Category Archives: AP Physics 2

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.

AP Physics 2: Mon. 9/24 – Fri. 9/28

Hello, novice engineers! This week we’ll wrap up gas laws so that we can move on to thermodynamics. Here are your assignments for Monday, September 24th through Friday, September 28th:

  • Mon. 9/24
    • review Chapter 13 HW Problems
    • DUE: Lab #1-2: Gas Laws Simulation
  • Tue. 9/25
    • start Lab #1-3: Gas Laws (write-up due Thu. 9/27)
    • HW: start write-up for Lab #1-3
  • Wed. 9/26
    • finish Lab #1-3
    • HW: finish write-up for Lab #1-3
  • Thu. 9/27
    • Quiz #1-3A: Gas Laws & Kinetic Theory
    • HW: read Ch. 14-1 thru -2, 14-6 thru -8; do Chapter 14 Questions #1-3, 15-20, 24-29 (on p.403-404)
  • Fri. 9/28
    • review quiz; review Chapter 14 Questions
    • HW: Chapter 14 Problems #33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 41, 53, 55 (on p.405-6)

Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful week, and have fun at Homecoming!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 9/17 – Fri. 9/21

Hello hello! This week we’ll really get into thermodynamics, starting with reviewing the gas laws you learned in Chemistry. Here are your assignments for Monday, September 17th through Friday, September 21st:

  • Mon. 9/17
    • Quiz #1-2B: Nuclear Physics
    • review gas laws
    • HW: read Ch. 13-6 through 13-11 & vapor pressure section in 13-13 (not 13-12); do Chapter 13 Questions #15, 16, 18-26 (on p.379)
  • Tue. 9/18
    • review Chapter 13 HW Questions
    • HW: Chapter 13 Problems #29-41, 44 (on p.381)
  • Wed. 9/19
    • review Chapter 13 HW Problems
    • HW: Chapter 13 Problems #46-56, 59 (on p.381)
  • Thu. 9/20
  • Fri. 9/21
    • review Chapter 13 HW Problems
    • HW: Chapter 13 Problems #73, 75, 77, 78, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 92 (on p.382-3)

Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful week, and have fun at Homecoming!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 9/10 – Fri. 9/14

Hello hello! This week we’ll wrap up our unit on the nucleus and move on to thermodynamics. Here are your assignments for Monday, September 10th through Friday, September 14th:

  • Mon. 9/10
    • Lab #1-1: Nuclear Decay Simulation; review HW
    • HW: Lab #1-1: Nuclear Decay Simulation; Chapter 30 Problems #37, 39, 40, 42, 55, 59, 61, 66, 67a, 69 (on p.860)
  • Tue. 9/11
    • review HW
    • HW: study for the quiz!
  • Wed. 9/12
    • Quiz #1-2A: Nuclear Physics
    • HW: read Chapter 13-1 thru 13-9 (not 13-5)
    • DUE: Lab #1-1: Nuclear Decay Simulation
  • Thu. 9/13
    • review quiz
  • Fri. 9/14
    • intro to thermodynamics – heat and temperature
    • HW: Chapter 13 Questions #4, 6, 10-13, 16, 18, 19

Let me know if you have any questions. Have a great week!

AP Physics 2: Tue. 9/4 – Fri. 9/7

Sorry for the late update! This week we’ll learn more about the nucleus, radioactive decay and half-life. Here are your assignments for the abbreviated week of Tuesday, September 4th through Friday, September 7th:

  • Mon. 9/3
    • Labor Day – NO SCHOOL
  • Tue. 9/4
    • Nuclear physics notes
    • HW: study for the quiz!
  • Wed. 9/5
    • Calamity day – NO CLASS :/
  • Thu. 9/6
    • review Ch. 30 Questions #1-20
    • HW: Chapter 30 Problems #18-30 (on p.860)
  • Fri. 9/7
    • Radioactive half-life
    • HW: read Chapter 30-8 through 30-11

As always, please let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy your short week, and go Rough Riders!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 8/27 – Fri. 8/31

Good afternoon, future physicists! This week we’ll wrap up the quantum mechanical model of the atom, take our first quiz (!!), and then take a deep dive into the nucleus. Here are your assignments for Monday, August 27th through Friday, August 31st:

  • Mon. 8/27
    • review Chapter 27 Problems #7-8, 10-24, 27-28 (on p.782-3)
    • HW: finish Chapter 27 Problems #37-41, 43, 48-49 and Problems #54, 57, 67, 68, 80, 83, 86
  • Tue. 8/28
    • review Chapter 27 Problems #37-41, 43, 48-49 and Problems #54, 57, 67, 68, 80, 83, 86
    • HW: study for the quiz!
  • Wed. 8/29
    • Quiz #1-1A: The Quantum Mechanical Model
    • HW: read Chapter 30-1 through 30-7
  • Thu. 8/30
    • review quiz; intro to nuclear physics & decay
    • HW: Chapter 30 Questions #1-20 (p.859)
  • Fri. 8/31
    • Quiz #1-1B: The Quantum Mechanical Model
    • HW: Chapter 30 Problems #1-3, 9-16 (on p.860)

I hope you enjoyed the quantum mechanical model and are looking forward to the nucleus; these are two of my favorite topics in the class.  Have a great week, and enjoy your three-day weekend!  Please let me know if you have any questions.

AP Physics 2: Mon. 8/20 – Fri. 8/24

Hello! This week, we’ll learn about the intricacies of the atom and the quantum mechanical model. Here are your assignments for Monday, August 20th through Friday, August 24th:

  • Mon. 8/20
    • watch “Atom: Clash of the Titans” video
    • HW: start Chapter 27 Questions #1-28 (on p.782)
  • Tue. 8/21
    • finish “Atom” video; the Bohr model
    • HW: finish Chapter 27 Questions #1-28
  • Wed. 8/22
    • review Questions; x-rays & the photoelectric effect
    • HW: Chapter 27 Problems #7-8, 10-24, 27-28 (on p.782-3)
  • Thu. 8/23
    • review Problems; de Broglie & Schrödinger
    • HW: Chapter 27 Problems #37-41, 43, 48-49 (on p.784)
  • Fri. 8/24
    • review Problems
    • HW: Chapter 27 Problems #54, 57, 67, 68, 80, 83, 86 (on p.784)

The atom material is a little weird but fortunately it’s not a huge part of the AP exam, and those problems are pretty straightforward. Have a wonderful week!

AP Physics 2: Wed. 8/15 – Fri. 8/17

Hello, and welcome to AP Physics 2 for the 2018-2019 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 15th through Friday, August 17th:

  • Wed. 8/15
    • Welcome to AP Physics 2!
    • HW: AP Physics 2 SLO; get your class contract signed!
  • Thu. 8/16
    • Review SLO
    • HW: Read Giancoli Ch. 27.1-27.4, 27.7-27.8, 27.10 & take notes
    • DUE: AP Physics 2 SLO
  • Fri. 8/17
    • Begin watching “Atom: Clash of the Titans”
    • HW: Read Giancoli Ch. 27.11-13 & take notes

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