Category Archives: AP Physics 2

AP Physics 2: Mon. 11/13 – Fri. 11/17

Welcome to our last full week before Thanksgiving! Here are your assignments for Monday, Nov. 13th through Monday, Nov. 20th:

  • Mon. 11/13
    • Quiz #2-2A: Electric Potential
    • HW: read Hecht p.558 through Ch. 16.5; do p.610 #49-61
  • Tue. 11/14
    • Review Quiz #2-2A; intro to capacitance & electric potential energy
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 16.7, do p.613 #95-102
  • Wed. 11/15
    • Quiz #2-2B: Electric Potential
    • HW: read “Physics 122 Lab #2: Measuring Capacitance”
  • Thu. 11/16
    • Lab #2-4: Measuring Capacitance
    • HW: start write-up for Lab #2-4 (due Mon. 11/21)
  • Fri. 11/17
    • finish lab & review capacitance homework
    • HW: finish write-up for Lab #2-4
  • Mon. 11/20
    • Quiz #2-3A: Capacitance
    • DUE: write-up for Lab #2-4

Have a wonderful week, and have a Happy Thanksgiving! We’ll take the make-up quiz on capacitance when we get back, so we’ll see how well you retain your physics knowledge over break. 🙂

AP Physics 2: Mon. 11/6 – Fri. 11/10

Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year: off-year Election Week! In all seriousness, here are your assignments for Monday, Nov. 6th through Friday, Nov. 10th:

  • Mon. 11/6
    • Quiz #2-1B: Electrostatics
    • HW: finish p.608 #1-12 & #20-28
  • Tue. 11/7
    • Election Day – NO SCHOOL
  • Wed. 11/8
    • Electric potential
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 16.3-4; do p.609 #37-41
  • Thu. 11/9
    • Lab #2-3: Electric Potential Simulations
    • HW: Lab #2-3: Electric Potential Simulations (due Mon. 11/13)
  • Fri. 11/10
    • finish Lab #2-3 & review homework
    • HW: study for Quiz #2-2A: Electric Potential on Monday!

Electric potential can be a little weird, so please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 10/30 – Fri. 11/3

Welcome to the end of October! This week we’re going to wrap up electrostatics and electromagnetic force calculations before moving on to electric potential and circuits next week. Here are your assignments for Monday, October 30th through Friday, November 3rd:

  • Mon. 10/30
    • review book homework from Ch. 15
    • DUE: Lab #2-1: Electrostatics
  • Tue. 10/31
    • Happy Halloween! 🎃
    • Electric Field Simulations
    • HW: Lab #2-2: Electric Field Simulations (due Thu. 11/2)
  • Wed. 11/1
    • review book homework on electrostatics and E-field
  • Thu. 11/2
    • Quiz #2-1A: Electrostatics and Forces
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 16.1; do p.608 #1-12
    • DUE: Lab #2-2: Electric Field Simulations
  • Fri. 11/3
    • review quiz; intro to electric potential
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 16.2; do p.608 #20-28

Let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful week, and if you’re going to the Leadership Retreat, I hope you have a great time!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 10/23 – Fri. 10/27

Welcome to 2nd Quarter! This term, we’ll be learning all about the electromagnetic force and electrons, including electrostatics, DC circuits, and magnetism. Here are your assignments for the last full week of October – Monday, October 23rd through Friday, October 27th:

  • Mon. 10/23
    • review 1st Quarter Exam
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 15.1-3
  • Tue. 10/24
    • Intro to electrostatics & Coulomb’s Law
    • HW: do p.573 #1-15
  • Wed. 10/25
    • Electrostatics Lab
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 15.4 & take notes; do p.574 #30-43
  • Thu. 10/26
    • finish lab; review book homework
    • HW: Lab #2-1: Electrostatics (due Fri. 10/28)
  • Fri. 10/27
    • intro to the electric field
    • DUE: Lab #2-1: Electrostatics

Have a great week! If you get any candy this weekend, be sure to share. 🙂

AP Physics 2: Mon. 10/16 – Fri. 10/20

Hello, and welcome to the last week of 1st Quarter! We’ve had some fun learning about modern physics, kinetics, thermodynamics and fluids this quarter. Here’s what we’re doing for Monday, October 16th through Friday, October 20th:

  • Mon. 10/16
    • Quiz #1-5A: Fluids & Flow
    • HW: start Fluids TIPERS
  • Tue. 10/17
    • review quiz
    • HW: finish Fluids TIPERS
  • Wed. 10/18
    • Quiz #1-5B: Fluids & Flow
    • HW: study for 1st Quarter Exam!
  • Thu. 10/19
    • 1st Quarter Exam – Section I (Multiple Choice)
  • Fri. 10/20
    • 1st Quarter Exam – Section II (Free Response)
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 15.1-3

I hope you’ve had a great quarter so far! We’ll be moving on to the strange things that electrons do (and don’t do) next quarter. Please let me know if you have any questions!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 10/9 – Fri. 10/13

Welcome to our last topic of the quarter! Here are your assignments for Monday, October 9th through Friday, October 13th:

  • Mon. 10/9
    • Fluids & flow; review p.326 DQ #3-12
  • Tue. 10/10
    • Pressure & buoyancy; review p.332 #22-25, 29-32
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 9.5-6; do p.334 #48-55 & p.335 #59-66
  • Wed. 10/11
    • Continuity & Bernoulli’s Equation
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 9.7-9; do p.336 #77-88
  • Thu. 10/12
    • Lab #1-4: Properties of Fluids
    • HW: Lab #1-4: Properties of Fluids (due Mon. 10/16)
  • Fri. 10/13
    • Quiz #1-5A: Fluids & Flow

Fluids are a little weird, but they’re not too complicated once you understand the fundamentals. Have a great week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 10/2 – Fri. 10/6

Hello, thermodynamicists! We have three weeks left in the quarter, so we’re going to wrap up thermodynamics with some efficiency/Carnot discussions and a little entropy. Here are your assignments for Monday, Oct. 2nd through Friday, Oct 6th:

  • Mon. 10/2
    • review entropy & TIPERS thermo packet #1-15
    • HW: do p. 538 #66-70, 78-79; TIPERS thermo packet #29-44
  • Tue. 10/3
    • Review TIPERS questions; study for quiz
  • Wed. 10/4
    • Quiz #1-4A: Laws of Thermodynamics & Cyclic Processes
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 9.4; do p.326 DQ #3-12
  • Thu. 10/5
    • review Quiz #1-4A & intro to fluids & flow
    • HW: do p.332, #22-25, & 29-32
  • Fri. 10/6
    • Quiz #1-4B: Laws of Thermodynamics & Cyclic Processes
    • read Hecht Ch. 9.5-6; do p.334 #48-55 & p.335 #59-66

Have a great first week of October! As always, let me know if you have any questions. Have fun at Homecoming!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 9/25 – Fri. 9/29

Hello, future physicists – we’re halfway through 1st Quarter! Here are your assignments for Monday, September 25th through Friday, September 29th:

  • Mon. 9/25
    • intro to Laws of Thermodynamics & thermal processes
  • Tue. 9/26
    • Review thermal processes homework
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 14.4; do p. 536 #34
  • Wed. 9/27
    • PV diagrams, the Carnot cycle & Carnot engines
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 14.5-6; do p. 537 #42-52 (not 49)
  • Thu. 9/28
    • review homework
  • Fri. 9/29
    • Efficiency & The Second Law
    • HW: read Hecht p. 522-524 & Ch. 14.7

Summer is over, and we’re now officially into fall. Have a great week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 9/18 – Fri. 9/22

We’re halfway through 1st Quarter – less than seven and a half months until the AP exam! Here are your assignments for Monday, September 18th through Friday, September 22nd:

  • Mon. 9/18
    • Lab #1-3: Gas Laws
    • HW: start Lab #1-3: Gas Laws Lab Write-up (due Wed. 9/20); read Hecht Ch. 13.1, .3 & .8-10; do p. 484 DQ #1-15
  • Tue. 9/19
    • finish Lab #1-3: Gas Laws; review kinetics & gas laws homework problems
    • HW: finish Lab #1-3: Gas Laws Lab Write-up (due Wed. 9/20)
  • Wed. 9/20
    • Quiz #1-3A: Gas Laws & Kinetic Theory
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 14.1-2; do p. 536 #1-15
    • DUE: Lab #1-3: Gas Laws Write-up
  • Thu. 9/21
    • review quiz; intro to the laws of thermodynamics
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 14.2-4; do p. 536 #25-33
  • Fri. 9/22
    • Quiz #1-3B: Gas Laws & Kinetic Theory

Make sure you get that lab report turned in on Wednesday; let me know if you have any questions about it. Have a wonderful week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 9/11 – Fri. 9/15

This week, we leave the nucleus and individual atoms behind and zoom out to look at particles as a part of larger systems.  Here are your assignments for this week, Monday, Sept. 11th through Friday, Sept. 15th:

  • Mon. 9/11
    • Introduction to thermodynamics & re-introduction to gas laws
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 12.4-12.5; do p. 466 #40-47, p. 467 #62-69
  • Tue. 9/12
  • Wed. 9/13
    • Thermal Expansion & Gas Laws Simulation
    • HW: Lab #1-2: Gas Laws Simulation (due Fri. 9/15)
  • Thu. 9/14
    • Review gas laws & kinetic theory
  • Fri. 9/15
    • Gas Laws Lab
    • HW: Lab #1-3: Gas Laws Lab Write-up (due Tue. 9/19)
    • DUE: Lab #1-2: Gas Laws Simulation

Have a great week!