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AP Physics

Week 2 (8/30-9/3)

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Solar System Scaling 1-D motion: kinematic equations Senior Assembly 1-D motion: motion graphs 1-D motion: freefall

Equipment needed:  pen/pencil, scientific calculator, notebook will be needed everyday

Assignments:

Solar System Scaling due Tuesday 9/7

Ch. 1. pp. 2631: Problems: 24, 25, 33, 34, 35, 44, 47,
49, 50, 56, 60, 68, 72    due Monday 8/30

Ch. 2 pp. 5763: Problems:  due Tuesday 9/7
speed & velocity: 9, 12, 15, 17, 20, 23
acceleration: 29, 34, 35, 39
kinematic equations: 46, 47, 55
freefall: 71, 73, 74, 75, 77

AP Free Response 1981B1 due Friday 9/3

Important Vocabulary:

bulletdistance, p. 33
bulletscalar quantity, p. 33
bulletspeed, p. 33
bulletaverage speed, p. 33
bulletinstantaneous speed, p. 34
bulletdisplacement, p. 35
bulletvector quantity, p. 35
bulletvelocity, p. 37
bulletaverage velocity, p. 39
bulletacceleration, p. 42
bulletaverage acceleration, p. 42
bulletinstantaneous acceleration, p. 42
bulletstopping distance, p. 49
bulletacceleration due to gravity, p. 50
bulletfree fall, p. 50

Important Equations:


image from The Physics Classroom

Useful links:     AP Yearly Schedule
                            Your textbook companion site,
                            Physics Classroom: 1-D kinematics
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