AP Physics C Mech. Syllabus

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AP Physics C Mech. Syllabus


Mrs. LaBarbera


1

Room

207

E
-
MAIL ADDRESS:

dlabarbera@vcmail.ouboces.org

WEB PAGE:

http://www.vcsd.k12.ny.us//Domain/248

POST SESSIONS:

TUE.


FRI.


COURSE DESCRIPTION


In this course we will cover the AP Physics C Mechanics curriculum. This
class

is the equivalent of a

first
-
year college physics course. Students are prepared for, and expected to take, the AP Physics C
Mechanics exam in May.


There are two prerequisites for this course. First,
students

must

have

completed

Regents Physics
successfully
. Second,
students

m
ust have taken (or currently be taking) AP Calculus or
Math 12R/AD
(p
re
-
calculus
)
. This course requires
the

u
nderstanding of differentiation,
integration
, and algebra

that
you
gain from your math class
.


We meet

every day for 40 minutes with an additional
40 minute lab period every
-
other day. At the
completion of this course students should have a strong conceptual understanding of mechanics and be
able to design and complete physics laboratory experiments.


COURSE UNITS

1.

Vectors.

2.

Kinematics in one dimensio
n

3.

Kinematics in two/three dimensions

4.

Newton’s laws of motion

5.

Newton’s laws applications

6.

Work and kinetic energy

7.

Potential
Energy
and energy conservation

8.

Momentum
, impulse and collision

9.

Rotational Kinematics.

10.

Rotational Mechanics

11.

Equilibrium

12.

Universal Grav
ity

13.

Simple Harmonic Motion

RESOURCES AND HELPFUL LINKS


University Physics
, 12
th

edition, by Hugh D. Young, 2007, Addison
-
Wesley.

http://prettygoodphysics.wikispaces.com/

www.academicearth.org/courses/
physics

http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category
/physics

http://ocw.mit.edu/high
-
school/physics/

http://www.masteringphysics.com/physics/

http://apphysicsb.homestead.com/

http://www.ucopenaccess.org/course/

AP Physics C Mech. Syllabus


Mrs. LaBarbera


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COURSE EVALUATION

Category

1st Quarter

2nd Quarter

3rd Quarter

4th Quarter

Tests & Exams

60%

40%

60%

60%

Lab

10
%

10
%

10
%

10
%

Class work/ Participation

10%

10%

10%

10%

Homework

2
0%

2
0%

2
0%

2
0%

Midterm Exam



20%










Course Grade

Students will receive a course grade that is an average of their grade for each of the four quarters and
their score on the final project.


The first four quarters are weighted as 110% and the
F
in
al
Exam

is
weighted as 100%. The maximum grade is 108 for the year.


Midterm

The physics department administers a district
-
wide midterm exam during "Midterm Week" in January.


This exam includes Regents level questions and will count for 20% of the student
's second quarter grade.



Tests and Exams

A test is a 25 point assessment with a blend of multiple choice and extended response questions.


Tests
are typically given in the middle of a large unit of instruction.


An exam is given at the end of each unit
and
is a two part assessment.


Part One of the assessment will consist of 25 multiple choice questions.


Part
Two of the assessment will consist of 25 points worth of extended response questions.


The two parts of
the exam carry equal weight to each other
and to all other tests and exam parts given in the same
quarter. All tests are built using questions from past AP exams and/or questions based directly on AP
exam questions.


Lab

All labs will be documented in a personal lab
-
notebook which will be kept i
n the classroom.

The labs will
be subjected to strict grading criteria and will be important in teaching students how to produce high
quality lab reports
.


Class work / Participation

Class work includes any formal or informal assessment of student work or
preparedness for class.


Most
of the class work grades will consist of "Do Now's", "Exit Slips", and "Activities".


Participation includes
attendance, attentiveness to tasks during class and ability to work well with others. Participation grade
heavily re
wards effort on the part of the student.




Homework

Homework

is assigned from your textbook or from the
http://www.masteringphysics.com

website.
Homework is assigned everyday; it will take an average stude
nt about
forty five minutes to

an hour to
complete. Homework will be collected and graded daily. According to research, completion of homework
in high school produces a gain of about 24 percentile points.


REQUIRED SUPPLIES




Lab notebook



Binder (suggested
)



Protractor with ruler



calculator


AP Physics C Mech. Syllabus


Mrs. LaBarbera


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COURSE TENTATIVE SCHEDULE


Topic

Overview of Topics

Lab

Text
Chapter

# of
Weeks

Introduction

Math review


Scalars

Vectors

Vector Math

Vector
addition

1

2

Test

9/1
3

1D
Kinematics

Motion in 1
-
D

Uniform accelerated mot
ion

Derivatives

Integral

Determine
acceleration

2

2

Test
9/2
7

2D Kinematics

Motion in 2
-
D

Parametric equations

Projectile motion

Uniform Circular Motion

projectile

3

2

Unit
Exam

10/1
1

Newton’s Laws
潦⁍潴i潮

Newton’s Laws

Mass and Weight

Free Bod
y Diagrams

Atwood
Machine

4

1


Test
10/18



Applying
Newton’s Laws
潦⁍潴i潮

Friction Force

Tension Force

Air Resistance

Friction

5

2

Unit
Exam

11/
1

Work,
and
kinetic energy

Work

Energy (kinetic and potential)

Work
-
Energy Theorem

Friction

2

6

1.5


Test
11/
13

Potential
Energy and
energy
conservation

Conservation of Mechanical
Energy

Conservative and Non
-
conservative Forces

Work by variable forces

Spring
Launcher
-

Use
conservation
of energy to
determine the
spring
constant of a
spring
launcher

7

1.5

Unit

Exam

11/
25

Momentum

Center of Mass

Impulse and Momentum

Force and Impulse

Elastic and Inelastic Collisions

Conservation of Momentum

Center of
mass

Conservation
of momentum

8

2

Test
12/
1
3

Midterm
Review and
Midterm

Test


1
-
8

12/20

AP Physics C Mech. Syllabus


Mrs. LaBarbera


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Rotation

Kine
matics

Angular velocity and acceleration

Rotation with constant angular
acceleration

Relating linear and angular kinematics

Parallel Axis Theorem

Moment of Inertia

Determine
moment of
inertia of
spools

9

2

Test
1/17

Rotational
Dynamics

Torque

Angular Mo
mentum

Rotational Equilibrium

Equilibrium with rotation and forces

Tension


measure
tensi潮 f潲
su灰潲t ca扬es
潦 h潲iz潮oal
an搠tilte搠
struts

㄰Ⱐㄱ

㌠†3
rnit
Exam

㈯ㄳ

Gravitation

Newton’s Law of Gravitation

M潴i潮 潦 patellites

Kepler’s Laws

M潴i潮 潦

calli湧 c潦fee
filter



㈠†
Test
㈯㈸

Oscillations

Simple Harmonic Motion

Spring
-
mass System

Simple Pendulums

Physical Pendulums

Spring and
Mass
-

The
effect of mass
on amplitudes
and
oscillating
speed.

13

4

Test
3/28

Review

and Test
s


AP Exam


Mond
ay
5/1
2

at 12:00 pm

5

Final exam

Between 5/13
-
5/22


Project
-

Rube Goldberg Machine

3 or 4










AP Physics C Mech. Syllabus


Mrs. LaBarbera


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University Physics

Homework Assignments


The following table contains the homework assignments for AP physics, 2013. You should
dedicate a notebook to
these problems. You notebook will be collected on the due date and
problem sets will be graded.



Chapter

Due Date

Problems

1

09/13/13

1, 3, 11,17,35,37,39,41,47,49,65,69,73,81,89

2

09/27/13

1,5,9,
15,
21,23,25,29,33,37,39,41,43,45,49,51,53,59,
6
1,69,

75,7
9

3

10/11/13

3,7,
9,
11,
13,15,17,19,21,23,
27,
31,33,
39,
41,
47,
49,51,53,57,

63,

67,
75


4

10/18/13

1,3,5,7,
9,1
1,13,17,19,21,23,27,
29,
31,
33,
35,37,41,43,
47,
51,

57,
59
,61

5

11/01/13

1,3,7,9,11,15,19,21,23,27,29,31,35,37,39,41,45,49,51,53,55,
61,65,81,83,91,109,11
1,113

6

11/13/13

3,5,7,11,13,15,17,23,27,29,33,37,41,
51,53,
57,59,69,71,75,

77,83,
97,101

7

11/25/13

3
,5,9,11,13,15,17,19,23,27,33,
39,
41,43,49,53,55,57,59,63,

65,67,71,77

8

12/13/13

1,
3,
5,7,9,11,13,15,17,21,
23,
25,
29,33,
37,39,41,43,
45,49,

63,65,67,73,77,81
,87,9
7
,103,105,109


9

01/17/14

1,3,5,11,13,15,17,19,23,25,27,29,33,35,39,
41,
45,47,49,
53,
65,69,73,
77,
81,83,85,89
,91

Additional homework on
parallel axis/moment of inertia
will be assigned

10

02/13/14

1,3,7,9,11,13,15,17,
19,
25,27,
29,
37,39,41,
43,
45,47,
49,
5
3,
55,
57,
59,
63,
65,67,71,
75
,81

11

1,
3,11,
19,35,
45,59
,65

12

02/28/14

3,5,7,
9,11,
15,19,21,25,27,53,
33,35,
57,
59,
61,67,
71,
75
,77,79,
81,87

13

03/28/14

5,11,13,17,19,21,23,25,27,29,33,35,37,45,47,53,55,
59,61,
63,65,
67,
71,
73,75,77,83,87,
97
,99


Additional assign
ments


Assignments from other sources will be assigned nearly every week. These assignments will be from
Mastering Physics (
www.masteringphysics.com
) or questions from previous AP Exams/reviews. These
assignm
ents will be addressed in class throughtout the year.