Category Archives: AP Physics 2

AP Physics 2: Tue. 1/16 – Fri. 1/19

Hope you enjoyed your 4-day weekend! Here are your assignments for the short week Tuesday, January 16th through Friday, January 19th:

  • Mon. 1/15
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL
  • Tue. 1/16
    • Magnets, magnetic fields & current loops
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 19.4; do p.717 #31-40
  • Wed. 1/17
    • review magnetism problems (p.716-7: #1-8, #9-19 & #31-40)
  • Thu. 1/18
    • start Lab #3-1: Let’s Play With Magnets!
    • HW: Lab #3-1: Let’s Play With Magnets! (due Mon. 1/22)
  • Fri. 1/19
    • finish Lab #3-1; Ampère’s Law
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 19.5; do p.718 #46-61

As always, let me know if you have any questions!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 1/8/18 – Fri. 1/12/18

Welcome to the first week of 2nd Semester! Here are your assignments for Monday, January 8th through Friday, January 12th:

    • Mon. 1/8
      • Snow Day – NO SCHOOL
    • Tue. 1/9
      • 1st Semester Exam triage
      • HW: read Ch. 19.1-2; do p. 716 #1-8
    • Wed. 1/10
      • 1st Semester Exam triage continued
      • HW: read Ch. 19.3; do p. 716 #9-19
    • Thu. 1/11
      • 1st Semester Exam triage continued
      • HW: read Ch. 19.4; do p.717 #31-40
    • Fri. 1/12
      • Snow Day – NO SCHOOL

I hope you have a great week back!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 12/11 – Wed. 12/20

Welcome to the last week of 1st Semester! Here are your assignments for Monday, December 11th through Wednesday, December 20th:

    • Mon. 12/11
      • Kirchhoff’s Loop Rules
      • HW: read Hecht Ch. 18.5; do p.672 #71-82
    • Tue. 12/12
      • review HW; bulb brightness circuits
    • Wed. 12/13
      • Lab #2-7: EMF of a Battery
      • HW: Lab #2-7 (due Fri. 12/16)
    • Thu. 12/14
      • SNOW DAY!
    • Fri. 12/15
      • review book HW; prepare for quiz
      • DUE: Lab #2-7
    • Mon. 12/18
      • Quiz #2-5A: RC Circuits
    • Tue. 12/19
      • review quiz; review for the exam
    • Wed. 12/20
      • 1st Semester Exam (7:30-9:00am)

Please schedule a time to take Quiz #2-5B during the exam make-up time. Finish strong!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 12/4 – Fri. 12/8

Only one and a half more weeks until exams! Here are your assignments for Monday, December 4th through Friday, December th:

  • Mon. 12/4
    • review book homework on direct current; Energy & power (as it relates to direct current)
  • Tue. 12/5
    • Lab #2-6: Ohm’s Law
    • HW: Lab #2-6 write-up (due Thu. 12/8)
    • DUE: Lab #2-5: Direct Current Simulations
  • Wed. 12/6
    • Quiz #2-4A: Direct Current
  • Thu. 12/7
    • review quiz; intro to RC circuits
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 18.1-3; do p.668 #1-14
    • DUE: write-up for Lab #2-6: Ohm’s Law
  • Fri. 12/8
    • Quiz #2-4B: Direct Current
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 18.4; do p.672 #57-68

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

AP Physics 2: Mon. 11/27 – Fri. 12/1

Welcome back from break; only three and a half more weeks after this! Here are your assignments for Monday, November 27th through Friday, December 1st:

  • Mon. 11/27
    • review Quiz #2-3A; intro to DC circuits
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 17.1-3; p.639 #1-15
  • Tue. 11/28
    • Quiz #2-3B: Capacitance & Electric Potential Energy
    • HW: do. p.640 #24-35
  • Wed. 11/29
    • start Lab #2-5: Direct Current Simulations
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 17.4-5; do p.640 #39-50
  • Thu. 11/30
    • finish Lab #2-5: Direct Current Simulations
    • HW: Lab #2-5: Direct Current Simulations (due Mon. 12/5)
  • Fri. 12/1
    • Energy & power as it relates to direct current
    • HW: do p.641 #59-70

Most of this should be review from last year, but direct current and Ohm’s Law are such important parts of the APP2 exam that I want to make sure you didn’t forget anything. Have a great week – try to avoid electrocuting yourself during the labs this unit!

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!