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Unformatted text preview: 1 AP ® Physics B Syllabus 4 Course Overview The school day consists primarily of eight 43-minute periods. Science classes meet six periods a week. One of these periods backs up to the regular class time, allowing time for a two-period lab. [C7] Texts Physics by Giancoli, 3rd edition; UPCO’s Review of Physics (United Publishing Company Inc., Albany, N.Y.) The review book is often changed among different publishers’ versions between one year and the next. It provides a review of New York State Regents–level material that follows the basic AP® Physics B content. I use it during the year as simple base-level material that is enhanced to the AP level by the textbook. Course Outline The following is a course content outline with a suggested timeline. The percent- ages are those listed in the AP Physics Course Description for coverage on the AP Exam. Chapters relate to our textbook. Any review for the AP Exam takes place in the ninth period (after school). Review generally consists of AP Released Exams. Review problems are assigned over February and April breaks and review classes start in March. I. Mechanics (1/2 year) [C1] A. Kinematics ......................................................................................................11% 1. Motion in one dimension—Chapter 2 2. Motion in two dimensions a) Projectile motion—Chapter 3 b) Uniform circular motion—Chapter 5 c) Torque and Rotational statics—Chapter 8 d) Angular momentum and its conservation—Chapter 9 B. Newton’s Laws of Motion—Chapters 4 and 9 ...........................................9% 1. Static equilibrium—First law 2. Dynamics of a single particle—Second law 3. Systems of two or more bodies—Third law C. Work, energy, and power—Chapter 6 .........................................................5% 1. Work and the work–energy theorem 2. Conservative forces and potential energy 3. Conservation of energy 4. Power C1— Newtonian mechanics C7— The course includes a laboratory component comparable to college- level physics laboratories, with a minimum of 12 student-conducted laboratory investigations representing a variety of topics covered in the course. A hands-on laboratory component is required. Each student should complete a lab notebook or portfolio of lab reports. Note: Online course providers utilizing virtual labs (simulations rather than hands-on) should submit their laboratory materials for the audit. If these lab materials are determined to develop the skills and learning objectives of hands-on labs, then courses that use these labs may receive authorization to use the “AP” designation. Online science courses authorized to use the “AP” designation will be posted on the AP Central ® website. 2 D. Systems of particles, linear momentum—Chapter 7 ................................4% 1. Impulse and momentum 2. Conservation of linear momentum, collisions E. Oscillations and gravitation—Chapter 11 ..................................................6%E....
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