AP Physics 1 Summer Assignment
1. Scientific Notation:
The following are ordinary physics problems. Write-the answer in scientic notation and simplify the units
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a, 7; 22, M 2 TS:
2.0x10 kg/S w
. 2 3.2x10_9C 9.6x10_9C
b. F=[9.OXIOQN 2 ](2) F=
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Worksheet: Stars and the H-R Diagram
COORDINATED SCIENCE 1
Background: The Hertzsprung-Russell diagram is actually a graph that illustrates the
relationship that exists between the average surface temperature of stars and their abso

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE-PHYSICS
YEAR . LEVEL:
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Measurement-An Introduction to Experimental Approach
In this IB lab you will be assessed on the following criteria:
Tutorial-Introduction to Measurement with E

VECTORS WORKSHEETS
pg 1 of 13
VECTORS
Objectives
Students will be able to:
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Define Sine, Cosine and Tangent in terms of the opposite, adjacent and hypotenuse of a triangle.
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Use the above trig functions to finds angles and right triangle side lengths.
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Required Vocabulary IB 12 Higher Level
Physics and Physical Measurement
1.
Fundamental Units seven basic units of the SI measurement system:
kilogram, second, mole, meter, ampere, Kelvin, candela.
2.
Derived Units units that are combinations of fundamenta

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Projectile Problems
1. A cannon mounted on a pirate ship fires a cannonball at 125 m/s horizontally at a height of 17.5 m
above the oceans surface. Ignore air resistance.
a) How much time elapses until it splashes into the water?
b) How fa

LESSON PLAN
Name: Philip Thoma
Date: Feb 13 , 2014
Period: Fifth
Lesson Topic: Sound Waves
Subject/Grade Level: General Physics, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
A. Standards:
SC.912.P.10.20
Access Points
Independent
SC.912.P.10.In.9: Identify common appli

What is Physics?
Physics answers the questions 3
year olds ask WHY?
Dictionary:
the study of matter, energy, and
the interaction between them
Physics
the study of matter, energy, and the
interaction between them
Matter
anything that has mass and takes up

Physics - Work, Power, Energy Worksheet
1. Calculate the work done by a 47 N force pushing a pencil 0.26 m.
2. Calculate the work done by a 47 N force pushing a 0.025 kg pencil 0.25 m against a force of 23 N.
3. How much work is it to lift a 20 kg sack of

Electrical Energy and Power Worksheet
Name: _
Background Information
Electrical power (measured in watts) is _.
the rate at which electrical energy is used_.
P = _V x I _ or _voltage
x current _.
Equation:
Electrical energy (measured in watt-hours) is the

PROJECTILE MOTION
Chapter 3, sections 3.1-3.3, 3.5
EXAMPLES OF PROJECTILE MOTION
PROJECTILE MOTION
vx
v
vx: Horizontal
Velocity. Once in
air, vx does not
change since there
is no force pushing or
pulling horizontally.
vy: Vertical Velocity.
Once in air, v

Specific Heat and Heat Capacity Worksheet
1
The temperature of 335 g of water changed from 24.5oC to 26.4oC. How much heat did
this sample absorb? c for water = 4.18 J/goC
(ans. 2.66 kJ)
2.
How much heat in kilojoules has to be removed from 225g of water

AP Physics c (Both Mechanics and EM!)
Summer Assignment
You are required to learn the material in the book Quick Calculus, by
Kleppner and Ramsey. The book is a self-teaching book. The reason for the
assignment is that calculus including integration is tr

WavesReflection/RefractionOnedimension
Reflection/Transmission
For each of the problems, indicate direction of travel, speed of wave relative to the incident wave (same,
faster, slower) and draw the amplitudes and wavelengths of each wave qualitatively ac

Physics IB-1
Rotational Motion Worksheet
1. The Andromeda galaxy is a giant spiral-island whose mass is that of 300 thousand million suns. It
subtends an angle of 4.1o and is known to be larger than our own galaxy at 163 000 light-years
across. How far aw

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General Reminders
Look elsewhere for most of the equations, and remember: concepts come before the equations, not the other
way around.
Normal means perpendicula

Mangum 1
Gravity near Black Holes
Name: Seth Mangum
Candidate Number:
Extended Essay
May 20, 2015
Subject: Physics
Mentor: P. Thoma
Word Count: 2,028
Mangum 2
Abstract
The research question being investigated is How can a black holes gravity affect
bodies

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AP Physics1 Waves Unit
Date _
WAVE BEHAVIOR
INTRODUCTION
By the end of these activities you should have:
an understanding of interference as a behavior which occurs as two waves interfere while moving through
the same medium; an ability to distingu

1. An airplane flies 200 km due west from city A to city B and then 300 km in the direction of 30.0 north
of west from city B to city C.
(a) In straight line distance, how far is city C from city A?
(b) Relative to city A, in what direction is city C?
2.

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Period:
1. A sports car starts from rest and accelerates at 20 m/s2. What is its velocity after
3 seconds?
2. An automobile starting from rest can move 150.0 m in the first 4.0 seconds of
uniform acceleration. Find the automobiles acceleration.
3. A

Physics Classroom Guidelines 2014 - 2015
Mr. Thoma
Goals
Physics can be thought of as the scientific study of matter and energy. Physics is the foundation of many other
sciences, engineering fields and technological pursuits. This course of study will fam

Physics Classroom Guidelines 2015 - 2016
Mr. Thoma
Goals
Physics can be thought of as the scientific study of matter and energy. It is also the foundation of many other
sciences, engineering fields and technological pursuits. This course of study will fam

Circular Motion Review Worksheet
1) A 1.5 kg ball moves in a circle that is 0.5 m in radius at a speed of 5.1 m/s.
a) Calculate its centripetal acceleration.
b) Calculate the centripetal force on the ball.
2) A toy cart at the end of a string 0.75 m long

Physics Classroom Guidelines 2013 - 2014
Mr. Thoma
Goals
Physics can be thought of as the scientific study of matter and energy. Physics is the foundation of many other
sciences, engineering fields and technological pursuits. This course of study will fam

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1. F1 and F2 are vectors shown below (remember N stands for Newton not north)
a) Add the vectors F1 and F2: F1+F2 = R1
b) Subtract the vector F2 from F1: F1 F2 = R2
2. Alex walks 0.40 km in a direction 60 west of north and then goes 0.50 k

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Per. _
Torque Lab
Gather: One meterstick, one aluminum pole, one set of masses, and string.
1. Determine the location of Meterstick Balance point = _ cm.
2. Hang two different masses from opposite sides of the meterstick making the stick balance. N

Projectile Motion Practice Problems Part II
1. The movie "The Gods Must Be Crazy" begins with a pilot dropping a bottle out of an airplane. It is
recovered by a surprised native below, who thinks it is a message from the gods. If the plane from
which the

Projectile Motion Practice Problems
VELOCITY COMPONENTS
1. A cannon ball is launched horizontally off of a 30 m high cliff with an initial
velocity of 25 m/s.
y
a. On the coordinate system at right, draw the initial velocity vector and
its x- and y-compon

Projectile Motion Worksheet
Problem:
A projectile is fired into the air at 50.0 m/s at 37O above the horizontal. How
far away will it land? (Neglect air resistance)
1. Use trig to calculate the horizontal and vertical velocities of the projectile.
2. Will