Category Archives: AP Physics 2

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!

AP Physics 2: Tue. 9/5 – Fri. 9/8

Welcome back from your three-day weekend!  Here are your assignments for Tuesday, Sept. 5th through Friday, Sept. 8th:

  • Mon. 9/4
    • Labor Day – NO SCHOOL
  • Tue. 9/5
    • Half-life calculations; Half-Life Simulation Lab
    • HW: Lab #1-1: Half-Life Simulation Lab
  • Wed. 9/6
    • Review radioactive decay and half-life calculations
    • HW: Radioactive Decay WS
  • Thu. 9/7
    • Quiz #1-2A: Nuclear Physics
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 12.4-5
    • DUE: Lab #1-1: Half-Life Simulation Lab
  • Fri. 9/8
    • Intro to thermodynamics
    • HW: do p.466 #40-47, p.467 #62-69

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.  Enjoy your short week!  We’ll get into thermodynamics and gas laws next week.

AP Physics 2: Mon. 8/28 – Fri. 9/1

This week, we’re going to leave the outer electron orbitals of the atom and go deep into its tiny, superdense center, the nucleus. Here are your assignments for Monday, August 28th through Friday, September 1st:

  • Mon. 8/28
    • Quiz #1-1A: The Quantum Mechanical Atom
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 30.1; do p. 1116 #1-11
  • Tue. 8/29
    • review Quiz #1-1A; intro to nuclear physics
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 30.4; do p. 1116 #26-34
  • Wed. 8/30
    • Quiz #1-1B: The Quantum Mechanical Atom
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 30.5-30.7; do p. 1117 #42-47
  • Thu. 8/31
    • mass defect, binding energy and radioactive decay
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 30.8-10; do p. 1117 #53-59, 61-65
  • Fri. 9/1
    • review recent book homework on the nucleus
    • HW: study for the quiz on Tuesday!

Make sure you study for the quiz, and let me know if you have any questions. Have a great week, and enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 8/21 – Fri. 8/25

Hello, and welcome to the week of the Great American Eclipse! Here are your assignments for first full week of the school year, Monday, August 21st through Friday, August 25th:

  • Mon. 8/21
    • finish “Atom: Clash of the Titans” video; prepare for the Great American Eclipse!
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 28.1-2 & 28.5
  • Tue. 8/22
    • the Bohr model of atom
    • HW: do p.1048 #14-16, 18-22, 42-49
  • Wed. 8/23
    • X-rays & the photoelectric effect
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 27.3, 28.3-4
    • DUE: p.1048 #14-16, 18-22, 42-49
  • Thu. 8/24
    • de Broglie & Schrödinger
    • HW: read Hecht Ch. 29.1-3; do p.1078, #1-3, 5, 7
  • Fri. 8/25
    • review recent book homework on the quantum mechanical atom
    • HW: study for Monday’s quiz!
    • DUE: p.1078, #1-3, 5, 7

I hope you’re looking forward to the eclipse as much as I am. Have an excellent first week!

AP Physics 2: Wed. 8/16 – Fri. 8/18

Hello, and welcome to AP Physics 2 for the 2017-2018 school year! I’m looking forward to a great year with you learning about all the more unusual and in-depth aspects of physics.

Here are your assignments for the first week of the year, Wednesday, August 16th through Friday, August 18th:

  • Wed. 8/16
    • Welcome to AP Physics 2!
    • HW: AP Physics 2 SLO; get your class contract signed!
  • Thu. 8/17
    • Review SLO
    • HW: Read Hecht Ch. 27 & take notes
    • DUE: AP Physics 2 SLO
  • Fri. 8/19
    • Begin watching “Atom: Clash of the Titans”
    • HW: Read Hecht Ch. 27 & take notes

I hope you have a great first week back to school! Please let me know if you have any questions at all.

AP Physics 2: Mon. 4/24 – Fri. 4/28

I hope you had a happy Earth Day! Here are your assignments for Monday, April 24th through Friday, April 28th:

  • Mon. 4/24
    • State testing schedule: Extended 6/7° or 7/8°, all classes
    • AP Physics 2 2016 Released Exam – Multiple Choice
  • Tue. 4/25
    • State testing schedule: Extended 6/7° or 7/8°, all classes
    • AP Physics 2 2016 Released Exam – Multiple Choice
  • Wed. 4/26
    • AP Physics 2 2016 Released Exam – Free Response Questions
  • Thu. 4/27
    • AP Physics 2 2016 Released Exam – Free Response Questions
  • Fri. 4/28
    • Ranking Task Exercises!

Have a great week!  The AP Physics 2 exam is on Wednesday, May 3rd, which is next week, so make sure you study.  Let me know if you have any questions!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 4/17 – Fri. 4/21

I hope you enjoyed your 3-day weekend! Here are your assignments for Monday, April 17th through Friday, April 21st:

  • Mon. 4/17
    • State testing schedule: Extended 3°, no 4/5° or 5/6°
    • AP Physics 2 Released Exam – Multiple Choice
  • Tue. 4/18
    • “None for Under 21” Senior field trip
    • study for the exam
  • Wed. 4/19
    • State testing schedule: Extended 4/5° or 5/6°, no 3°
    • NO CLASS
  • Thu. 4/20
    • State testing schedule: Extended 3°, no 4/5° or 5/6°
    • AP Physics 2 Released Exam – Free Response
  • Fri. 4/21
    • State testing schedule: Extended 4/5° or 5/6°, no 3°
    • NO CLASS

I continue to admire your patience with our schedule. Have a wonderful week!