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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