# Materials

# Summer Assignment

- Do the Summer Assignment before school starts!

Additionally, Mr. White's students need to work their way through these items before we meet on Wednesday, August 21.

- Student Info form
- Course Policies - Required reading at the beginning of the school year
- Practice Problems in the AP Physics C course
- The Laboratory Experience - How to write up your labs

# Semester 1: Mechanics

## Unit:

Chapter 2 - Vectors, and

Chapter 4 - Motion in Two Dimensions

- Chapter 2 Presentation
- Chapter 4 Presentation
- Practice Problems
- Practice Problems 1 (pp1): 2.25, 2.27, 2.29, 2.34, 2.40, 2.47, 2.51. Solutions
- pp2: 4.18, 4.19, 4.22, 4.26, 4.27, 4.33, 4.38, 4.46. Solutions
- pp3: 4.61, 4.62, 4.68. Solutions
- pp4: 4.73, 4.75. Solutions
- Lab - Kinematics, White's data [PDF]
- Lab - Bus Jump from the movie
*Speed*[PDF] - Lab - Catch the Ball
- Practice Test, Chapter 2 & 4

## Unit:

Chapter 5 - The Laws of Motion, and

Chapter 6 - Circular Motion

- Chapter 5 Presentation
- Chapter 6 Presentation
- Practice Problems
- Practice Problems 5 (pp5): 5.19, 5.24, 5.27, 5.33. Solutions
- pp6: 5.37, 5.41, 5.45, 5.46. Solutions
- pp7: 5.53, 5.57, 5.63, 5.65. Solutions
- pp8: 5.67, 5.71, 6.28, 6.30. Solutions
- pp9: 6.37, 6.42, 6.43. Solutions
- pp10: 6.48, 6.52, 6.55, 6.61.Solutions
- pp11: 6.62, 6.63, 6.65. Solutions
- pp12: 6.68, 6.73. Solutions
- pp13: 6.79, 6.94. Solutions
- Lab - Newton's 2nd Law - Incline
- Lab - Newton's 2nd Law - Friction
- Lab - Penny on Turntable
- Practice Test, Chapter 5 & 6

## Unit:

Chapter 7 - Energy and Energy Transfer, and

Chapter 8 - Potential Energy

- Extra Credit, Semester 1
- Chapter 7 Presentation
- Chapter 8 Presentation
- Practice Problems
- Practice Problems 14 (pp14): 7.23, 7.25, 7.27, 7.28. Solutions
- pp15: 7.33, 7.50, 7.53, 7.59. Solutions
- pp16: 7.67, 7.73, 7.81, 8.23. Solutions
- pp17: 8.32, 8.33, 8.35, 8.38. Solutions
- pp18: 8.40, 8.42, 8.43. Solutions
- pp19: 8.24, 8.26, 8.28. Solutions
- pp20: 8.47, 8.50, 8.72. Solutions
- Lab - Conservation of Energy - Skate Park
- Lab - Conservation of Energy - Pendulum
- Practice Test, Chapter 7 & 8

## Unit: Chapter 9 - Momentum

- Chapter 9 Presentation
- Practice Problems
- Practice Problems 21 (pp21): 9.20, 9.25, 9.28, 9.32. Solutions
- pp22: 9.35, 9.37, 9.39, 9.41. Solutions
- pp23: 9.45, 9.46, 9.47, 9.57. Solutions
- pp24: 9.63, 9.68, 9.70, 9.76. Solutions
- Lab - Impulse and Momentum
- Lab - Ballistic Pendulum, Video [YouTube]
- The Fosbury Flop [center of mass, TED talk on YouTube]
- Practice Test, Chapter 9

## Unit:

Chapter 10 - Rotation of a Rigid Object About a Fixed Axis, and

Chapter 11 - Angular Momentum

- Chapter 10 Presentation
- Chapter 11 Presentation
- Practice Problems
- Practice Problems 25 (pp25): 10.31, 10.33, 10.42, 10.51. Solutions
- pp26: 10.54, 10.58, 10.65, 10.66, 10.68. Solutions
- pp27: 2.68, 10.73, 10.74. Solutions
- pp28: 10.75, 10.84, 10.92. Solutions
- pp29: 10.94, 10.100, 10.103. Solutions
- pp30: 11.19, 11.23, 11.31. Solutions
- pp31: 11.36, 11.37, 11.41. Solutions
- pp32: 11.52, 11.53, 11.56, 11.63. Solutions
- Lab - Rolling Objects
- Equations, Drawings, Data Tables, and Graphs in Google Docs (YouTube video, 22 min)
- Parallax Error - Handout
- Practice Test, Chapter 10, 11

## Unit:

Chapter 12 - Static Equilibrium,

Chapter 13 - Universal Gravitation, and

Chapter 15 - Oscillation

- Chapter 12 Presentation
- Chapter 13 Presentation
- Chapter 15 Presentation
- Practice Problems
- Practice Problems 33 (pp33): 12.26a, 12.26c, 12.38, 12.41 Solutions
- pp34: 13.13, 13.15, 13.20, 13.23. Solutions
- pp35: 13.29, 13.32, 13.33. Solutions
- pp36: 13.36, 13.37, 13.39. Solutions
- pp37: 15.25, 15.26, 15.29, 15.30. Solutions
- pp38: 15.32, 15.34, 15.37, 15.41. Solutions
- pp39: 15.42, 15.49, 15.60. Solutions
- Lab - Hooke's Law
- Activity - Simple Harmonic Motion
- archive.cnx.org (My Solar System)
- Practice Test, Chapter 12, 13, 15

## General Resources for this Course

- Course Policies - Required reading at the beginning of the school year
- Homework in the AP Physics C course
- The Laboratory Experience - How to write up your labs
- College Board AP Website - Get details concerning the AP Physics tests, and sample AP problems
- AP C Equation Sheet [PDF] - useful on tests!
- LearnAPphysics.com - a Problem-of-the-Day, each weekday, just for you!
- From OpenStax:

University Physics, Vol 1

University Physics, Vol 2 - Engineering Computation Pads [Amazon]
- Videos of some classroom presentations
- Optional: Physics C: Mechanics YouTube Playlist
- Optional: Physics C: E & M YouTube Playlist
- Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3975309786?pwd=WWVKSUxRTnZrYzQ5ekN0S1B0elE2dz09

# Semester 2: Electricity & Magnetism

## Unit:

Chapter 5 - Electric Forces and Fields, and

Chapter 6 - Gauss's Law

- Chapter 5 Presentation
- Chapter 6 Presentation
- Practice Problems
- Practice Problems 40 (pp40): 5.39, 5.41, 5:45, 5.49. Solutions
- pp41: 5.55, 5.63, 5.65, 5.69, 5.81. Solutions
- pp42: 5.84, 5.94, 5.100, 5.102. Solutions
- pp43: 6.20, 6.21, 6.25, 6.30, 6.31, 6.34. Solutions
- pp44: 6.43, 6.44, 6.45, 6.46. Solutions
- pp45: 6.57, 6.60, 6.65, 6.67. Solutions
- Static charges, fields demo
- Lab - Electric Fields (DL12)
- Physlets (Java-based)
- Lab - Millikan's Oil-Drop Experiment
- Practice Test, Chapter 5, 6

## Unit:

Chapter 7 - Electric Potential, and

Chapter 8 - Capacitance

- Chapter 7 Lectures
- Chapter 8 Lectures
- Practice Problems
- pp46: 7.29, 7.31, 7.36, 7.45. Solutions
- pp47: 7.47, 7.49, 7.55, 7.56. Solutions
- pp48: 7.58, 7.60. Solutions
- pp49: 8.19, 8.25, 8.28. Solutions
- pp50: 8.31, 8.32, 8.38, 8.40, 8.43. Solutions
- pp51: 8.51, 8.52, 8.53, 8.56. Solutions
- Lab - Electric Potentials (DL13)
- Lab - Capacitor Lab Simulation (PhET)
- Capacitor Lab Simulation w/Dielectrics (PhET)
- Practice Test, Chapter 7, 8
- Extra Credit #2

## Unit:

Chapter 9 - Current & Resistance, and

Chapter 10 - DC Circuits

- Chapter 9 Lectures
- Chapter 10 Lectures
- Practice Problems
- pp52: 9.23, 9.28, 9.50, 9.51, 9.53. Solutions
- pp53: 9.55, 9.56, 9.58, 9.60, 9.61. Solutions
- pp54: 10.25, 10.26, 10.28. Solutions
- pp55: 10.36, 10.37 a & c, 10.38. Solutions
- pp56: 10.49, 10.50, 10.51. Solutions
- Extra Credit, Semester 2
- Lab - Simple Circuits

(Online simulation) - Lab - Series and Parallel Circuits
- Lab - RC Circuits (DL15)
- Practice Test, Ch 9, 10
- Review Assignment - Semester 2

## Unit:

Chapter 11 - Magnetic Forces and Fields, and

Chapter 12 - Sources of Magnetic Field

- Chapter 11 Lectures
- Chapter 12 Lectures
- Practice Problems
- Practice Problems 57 (pp57): 11.15, 11.17, 11.25, 11.28. Solutions
- pp58: 11.33, 11.37, 11.40. Solutions
- pp59: 12.16, 12.18, 12.24, 12.31. Solutions
- pp60: 12.35, 12.42a,b,c, 12.47, 12.48. Solutions
- pp61: 12.49, 12.50. Solutions
- Lab - Drawing Magnetic Fields
- Practice Test, Ch 11, 12

## Unit:

Chapter 13 - Faraday's Law, and

Chapter 14 - Electromagnetic Induction

- Chapter 13 Lectures
- Chapter 14 Lectures
- Practice Problems
- Practice Problems 62 (pp62): 13.24, 13.27, 13.30, 13.33, 13.36. Solutions
- pp63: 13.37, 13.38, 13,42. Solutions
- pp64: 13.46, 13.47, 13.76, 13.83. Solutions
- pp65: 14.29, 14.35, 14.36, 14.43. Solutions
- pp66: 14.47, 14.50. Solutions
- pp67: 14.52, 14.53. Solutions
- Lab - Faraday's Law
- Practice Test, Ch 13, 14

## Course Review Materials

# The AP Physics C Exams, 2025

The AP Physics C exams will be offered ???.

Mechanics: 3 hrs total:

- 80 minutes to answer 40 Multiple-Choice (MC) questions
- 100 minutes to answer 4 Free-Response (FR) questions

E&M: 3 hrs total:

- 80 minutes to answer 40 Multiple-Choice (MC) questions
- 100 minutes to answer 4 Free-Response (FR) questions

Sunday, May 12. Pizza Review Session at Poly, 12pm - 4pm.

The College Board has revised the way they organize Free-Response Questions this year. You will be asked to solve one each of four different types of questions.

# Four FRQ Question Types

**Mathematical Routines**

This question will assess your ability to use math in analyzing a scenario and making predictions. You will be expected to draw free-body diagrams, sketch a graph of position vs time (for example), etc.**Translation Between Representations**

This questions explores your ability to connect different representations of a scenario. You may derive relevant equations, draw graphs, justify why two related answers agree or disagree, make predictions about a similar situation based on your analysis, and/or consider how a result might change if the original scenario is altered in a specific way, and justify your reasoning.**Experimental Design and Analysis**

This question assesses your ability to create a scientific procedure that can be used with appropriate analysis to answer a given question. Typically you'll be asked to design an experiment that could be performed in a high school physics lab, and then be given experimental data collected in a similar, hypothetical experiment, and asked to analyze the results, possibly using a graph of data.**Qualitative/Quantitative Translation**

This last type of questions examines your ability to consider a scenario in terms of the physical laws and mathematical representations that govern that scenario. You might be asked to make a claim about the scenario, derive an equation related to the scenario, justify why two related answers agree or disagree, make predictions about a similar situation based on your analysis, and/or consider how a result might change if the original scenario is altered in a specific way, and justify your reasoning.

- Lab - AP Review Sheets
- Your AP Review Sheets!!
- College Board Multiple-Choice Questions - only available in class
- College Board AP Physics C Mechanics Free Response Archive
- College Board AP Physics C Electricity & Magnetism Free Response Archive
- Review Videos (from Flipping Physics):

## Final Experiences

- Lab - Capturing Motion
- Lab - Electric Motors
- Lab - Catch the Ball 2