Friction Problems Name:
1. The following is a simple method of measuring the coefﬁcients of friction:
Suppose a block is placed on a rough surface inclined relative to the horizontal.
The inclined angle is increased until the block starts to move. Let u
Projectile Problems ' Name:
1. In a local bar, a customer slides an empty mug down the counter for a reﬁll. The
bartender is momentarily distracted and doesn’t see the mug, which slides off the counter
and strikes the floor 1.40 m from the base of the cou
AP Physics C Position, Displacement, and Distance
Mr. Physics goes for a walk along the number line. He travels from —6 to
l to 2 to 4. His position, displacement, and distance are shown in the
table below:
~6 5 ~4 ~S Z 1 O 1 Z S 4
Total Total
D
AP Physics Force Problems
Name: _
1. An Atwood machine is setup as shown. Determine the tension in the string and the
acceleration of the system.
m1 =
m2 =
2. A 3.0 m long board has one end raised to a height of 60 cm to form an incline. A 4.0
kg mass is
Uniform Circular Motion Problems
1. The moons nearly circular orbit about the Earth has a
radius of about 384,000 km and a period of 27.3 days.
Determine the acceleration of the moon toward the Earth, in
m/s2.
2. An object moves in a circle of radius 3
m
AP Physics Force Problems Name:
1. An Atwood machine is set—up as shown. Determine the tension in the string and the
acceleration of the system.
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Centripetal Force Problems
1. A ball of mass 0.500 kilograms is attached to the end of a cord 1.50 m long. The
ball is Whirled in a horizontal circle. If the cord can withstand a maximum
tension of 50.0 N, What is the maximum speed the ball can attain bef
Vectors Problems Name: E XE 5;!
1. A particle undergoes three consecutive displacements:
dl=(15i+30jF12k)mn
(if—"(23 iw 14j ~50 k) cm
d3 2 (—13 i + 15 3) cm.
Find the components of the resultant displacement and its magnitude.
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J 30 MNB
Friction
20% of the gas of your car goes to overcoming
friction
Friction is needed to walk, drive, write, etc.
We will be examining friction between dry
solid surfaces when at rest or moving at
slow speeds.
*Frictional force is parallel to the surface
and
AP Physics C
Name: _
1. Guido, the man about town, jumps into his rocketpowered sled, dons his
helmet, buckles up, and ignites his engines. The sled accelerates uniformly
in a straight line from rest to a velocity of 450 m/s in 1.8 seconds.
A. How far di
AP PHYSICS C LAB REPORT RUBRIC
Points
0
1
2
3
Purpose
Not
given
Identifies system
only
Identifies only the
characteristic to be
studied
Identifies system or
problem to be studied.
(Includes characteristics
to be studied)
Equipment
Not
given
No diagram
No
Calculus in a Class!
Everything* you will need to know
about Calculus in one class period.
* Everything for Physics that is
Limits
f(x)
graph of f(x) vs. x
What is a limit?
4
3
As you get close to that
value on the graph
2
1
x
1
2
f(4)= ?
3
4
5
lim f (x)
AP Physics C
Lab 1: Error Analysis
Adapted from Elizabethtown Colleges PHY200 Course.
1. Introduction
Have you ever seen the dollar bill trick? It's one you will want to try for yourself.
Hold a smooth straightened dollar bill vertically with its lower ed
Projectile Problems
Name: _
1. In a local bar, a customer slides an empty mug down the counter for a refill. The
bartender is momentarily distracted and doesnt see the mug, which slides off the counter
and strikes the floor 1.40 m from the base of the cou
AP Physics C
Position, Displacement, and Distance
Mr. Physics goes for a walk along the number line. He travels from 6 to
1 to 2 to 4. His position, displacement, and distance are shown in the
table below:

6

5

4

3

2

1

0
Position
Disp
Vectors Problems
Name: _
1. A particle undergoes three consecutive displacements:
d1 = (15 i + 30 j + 12 k) cm
d2 = (23 i 14 j 5.0 k) cm
d3 = (13 i + 15 j) cm.
Find the components of the resultant displacement and its magnitude.
2. Find A B in vector not
Units, Sig Figs, Conversions,
and Accuracy/Precision
AP Physics C
Chapter 1
Units
page A1
Quantity
length
mass
time
electric current
thermodynamic
temperature
Name
meter
kilogram
second
ampere
kelvin
Symbol
m
kg
s
A
K
amount of
substance
mole
mol
luminous