AP PHYSICS C: MECHANICSCOURSE SYLLABUSCOURSE:APPhysics C: MechanicsTEACHER:Mr. SchwarzTEXTS:Fundamentals of Physics, Halliday & Resnick 10thEditionCOURSE DESCRIPTION: AP Physics C: Mechanics is taught according to Keyport High School’s “A-B Block” schedule. Classes are 80 minutes per day, every other day for the full duration of the school year. Labs will be performed once every two calendar weeks, or once out of every five class periods. Unit exams will follow the format of the AP exam, with a timed multiple choice section and free response section. These exams will be scored in the same manner as the AP exam.COURSE CONTENT:AP Physics C: Mechanics is an Advanced Placement science course equivalent to an introductory college physicscourse that uses a calculus approach to study the topics in Newtonian Mechanics of kinematics, Newton's Laws, energy, momentum, gravitation and rotation. Methods of calculus are used wherever appropriate in formulating physical principles and in applying them to physical problems. This course is designed for students aspiring to be physics or engineering majors. All enrolled students must have previously earned a minimum average of 88 in physics and be concurrently enrolled in calculus. A teacher recommendation is also required.OUTLINE OF TOPICSa.Kinematics – 5.5 weeksi.Measurementii.Motion in one dimensioniii.Motion in two dimensionsiv.Testb.Newton’s Laws of Motion – 6 weeksi.Static equilibriumii.Dynamics of a single particleiii.Systems of two or more bodiesiv.Frictionv.Testc.Work, Energy, Power – 4 weeks i.Work and work-energy theoremii.Conservative forces and potential energyiii.Conservation of energyiv.Powerv.Testd.Systems of particles, linear momentum– 3.5 weeksi.Center of massii.Impulse and Momentumiii.Conservation of Linear Momentum, collisionsiv.Teste.Circular Motion – 5.5 weeksi.Uniform circular motionii.Torque and rotational staticsiii.Rotational kinematics and dynamicsiv.Angular momentum and its conservationv.Testf.Oscillations and Gravitation – 5.5 weeksi.Simple harmonic motion (dynamics and energy relationships)ii.Mass on a springiii.Pendulum and other oscillationsiv.Newton’s law of gravitationv.Orbits of planets and other bodiesvi.Test
g.Review and AP Exam – 3 weeksh.Final Project – 6 weeksCOURSE REQUIREMENTSThis is the method on how your final marking period grade will be determined.-Major Assignments (50%)-Minor Assignments (35%)-Homework (15%)1.AP EXAM – The AP Physics C: Mechanics exam is scheduled for May 9,2016 at Noon. It is required that you take the AP Physics exam. You havesigned up to take an AP course so you should take the AP exam. Generally,a score of three, or higher on the AP exam can translate into college credit.