# AP Physics Syllabus 2009x

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AP Physics Syllabus 2009
-
2010

Taken from the
AP Physics B Syllabus
, College

Board, AP Physics Workshop Handbook 2009

I. Introduction

Unit 1: Math and Data Review

(~1
.5

week)

Algebra and data collection review

Vector addition using both graphing and
algebra

II. Newtonian Mechanics

Unit 2: Kinematics

(~2.5 weeks)

Motion in one dimension

1.

Position and velocity graphs

2.

Equations of motion with constant acceleration

Motion in two dimensions

1.

Projectiles

2.

Circular motion

Unit 3: Newton’s Laws

(~2.5 weeks)

Static equilibrium (first law)

Dynamics of single body (second law)

Systems of two or more bodies (third law)

Gravitation

Applications

1.

Inclined planes

2.

Static and kinetic friction

3.

Planetary motion

Unit 4: Work, Energy, Power and Momentum

(~2.5 weeks)

Wor
k and Work
-
Kinetic Energy Theorem

Conservation forces and potential energy

1.

Gravity

2.

Springs

Conservation of mechanical energy

Power

Simple harmonic motion

1.

Springs and pendulums

2.

Energies of simple harmonic motion

Momentum

1.

Impulse
-
Momentum Theorem

2.

Conservation of linear momentum and collisions

3.

Conservation of angular momentum

III. Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Physics

Unit 5: Fluid Mechanics

(~2 weeks)

Density and pressure

1.

Pressure vs. depth

2.

Pascal’s Law

Buoyancy and Archimedes Principle

Fluid flow

continuity

Bermouli’s equation

Applications

1.

Hydraulics

2.

Flotation

3.

Flight

4.

Plumbing

Unit 6: Thermal Physics

(~2.5 weeks)

Temperature and thermal effects

1.

Mechanical equivalent of heat

2.

Heat transfer and thermal expansion

3.

Calorimetry

Kinetic Theory, Ideal
gases and Gas Laws

Thermodynamics

First Law of Thermodynamics

1.

Internal energy

2.

Energy conservation

3.

Molar heat capacity of a gas

Second Law of Thermodynamics

1.

Directions of processes

2.

Entropy

Heat engines and refrigerators

IV. Electricity and Magnetism

Unit
7: Electrostatics

(~2.5

weeks)

Coulomb’s Law

Electric fields and Gauss’ Law

Electric potential energy and electric potential

Capacitance

1.

Graphical description

2.

Capacitors in series and parallel

Unit 8: Current Electricity

(~2
.5

weeks)

Electric circuits

1.

Emf, current, resistance and power

2.

DC circuits

a.

Series and parallel circuits

b.

Batteries and internal resistance

c.

Ohm’s Law and Kirchhoff’s Rules

d.

Voltmeters and ammeters

e.

Capacitors in circuits

3. Applications

Unit 9: Electromagnetism

(~2
.5

weeks)

M
agnetostatics

1.

Force of a magnetic field on a moving charge

2.

Force of a magnetic field on a current carrying wire

3.

Magnetic fields due to straight and coiled wires

Electromagnetic introduction

1.

Magnetic flux

2.

Applications

V. Waves
and Optics

Unit 10: Wave Motion and Sound

(~2

weeks)

Description and characteristics of waves

Standing waves and harmonics

1.

String

2.

Open and closed tube

Doppler Effect

Sound intensity and power

Musical applications

Unit 11: Optics

(~2.5 weeks)

Geometric
optics

1.

Reflection, refraction and Snell’s Law

2.

Images formed by mirrors

3.

Images formed by lenses

4.

Ray diagrams and the thin lens/mirror equation

Physical optics

1.

Electromagnetic spectrum

2.

Interference and path difference

3.

Interference effects

VI. Atomic and
Modern Physics

Unit 12: Modern physics

(~1.5 weeks)

Atomic physics and quantum effects

1.

Photons and photoelectric effect

2.

X
-
ray production

3.

Electron energy levels

4.

Compton scattering

Nuclear physics

1.

Nuclear processes

a.