 Dr.Rigol's AP PHYSICS

Cooper City High School

2019-2020

Syllabus

The AP Physics 1 course is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course that provides a systematic introduction to the main principles of classical physics and emphasizes the development of conceptual understanding and problem-solving ability. This course will help students to develop a deep understanding of the foundational principles that shape classical mechanics. The course is designed to enable students to develop the ability to reason about physical phenomena using important science practices, such as explaining relationships, applying and justifying the use of mathematical routines, designing experiments, analyzing data, and making connections across multiple topics within the course

Textbook Course Distribution in time:

 TOPICS NAME CONTAIN START TOPIC I Introduction Units, Significance Figures, Vectors. 08/15/19 TOPIC II Motion in One Dimension Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration. Freely falling Objects. 08/27/19 TOPIC III Motion in Two Dimensions Two-Dimensional Motion. Projectiles. Relative Velocity. 09/23/19 TOPIC IV Newton’s Laws of Motion Forces. Momentum. The Laws of Motion. Friction Forces. Applications 10/22/19 TOPIC V Energy Work. Energy. Kinetic and Potential Energy. Gravitational and Elastic Energy. Power. 11/05/19 TOPIC VI Momentum, Impulse, and Collisions. Momentum. Conservation of Momentum. Collisions: elastic and inelastic. 12/03/19 TOPIC VII Rotational Motion and Gravitation. Angular velocity and angular acceleration. Newton’s Second Law for Uniform Circular Motion 01/07/20 TOPIC VIII Rotational Equilibrium and Dynamics. Torque. Center of Mass and Its motion. The Rotational Second Law of Motion. 01/22/20 TOPIC IX Vibrations and Waves. Hooke’s Law. Simple Harmonic Motion. Pendulum. Waves: Frequency, Amplitude, and Wavelength. 02/03/20 TOPIC X Sound Characteristics of Sound Waves. Energy and Intensity of Sound Waves. The Doppler Effect. Beats. 03/03/20 TOPIC XI Electric Forces and Electric Fields. Potential. Electric Potential and Potential Energy Electric Charges, Insulators, and Conductors. Coulomb’s Law. The Millikan Experiment. The Van de Graaff Generator. Electric Flux and Gauss’ Law. 03/30/20 TOPIC XII Current and Resistance. Direct-current Circuits. Electric Current. Current and Voltage Measurements in Circuits. Resistance, Resistivity and Ohm’s Law. Resistors in Series and in Parallel. Kirchhoff’s Rules. 04/20/20 AP PHYSICS EXAM 05/07/20

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