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APlusPhysics.Com

One of the goals of APlusPhysics.com is to provide students with the resources they need to be successful. As I'm sure you can all imagine, as educators we struggle with finding ways to set our kids up for success. And today's students face a wide variety of challenges that hamper their ability to learn through traditional means. Students who aren't in attendance, for reasons that may range from illness to family issues to special needs, are immediately at a disadvantage in technical classes in

FizziksGuy

FizziksGuy

 

APlusPhysics: Regents Physics Essentials review book Now Available!

[ATTACH=CONFIG]125[/ATTACH]The first APlusPhysics course guide book, APlusPhysics: Your Guide to Regents Physics Essentials, by Dan Fullerton (aka FizziksGuy) is now available for direct order, and will be available in early May from major book retailers such as Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. From the book's description: APlusPhysics: Your Guide to Regents Physics Essentials by Dan Fullerton is a clear and concise roadmap to the entire New York State Regents Physics curriculum, prepari

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FizziksGuy

 

APlusPhysics Undergoes Huge Upgrade

Hi Everyone, As you may have noticed, progress on the AP-1 / AP-2 videos has stalled over the past few weeks… let’s just sum it up by saying that if it could have gone wrong, it did. First we had a database “miscue” with our previous web server host, in which we lost the better part of 9 months of posts from this blog. grrrrr. Then a stomach bug went through our house. And as I had all sorts of time to grumble over the increasingly poor response times of our site and the loss of the da

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FizziksGuy

 

APlusPhysics Regents Course Tutorials Completed!

Whew! It’s been a long and challenging project, but I am thrilled to announce that the APlusPhysics.com Regents Physics course tutorial has been completed (well, at least the first revision). I’ve been done with the tutorial less than 20 minutes, and already I’m making notes on additions, modifications, and enhancements, but I think it’s worth taking a moment to step back and look at everything that’s been accomplished. [ATTACH=CONFIG]96[/ATTACH] A year ago I had never created a web pag

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FizziksGuy

 

APlusPhysics Enhancements

Didn't get nearly the progress made this weekend that I had hoped, as I'm definitely bogging down in the Regents Kinematics Content section of the website... taking some time to organize how best to deliver the material over an online medium. What seems so straightforward to teach in person, where you can fairly easily "hop around" to various topics to pull it all together, can get quite dicey when putting it in writing. :banghead) I also want to make sure I include plenty of sample problems, as

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FizziksGuy

 

APlusPhysics Chosen as a Finalist for Free Web Redesign!

We have some exciting news! The free APlusPhysics website has been selected as a finalist in a contest to receive a free professional site redesign, but we need your help! Voting for the contest finalists is open now through Dec. 20, and we need all the help we can get. As a member of the APlusPhysics community, any help you can provide by voting and/or spreading the word would be greatly appreciated. You can vote by visiting the following link: https://www.facebook.com/LogoSnap/app_127709

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FizziksGuy

 

APlusPhysics & Facebook Integration

APlusPhysics Blogs and Forums have now been integrated with Facebook! Not only can you link your accounts, but you can simultaneously post any forum messages, blog entries, and comments to your Facebook wall by checking the "Publish to Facebook" checkbox at the bottom of your entry. Further, you also have the ability to "Like" blogs and forum posts... I'm interested to see if this encourages discourse and engagement by integrating a student favorite social networking site with classroom content

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FizziksGuy

 

AP Physics C: Mechanics videos completed

It's been a crazy couple months, but last night I finished up the flipped class videos covering the entire AP Physics C: Mechanics curriculum. My goal was to try and target all the major points of the course requirements in roughly 6 hours worth of videos, realizing, of course, that students would need some background in physics in order to handle the material at this speed. I have a bit of tweaking to do (there's a minor math typo in the SHM video, for example, that I'll redo at my earliest c

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FizziksGuy

 

AP Physics C 2015 Free Response Solutions

<p><iframe width="474" height="267" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NBrDW-vNHog?feature=oembed"frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe width="474" height="267" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ejp8aurJ294?feature=oembed"frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Mechanics Exam Questions: https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap

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FizziksGuy

 

AP Physics C 2015 Free Response Solutions

Mechanics Exam Questions: https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap15_frq_physics_c-m.pdf E&M Exam Questions: https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap15_frq_physics_c-e-m.pdf The post AP Physics C 2015 Free Response Solutions appeared first on Physics In Flux.

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AP Physics 1 Outline

<p style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px;"> I’ve received quite a few requests over the past couple months, and especially the past couple days, asking if I knew of an “outline version” of the AP Physics 1 learning objectives, essential knowledge, etc., organized by topic. I already had this created from working on the <a href="http://aplusphysics.com/ap1">AP Physics 1 Essentials</a> book as a chapter outline/roadmap correlated to th

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FizziksGuy

 

AP Physics 1 Essentials Released #physics #physicsed #apb

<p>Finally, after several years of research, organizing, outlining, re-outlining, writing, re-writing, writing again, and so on, I’m thrilled to announce that <a href="http://aplusphysics.com/ap1">AP Physics 1 Essentials: An APlusPhysics Guide</a> has been released!</p> <p><img style="float: right;" title="3d-book.png" src="http://aplusphysics.com/flux/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/3d-book.png" alt="3d book" width="430" height="314" border="0" /></p> <

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FizziksGuy

 

AP Physics 1 Essentials — What it Is, What it Isn’t

<p>Yesterday I received a review on Amazon for the AP1 book that was, at best, scathing. Please allow me a moment to first state that the reviewer is correct in his statement that the book doesn’t contain many of the high level, conceptual, reading-intensive questions that are found on the AP1 practice exams. I agree, as that is not the book’s intent. We have college level texts all over the place that do a MUCH better job as a primary source and going into detail. They are much bigger, ar

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FizziksGuy

 

AP Physics 1 Essentials — The Mystery Third Edition

A few years ago I put together a review/guide book for the AP Physics 1 course the College Board recently released.  The project was started around 2009, but took several years to complete as the scope and direction of the College Board’s AP Physics 1 course continued to evolve, as more and more information about the course was released, modified, re-released, etc.  It has done fairly well, and after the release of the first exam, a second edition was released, which included minor edits, modifi

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FizziksGuy

 

AP Physics 1 Essentials – Coming Soon! #physicsed #physics #apphysics

<p>After many, many long hours and tons of great feedback from physics teachers across the globe, I’m thrilled to announce the AP Physics 1 Essentials, a guidebook / review book for the upcoming AP Physics 1 course, is due for release in late August. I began work on this project in the summer of 2010 when conversations at the AP Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., led to a number of different teachers talking about the need for a detailed course breakdown to support the change, followe

FizziksGuy

FizziksGuy

 

AP Physics 1 Essentials -- Coming Soon!

After many, many long hours and tons of great feedback from physics teachers across the globe, I'm thrilled to announce the AP Physics 1 Essentials, a guidebook / review book for the upcoming AP Physics 1 course, is due for release in late August. I began work on this project in the summer of 2010 when conversations at the AP Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., led to a number of different teachers talking about the need for a detailed course breakdown to support the change, followed by disc

FizziksGuy

FizziksGuy

 

AP Physics 1 2015 Free Response Solutions

<p><iframe width="660" height="371" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GyTFznnrtTs?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Questions here: <a href="https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap15_frq_physics_1.pdf" target="_blank">https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap15_frq_physics_1.pdf</a></p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/PhysicsInFlux/~4/f1UsO3MAXNk" height="

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FizziksGuy

 

AP Physics 1 2015 Free Response Solutions

Questions here: https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap15_frq_physics_1.pdf The post AP Physics 1 2015 Free Response Solutions appeared first on Physics In Flux.

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Acoustic Levitation

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a way to use sound waves to levitate individual droplets of solutions containing different pharmaceuticals. While the connection between levitation and drug development may not be immediately apparent, a special relationship emerges at the molecular level. Read more: http://www.anl.gov/articles/no-magic-show-real-world-levitation-inspire-better-pharmaceuticals

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FizziksGuy

 

13 Highest Paying College Degrees

The Huffington Post recently published an article on the 13 best-paying college majors. Note that 12 of the 13 require a strong physics and science background, and all 13 require strong math skills. Thanks to Louis Carusone of Eastridge High School for sharing this article and link. You can find the entire article online at the Huffington Post. I have summarized their data below: [TABLE="align: left"] [TR] [TD]Major[/TD] [TD]Median Starting Pay[/TD] [TD]Mid-Career Median Pay[/TD]

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FizziksGuy

 

10 Quick Tips to Maximize your Regents Physics Scores!

Although by no means an exhaustive list, these 10 quick tips may help you secure that extra point or two on your upcoming Regents Physics exam. Mass and inertia are the same thing. To find the resultant, line your vectors up tip-to-tail, 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 div

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