESDAY: LAB ON INCLINED PLANES.

THURSDAY: LAB: DETERMINING AN UNKNOWN MASS.

FRIDAY: Review lab.

MONDAY: LAB from last week due.Inclined Planes.

TUESDAY: Inclined Plane problems.

WEDNESDAY: LAB ON INCLINED PLANES.

THURSDAY: LAB: DETERMINING AN UNKNOWN MASS.

FRIDAY: Review lab.

**WEEK OF OCTOBER 29 - NOVEMBER 2**

Your 2nd periodic will be 3 released AP mechanics problems. We have done problems like these in class. They are ALL somewhere online INCLUDING scoring guidelines. The problems will be restricted to Newton's laws and some kinematics.

So really, there is NO REASON for any student in this class to score less than 100.

**REVIEW, REVIEW, REVIEW,**all the problems posted on this website.

**WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26 TO NOVEMBER 30**

READ CHAPTERS 7 AND 8. WORK ALL RELEASED AP PROBLEMS POSTED BELOW.

PLEASE NOTE THAT POTENTIAL ENERGY IS DENOTED BY U. KINETIC ENERGY BY K. TOTAL MECHANICAL ENERGY BY E.

MONDAY: Work-Energy Theorem.

TUESDAY: Work some work problems

WEDNESDAY: Work and energy and conservation laws. Conservative forces and potential energy

THURSDAY: Work released AP problems.

FRIDAY: Work released AP problems.

Try to work the problem below. No calculus. Nothing required that you did not learn in Physics I.

I will buy you a cheese cake if you give me the solution to this on Monday.

READ CHAPTERS 7 AND 8. WORK ALL RELEASED AP PROBLEMS POSTED BELOW.

PLEASE NOTE THAT POTENTIAL ENERGY IS DENOTED BY U. KINETIC ENERGY BY K. TOTAL MECHANICAL ENERGY BY E.

MONDAY: Work-Energy Theorem.

TUESDAY: Work some work problems

WEDNESDAY: Work and energy and conservation laws. Conservative forces and potential energy

THURSDAY: Work released AP problems.

FRIDAY: Work released AP problems.

Try to work the problem below. No calculus. Nothing required that you did not learn in Physics I.

I will buy you a cheese cake if you give me the solution to this on Monday.

A small mass, m, is released from rest on top of a big ball, radius R. No friction. It starts to slide down the ball and at some point, leaves the surface of the ball.

Question: At what angle theta, does the small mass lose contact with the ball?

Interesting fact. Answer is independent of R, m and g.

Question: At what angle theta, does the small mass lose contact with the ball?

Interesting fact. Answer is independent of R, m and g.

**WEEK OF DEC 3 TO DEC 7**

MONDAY: Work selected released AP problems on conservation of energy and potential energy functions

TUESDAY: Begin CH 9. Center of mass and linear momentum. Conservation of momentum. Impulse.

WEDNESDAY: Work selected released AP problems involving c.m. and momentum.

THURSDAY: LAB: Use logger, motion sensors and tracks to investigate collisions.

FRIDAY: Review and discuss lab results.

MONDAY: Work selected released AP problems on conservation of energy and potential energy functions

TUESDAY: Begin CH 9. Center of mass and linear momentum. Conservation of momentum. Impulse.

WEDNESDAY: Work selected released AP problems involving c.m. and momentum.

THURSDAY: LAB: Use logger, motion sensors and tracks to investigate collisions.

FRIDAY: Review and discuss lab results.

**WEEK OF DEC 10 TO DEC 14**

MONDAY: Work more c.m. problems.

TUESDAY: Lab on conservation of momentum. Really. Seriously this time.

WEDNESDAY: Work selected released AP problems.

THURSDAY: Begin Rotation. You should READ chapter 10.

FRIDAY: All THINGS ANGULAR.

BLOBS. What's the deal with blobs? Well, I guess a blob is just an idealization of a RIGID BODY, that is, NON DEFORMABLE. So, yeah, physicists and physics teachers draw blobs because one day the blob will grow up to be a cube or a cylinder or sphere.

MONDAY: Work more c.m. problems.

TUESDAY: Lab on conservation of momentum. Really. Seriously this time.

WEDNESDAY: Work selected released AP problems.

THURSDAY: Begin Rotation. You should READ chapter 10.

FRIDAY: All THINGS ANGULAR.

BLOBS. What's the deal with blobs? Well, I guess a blob is just an idealization of a RIGID BODY, that is, NON DEFORMABLE. So, yeah, physicists and physics teachers draw blobs because one day the blob will grow up to be a cube or a cylinder or sphere.

This sphere was once a baby blob.

A momma blob and her baby.

Pancake blob

**WEEK OF DEC 17 TO DEC 21**

MONDAY: More moments. Parallel Axes Theorem.

TUESDAY: Rolling motion. Balls and hoops and cylinders rolling down inclines.

WEDNESDAY: Angular momentum and the conservation thereof.

THURSDAY: Work selected AP problems on rolling motion and angular momentum.

FRIDAY: ?????????????????

MONDAY: More moments. Parallel Axes Theorem.

TUESDAY: Rolling motion. Balls and hoops and cylinders rolling down inclines.

WEDNESDAY: Angular momentum and the conservation thereof.

THURSDAY: Work selected AP problems on rolling motion and angular momentum.

FRIDAY: ?????????????????

## PLEASE TRY TO WORK THESE PROBLEMS!

(f) Why is this guy not wearing a coat, gloves or a cap? If the surface is frozen, wouldn't he be freezing his mass off?

There are three l's in balll. Right?

Yeah. That's the thing about spelling and grammar. The rules are so freaking arbitrary!

y after c except before b? Who can remember all that... stuff.

Physics and math on the other hand are well defined and self consistent.

Yeah. That's the thing about spelling and grammar. The rules are so freaking arbitrary!

y after c except before b? Who can remember all that... stuff.

Physics and math on the other hand are well defined and self consistent.

Show these equations to a scientist in ANY country speaking ANY language and they will immediately recognize them.

Below are some notes on rotation, moment of inertia and rolling motion. You should READ THEM!

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**WEEK OF JAN 7 TO JAN 11**

MONDAY: Work some released AP problems involving angular momentum and torque.

TUESDAY: Video on angular momentum.

WEDNESDAY: Look at some super secret AP MC questions.

THURDAY: Gravity?

FRIDAY: Gravity and gravitational potential energy for grown ups.

MONDAY: Work some released AP problems involving angular momentum and torque.

TUESDAY: Video on angular momentum.

WEDNESDAY: Look at some super secret AP MC questions.

THURDAY: Gravity?

FRIDAY: Gravity and gravitational potential energy for grown ups.

**WEEK OF JAN 14 TO JAN 18:**

REVIEW PROBLEMS ON CONS OF ENERGY, POTENTIAL ENERGY, MOMENTUM AND CONSERVATION THEREOF, ANGULAR MOMENTUM. TORQUE AND GRAVITATION.

TAKE TERM 2 PERIODIC 1.

REVIEW PROBLEMS ON CONS OF ENERGY, POTENTIAL ENERGY, MOMENTUM AND CONSERVATION THEREOF, ANGULAR MOMENTUM. TORQUE AND GRAVITATION.

TAKE TERM 2 PERIODIC 1.

WEEK OF JAN 22-JAN 25

READ CHAPTER 14

After studying the material of this chapter, you should be able to:

1. State the conditions required to produce SHM.

2. Determine the period of motion of an object of mass

*m*attached to a spring of force constant

*k*.

3. Calculate the velocity, acceleration, potential, and kinetic energy at any point in the motion of an object undergoing SHM.

4. Write equations for displacement, velocity, and acceleration as sinusoidal functions of time for an object undergoing SHM if the amplitude and angular velocity of the motion are known. Use these equations to determine the displacement, velocity, and acceleration at a particular moment of time.

5. Determine the period of a simple pendulum of length

*L*.

TUESDAY: We will derive the fundamental differential equation that describes SHM and compare Uniform Circular Motion to SHM.

WEDNESDAY: We will derive equation for the period of a simple pendulum.

THURSDAY: Pendulum Lab

FRIDAY: we will work selected released AP problems involving SHM.

WEEK OF JAN 28 TO FEB 1:

MONDAY: We will derive an expression for the period of a PHYSICAL PENDULUM.

TUESDAY: Work some released AP problems on PHYSICAL PENDULUMS.

WEDNESDAY: Lab on PHYSICAL PENDULUMS.

THURSDAY: Discuss results of lab.

FRIDAY: Learn why buildings and bridges don't fall down. This is called STATICS.

MONDAY: We will derive an expression for the period of a PHYSICAL PENDULUM.

TUESDAY: Work some released AP problems on PHYSICAL PENDULUMS.

WEDNESDAY: Lab on PHYSICAL PENDULUMS.

THURSDAY: Discuss results of lab.

FRIDAY: Learn why buildings and bridges don't fall down. This is called STATICS.

Near the end of this presentation, I used a theta instead of an x. Sorry about that.

WEEK OF FEB 4 TO FEB 8

MONDAY: We will work the following problems. You should DOWNLOAD THEM and work them out this weekend. Be prepared to present your solutions in class on Monday.

TUESDAY: Work more released AP C problems involving SHM.

WEDNESDAY: Review for periodic 2.

THURSDAY: Take periodic 2.

FRIDAY: Begin E&M. Coulomb's law.

MONDAY: We will work the following problems. You should DOWNLOAD THEM and work them out this weekend. Be prepared to present your solutions in class on Monday.

TUESDAY: Work more released AP C problems involving SHM.

WEDNESDAY: Review for periodic 2.

THURSDAY: Take periodic 2.

FRIDAY: Begin E&M. Coulomb's law.

**With closed caption subtitles!**

**Cannot translate Bollywood! Disappointing.**

Learn how to do these problems.

Although I have shown how to do these problems, you won't be able to solve them unless you PRACTICE.

Problems like these will be on our term 2 final.

Although I have shown how to do these problems, you won't be able to solve them unless you PRACTICE.

Problems like these will be on our term 2 final.

**WEEK OF FEB 11 TO FEB 15**

MONDAY: Review Periodic 2.

TUESDAY: Gauss' Law. Problems. Lots of problems.

WEDNESDAY: More Gauss' Law.

THURSDAY: Yeah. You guessed it. Gauss' Law.

FRIDAY: REVISION?

MONDAY: Review Periodic 2.

TUESDAY: Gauss' Law. Problems. Lots of problems.

WEDNESDAY: More Gauss' Law.

THURSDAY: Yeah. You guessed it. Gauss' Law.

FRIDAY: REVISION?

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**WEEK OF FEB 19 TO FEB 22**

TUESDAY: Work 2017 E&M 1

WEDNESDAY: Work 2014 E&M 3

THURSDAY: Work 2013 E&M 1

FRIDAY: REVISION?

FYI: You end of term exam will be a complete AP MECHANICS exam (non released). Three FRQ and 35 M.C.

TUESDAY: Work 2017 E&M 1

WEDNESDAY: Work 2014 E&M 3

THURSDAY: Work 2013 E&M 1

FRIDAY: REVISION?

FYI: You end of term exam will be a complete AP MECHANICS exam (non released). Three FRQ and 35 M.C.

**REVISION GUIDE**

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**WEEK OF MARCH 11 TO MARCH 15**

MONDAY: Review multiple choice questions on Term 2 Final.

TUESDAY: Review FRQ on Term 2 Final.

WEDNESDAY: Work selected FRQ on potentials and E fields.

THURSDAY: Explain and discuss capacitance.

FRIDAY: Work released FRQ on capacitance.

MONDAY: Review multiple choice questions on Term 2 Final.

TUESDAY: Review FRQ on Term 2 Final.

WEDNESDAY: Work selected FRQ on potentials and E fields.

THURSDAY: Explain and discuss capacitance.

FRIDAY: Work released FRQ on capacitance.

**WEEK OF MARCH 18 TO MARCH 22**

MONDAY: Work released ap problem involving equipotential curves.

TUESDAY: Begin discussion on CAPACITORS. Derive expressions for parallel plate, spherical and coaxial capacitors.

WEDNESDAY: Discuss DIELECTRICS and capacitor network in series, parallel and combinations.

THURSDAY: Work released ap problems involving capacitors.

FRIDAY: Work MORE released ap E&M problems.

MONDAY: Work released ap problem involving equipotential curves.

TUESDAY: Begin discussion on CAPACITORS. Derive expressions for parallel plate, spherical and coaxial capacitors.

WEDNESDAY: Discuss DIELECTRICS and capacitor network in series, parallel and combinations.

THURSDAY: Work released ap problems involving capacitors.

FRIDAY: Work MORE released ap E&M problems.

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**WEEK OF MARCH 25 TO MARCH 28**

MONDAY: Work above problem. Do problems involving capacitor networks.

TUESDAY: Begin current and resistance. Simple DC circuits. Ohm's Law.

WEDNESDAY: Kirchoff's Laws.

THURSDAY: Internal resistance. Work selected released AP problems.

MONDAY: Work above problem. Do problems involving capacitor networks.

TUESDAY: Begin current and resistance. Simple DC circuits. Ohm's Law.

WEDNESDAY: Kirchoff's Laws.

THURSDAY: Internal resistance. Work selected released AP problems.

**WEEK OF APRIL 8 TO APRIL 12**

MONDAY: Work problems involving resistor networks. Multi loop circuits.

TUESDAY: LAB. Determine the value of an unknown resistor.

WEDNESDAY: DC circuits with capacitors and resistors. Steady state vs. transient behavior.

THURSDAY: Work selected released AP problems.

FIRDAY: Begin magnetism. Forces on charged particles in B fields.

MONDAY: Work problems involving resistor networks. Multi loop circuits.

TUESDAY: LAB. Determine the value of an unknown resistor.

WEDNESDAY: DC circuits with capacitors and resistors. Steady state vs. transient behavior.

THURSDAY: Work selected released AP problems.

FIRDAY: Begin magnetism. Forces on charged particles in B fields.

**WEEK OF MAY 6 TO MAY 10**

1. E&M 2012 PROBLEM 3

1. E&M 2012 PROBLEM 3