Category Archives: AP Physics 2

AP Physics 2: Mon. 1/27 – Fri. 1/31

Welcome to the last week of January! Here are your assignments for Monday, January 27th through Friday, January 31st:

  • Mon. 1/27
    • review Chapter 19 homework
    • HW: do Chapter 19 Problems #23-31 (p.547)
  • Tue. 1/28
    • 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. 1/29
    • review Chapter 19 homework
  • Thu. 1/30
    • review Chapter 19 homework
    • DUE: Lab #2-7: EMF of a Battery
  • Fri. 1/31
    • Quiz #2-6A: RC Circuits

Have an excellent week!

AP Physics 2: Tue. 1/21 – Fri. 1/24

Welcome back from your three-day weekend! Here are your assignments for Tuesday, January 21st through Friday, January 24th:

    • Mon. 1/20
      • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL
    • Tue. 1/21
      • review book homework on direct current
      • HW: finish Lab #3-2: Ohm’s Law write-up (due Wed. 1/22)
    • Wed. 1/22
      • 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 #3-2: Ohm’s Law
    • Thu. 1/23
      • review quiz; intro to RC circuits
      • HW: read Chapter 19-5, -6 and -8; do Questions #14-24 (p.546-7)
    • Fri. 1/24
      • 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 a quiz on RC circuits, and then move on to magnetism. Have a wonderful week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 1/13 – Fri. 1/17

Soooo… we didn’t get very far last week, but that’s okay, because we had some great discussions about the 1st Semester Exam, and we’ll be reviewing material from AP Physics 1. Here are your assignments for the first week of your last semester of high school – Monday, January 13th through Friday, January 17th:

  • Mon. 1/13
    • energy and power as it relates to direct current
    • HW: read Chapter 18-1 thru 18-3; do Questions #1-14, 18-19
  • Tue. 1/14
    • review Chapter 18 Questions #1-14, 18-19
    • HW: read Chapter 18-4 thru 18-6, 18-8; do Problems #1-11
    • DUE: Lab #3-1: Direct Current Simulations
  • Wed. 1/15
    • review Chapter 18 Problems #1-11
    • HW: do Chapter 18 Problems #12-16, 20-22
  • Thu. 1/16
    • review Chapter 18 Problems #12-16, 20-22
    • HW: do Chapter 18 Problems #26-39
  • Fri. 1/17
    • Lab #3-2: Ohm’s Law
    • HW: Lab #3-2 write-up (due Wed. 1/22)

As always, I hope you have a great week, and please let me know if you have any questions!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 1/6 – Fri. 1/10

Welcome back from Winter 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 the first full week of 2020 – Monday, January 6th through Friday, January 10th:

  • Mon. 1/6
    • review 1st Semester Exam; intro to DC circuits
    • HW: read Chapter 18-1 thru 18-3; do Questions #1-14, 18-19
  • Tue. 1/7
    • Lab #3-1: Direct Current Simulations
    • HW: Lab #3-1: Direct Current Simulations (due Thu 1/9)
  • Wed. 1/8
    • finish Lab #3-1 & review book homework from Ch. 18
    • HW: read Chapter 18-4 thru 18-6, 18-8; do Problems #1-11
  • Thu. 1/9
    • energy and power as it relates to direct current
    • HW: do Chapter 18 Problems #12-16, 20-22
    • DUE: Lab #3-1: Direct Current Simulations
  • Fri. 1/10
    • review book problems
    • HW: do Chapter 18 Problems #26-39

I hope you had a restful Winter Break so that you’re ready to shove through DC/RC circuits quickly so that we can take on one of our weirdest topics in the course: magnetism. Have a wonderful week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 12/16 – Fri. 12/20

Welcome to exam week! Here are your assignments for Monday, December 16th through Friday, December 20th:

  • Mon. 12/16
    • work on AP Classroom MCQ Progress Checks for Units 2, 3 & 7
  • Tue. 12/17
    • work on AP Classroom MCQ Progress Checks for Units 2, 3 & 7
  • Wed. 12/18
    • 1st, 2nd & 6/7/8th period exams – feel free to stop by if you have any questions!
  • Thu. 12/19
    • 1st Semester Exam (7:30-9:00am)

Please let me know if you plan on taking any Quiz C’s during exam week. Good luck on all of your exams, have a Happy Holiday and Happy New Year, and I’ll see you in 2020!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 12/9 – Fri. 12/13

We’re almost to semester exams! This week we wrap up capacitance (it’s easy) and move on to DC & RC circuits. Here are your assignments for Monday, December 9th through Friday, December 13th:

  • Mon. 12/9
    • review capacitance book homework from Ch. 17
    • HW: study for the quiz!
    • DUE: write-up for Lab #2-4: Measuring Capacitance
  • Tue. 12/10
    • Quiz #2-4A: Capacitance
    • HW: read Chapter 18-1 thru 18-3
  • Wed. 12/11
    • review quiz; intro to DC circuits
    • HW: do Questions #1-14, 18-19
  • Thu. 12/12
    • Quiz #2-4B: Capacitance
  • Fri. 12/13
    • Lab #2-5: Direct Current Simulations
    • HW: Lab #2-5: Direct Current Simulations (due Tue. 12/16)

1st Semester Exam is on Thursday, December 19th at 7:30am, so make sure you start reviewing your notes and quizzes. Please let me know if you have any questions, and have a great week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 12/2 – Fri. 12/6

It’s December, so it’s time to learn something completely new – capacitance! Here are your assignments for Monday, December 2nd through Friday, December 6th:

  • Mon. 12/2
    • Quiz #2-3A: Electric Potential
    • HW: read Ch. 17-7 thru 17-9; start Problems #31-51 (p.490-491)
  • Tue. 12/3
    • review quiz; intro to capacitance
    • HW: finish Problems #31-51 (p.490-491)
  • Wed. 12/4
    • Quiz #2-3B: Electric Potential
    • HW: read “Physics 122 Lab #2: Measuring Capacitance” handout
  • Thu. 12/5
    • Lab #2-4: Measuring Capacitance
    • HW: start write-up for Lab #2-4: Measuring Capacitance (due Mon. 12/9)
  • Fri. 12/6
    • finish Lab #2-4: Measuring Capacitance (if necessary); review capacitance book homework from Ch. 17
    • HW: finish write-up for Lab #2-4: Measuring Capacitance; study for Quiz #2-4A: Capacitance on Monday

We only have two and a half weeks before semester exams, so make sure you keep up with the work and let me know if you have questions or are struggling. Our last topic before exams will be a light introduction to DC circuits, so we’ll save the quiz and the tough stuff until after Winter Break. Have a great week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 11/18 – Mon. 11/25

Welcome to the last full school week of November! This week we’re going to learn about electric potential very quickly so that we can move on to capacitance in the hopes that we can complete DC circuits by the end of the semester. Here are your assignments for Monday, November 18th through Monday, November 25th:

  • Mon. 11/18
    • Quiz #2-2B: Electrostatics
    • intro to electric potential
    • HW: do Problems #1-13 (p.489)
  • Tue. 11/19
    • review book homework from Ch. 17
    • HW: do Problems #14-24 (p.489)
  • Wed. 11/20
    • review book homework from Ch. 17; start Lab #2-3: Electric Potential Simulations
    • HW: Lab #2-3: Electric Potential Simulations (due Fri. 11/22)
  • Thu. 11/21
    • finish Lab #2-3; review book homework from Ch. 17
  • Fri. 11/22
    • Quiz #2-3A: Electric Potential
    • HW: read Ch. 17-7 thru 17-9
    • DUE: Lab #2-3: Electric Potential Simulations
  • Mon. 11/25
    • review quiz; intro to capacitance

As always, please let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful week and a Happy Thanksgiving!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 11/11 – Fri. 11/15

Here comes the snow! 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, November 11th through Friday, November 15th:

  • Mon. 11/11
    • finish Lab #2-2; review book homework from Ch. 16
  • Tue. 11/12
    • review book homework from Ch. 16
    • DUE: Lab #2-2: Electric Field Simulations
  • Wed. 11/13
    • Quiz #2-2A: Electrostatics
    • HW: read Chapters 17.1 thru 17.5; do Questions #1-13 (p.488)
  • Thu. 11/14
    • review quiz; intro to electric potential
    • HW: do Problems #1-13 (p.489)
  • Fri. 11/15
    • Quiz #2-2B: Electrostatics
    • HW: do Problems #14-24 (p.489)

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

AP Physics 2: Mon. 11/4 – Fri. 11/8

Welcome to November! This week we’ll review electrostatics and develop a solid understanding of electric fields. Here are your assignments for the week of Monday, November 4th through Friday, November 8th:

  • Mon. 11/4
    • Lab #2-1: Electrostatics
    • HW: Lab #2-1: Electrostatics (due Wed. 11/6)
  • Tue. 11/5
    • finish electrostatics lab
  • Wed. 11/6
    • Lab #2-2: Electric Field Simulations
    • HW: Lab #2-2: Electric Field Simulations (due Fri. 11/8)
    • DUE: Lab #2-1: Electrostatics
  • Thu. 11/7
    • review book homework from Ch. 16
  • Fri. 11/8
    • watch “Cosmos: The Electric Boy:” video
    • DUE: Lab #2-2: Electric Field Simulations

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