Category Archives: AP Physics 2

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!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 10/28 – Fri. 11/1

Happy Halloween! This week we’ll move on from thermodynamics quizzes to something completely different: electrostatics! Here are your assignments for the week of Monday, October 28th through Friday, November 1st:

  • Mon. 10/28
    • review quiz; intro to electrostatics
    • HW: read Ch. 16-1 thru -6; do Chapter 16 Questions #1-12 (p.464)
  • Tue. 10/29
    • Quiz #2-1B: Thermodynamics & Cyclic Processes
    • HW: read Ch. 16-7 thru -9; do Chapter 16 Questions #13-23 (p.464)
  • Wed. 10/30
    • Electric charge & E-field
    • HW: do Problems #1-12 (p.465)
  • Thu. 10/31
    • review homework
    • HW: do Problems #13-22 (p.465)
  • Fri. 11/1
    • review homework

Like always, please let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy the cool fall weather, and don’t forget to “fall back” on Sunday!

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!