Category Archives: AP Physics 2

AP Physics 2: Mon. 10/21 – Fri. 10/25

Welcome to the first week of 2nd Quarter! This week we’ll take a look at entropy and wrap up Thermodynamics with a quiz. Here are your assignments for Monday, October 21st through Friday, October 25th:

  • Mon. 10/21
    • review Chapter 15 Problems #1-13 & #17-27
  • Tue. 10/22
    • 2nd Law & Entropy notes
    • review Chapter 15 Questions #12-22
    • HW: do Chapter 15 Problems #51-53, 55, 60, 61 & 65
  • Wed. 10/23
    • review homework
  • Thu. 10/24
    • Quiz #2-1A: Thermodynamics & Cyclic Processes
    • HW: read Ch. 16-1 thru -4
  • Fri. 10/25
    • review quiz
    • HW: read Ch. 16-5 thru -6; do Chapter 16 Questions #1-12 (p.464)

Our next topic will be a review of electrostatics, which you learned in AP Physics 1. Please let me know if you have any questions!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 10/14 – Fri. 10/18

Welcome to the last week of 1st Quarter! This week we’ll dive into heat transfer and the Laws of Thermodynamics. Here are your assignments for Monday, October 14th through Friday, October 18th:

  • Mon. 10/14
    • review Chapter 14 Problems & Questions:
      • Chapter 14 Questions #1-3, 15-20, 24-29
      • Chapter 14 Problems #33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 41, 53, 55
  • Tue. 10/15
    • Laws of Thermodynamics notes
    • HW: do Chapter 15 Problems #1-13
  • Wed. 10/16
    • PV diagrams, the Carnot cycle & Carnot engines; review homework
    • HW: read Ch. 15-5; do Chapter 15 Problems #17-27
  • Thu. 10/17
    • review 1st Law & cyclic processes HW
    • 2nd Law & Entropy notes
    • HW: read Ch. 15-7 thru -10; do Chapter 15 Questions #12-22
  • Fri. 10/18
    • review Chapter 15 Problems & Questions
    • HW: do Chapter 15 Problems #51-53, 55, 60, 61 & 65

Thermo can be tough, so we’ll take this topic one chunk at a time. Please let me know if you have any questions!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 10/7 – Thu. 10/10

It seems that last week’s plans were a bit too optimistic! I’d like to wrap up gas laws ASAP so we can move on to the more difficult thermo topics. Here are your assignments for the abbreviated week of Monday, October 7th through Thursday, October 10th:

  • Mon. 10/7
    • finish Lab #1-3; review Chapter 13 HW Problems
    • HW: finish write-up for Lab #1-3
  • Tue. 10/8
    • 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)
    • DUE: write-up for Lab #1-3: Gas Laws
  • Wed. 10/9
    • review quiz; review Chapter 14 Questions
    • HW: Chapter 14 Problems #33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 41, 53, 55 (on p.405-6)
  • Thu. 10/10
    • Quiz #1-3B: Gas Laws & Kinetic Theory
    • HW: read Ch. 15-1 thru -4; do Chapter 15 Questions #1-11
  • Fri. 10/11
    • Teacher Work Day – NO SCHOOL

Enjoy your 3-day weekend! Let me know if you have any questions.

AP Physics 2: Mon. 9/30 – Fri. 10/4

Hello, future engineers! I hope you had fun at Homecoming. This week we’ll wrap up gas laws so that we can move on to the rest of thermodynamics. Here are your assignments for Monday, September 30th through Friday, October 4th:

  • Mon. 9/30
    • review Chapter 13 HW Problems
  • Tue. 10/1
    • start Lab #1-3: Gas Laws (write-up due Thu. 10/3)
    • HW: start write-up for Lab #1-3
    • DUE: Lab #1-2: Gas Laws Simulation
  • Wed. 10/2
    • finish Lab #1-3
    • HW: finish write-up for Lab #1-3
  • Thu. 10/3
    • 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)
    • DUE: write-up for Lab #1-3: Gas Laws
  • Fri. 10/4
    • 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!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 9/23 – Fri. 9/27

Hello hello! This week we’ll get into thermodynamics, starting with reviewing the gas laws you learned in Chemistry. Here are your assignments for Monday, September 23rd through Friday, September 27th:

  • Mon. 9/23
    • review Quiz #1-2A: 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. 9/24
    • Quiz #1-2B: Nuclear Physics
    • review Chapter 13 HW Questions
    • HW: Chapter 13 Problems #29-36, 38-41, 44 (on p.381)
  • Wed. 9/25
    • review Chapter 13 HW Problems
    • HW: Chapter 13 Problems #46-56, 59 (on p.381)
  • Thu. 9/26
    • review Chapter 13 HW Problems
    • HW: Chapter 13 Problems #73, 75, 77, 78, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 92 (on p.382-3)
  • Fri. 9/27

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

AP Physics 2: Mon 9/16 – Fri. 9/20

Welcome to the last week of summer! This week we’ll wrap up our unit on the nucleus so we can move on to thermodynamics. Here are your assignments for Monday, September 16th through Friday, September 20th:

  • Mon. 9/16
    • review nucleus notes; work on Radioactive Decay WS
    • HW: Radioactive Decay WS
  • Tue. 9/17
    • Lab #1-1: Nuclear Decay Simulation; review HW
    • HW: Lab #1-1: Nuclear Decay Simulation
  • Wed. 9/18
    • review HW
    • HW: study for the quiz!
  • Thu. 9/19
    • Quiz #1-2A: Nuclear Physics
    • HW: read Chapter 13-1 thru 13-9 (not 13-5)
    • DUE: Lab #1-1: Nuclear Decay Simulation
  • Fri. 9/20
    • review quiz
    • 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. I hope you have an excellent week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 9/9 – Fri. 9/13

I hope you had a great weekend! This week we’ll learn more about the nucleus, radioactive decay and half-life. Here are your assignments for the spirited week of Monday, September 9th through Friday, September 13th:

  • Mon. 9/9
    • Quiz #1-1B: The Quantum Mechanical Model
    • HW: Chapter 30 Problems #1-3, 9-16 (p.860)
  • Tue. 9/10
    • Nuclear physics notes
    • HW: Chapter 30 Problems #18-30 (p.860)
  • Wed. 9/11
    • review Ch. 30 Questions #1-20
  • Thu. 9/12
    • review Ch. 30 Problems #1-3, 9-16 & 18-30
    • HW: read Chapter 30-8 through 30-11
  • Fri. 9/13
    • Radioactive half-life
    • HW: Chapter 30 Problems #37, 39, 40, 42, 55, 59, 61, 66, 67a, 69 (p.860)

As always, please let me know if you have any questions. Go Rough Riders!

AP Physics 2: Tue. 9/3 – Fri. 9/6

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 Tuesday, September 3rd through Friday, September 6th:

  • Mon. 9/2
    • Labor Day – NO SCHOOL
  • Tue. 9/3
    • review Chapter 27 Problems #37-41, 43, 48-49
  • Wed. 9/4
    • review Chapter 27 Problems #54, 57, 67, 68, 80, 83, 86
    • HW: study for the quiz!
  • Thu. 9/5
    • Quiz #1-1A: The Quantum Mechanical Model
    • HW: read Chapter 30-1 through 30-7
  • Fri. 9/6
    • review quiz; intro to nuclear physics & decay
    • HW: Chapter 30 Questions #1-20 (p.859)

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. Enjoy your short week! Please let me know if you have any questions.

AP Physics 2: Mon. 8/26 – Fri. 8/30

Hello! This week, we’ll learn about the intricacies of the atom and the quantum mechanical model. Here are your assignments for Monday, August 26th through Friday, August 30th:

  • Mon. 8/26
    • AP Physics 2 SLO
    • HW: start Chapter 27 Questions #1-28 (on p.782)
  • Tue. 8/27
    • the Bohr model of the atom
    • HW: finish Chapter 27 Questions #1-28
  • Wed. 8/28
    • review Questions; x-rays & the photoelectric effect
    • HW: Chapter 27 Problems #7-8, 10-24, 27-28 (on p.782-3)
  • Thu. 8/29
    • review Problems; de Broglie & Schrödinger
    • HW: Chapter 27 Problems #37-41, 43, 48-49 (on p.784)
  • Fri. 8/30
    • 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 the problems on the exam are pretty straightforward. Have a wonderful week!

AP Physics 2: Wed. 8/21 – Fri. 8/23

Hello, and welcome to AP Physics 2 for the 2019-2020 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 21st through Friday, August 23rd:

  • Wed. 8/21
    • Welcome to AP Physics 2!
    • HW: get your class contract signed!
  • Thu. 8/22
    • Begin watching “Atom: Clash of the Titans”
    • HW: Read Giancoli Ch. 27.1-27.4, 27.7-27.8, 27.10 & take notes
  • Fri. 8/23
    • Finish watching “Atom: Clash of the Titans”
    • complete AP Physics 2 SLO
    • 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.