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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; UPCOs 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 Regentslevel 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 dimensionChapter 2 2. Motion in two dimensions a) Projectile motionChapter 3 b) Uniform circular motionChapter 5 c) Torque and Rotational staticsChapter 8 d) Angular momentum and its conservationChapter 9 B. Newtons Laws of MotionChapters 4 and 9 ...........................................9% 1. Static equilibriumFirst law 2. Dynamics of a single particleSecond law 3. Systems of two or more bodiesThird law C. Work, energy, and powerChapter 6 .........................................................5% 1. Work and the workenergy 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 momentumChapter 7 ................................4% 1. Impulse and momentum 2. Conservation of linear momentum, collisions E. Oscillations and gravitationChapter 11 ..................................................6%E....
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2010 for the course CPHY 101 taught by Professor Jay during the Spring '10 term at University of Massachusetts Boston.

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Physics_B_Syllabus_4 - 1 AP Physics B Syllabus 4 Course...

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