AP Central (College Board Site)  AP Physics C Mechanics, AP Physics C E&M FORMULA SHEET for use on mock exams in April If you need more support for physics basics, go to YouTube and search the topic with one of the following: Khan Academy, vkiledj, or Dan Fullerton (or APlusPhysics). Lesson objectives in Orange. 
Advanced Topics in Physics
Mock AP Testing Schedule
F 4/3  F 5/1 For the mock exams, you'll be given the standard AP Formula Sheet to use, and you may use your cleared graphing calculator. Each section will be 45 minutes. Here's the schedule: F 4/3  E&M Multiple Choice Mock T 4/7  E&M Free Response Questions Mock TBD  Test Corrections  Mock E&M Th 4/23  Mechanics Free Response Questions Mock M 4/27  Mechanics Multiple Choice Mock TBD  Test Corrections  Mock Mechanics If you are taking the actual AP, I highly recommend doing recent tests from AP Central, as the test was changed in 2011. Otherwise, practice any questions that you can find. 
How can we help our friends study for the E&M mock?
Th 3/26 (elearning) Today, finish your E&M review videos due tomorrow. Please try to keep your combined video for your group to 20 minutes max. Homework: Review videos due to Google Classroom tomorrow. More Mechanics Unit Test on Wednesday, April 1st! 
How can you solve problems involving heavy ropes?
T 3/24 (elearning) Today, we'll do some AP Problems that involve the concept of heavy ropes. Homework: Make sure you've completed all of the AP Problems in this unit so far. Watch the following video I made on LC circuits (a topic that very occasionally shows up on the AP exam), and think about how this circuit relates to the oscillation we've studied in this unit: 
How do you solve problems with simple harmonic motion?
F 3/20 (elearning) Homework: Watch the following two videos  they're the same problem with two different methods which are both useful:

How can we characterize simple harmonic motion?
W 3/18 (elearning) Today, we'll start by doing a daily quiz on oscillations. In the quiz, we'll be reviewing many different aspects of oscillations including kinematic variables, forces, and energy in an oscillating system. Then, watch the following video explaining the calculus of solving simple harmonic motion. This video is really similar to the lecture I would have given in class. This is one of the videos I would really pay attention to! There's a lot of important information packed in here! Watch it slowed down, pause to think about the analyses (especially in the graph section at the end), and watch it multiple times! 
What did Kepler say about orbits?
M 3/16 (elearning)
Today, you'll work on the following AP problems to check your understanding of Kepler's Laws.
If you're wondering why 1994M3 part d has two correct answers that seem totally different, check out this article:
"Equivalence of Conservation of Angular Momentum and Conservation of Energy Methods for Satellite Velocity Calculations."

How can you help your friends with E&M?
F 3/13 We've finished all of the E&M on the AP Physics C Exam. The only thing left is to take the mock exam at the end of April. Today, we'll divide up the topics, and you'll collaboratively be creating review videos of each topic for your friends to watch and review. In your video, you should briefly review the important concepts and formulas, and then work through an AP (or textbook) problem that best illustrates the concepts. Each person in the group should take a turn talking in the video. There is no real time requirement for the video, but I would say something around 1520 minutes would be adequate. Videos should be uploaded to YouTube with privacy setting "unlisted." Then copy the URL to the Google Classroom assignment. Video is due on Friday, March 27th. Here's a list of the topics:

How do you solve problems with velocitydependent forces?
1: W 3/11, 3: T 3/10 Today, you'll use what you've learned to try a few problems with velocitydependent forces: Homework: Coffee Filter LAB QUIZ on Wednesday, March 18th! Watch the following video on universal gravitation. If you remember how to use the formula for the force of gravity, skip the first 3:27, and focus on the calculation of gravitational field. As you're watching this video, relate it to what you know about electric fields and Gauss's Law. 
How can we characterize air resistance?
1: T 3/10 lab, 3: M 3/9 lab Today, we will study "velocity dependent forces." We'll get back into the swing of mechanics by doing a lab where we investigate the concepts of air resistance (drag) and terminal velocity. You'll take advantage of available technology by using motion sensors or by analyzing videos you take and graphing position vs. time and velocity vs. time in LoggerPro. In the end, you'll see how drag force relates to velocity.
Homework: Lab in journal due Wednesday, March 18th. Open lab notebook LAB QUIZ also on Wednesday, March 18th! Make sure to answer the following questions in your lab writeup in addition to the usual stuff:

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