Category Archives: AP Physics 2

AP Physics 2: Mon. 9/21 – Fri. 9/25

Hello, atomists! Here’s the plan for this week as we move deeper into the weird world of quantum mechanics:

  • watch BBC’s “Atom: Clash of the Titans”
  • watch “Crash Course Physics #44: Quantum Mechanics – Part 2
  • read & take notes: Ch. 27-7 thru -8 and -10
  • do Ch. 27 Questions #12-16 on p.782
  • do Ch. 27 Problems #37-41, 43 on p.784
  • read & take notes: Ch. 27-11 thru -13 (skim over equations)*
  • do Ch. 27 Questions #17-28 on p.782*

* maybe!

Please let me know if you have any questions. Have an excellent week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 9/14 – Fri. 9/18

Hello everybody! Now that we’ve established a basic understanding of the nucleus and radioactive decay, here’s the plan for this week as we move into quantum mechanics:

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

AP Physics 2: Tue. 9/8 – Fri. 9/11

Hello future physicists!  Here’s the plan for this week:

  • read & take notes: Ch. 30-3 through -7 (radioactive decay)
  • do Ch. 30 Questions #8-19 on p.859
  • do Ch. 30 Problems #18-30 on p.860
  • read & take notes: Ch. 30-8 through -11 (half-life and rate of decay)
  • do Ch. 30 Questions #20-25 on p.859
  • start Lab #1-1: Radioactive Decay Simulations

We may or may not get to that last one, depending on how the week goes.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Have a great short week!

AP Physics 2: Tue. 9/1/20 – Fri. 9/4/20

Hello, and welcome to AP Physics!  My name is Mr. Carman, and I’ll be your teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.

Please review the important information in these Google Slides.

After reviewing the Slides, please fill out this Google Form: Questions about AP Physics 2.

This week, we’ll complete the following tasks:

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

Coronavirus Closure Plans

Due to school being closed by the coronavirus pandemic, students in my classes should follow these plans:

  • Environmental Science:
  • AP Environmental Science:
    • follow the APES assignments document on Google Classroom; assignments will also be posted on Remind like usual
  • AP Physics 2:
    • follow the AP Physics 2 assignments document on Google Classroom; assignments will also be posted on Remind like usual
  • AT Chemistry:
    • finish Lab 6 & 7 write-up; await further instructions
  • AP Computer Science Principles:
    • finish Unit 4
    • complete the Explore Task
    • complete the Create Task
    • work on Unit 5

Since Governor DeWine has said that it’s likely we’ll be out longer than three weeks, please keep in touch through Remind, email or text.  Stay calm, stay safe, stay indoors, and I hope we’ll all see each other soon (but not too soon!).

AP Physics 2: Mon. 3/9 – Fri. 3/13

Hello, future optical engineers! Here are your assignments for Monday, March 9th through Friday, March 13th:

  • Mon. 3/9
    • refraction; review light & reflection HW; discuss Laser Boxes data
    • HW: start write-up for Lab #3-7: Laser Boxes! (due Wed. 3/11)
  • Tue. 3/10
    • total internal reflection; review reflection & refraction HW
    • HW: finish write-up for Lab #3-7: Laser Boxes!
  • Wed. 3/11
    • review reflection & refraction HW
    • DUE: write-up for Lab #3-7: Laser Boxes!
  • Thu. 3/12
    • Quiz #3-5A: Reflection & Refraction
    • HW: read Ch. 23-7 thru -8; do p. 657-8 Questions #16-28
  • Fri. 3/13
    • review quiz; intro to curved mirrors & lenses
    • HW: re-read Ch. 23-2 thru -3 (seriously); do p. 659 Problems #7-16

We only have three days left after this week before Spring Break and the Senior Class Trip, so we’re just going to try to get a basic understanding of lenses before we forget everything. Once we get mirrors and lenses down, we’ll do physical optics (which is a little weird but only appears on the exam in a limited amount), and then we’ll probably cover fluids during state-mandated testing. That gives us about 2-3 weeks of in-class review before the exam in May, which should be plenty. Have a great week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 3/2 – Fri. 3/6

Welcome to the first week of March, the end of magnetism, and our first lessons on optics! Here are your assignments for Monday, March 2nd through Friday, March 6th:

  • Mon. 3/2
    • Quiz #3-4A: Magnetic Induction
    • DUE: write-up for Lab #3-6: Magnetic Induction
  • Tue. 3/3
    • review quiz; intro to geometric optics
    • HW: read Ch. 23-1 thru -3; do p. 657 Questions #1-8
  • Wed. 3/4
    • Quiz #3-4B: Magnetic Induction
    • HW: do p. 658-9 Problems #1-4
  • Thu. 3/5
    • reflection & refraction; review light HW
    • HW: read Ch. 23-4 thru -6; do p. 657 Questions #9-15
  • Fri. 3/6
    • Lab #3-7: Laser Boxes!
    • HW: do p. 659 Problems #23-34, 36-39; start write-up for Lab #3-7: Laser Boxes! (due Tue. 3/10)

Enjoy the warmer week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 2/24 – Fri. 2/28

Welcome to the last week of February! This week, we’ll wrap up magnetism and magnetic induction. Here are your assignments for Monday, February 24th through Friday, February 28th:

  • Mon. 2/24
    • review magnetism quiz
    • motional emf & induced current
    • HW: read Ch. 21-3 & -4; do p. 610 Problems #1-15
  • Tue. 2/25
    • Quiz #3-3B: Magnetism
  • Wed. 2/26
    • Lab #3-6: Magnetic Induction
    • HW: start write-up for Lab #3-6: Magnetic Induction (due Fri. 2/28)
  • Thu. 2/27
    • finish lab; review induction HW questions & problems
    • HW: finish write-up for Lab #3-6: Magnetic Induction
  • Fri. 2/28
    • Quiz #3-4A: Magnetic Induction
    • HW: read Ch. 22-3 thru -4; do p. 629-630 Problems #5-13 & 17
    • DUE: write-up for Lab #3-6: Magnetic Induction

March is just around the corner, and with it comes… optics! Only two more topics left in the class. Have a great week!

AP Physics 2: Tue. 2/18 – Fri. 2/21

I hope you enjoyed your 4-day weekend! We’ll wrap up the basics of magnetism this week and move into the weirdness of magnetic induction next week. Here are your assignments for Tuesday, February 18th through Friday, February 21st:

  • Mon. 2/17
    • Presidents Day – NO SCHOOL
  • Tue. 2/18
    • review magnetism HW problems
  • Wed. 2/19
    • Lab #3-5: Magnetic Force
    • HW: Lab #3-5: Magnetic Force (due Fri. 2/21)
  • Thu. 2/20
    • review magnetism HW problems
  • Fri. 2/21
    • Quiz #3-3A: Magnetism
    • HW: read Ch. 21-1 & -2; do p. 609 Questions #1-6
    • DUE: Lab #3-5: Magnetic Force

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