Name: _________________________AP Physics C Summer Assignment Mrs. C. Krishnasamy - Room 107 Website:mrskphysics.weebly.com Email:charulatha.[email protected]cpsk12.org Due Date: First day of school Summer Assignment Quiz –TBA Introduction: The purpose of AP physics C is to provide students with the equivalent of a calculus-based college course in physics. This is a demanding course that requires a level of abstract thinking and facility with problem-solving that goes beyond the experience of most students prior to taking the course. Students in academic calculus will need to master some calculus skills before you get to them in calculus class. I will do my best to help you in this regard. You will at times be confused and stressed by the content of the course and your head will be swimming with dozens of formulas that each has at its core some basic physics principle. Note that you will receive two to four review packets in the last six weeks of school before AP tests that will be graded for accuracy. I want to make sure that you are comfortable with some math that I will take as given. Please spend a little time doing some math during summer. Even though there isn’t much here, give it your attention, as I will expect that you will come into class with an understanding of these things. I want you to focus on three things: Vectors, Calculus derivatives, and graphing. Vector Notation As you know from last year, the concept of a vector, a quantity with both a magnitude and a direction, is a very important idea in physics.