As we enter the final phase of our course, you may have noticed that you have been doing more and more independent work. One of our course goals has been to learn how to learn independently. Our culminating activity in this endeavor will involve your undertaking a complete unit independently. Of course, I am available to assist if you get stuck, but would like you to attack the unit on your own, with an understanding of what your learning goals are for this portion of the course.
Based on the goals provided, the following requirements and resources are available to you. You are expected to set your own pace and schedule/ration your workload accordingly, based on the understanding that all requirements must be met and turned in at the beginning of class on March 29, the day of the magnetism exam. All items are to be turned in simultaneously, stapled in a packet or placed in a folder with your name on it, including the attached cover page.
Unit activities include:
Watch MIT 8.02 Physics Lectures (Walter Lewin), available from iTunes U, web search, as well as DVD in class.
- Lecture 11: Magnetic Field, Lorentz Force, Torques
- Lecture 13: Moving Charges in B Fields, Cyclotron, Synchrotron, Mass Spec
- Lecture 14: Biot-Savart Law, Gauss’s Law for Magnetism
- Lecture 15: Ampere’s Law, Solenoids
Read Tipler 26.1-26.3, 27.1-27.4
Complete WebAssign: APC-Magnetism (turn in hard copy of your solutions).
Complete Lab: Magnetic Field in a Slinky (formal lab report as a group).
Complete two free response problems (turn in neat, complete solution):
- AP-C 2009 EM2
- AP-C 2005 EM3
Complete worksheet on Gauss / Ampere go to Battle (turn in)
Complete two quizzes:
- Magnetic Fields
- Biot-Savart and Ampere’s Law
In preparation for your magnetism exam, I would also recommend watching the APlusPhysics AP-C Magnetism Video Series:
Applications to attend the 2013 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) are now available online at http://2013.nysc.org/. Two graduating high school students will be selected to represent New York at the all-expenses paid honors program which will be held from June 26 through July 20, 2013. To apply, please download the application packet from http://2013.nysc.org/ and follow the enclosed instructions. For more information about the NYSC, please visit http://www.nysc.org. For questions about the application process, please contact Mr. Anthony Jaacks at 518-474-5922 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The NYSC is hosted and operated by the National Youth Science Foundation (http://www.nysf.com/). Applications must be received by the New York State Education Department no later than February 15, 2013.