AP Physics 1 Summer Assignment
1. Scientific Notation:
The following are ordinary physics problems. Write-the answer in scientic notation and simplify the units
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=
' C (0.
AP Physics c (Both Mechanics and EM!)
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
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
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
Look elsewhere for most of the equations, and remember: concepts come before the equations, not the other
Normal means perpendicula
Specific Heat and Heat Capacity Worksheet
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)
How much heat in kilojoules has to be removed from 225g of water
Chapter 3, sections 3.1-3.3, 3.5
EXAMPLES OF PROJECTILE MOTION
Velocity. Once in
air, vx does not
change since there
is no force pushing or
vy: Vertical Velocity.
Once in air, v
Electrical Energy and Power Worksheet
Electrical power (measured in watts) is _.
the rate at which electrical energy is used_.
P = _V x I _ or _voltage
x current _.
Electrical energy (measured in watt-hours) is the
Name _ Date _ Period _
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:
Name of candidate
Name of instructor: .
Measurement-An Introduction to Experimental Approach
In this IB lab you will be assessed on the following criteria:
Tutorial-Introduction to Measurement with E
pg 1 of 13
Students will be able to:
Define Sine, Cosine and Tangent in terms of the opposite, adjacent and hypotenuse of a triangle.
Use the above trig functions to finds angles and right triangle side lengths.
Required Vocabulary IB 12 Higher Level
Physics and Physical Measurement
Fundamental Units seven basic units of the SI measurement system:
kilogram, second, mole, meter, ampere, Kelvin, candela.
Derived Units units that are combinations of fundamenta
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
Name: Philip Thoma
Date: Feb 13 , 2014
Lesson Topic: Sound Waves
Subject/Grade Level: General Physics, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
SC.912.P.10.In.9: Identify common appli
What is Physics?
Physics answers the questions 3
year olds ask WHY?
the study of matter, energy, and
the interaction between them
the study of matter, energy, and the
interaction between them
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
Gravity near Black Holes
Name: Seth Mangum
May 20, 2015
Mentor: P. Thoma
Word Count: 2,028
The research question being investigated is How can a black holes gravity affect
AP Physics1 Waves Unit
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
Name: _ Date: _
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
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
Projectile Motion Practice Problems
1. A cannon ball is launched horizontally off of a 30 m high cliff with an initial
velocity of 25 m/s.
a. On the coordinate system at right, draw the initial velocity vector and
its x- and y-compon
Projectile Motion Worksheet
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.
Atomic, Nuclear, and
Models of the Atom
J. Thomson: Discovered electrons
and developed plum-pudding model
Rutherford: Discovered the nucleus,
alpha particles bounced back when
Bohr: Discovered electrons exist only