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									AP Physics B – Syllabus            Michael Alsin, Blue Valley West High School

Textbook:        Giancoli, Physics, 6th Edition, 2005
Lab Sources:     Vernier, Physics with Computers, 2nd Edition, 2000 [abbreviated PWC]
                 Vernier, Chemistry with Computers, 2nd Edition [CWC]
                 Written by instructor [WBI]
                 Iowa Physics Task Force: PRISMS [IPT]
Virtual / Internet Activities:     PhET: Physics Education Technology, University of Colorado, http://phet.colorado.edu/web-pages/index.html [PHET]
Course Plan / Calendar
         Topic                                    Time (End Date)              Year Total      Spring Month                      Other
1. Newtonian Mechanics                            6 weeks (9/27) [6]           ~6 weeks total           August – September
2. Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Physics            6 weeks (11/08) [6]          ~12 weeks total          September – November
3. Waves and Optics                               3 weeks (12/13) [3]          ~15 weeks total          November – December End of Semester
4. Electricity and Magnetism                      10 weeks (03/07) [10]        ~25 weeks total ~9 wks January – March
5. Atomic and Nuclear Physics                     4 weeks (04/11) [3]          ~29 weeks total ~13 wks March – April
6. Review for AP Test / Final Exam                5 weeks (05/9) [4]           ~34 weeks total ~18 wks April – May               AP Exam 05/9 pm, End of Semester

Course Description: AP Physics B is a second-year physics course, with the first-year course required for enrollment in the second-year, AP course. The concepts for many topics
in AP Physics have been learned in the first-year course. These topics are expanded upon in AP Physics. The topics newly addressed in AP Physics are: fluid mechanics, thermal
physics, electric and magnetic fields, and atomic physics. Thus these topics require more time for instruction; whereas the review topics require less time. A summer assignment is
given between courses so that first-year review can be accomplished outside of the available time during the school year.

The second-year, AP course meets twice per week for 90 minutes and once per week for 50 minutes, with instructional time for fall semester being 15 weeks (not counting finals
week) and spring 17 weeks (before the start of AP Exams and finals week). One period per week is used for laboratory work, with calculations and evaluation being assigned as
homework. The first-year, prerequisite course meets with the same schedule, except the instructional time for spring is 20 weeks. Thus, the students completing AP Physics will
have had a total of 67 weeks of instruction in physics.

Laboratory: All laboratories are student, “hands-on” activities with the students actively manipulating equipment and collecting data. Most of the labs have a guided introduction,
with a follow-up extension expecting students to apply what they have learned in the first part. All data and calculations are recorded/shown in a bound lab manual. Where
appropriate percent error, standard deviation, and 95% range in results are calculated and discussed. Computer simulations are noted by source: PhET.

Where a lab or activity is listed for both first-year and second-year physics, the second-year students are required to complete more advanced data collection scenarios,
measurements, and evaluations of collected data. In this way the concepts and results from the first-year are reviewed and expanded upon during the repeat of the experiment.

Evaluation:      Tests and Quizzes          50%      40%
                 Laboratory / HW            50%      40%      (50% = ~40% Lab + ~10% HW)
                 Semester Final Exam                 20%

Seniors taking AP Physics have the opportunity to earn an exemption from the spring semester final exam based on the following criteria:
- The student must have a full academic schedule (not including JAG),
- The student can elect this option for a maximum of three classes.
- The student must have an “A” in this course.
- The student can have NO in-school or out-of-school suspensions.
- The student can have NO unexcused absences in ANY class.

Students taking the Kansas Science Assessment (Life Science for Sophomores, Physical Science for Juniors) may earn an exemption from the spring semester
final exam based on the following criteria: score 4:Exceeds Standard or higher, must have a “C” or higher, must have written parental consent.
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Newtonian Mechanics.
Topic                 Concept                       Chapter(s)    Problem                                             Activities & Laboratory
                                                                  Assignments
                                                                                     First-Year Physics                             Second-Year Physics
Kinematics (Motion)   One Dimension                 2.0 – 2.8     Ch 2:              Graph Matching [PWC 1]                         Determining g on an Incline [PWC 4]
                                                                  7, 9, 11, 13,
                             s, d, v, a, t                                           Ball Toss [PWC 6]                              The Moving Man [PHET]
                                                                  14, 18, 20, 27,
                             Graphical Analysis                   36, 37, 38, 39,
                                                                  42, 47, 50, 51,
                                                                  54
                      Two Dimensions, projectiles   3.0 – 3.6     Ch 3:              Vector Addition [WBI]                                Projectile Motion [PWC 8]
                                                                  10, 18, 19, 21,
                                                                                     Projectile Motion - Spud Gun [WBI]                   Projectile Motion [PHET]
                                                                  23, 27, 30, 31,
                                                                  32, 39, 41, 45                                                          The Ramp [PHET]

Dynamics (Forces)     Newton’s Laws                 4.0 – 4.8     Ch 4:              Newton’s Second Law [PWC 9]                          Newton’s Second Law [PWC 9]
                                                                  6, 8, 9, 12, 16,
                                                                                     Newton’s Third Law [PWC 11]                          Atwood’s Machine [PWC 10]
                                                                  25, 26, 29, 34,
                                                                  48, 50, 51, 52,    Static and Kinetic Friction [PWC 12]                 Newton’s Third Law [PWC 11]
                                                                  53                                                                      Static and Kinetic Friction [PWC 12]
                                                                                                                                          Air Resistance [PWC 13]
                      Torque                        8.4,          Ch.8:              Torque –meter stick lever arm [WBI]
                                                                  22, 24, 26
                      Static Equilibrium            9.0 – 9.2
                                                                  Ch. 9:
                                                                  5, 8, 11, 12,
                                                                  14, 18, 21, 21;
Work, Energy,         W-E Theorem                   6.0 – 6.10    Ch. 6:             Energy of a Tossed Ball [PWC 16]                     Energy of a Tossed Ball [PWC 16]
                                                                  8, 12, 14, 20,
Power                 Conservative Forces & PE                                       Work and Energy [PWC 18]                             Work and Energy [PWC 18]
                                                                  22, 31, 38, 43,
                      Conservation of Energy                      59, 53, 62, 66
                      Power

Linear Momentum       Impulse & Momentum            7.0 – 7.8     Ch. 7:             Momentum, Energy, & Collisions [PWC 19]              Momentum, E, & Collisions [PWC 19]
                                                                  5, 7, 11, 12,
                      Conservation of Momentum                                       Impulse and Momentum [PWC 20]
                                                                  15, 17, 20, 22,
                      Collisions                                  24, 26, 27, 33,
                      Center of Mass                              35, 40, 48

Circular Motion       Uniform Circular Motion       5.0 – 5.3,    Ch. 5:                                                                  Centripetal Force / Circular Motion [WBI]
                                                                  7, 9, 10, 12,
                      Newton’s law of gravity       5.6 – 5.10
                                                                  13, 14, 18, 19,
                      Orbits                                      29, 31, 37, 38,
                                                                  41, 52, 53, 56,
                                                                  58
Oscillations          SHM (dynamics, energy)        11.0 – 11.4   Ch.11:             Energy in SHM [PWC 17]                               Energy in SHM [PWC 17]
                                                                  6, 7, 14, 15,
                             Mass on a spring                                        Masses and Springs [PHET]                            Masses and Springs [PHET]
                                                                  20, 23, 26, 31,
                             Pendulum                             32; Ch. 6: 37,
                                                                  39, 42




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                                                      Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics.
Topic             Concept                             Chapter(s)     Problem                                Activities & Laboratory
                                                                     Assignments       First-Year Physics   Second-Year Physics
Fluid Mechanics   Pressure                            10.0 – 10.10   Ch. 10: 2,                             Shower Curtain Physics [WBI]
                  Buoyancy                                           14, 17, 27,                            Archimedes’s Principle [WBI]
                  Flow continuity                                    31, 36, 40,                            Torricelli’s Theorem [WBI]
                  Bernoulli’s Equation                               43, 45, 46
Kinetic Theory    Temperature                         13.0 – 13.4,   Ch.13: 7, 8,                           Boyle's Law: P-V Relationship in Gases [CWC]
                  Thermal Equilibrium                 13.7 – 13.11   32, 34, 38,                            P-T Relationship in Gases [CWC]
                  Thermal Expansion                                  46, 50
                  Ideal Gas Law
                  Kinetic Theory
Heat              Energy Transfer                     14.0 – 14.3,   Ch. 14: 34                             Calorimetry & Specific Heat [WBI]
                  Internal Energy                     14.6 – 14.8
                  Specific Heat
                  Conduction, Convection, Radiation
Thermodynamics    First Law of Thermodynamics         15.0 – 15.2,   Ch. 15: 3, 4,
                  Processes & their Diagrams          15.4 – 15.6    5, 7, 10, 17,
                  Second Law of Thermodynamics                       18, 21, 27
                  Heat Engines
                  Heat Pumps




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                                                                    Waves and Optics.
Topic                  Concept                                   Chapter(s)      Problem                                      Activities & Laboratory
                                                                                 Assignments        First-Year Physics                       Second-Year Physics
Vibrations and Waves   Frequency, Wavelength, Speed, Amplitude   11.7 – 11.13    Ch 11:             Wave on a String [PHET]
                       Type (Transverse, Longitudinal)                           39, 55, 58,
                       Energy Transport                                          60
                       Reflection and Transmission
                       Interference: superposition
                       Resonance: Standing Waves
Sound                  Vibrating Strings and Air Columns         12.0 – 12.1,    Ch 12:             Sound Waves and Beats [PWC 21]
                       Interference                              12.4 – 12.8     36, 38, 48,        Mathematics of Music [PWC 23]
                       Doppler Effect                                            51, 53, 75         Speed of Sound [PWC 24]
                       Shock Waves                                                                  Wave Interference [PHET]

Optics                 Electromagnetic Waves                     22.3 – 22.6
                       Electromagnetic Spectrum
                       Speed of Light
                       Energy in EM Waves
                       Momentum Transfer
                       Light: Geometric Optics                   23.0 – 23.8     Ch 23:             Plane Mirror Image [IPT / WBI]          Concave/Convex Lens Images
                       Ray Model of Light                                        10, 12, 15,        Reflection [IPT / WBI]                  Concave/Convex Mirror Images
                       Reflection: Plane and Spherical Mirrors                   21, 22, 30,        Concave and Convex Lens Images          Snell’s Law [WBI]
                       Refraction: Snell’s Law                                   31, 32, 39,        Concave and Convex Mirror Images
                       Thin Lenses: Rays, Magnification,                         45, 47, 49,        Snell’s Law [WBI]
                       Combinations                                              53, 57
                       Wave Nature of Light                      24.3 – 24.8     Ch 24:                                                     Diffraction Grating/Laser [WBI]
                       Interference: Double Slit                                 2, 4, 5, 24,
                       Dispersion                                                30, 36, 41,
                       Diffraction: Single Slit, Grating,                        42
                       Spectrometer
                       Interference in Thin Films




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                                                                    Electricity and Magnetism.
Topic                Concept                                         Chapter(s)     Problem                                      Activities & Laboratory
                                                                                    Assignments         First-Year Physics                     Second-Year Physics
Electric Charge      Static Electricity: Charge & Conservation       16.0 – 16.5    Ch 16:                                                     Van de Graaf Generator
Electric Field       Insulators and Conductors                       16.7 – 16.8    12, 13, 14,                                                Electroscope
                     Induced Charge                                                 20, 21, 31,                                                Coulomb’s Law [WBI]
                     Coulomb’s Law                                                  33, 38, 40                                                 Charges and Fields [PHET]
                     Electric Field, Field Lines                                                                                               Electric Field Mapping [PHET]
                                                                                                                                               Electric Field Hockey [PHET]

Electric Potential   Electric Potential Energy & Potential           17.0 – 17.8    Ch 17:                                                    Demo Capacitor
                     Difference                                                     10, 12, 16,
                     Electric Potential and Electric Field                          21, 24, 26,
                     Potential Due to Point Charges, Dipole                         37, 40, 52
                     Moment
                     Capacitance, Dielectrics

Electric Current     Electric Battery                                18.0 – 18.6    Ch 18:              Ohm’s Law [PWC 25]                    Electric Energy [PWC 30]
DC Circuits          Electric Current                                               8, 9, 11, 16,       Ohm’s Law [PHET]
                     Ohm’s Law: Resistance & Resistors                              33, 35, 37          Resistivity [PHET]
                     Resistivity
                     Electric Power, Power in Household Circuits

                     EMF and Terminal Voltage                        19.0 – 19.6    Ch 19:              Series/Parallel Resistors [PWC 26]
                     Resistors in Series and Parallel, Kirchoff’s                   3, 4, 11, 16,       Series/Parallel Capacitors [PWC 27]
                     Rules                                                          19, 20, 41,
                     EMFs in Series and Parallel                                    42, 44, 45
                     Capacitors in Series and Parallel
                     RC Circuits – R and C in Series

Magnetism            Magnets and Magnetic Fields                     20.0 – 20.6    Ch 20:              Magnetic Field of a Bar Mag [WBI]     Magnetic Field in a Coil [PWC 28]
                     Electric Currents Produce Magnetic Fields                      11, 12, 15,                                               Magnetic Field in Slinky [PWC 29]
                     Force on an Electric Current in a Magnetic                     21, 27, 28,
                     Field                                                          29, 73, 75
                     Force on an Electric Charge Moving in a M.
                     Field
                     Magnetic Field due to a Current
                     Force between two parallel wires

Electromagnetic      Induced EMF, Faraday’s Law, Lenz’s Law          21.0 – 21.4    Ch 21:                                                    Faraday’s Magnetic Lab [PHET]
Induction            EMF Induced in a Moving Conductor               21.7           6, 12, 13, 14,                                            Faraday’s Law [PHET]
                     Change in Magnetic Flux & Electric Field                       15, 17, 30,
                     Transformers, Transmission of Power                            31, 35, 36



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                                                      Atomic and Nuclear Physics.

Topic             Concept                             Chapter(s)             Problem                                        Activities & Laboratory
                                                                             Assignments              First-Year Physics    Second-Year Physics
Quantum Theory    Early Quantum Theory                27.0 – 27.9            Ch 27:                                         Blackbody Radiation [PHET]
                  Blackbody Radiation                                        1, 2, 3, 18, 19,                               Photoelectric Effect [PHET]
                  Photoelectric Effect                                       20, 21, 22, 23,
                  Photon: Mass, Energy, Momentum                             44, 49
                  Compton Effect
                  Wave-Particle Duality
                  Electron Microscope
Nuclear Physics   Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity   30.0 – 30.7            Ch 30:
                  Nuclear Structure                                          12, 15, 22, 27
                  Binding Energy
                  Radioactivity: Alpha, Beta, Gamma
                  Nuclear Reactions
                  Nuclear Energy                      31.0 – 31.3            Ch 31:
                  Nuclear Reactions                                          16, 22, 27
                  Fission
                  Fusion




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