Category Archives: AP Physics 2

AP Physics 2: Mon. 10/13 – Fri. 10/17

Hello everyone!  I have nothing really interesting or witty to say today, but I’ll try to think of something as the week goes on.  Here are your assignments for Monday, Oct 13th through Friday, Oct 17th:

Mon. 10/13 Quiz #1-5A: Thermal Expansion, Gas Laws & Kinetic Theory
Heat & heat transfer
HW: Writing Assignment #1-6 (due Sun. 10/19 on Google Drive)
Tue. 10/14 Heat & heat transfer; Lab #1-8: The Coffee Lab
HW: Lab #1-8: The Coffee Lab (due Thu. 10/16)
Wed. 10/15 The Laws of Thermodynamics & thermal processes
HW: read Hecht Ch. 14.2-14.4; do p.536 #25-34
Thu. 10/16 PV diagrams, Carnot cycle, Carnot engines & efficiency
HW: read Hecht Ch. 14.5
DUE: Lab #1-8: The Coffee Lab
Fri. 10/17 Quiz #1-5B: Thermal Expansion, Gas Laws & Kinetic Theory
HW: read Hecht Ch. 14.6; do p.537 #42-48, 50-52
DUE (on Sunday): Writing Assignment #1-6

Let me know if you have any questions!  Take the Carnot stuff slowly, it’s pretty tough.

AP Physics 2: Mon. 10/6 – Fri. 10/10

Hello again!  Now that we’re fully into October and we’re fully into heat, much of these concepts should remind you of your thermochemistry work in Dr. Lambert’s class.  I’m hoping that experience wasn’t too traumatic!  Here are your assignments for Monday, Oct. 6th through Friday, Oct. 10th:

Mon. 10/6 Quiz #1-4B: Fluid Flow & Bernoulli’s Equation
Thermal Expansion & Gas Laws Simulation
HW: Lab 1-6: Thermal Expansion & Gas Laws Simulation; Writing Assignment #1-5 (due Fri. 10/10)
DUE: 466 #40-47, p. 467 #62-69
Tue. 10/7 Lab #1-7: Gas Laws
HW: Lab #1-7: Gas Laws write-up
DUE: p. 467 #77-82
Wed. 10/8 Lab #1-7: Gas Laws con’t
DUE: Lab #1-6: Thermal Expansion & Gas Laws Simulation
Thu. 10/9 Review gas laws & kinetic theory
HW: read 13.1, 13.3, 13.8-13.10; do p.499 #10-14, p.502 #82-88
Fri. 10/10 Heat transfer
HW: read 14.1-14.2; do p.535 #1-15; study for Quiz #1-5: Thermal Expansion, Gas Laws and Kinetic Theory on Monday
DUE: Writing Assignment #1-5; Lab #1-7: Gas Laws write-up

Please email or text me if you have any questions.  Have a wonderful week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 9/29 – Fri. 10/3

Welcome to the end of our first full month together!  We’re finally FINALLY wrapping up fluids and moving on to thermodynamics, which will invoke wonderful memories of Dr. Lambert’s class, such as reversing reactions to fit into Hess’s Law equations and crying silent tears of frustration.  Here are your assignments for Monday, Sept. 29th through Friday, Oct 3rd:

Mon. 9/29 Bernoulli’s Equation
HW: Writing Assignment #1-4 (due Fri. 10/3 on Google Drive)
Tue. 9/30 Quiz #1-4A: Fluid Flow
HW: read Hecht Ch. 12.1-12.3 and take notes
DUE: p. 336 #77-82, 84-88
Wed. 10/1 Introduction to thermodynamics
HW: p. 465 #17-25; read Hecht Ch. 12.4-12.5 and take notes
Thu. 10/2 Gas laws (mostly review, some new)
HW: p. 466 #40-47, p. 467 #62-69; read Hecht Ch. 12.7 and take notes
Fri. 10/3 Kinetic Theory
HW: p. 467 #77-82; play with PhET Gas Properties Simulation
DUE: Writing Assignment #1-4

As always, please let me know if you have any questions at all.  Have a great fall week!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 9/22 – Fri. 9/26

Hello hello, welcome to fall! We’re wrapping up fluids this week with two quizzes and a lab in preparation for our first test next week.  Here are your assignments for Monday, Sept. 22nd through Friday, Sept. 26th:

Mon. 9/22 Quiz #1-3A: Buoyancy
Flow, continuity and Bernoulli
HW: Writing Assignment #1-3 (due Fri. 9/26 on Google Drive)
Tue. 9/23 Lab #1-5: Fluid Flow
HW: Lab #1-5: Fluid Flow
DUE: Lab #1-4: Archimedes’ Principle write-up; p.336 #77-82, 84-88
Wed. 9/24 Work on Lab #1-5: Fluid Flow
Thu. 9/25 Quiz #1-3B: Buoyancy
finish lab; flow review
DUE: Lab #1-5: Fluid Flow
Fri. 9/26 Fluid flow review
DUE: Writing Assignment #1-3

As always, let me know if you have any questions.  Have a great last week of September!

AP Physics 2: Mon. 9/15 – Fri. 9/19

Here we are, starting our fourth week together!  This should be a fun week, full of floating objects and tanks of water.  These are your assignments for Monday, Sept. 15th through Friday, Sept. 19th:

Mon. 9/15 finish Quiz #1-2A: Pressure
Pascal’s Principle
HW: read Hecht Ch. 9.5; do p.334 #48-55; Writing Assignment #1-2 (due Fri. 9/19)
DUE: Lab #1-2: Cartesian Diver Write-up (on Google Drive)
Tue. 9/16 Archimedes’ Buoyancy Principle
HW: read Hecht Ch. 9.6; do p.335 #59-66
Wed. 9/17 start Lab #1-3: Buoyancy Simulations
HW: Lab #1-3: Buoyancy Simulations
DUE: p. 334 #48-55
Thu. 9/18 Quiz #1-2B: Pressure
Lab #1-4: Buoyancy
HW: finish Lab #1-3: Buoyancy Simulations, Writing Assignment #1-2
DUE: p.335 #59-66
Fri. 9/19 Quiz #1-3A: Buoyancy – postponed to Monday!
Fluid flow & Bernoulli’s Equation
HW: start Lab #1-4: Buoyancy Write-up (due Tue. 9/23); read Hecht Ch. 9.7-9.9, do p. 336 #77-82, 84-88
DUE: Lab #1-3: Buoyancy Simulations, Writing Assignment #1-2

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

AP Physics 2: Mon. 9/8 – Fri. 9/12

Here we are at the first full week of school, and our first week of a new topic – fluids and pressure!  Here are your assignments for Monday, Sept. 8th through Friday, Sept. 12th:

Mon. 9/8 Review Quiz #1-1A; start Fluid notes
Tue. 9/9 Pressure notes & practice problems
HW: p. 332, #22-25, 29-32
DUE: p. 326, #3-8, 10-12
Wed. 9/10 Quiz #1-1B: Mechanics
Fluid & pressure simluations
HW: Lab Activity #1-1: Under Pressure Simulation
Thu. 9/11 Lab #1-1: Cartesian Diver
HW: write-up for Lab #1-1: Cartesian Diver
DUE: p. 332, #22-25, 29-32
Fri. 9/12 Quiz #1-2A: Fluids & Pressure
HW: Writing Assignment #1-2 (due Fri. 9/19)
DUE: Lab Activity #1-1: Under Pressure Simulation

As always, email me if you ever have any questions.  Have a wonderful week!

AP Physics 2: Tue. 9/2 – Fri. 9/5

Welcome to an exciting week of physics – an entire year of Advanced Physics in just four days!

Mon. 9/1 Labor Day – NO SCHOOL
Tue. 9/2 share Mechanics Scavenger Hunt
HW: finish Writing Assignment #1-1: Mechanics Scavenger Hunt (due Friday 9/5)
DUE: Physics Pre-Assessment; first half of Writing Assignment #1-1: Mechanics Scavenger Hunt
Wed. 9/3 review Physics Pre-Assessment
HW: pick 10 questions you answered incorrectly on the Pre-Assessment and for each, explain why you chose the wrong response and how you now understand the correct answer to be valid
Thu. 9/4 finish reviewing Physics Pre-Assessment
HW: study for Quiz #1-1: Mechanics Concepts
Fri. 9/5 Quiz #1-1: Mechanics Concepts
HW: read Hecht Ch. 9.1-9.5, taking notes; answer Discussion Questions #3-8, 10-12 on p.326-327
DUE: entire Writing Assignment #1-1: Mechanics Scavenger Hunt

Please email me if you have any questions at all.  Have a wonderful week!

AP Physics 2: Wed. 8/27 – Fri. 8/29

Hello, and welcome to your first week of AP Physics 2!  Here are your activities and assignments for the first week of your senior year:

Wed. 8/27 Welcome to AP Physics 2!
HW: Get your Safety Contract signed by Friday
Thu. 8/28 Introduction to Google Drive
HW: Writing Assignment #1-1: Mechanics Scavenger Hunt
Fri. 8/29 Physics Pre-Assessment (aka How Much Did You Forget Over the Summer?)
HW: finish Physics Pre-Assessment
DUE: Safety Contract!

Please let me know if you have any questions!  I live to serve. 🙂

Welcome to AP Physics 2!

Hello, and welcome to AP Physics 2!  After waiting 13 years to teach Physics again, I’m so excited to be teaching your class this school year.  This class is going to be particularly special because it’s the first year that the AP Physics 2 test will be offered.  We’re definitely going to work hard, but it should be a lot of fun.

Here are the handouts that I pass out for AP Physics 2 at the beginning of the school year:

This is going to be a great school year full of exploring the nature of matter, energy and the universe itself!  Please feel free to email me at ke_ccarman *at* kentschools *dot* net if you have any questions.  See you in class!