Category Archives: AP Physics 2

AP Physics 2: Tue. 2/19 – Fri. 2/22

Welcome to another short week! Here are your assignments for Tuesday, February 19th through Friday, February 22nd:

  • Mon. 2/18
    • Presidents Day – NO SCHOOL
  • Tue. 2/19
    • review quiz; intro to curved mirrors & lenses
    • HW: re-read Ch. 23-2 thru -3 (seriously); do p. 659 Problems #7-16
  • Wed. 2/20
    • Quiz #3-3B: Reflection & Refraction
    • HW: read Ch. 23-10; do p. 660-1 Problems #43-45, 47, 49, 50ab
  • Thu. 2/21
    • start Lab #3-5: Lenses
    • HW: do p. 661 Problems #52-56, 66-67
  • Fri. 2/22
    • finish Lab #3-5: Lenses
    • HW: Lab #3-5: Lenses (due Tue. 2/26)

Once we wrap up refraction during this short week, we’ll spend some time playing with lenses before taking a quiz in the middle of next week and then physical optics (diffraction, thin slit interference, etc.). We’re probably not going to make it to fluids before the end of 3rd Quarter, but that’s okay – we’ll do all of that before Spring Break so that you have plenty of time to study for the AP exam in class before we take it in May. Have a great week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 2/11 – Fri. 2/15

Hello, future optical engineers! Here are your assignments for Monday, February 11th through Friday, February 15th:

  • Mon. 2/11
    • reflection & refraction; review light HW
    • HW: read Ch. 23-4 thru -6; do p. 657 Questions #9-15
  • Tue. 2/12
    • Lab #3-4: Laser Boxes!
    • HW: do p. 659 Problems #23-34, 36-39; start write-up for Lab #3-4: Laser Boxes! (due Thu. 2/14)
  • Wed. 2/13
    • finish lab; review reflection & refraction HW
    • HW: finish write-up for Lab #3-4: Laser Boxes!
  • Thu. 2/14
    • review reflection & refraction HW
    • DUE: write-up for Lab #3-4: Laser Boxes!
  • Fri. 2/15
    • Quiz #3-3A: Reflection & Refraction
    • HW: read Ch. 23-7 thru -8; do p. 657-8 Questions #16-28

We have a 3-day weekend coming up, so we’ll try to get through reflection and refraction, which are not difficult, before moving on to curved mirrors and thin lenses next week, which are a bit more complicated. Have a wonderful week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 2/4 – Fri. 2/8

Welcome to the first full week of February, and our first lessons on optics! Here are your assignments for Monday, February 4th through Friday, February 8th:

  • Mon. 2/4
    • Lab #3-3: Magnetic Induction
    • HW: start write-up for Lab #3-3: Magnetic Induction (due Wed. 2/6)
  • Tue. 2/5
    • finish lab; review induction HW questions & problems
    • HW: finish write-up for Lab #3-3: Magnetic Induction
  • Wed. 2/6
    • Quiz #3-2A: Magnetic Induction
    • HW: read Ch. 22-3 thru -4; do p. 629-630 Problems #5-13 & 17
    • DUE: write-up for Lab #3-3: Magnetic Induction
  • Thu. 2/7
    • review quiz; intro to geometric optics
    • HW: read Ch. 23-1 thru -3; do p. 657 Questions #1-8
  • Fri. 2/8
    • Quiz #3-2B: Magnetic Induction
    • HW: do p. 658-9 Problems #1-4, 7-10

Enjoy the warmer week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 1/28 – Fri. 2/1

Welcome to the last week of January! Due to our snow days on Wednesday and Thursday, here are your adjusted assignments for Monday, January 28th through Friday, February 1st:

  • Mon. 1/28
    • review magnetism quiz
    • motional emf & induced current
    • HW: read Ch. 21-3 & -4; do p. 610 Problems #1-15
  • Tue. 1/29
    • Quiz #3-1B: Magnetism
  • Wed. 1/30 – NO SCHOOL
    • review induction HW questions & problems
  • Thu. 1/31 – NO SCHOOL
    • Lab #3-3: Magnetic Induction
    • HW: start write-up for Lab #3-3: Magnetic Induction (due Mon. 2/4)
  • Fri. 2/1
    • review induction HW questions & problems
    • finish lab; review magnetic induction
    • HW: finish write-up for Lab #3-3: Magnetic Induction; study for induction quiz on Monday

Since we had snow (cold) days on Wednesday and/or Thursday, we’ll just push back the homework reviews and lab the appropriate number of days. Use your potential time off to review some of the links I’ve given you in Google Classroom and do some practice tests. Stay warm this week!

AP Physics 2: Wed. 1/23 – Fri. 1/25

I hope you enjoyed your 4-day weekend! We’ll wrap up the basics of magnetism and move into the weirdness of magnetic induction. Here are your assignments for Wednesday, January 23rd through Friday, January 25th:

  • Mon. 1/21
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL!
  • Tue. 1/22
    • Snow Day – NO SCHOOL!
  • Wed. 1/23
    • Lab #3-2: Magnetic Force
    • HW: Lab #3-2: Magnetic Force (due Fri. 1/25)
  • Thu. 1/24
    • review magnetism HW problems
  • Fri. 1/25
    • Quiz #3-1A: Magnetism
    • HW: read Ch. 21-1 & -2; do p. 609 Questions #1-6
    • DUE: Lab #3-2: Magnetic Force

Have a wonderful, warmer week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 1/14/19 – Fri. 1/18/19

Sorry for the late update! Here are your assignments for Monday, January 14th through Friday, January 18th:

  • Mon. 1/14
    • Lab #3-1: Let’s Play With Magnets!
  • Tue. 1/15
    • finish Lab #3-1
    • HW: Lab #3-1: Let’s Play With Magnets! (due Thu. 1/17)
  • Wed. 1/16
    • review magnetism questions
    • HW: read Ch. 20-6; do p. 578-580, Problems #26-32, 36-39, 41-42, 47
  • Thu. 1/17
    • Ampère’s Law; review magnetism problems
    • HW: read Ch. 20-8; do p. 581-583, Problems #67-68, 70-73, 81, 83-84
    • DUE: Lab #3-1: Let’s Play With Magnets!
  • Fri. 1/18
    • review magnetism problems

Stay off the roads this weekend, and enjoy your 3-day weekend!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 1/7/19 – Fri. 1/11/19

Welcome to 2019 and the first week of 2nd Semester! Here are your assignments for Monday, January 7th through Friday, January 11th:

    • Mon. 1/7
      • 1st Semester Exam triage
      • HW: read Ch. 20-1 thru -3; do p. 576 Questions #1-7
    • Tue. 1/8
      • 1st Semester Exam triage continued
      • HW: do p. 577 Problems #1-8
    • Wed. 1/9
      • Magnets, magnetic fields & current loops
      • HW: read Ch. 20-4; do p. 576 Questions #8, 19-23
    • Thu. 1/10
      • review magnetism problems
      • HW: do p. 578 Problems #9-17
    • Fri. 1/11
      • Lab #3-1: Let’s Play With Magnets!
      • HW: Lab #3-1: Let’s Play With Magnets! (due Tue. 1/15)

I hope you have a great week back!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 12/17 – Thu. 12/20

Welcome to the last week of 1st Semester! Here are your assignments for Monday, December 17th through Thursday, December 20th:

  • Mon. 12/17
    • review Quiz #2-6A
  • Tue. 12/18
    • Quiz #2-6B: RC Circuits
  • Wed. 12/19
    • 1st, 2nd & 6/7/8th period exams – feel free to stop by if you have any questions!
  • Thu. 12/20
    • 1st Semester Exam (9:15-10:45am)

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 2019!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 12/10 – Fri. 12/14

This is our last full week before semester exams, and we have a lot to wrap up! Here are your assignments for Monday, December 10th through Friday, December 14th:

  • Mon. 12/10
    • review Chapter 19 homework
    • HW: do Chapter 19 Problems #23-31 (p.547)
  • Tue. 12/11
    • 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. 12/12
    • review Chapter 19 homework
  • Thu. 12/13
    • Quiz #2-6A: RC Circuits
    • DUE: Lab #2-7: EMF of a Battery
  • Fri. 12/14
    • review quiz; prepare for 1st Semester Exam on Thursday 12/20

Have a great week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 12/3 – Fri. 12/7

Only two and a half more weeks until exams! Here are your assignments for Monday, December 3rd through Friday, December 7th:

  • Mon. 12/3
    • Lab #2-6: Ohm’s Law
    • HW: Lab #2-6 write-up (due Wed. 12/5)
  • Tue. 12/4
    • review book homework on direct current
  • Wed. 12/5
    • 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 #2-6: Ohm’s Law
  • Thu. 12/6
    • review quiz; intro to RC circuits
    • HW: read Chapter 19-5, -6 and -8; do Questions #14-24 (p.546-7)
  • Fri. 12/7
    • 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 our last quiz of the semester on RC circuits, and prepare for our semester exam. Have a wonderful week!