Physics AP (Level B) Course Overview

Physics AP (Level B) Overview
 
 Day   1 - 15 
 
Conversions and Dimensional Analysis
Video - Bill Nye "20 Greatest Discoveries in Physics"
     
- Glencoe Chapter 1
      - Giancoli Chapter 1
Fundamental Forces of Nature
Basic Force Notes (Contact vs. Field)
     Video - Elegant Universe Hour 1
     Video - Mechanical Universe: "Fundamental Forces"
Normalization and Simplification of Equations
Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
     - Gravitational Fields, Astrophysics, Black Holes, and Relativity
     - Glencoe Chapter 7

Coulomb's Law of Electrosatics 
     - Electric Fields
     - Glencoe Chapters 20, 21
- Comparison of Gravitational, Electrical and Magnetic Fields
     Video - Mechanical Universe: "Gravity, Electricity, Magnetism"
Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM) Labs:
-
 Hooke's Law of spring's
- Periodic Oscillations of Springs to determine spring constant
- Pendulum
- Momentum/Spring carts to determine spring constant
     Video - ESPN Sports Figures: Bunjee Jumping
- Quantitative SHM Practice
          - Glencoe Chapter 14 (Section 14.1)
          - Schaums Chapter 11 
(Test 1) 
 Day 16 - 30
 
displacement, velocity, acceleration and time (dvat motion)
          dvat lab - Constant Speed
          dvat lab - Constant Positive Acceleration
          dvat lab - Constant Negative Acceleration
- dvat modeling assignment and representative graphs
- simple calculus and algebraic function relationships
- Qualitative Sketching dvat Motion
- dvat Ch 4 review packet from 1985 textbook
     -dvat 6 Pack Graphing Packet
Introduction to Motion Packet
Applications of dvat motion
     - Quantitative dvat practice using algebraic equations
     - Glencoe Chapters 2, 3
     - Schaum's Chapter 2 (2.22 - 2.37)
     Video - ESPN Sports Figures: Bicycle and Running
     Video - Mechanical Universe: Law of Falling Bodies
- dvat/yvgt lab: Law of falling bodies
- Projectile Motion (Packet calculations and sketching trajectories)
     Video - ESPN Sports Figures: Snowboarding
          - projectile motion lab: Trajectory calculations of athletic balls
          - projectile motion lab: Nerf half-projectile of small hand  
                 missiles
          - projectile motion lab: Nerf large missiles
          - Glencoe Chapter 6
          - Schaum's Chapter 2 (2.38 - 2.45) 
                - Circular (Centripetal Motion), and relative velocity
- Giancoli Chapters 2, 3

                                                    (Test 2) 
Day 31 - 45
 
Forces in one and two dimensions, applications of force problems 
     - Pythagorean theorem, right triangle trigonometry review
     - Force diagrams, vectors, basic vector applications
     Video - ESPN SportsFigures: Trigonometry of Soccer
     - Basic vector addition using the component method
     - Schaum's Chapter 1
- Newton's Three Laws of Motion
     Video - ESPN SportsFigures: Ice Hockey 
     Video - ESPN Sports Figures: Race Car Driving (That mu you do)
     - Glencoe Chapters 5, 6
     - Schaum's Chapter 3, 4
          forces lab - Inclined planes and friction
          forces lab - Tension, weight and angle
- Angular Motion, Torque, and Rotational Equilibrium
     - Schaum's Chapters 5, 9
     - Giancoli Chapters 4, 5
Lab:  Take home airplane/bird from hung from ceiling
 
(Test 3) 
 Day 46 - 60
 
- Momentum Principle, impulse and collisions
     Video - BBC Collisions
     - Glencoe Chapter 9
     - Schaum's Chapter 8
- Energy Principle, Work-Energy Theorem, Power
     Video - ESPN Sports Figures: Karate, Skateboarding (x2)
     - Glencoe Chapter 10,11
     - Schaum's Chapter 6
     - Giancoli Chapter 6, 7, 8
- Heat, heat transfer, and thermal expansion
     - Glencoe Chapter 12
     - Schaum's Chapter 18, 19, 15
     - Giancoli Chapter 14
- Nuclear energy and nuclear binding energy
      Video - NOVA (E = mc^2)
     - Glencoe Chapter 30
     - Schaum's Chapters 45, 46
     - Giancoli Chapters 30, 31
 
(Test 4) 
Day 61 - 75
 
Giancoli Chapter 9
Density and Elasticity, Stress and Strain
     - Glencoe Chapter 13
     - Schaum's Chapter 12
Pressure (Fluids at Rest - Archimedes Law)
  
   - Flow rate, Viscosity
     - Flow rate lab in resonance tube
     - Schaum's Chapter 13
     Video - ESPN SportsFigures: Kayaking
(Fluids in Motion - Bernoulli and Toricelli)
      - Schaum's Chapter 14
      - Giancoli Chapter 10
Lab at Pool