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MAT.A2 I can convert basic SI units using common metric prefixes
MAT.A3 I can convert compound SI units
MAT.B1 I know the difference between scalar and vector quantities
MAT.B2 I can use scaled diagrams to represent and manipulate vector quantities
MAT.B3 I can determine x and ycomponents of twodimensional vectors
MAT.B4 I can determine the angle of a vector given its components
MAT.C1 I can draw accurate graphs and solve for the slope and yintercept
MAT.C2 I can recognize linear and direct relationships and interpret the slope of a curve
MAT.C3 I can recognize quadratic and inverse relationships
MAT.D1 I can solve algebraic equations symbolically and numerically
MAT.D2 I can utilize the Pythagorean Theorem to solve problems involving right triangles
MAT.D3 I can utilize basic trigonometric identities to solve for sides and angles of right triangles
MAT.E1 I can use my calculator to solve algebraic equations with exponents
MAT.E2 I can use scientific notation and significant figures effectively
General Skills GEN.A1 I can design a reliable experiment that tests a hypothesis, investigates a phenomenon, or solves a problem
GEN.A2 I can communicate the details of an experiment clearly and completely with a formal lab report
GEN.A3 I can record, analyze, and represent data in a meaningful way
GEN.A4 I can identify sources of uncertainty and error
GEN.B1 I can solve problems using the FSA format
GEN.C1 I can properly utilize a metric ruler, meter stick, protractor, mass balance and stopwatch
GEN.D1 I can use writing to clearly and constructively communicate my thoughts to others using proper grammar, spelling, organization, and punctuation
GEN.D2 I can use technology effectively and appropriately to further my learning
GEN.D3 I can engage in constructive and responsible discourse in both small and large group environments
Constant Velocity Motion VEL.A1 I know the difference between position, distance and displacement
VEL.A2 I can calculate both distance and displacement
VEL.B1 I know the difference between average speed and velocity, and instantaneous speed and velocity
VEL.B2 I can solve problems involving average speed and velocity, and instantaneous speed and velocity
VEL.C1 I can interpret/draw motion diagrams for objects moving at constant velocity
VEL.C2 I can interpret/draw dt and vt graphs for objects moving at constant velocity
Constant Acceleration Motion ACC.A1 I can define acceleration and I know the difference between acceleration and velocity
ACC.A2 I can calculate acceleration with both direction and proper units
ACC.B1 I can interpret/draw motion diagrams for objects moving with changing velocity
ACC.B2 I can interpret/draw dt, vt, and at graphs for objects moving with changing velocity
ACC.C1 I can use kinematic equations to solve problems involving objects with changing velocity
ACC.C2 I can use kinematic equations to solve problems involving objects in free fall
ACC.D1 I understand that the vertical and horizontal motions of a projectile are independent of one another
ACC.D2 I can solve problems involving projectile motion for projectiles fired horizontally
ACC.D3 I can solve problems involving projectile motion for projectiles fired at an angle
Dynamics DYN.A1 I understand Newton’s 1st Law of Motion and can define mass and inertia
DYN.B1 I know the relationship between acceleration, force, and mass (N2)
DYN.B2 I can draw a properly labeled free body diagram showing all forces acting on an object
DYN.B3 I understand the relationship between the weight and mass of an object.
DYN.B4 I can determine unknown forces, accelerations, etc.
DYN.C1 I understand the meaning of Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion
DYN.C2 I can recognize and identify force pairs
DYN.D1 I can define and identify frictional forces
DYN.D2 I know the factors that determine the amount of static/kinetic friction between two surfaces
DYN.D3 I can determine the frictional force and coefficient of friction between two surfaces
DYN.E1 I can calculate the parallel and perpendicular components of an object’s weight to solve ramp problems
UCM & Gravity UCM.A1 I can explain and calculate the acceleration of an object moving in a circle at a constant speed
UCM.A2 I can define centripetal force and recognize that it is provided by forces such as tension, gravity, and friction
UCM.A3 I can solve problems involving calculation of centripetal force
UCM.A4 I can calculate the speed, period, frequency, and distance traveled for an object moving in a circle at constant speed
UCM.B1 I can state and apply Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation
UCM.B2 I know how mass and separation distance affects the strength of the gravitational force between two objects
Momentum and Impulse MOM.A1 I can define and calculate the momentum of an object
MOM.A2 I can determine the impulse given to an object
MOM.A3 I can use impulse to solve a variety of problems
MOM.A4 I can interpret and use F vs t graphs
MOM.B1 I can apply conservation of momentum using momentum tables to solve a variety of problems
MOM.C1 I can distinguish between elastic and inelastic collisions
Work, Energy, and Power WEP.A1 I can define and calculate the work done by a force
WEP.A2 I can calculate the kinetic energy of a moving object
WEP.A3 I can calculate the gravitational potential energy of an object
WEP.B1 I can solve problems using the law of conservation of energy
WEP.B2 I can solve problems using the workenergy theorem
WEP.C1 I can calculate the power of a system
WEP.D1 I can utilize Hooke’s Law to determine the elastic force on an object
WEP.D2 I can calculate a system’s elastic potential energy
Electrostatics ELE.A1 I understand and can calculate the charge on an object
ELE.A2 I can describe the differences between conductors and insulators
ELE.A3 I can explain the difference between conduction and induction
ELE.A4 I understand how an electroscope works
ELE.A5 I can use the law of conservation of charge to solve problems
ELE.B1 I can use Coulomb’s Law to solve problems related to electrical force
ELE.B2 I can compare and contrast Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation with Coulomb’s Law
ELE.C1 I can define, measure, and calculate an electric field
ELE.C2 I can solve problems related to charge, electric field, and forces
ELE.D1 I can define and calculate electric potential energy
ELE.D2 I can define and calculate electric potential difference (voltage)
ELE.D3 I can solve basic parallelplate capacitor problems
Circuits CIR.A1 I can define and calculate an electric current
CIR.A2 I can define and calculate resistance using Ohm’s Law
CIR.A3 I can explain the factors and calculate the resistance of a conductor
CIR.B1 I can identify the path and direction of current flow in a circuit
CIR.B2 I can draw and interpret schematic diagrams of circuits
CIR.B3 I can use voltmeters and ammeters effectively
CIR.C1 I can calculate the equivalent resistance for resistors in series
CIR.C2 I can solve series circuits problems using VIRP tables
CIR.D1 I can calculate the equivalent resistance for resistors in parallel
CIR.D2 I can solve parallel circuit problems using VIRP tables
CIR.E1 I can define power in electric circuits
CIR.E2 I can calculate power and energy used in circuits
Magnetism MAG.A1 I understand that magnetism is caused by moving charges
MAG.A2 I can describe the magnetic poles and interactions between magnets
MAG.A3 I can draw magnetic field lines for a magnet
MAG.B1 I can describe the factors affecting an induced potential difference due to magnetic fields lines interacting with moving charges
Waves WAV.A1 I can define a pulse and a wave
WAV.A2 I understand the difference between a mechanical and an EM wave
WAV.A3 I understand the difference between a longitudinal and transverse wave
WAV.A4 I understand the relationship between wave characteristics such as frequency, period, amplitude, wavelength, and velocity
WAV.B1 I can utilize the superposition principle to analyze constructive and destructive wave interference
WAV.B2 I understand and can predict the result of the Doppler Effect
WAV.B3 I can recognize standing waves and explain nodes, antinodes, and resonance
WAV.C1 I can apply the law of reflection to plane surfaces
WAV.C2 I can explain the cause and result of refraction of waves
WAV.C3 I can utilize Snell’s Law to solve problems involving wave refraction
WAV.D1 I understand the principle of diffraction and can identify its effects qualitatively
WAV.E1 I recognize characteristics of EM waves and can determine the type of EM wave based on its characteristics
Modern Physics MOD.A1 I can explain the waveparticle duality of light
MOD.A2 I can calculate the energy of a photon from its wave characteristics
MOD.A3 I can calculate the energy of an absorbed or emitted photon from an energy level diagram
MOD.A4 I can explain the quantum nature of atomic energy levels
MOD.A5 I can explain the Rutherford and Bohr models of the atom
MOD.B1 I can explain the universal conservation laws (massenergy, charge, momentum)
MOD.B2 I recognize the fundamental source of all energy in the universe is the conversion of mass into energy
MOD.B3 I understand the massenergy equivalence equation (E=mc^2)
MOD.C1 I can explain how the nucleus is a conglomeration of quarks which combine to form protons and neutrons
MOD.C2 I understand that each elementary particle has a corresponding antiparticle
MOD.C3 I can use the Standard Model diagrams to answer basic particle physics questions
MOD.D1 I can define the known fundamental forces in the universe and can rank them in order of relative strength
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To find the resultant, line your vectors up tiptotail, and draw a line from the starting point of the first vector to the ending point of the last vector.
Any object moving in a circular path is accelerating toward the center of the circle.
Acceleration of an object is equal to the net force on the object divided by the object’s mass.
The normal force always points at an angle of 90° from the surface.
Opposite charges and magnetic poles attract, likes repel.
Gravitational forces and electrostatic forces both follow an inverse square law relationship, where the strength of the force is related to one divided by the square of the distance between the charges/masses.
The force of gravity on an object, commonly referred to as weight, is equal to mg, where g is the gravitational field strength (also referred to as the acceleration due to gravity).
The massenergy equivalence can be calculated using E=mc^2. If a mass is given in universal mass units, however, you can do a straight unit conversion using 1u = 931 MeV.
Protons and neutrons fall into the category of baryons, which are hadrons. Smaller particles, such as electrons, fall into the category of leptons. Mesons are rare, weird particles you probably haven’t heard of.
Most importantly, use your reference table. When in doubt, write down the information you're asked to find, what you're given, and use your reference table to help you narrow down what you should be doing. In the free response part of the test, make sure to show your work in detail with a formula, substitution with units, and an answer with units. Find these and many more tips for success at APlusPhysics.com.
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