Category Archives: AP Physics 2

AP Physics 2: Mon. 12/10 – Fri. 12/14

This is our last full week before semester exams, and we have a lot to wrap up! Here are your assignments for Monday, December 10th through Friday, December 14th:

  • Mon. 12/10
    • review Chapter 19 homework
    • HW: do Chapter 19 Problems #23-31 (p.547)
  • Tue. 12/11
    • Lab #2-7: EMF of a Battery
    • HW: Lab #2-7: EMF of a Battery (due Thu. 12/13); Chapter 19 Problems #35-45, 49-51
  • Wed. 12/12
    • review Chapter 19 homework
  • Thu. 12/13
    • Quiz #2-6A: RC Circuits
    • DUE: Lab #2-7: EMF of a Battery
  • Fri. 12/14
    • review quiz; prepare for 1st Semester Exam on Thursday 12/20

Have a great week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 12/3 – Fri. 12/7

Only two and a half more weeks until exams! Here are your assignments for Monday, December 3rd through Friday, December 7th:

  • Mon. 12/3
    • Lab #2-6: Ohm’s Law
    • HW: Lab #2-6 write-up (due Wed. 12/5)
  • Tue. 12/4
    • review book homework on direct current
  • Wed. 12/5
    • Quiz #2-5A: Direct Current
    • HW: read Chapter 19-1 thru 19-4; do Questions #1-13 (p.545-6)
    • DUE: write-up for Lab #2-6: Ohm’s Law
  • Thu. 12/6
    • review quiz; intro to RC circuits
    • HW: read Chapter 19-5, -6 and -8; do Questions #14-24 (p.546-7)
  • Fri. 12/7
    • Quiz #2-5B: Direct Current
    • HW: do Chapter 19 Problems #1-18 (p.547)

Next week, we’ll solidify our understanding of Kirchoff’s loop rules, take our last quiz of the semester on RC circuits, and prepare for our semester exam. Have a wonderful week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 11/26 – Fri. 11/30

Welcome back from Thanksgiving Break! We’ll be returning to an AP Physics 1 topic as we review DC circuits before making them more complicated by adding capacitors (of course). Here are your assignments for Monday, November 26th through Friday, November 30th:

  • Mon. 11/26
    • intro to DC circuits
    • HW: read Chapter 18-1 thru 18-3; do Questions #1-14, 18-19
  • Tue. 11/27
    • Lab #2-5: Direct Current Simulations
    • HW: Lab #2-5: Direct Current Simulations (due Thu 11/29)
  • Wed. 11/28
    • finish Lab #2-5 & review book homework from Ch. 18
    • HW: read Chapter 18-4 thru 18-6, 18-8; do Problems #1-11
  • Thu. 11/29
    • energy and power as it relates to direct current
    • HW: do Chapter 18 Problems #12-16, 20-22
    • DUE: Lab #2-5: Direct Current Simulations
  • Fri. 11/30
    • review book problems
    • HW: do Chapter 18 Problems #26-39

We have three weeks to learn DC and RC circuits, including Kirchhoff’s loop rules and the EMF of batteries, before the 1st Semester Exam, so while some of this material is review, make sure you keep up with the assignments so you don’t fall behind. Have a wonderful week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 11/12 – Mon. 11/19

Time to learn something completely new – capacitance! Here are your assignments for Monday, November 12th through Friday, November 16th and Monday, November 19th:

  • Mon. 11/12
    • Quiz #2-3B: Electric Potential
    • HW: do Problems #31-51 on p.490-491 and read “Physics 122 Lab #2: Measuring Capacitance” handout
  • Tue. 11/13
    • Lab #2-4: Measuring Capacitance
    • HW: write-up for Lab #2-4: Measuring Capacitance (due Thu 11/15)
  • Wed. 11/14
    • finish Lab #2-4 & review capacitance book homework from Ch. 17
  • Thu. 11/15
    • Quiz #2-4A: Capacitance
    • DUE: write-up for Lab #2-4: Measuring Capacitance
  • Fri. 11/16
    • review quiz
  • Mon. 11/19
    • Quiz #2-4B: Capacitance

No homework over Thanksgiving Break – enjoy that time with your family and get some rest!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 11/5 – Fri. 11/9

Welcome to the first full week of November! This week we’re going to learn about electric potential very quickly so that we can move on to capacitance. Here are your assignments for Monday, November 5th through Friday, November 9th:

  • Mon. 11/5
    • intro to electric potential
  • Tue. 11/6
    • Lab #2-3: Electric Potential Simulations
    • HW: Lab #2-3: Electric Potential Simulations (due Thu 11/8)
  • Wed. 11/7
    • finish Lab #2-3 & review book homework from Ch. 17
  • Thu. 11/8
    • Quiz #2-3A: Electric Potential
    • HW: read Ch. 17-7 thru 17-9
    • DUE: Lab #2-3: Electric Potential Simulations
  • Fri. 11/9
    • review quiz

As always, please let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful week, and if you’re 18, go vote on Tuesday!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 10/29 – Fri. 11/2

Welcome to the last full week 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 22nd through Friday, October 26th:

  • Mon. 10/29
    • review book homework from Ch. 16
  • Tue. 10/30
    • Quiz #2-2A: Electrostatics
    • HW: read Chapters 17.1 thru 17.5; do Questions #1-13 (p.488)
    • DUE: Lab #2-2: Electric Field Simulations
  • Wed. 10/31
    • Happy Halloween! 🎃
    • review quiz; intro to electric potential
    • HW: do Problems #1-13 (p.489)
  • Thu. 11/1
    • Quiz #2-2B: Electrostatics
    • HW: do Problems #14-24 (p.489)
  • Fri. 11/2
    • “Cosmos: The Electric Boy” video

Let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy your week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 10/22 – Fri. 10/26

Welcome to the last full week 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 22nd through Friday, October 26th:

  • Mon. 10/22
    • review book homework from Ch. 16
  • Tue. 10/23
    • review book homework from Ch. 16
  • Wed. 10/24
    • Lab #2-1: Electrostatics
    • HW: Lab #2-1: Electrostatics (due Fri. 10/26)
  • Thu. 10/25
    • finish electrostatics lab
  • Fri. 10/26
    • Lab #2-2: Electric Field Simulations
    • HW: Lab #2-2: Electric Field Simulations (due Tue. 10/30)
    • DUE: Lab #2-1: Electrostatics

Let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy your week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 10/15 – Fri. 10/22

Welcome to 2nd Quarter! This week we’ll take our thermodynamics quizzes and move on to something completely different, electrostatics. Here are your assignments for the week of Monday, October 15th through Friday, October 19th:

  • Mon. 10/15
    • Quiz #2-1A: Thermodynamics & Cyclic Processes
  • Tue. 10/16
    • review quiz
    • HW: read Ch. 16-1 thru -6; do Chapter 16 Questions #1-12 (p.464)
  • Wed. 10/17
    • Quiz #2-1B: Thermodynamics & Cyclic Processes
    • HW: read Ch. 16-7 thru -9; do Chapter 16 Questions #13-23 (p.464)
  • Thu. 10/18
    • Electric charge & E-field
    • HW: do Problems #1-12 (p.465)
  • Fri. 10/19
    • review homework
    • HW: do Problems #13-22 (p.465)

Like always, please let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy the cool fall weather!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 10/8 – Thu. 10/11

Sorry about the goofs with last week’s homework assignments! This week we’ll wrap up the Laws of Thermodynamics and cyclical processes. Here are your assignments for the short week of Monday, October 8th through Thursday, October 11th:

  • Mon. 10/8
    • PV diagrams, the Carnot cycle & Carnot engines; review homework
    • HW: read Ch. 15-5; do Chapter 15 Problems #1-13
  • Tue. 10/9
    • review homework
    • HW: read Ch. 15-7 thru -10; do Chapter 15 Problems #17-27
  • Wed. 10/10
    • review homework
    • HW: do Chapter 15 Problems #51-53, 55, 60, 61 & 65
  • Thu. 10/11
    • review homework
    • HW: do TIPERS and Ranking Tasks Exercises to study for Monday’s Quiz!
  • Fri. 10/12
    • Professional Development Day – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

As usual, please let me know if you have any questions.  Enjoy your short week and long weekend!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 10/1 – Fri. 10/5

Hello, I hope you enjoyed Homecoming! This week we’ll get into heat transfer and the Laws of Thermodynamics. Here are your assignments for Monday, October 1st through Friday, October 5th:

  • Mon. 10/1
    • review quiz; heat transfer notes
    • DUE: write-up for Lab #1-3: Gas Laws
  • Tue. 10/2
    • Quiz #1-3B: Gas Laws & Kinetic Theory
    • HW: read Ch. 15-1 thru -4; do Chapter 15 Problems #1-11
  • Wed. 10/3
    • Laws of Thermodynamics notes
    • HW: read Ch. 15-5; do Chapter 15 Problems #17-27
  • Thu. 10/4
    • 2nd Law & Entropy notes
    • HW: read Ch. 15-7 thru -10; do Chapter 15 Questions #11-22
  • Fri. 10/5
    • review Chapter 15 Problems & Questions

Enjoy the first week of October! Please let me know if you have any questions.