### 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