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  1. Hello, my name is Max and I'm a senior in high school. Since everyone else is talking about the sports they play...I will too. My mother often asks me to stop playing tennis because it is such a physical sport, but I rarely listen to her so I continue to play at a varsity level. I can't have any pets except a boring fish because my dad is allergic to the fur on cats and dogs. At the moment I work at a restaurant called Hose 22 and I usually prepare food. I'm taking physics because it was recommended to me by my counselor. But I am excited to start physics because it looks like its goi
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  2. If you wanted to, you can change your name and remove your last name in the settings! Enjoy physics!!
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  3. Thrilled to help, and welcome to the APlusPhtsics Community! The short version... The College Board says you need to know how to derive them. Very rarely have they asked students to do so, but it has happened... This guide sheet may help with studying: http://aplusphysics.com/courses/ap-c/tutorials/APC-Dynamics.pdf Good luck!
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  4. That's the richest pauper I've ever heard of...
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  5. Looking forward to reading about the launch!
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  6. Hi Gio. APlusPhysics is just a single person, me, so that's pretty easy to answer. They are on my to-do list, but are at best a month or two away. Note that most of this material is covered to at least some depth in the "Honors" physics video series. Hope that helps! -Dan
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  7. Does anyone know when the AP Physics 2 Videos are going to be completed?
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  8. Welcome to APlusPhysics -- hope your studies go well this semester!
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  9. Money should not be spent to furthur study Particle Colliders. The united states economy is terrible and so money should not be wasted on information that we can live about. The information obviously has important benfits. We could feed children in ghana instead of spending money on science that is not needed. The money could go towards helping developing countries to provide water and food and items essential to live. We would unfortunately not have MRI's but kids in foreign countries are more important. The research for particles colliders is just too expensive to be worth it.
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  10. BREAKING NEWS recently three students, Mike Belmont, Zach Haight, and Jake Barnes have found acceleration by gravity ina series of steps including using meter sticks to determine the height from the ball too the ground from the cieling of a classroom. by doing so they measured the time it took for the ball to hit the ground and also measured in metersthe height of the ball off the ground. they determined the acceleration by using a formula to determine distance and used conversions to find the acceleration of 8.98 meters per seconds squared. we can use this to determine acceleration on earth
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  11. Well let's be a follower and blurt out the same information as everyone else... Here we go. My names Corey, I play football and wrestle. I plan on joining the air force and becoming either a pilot or any other cool job I find out about. I am probably the only person taking this class that thoroughly enjoys science. I'm that person who sits at home and watches through the wormhole with Morgan freeman and thinks about the world and how we've come to understand it. I am also taking so bio (why? Because I can...) and I think Mr. Fullerton is super hilarious (true, but hoping he'll read this and I
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  12. Hi Kelsey, nice to see you also have an interest in the subject and the material hope we all have fun learning with Mr. Fullerton because as we all know "physics is fun"
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  13. My name is Kelsey, I am 16 years old and I'm a senior. My parents are divorced but I have equal time with both of them. I grew up in east Irondequoit until my mother remarried in 2008 and I moved to west Irondequoit. My interests outside of school are dancing. I have been dancing for fourteen years and will continue to hopefully become a dance teacher. I also have two jobs that I manage during the school year, which are being a dance assistant teacher and working at Auntie Anne's. In addition, I am taking regents physics and Mr. Fullerton is my teacher. Junior year I didn't think abou
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  14. Hi my name's Kalea (kuh-lay-uh) and I am a senior here at IHS. In my spare time I love to run track and play field hockey. When i'm not in school i'm working, and when i'm not working i'm sleeping. When I'm not sleeping I'm usually buying something online or in person that I really don't need! I am looking forward to my senior year! I took physics because I generally enjoy sciences, and I didn't want to take environmental or AP Bio but I wanted to take a science. Which left this and AP Chem so with the toss of a coin this won! I hope to learn stuff about space and how gravity and other f
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  15. just you wait until Mr. Fullerton reads that you think he's "super rad." you'll never hear the end of it.
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  16. Hiya Brenda, and welcome to APlusPhysics. Do you have younger siblings? They could be pseudo-pets... Bonaventure is a great school, and Olean is a fun little town -- tons of great restaurants (The Beef and Barrel is one of my all-time faves!)
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  17. Hello Rika, can't wait to enjoy physics together this year woooo!!!
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  18. Hi Hannah -- welcome to APlusPhysics! Lots of volleyball players this year -- outstanding! Back in a former life (i.e. around the time you were born) I coached down in Texas. And a uke player too -- perhaps when we get to waves you might give us a demonstration?
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  19. Hi, my name is Trevor, I'm a junior at IHS, and I would like to tell you about my busy and interesting life. I have a sister, Cailyn, a mother, Kim, and a father, Mike. I have many interests including, baseball, in which I play and practice for year round, being one of my most favorite hobbies on my life. Also, during the winter, I enjoy participating in Ski Club; however I only ski, not snow board. One my other hobbies are camping, in which I do with my close friends or family during the summer. Overall, you can see that my life outside of school is very packed, but cool. However, I can
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  20. I was looking for a science class as well. Like you said it was pretty cool to hear about what other people were doing in this class!
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  21. Hi Peter, and welcome to APlusPhysics! Thrilled to have a guitar player in class as well (I have a piano and three guitars at home, though I like to play loud and with two little ones I don't get many opportunities to play without interruptions!) Maybe I can bring the 12-string into class in the spring when we talk about resonance and talk you into a demonstration? And I'm jealous about having goats in the backyard. Growing up in a rural area we had plenty of neighbors and friends and my brother and I always loved playing king of the hill with the goats -- fun critters when you're a kid
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  22. Peter this was great. Absolutely stunning. I agree with your second paragraph.
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  23. My name is Mark. I stumbled on this site while looking at things for the new AP Physics courses. This is my 34th year of teaching and I will have 3 sections of AP 2 and 3 sections of AP 1. I have taught AP B for many years. I am looking forward to having less content and more time for better understanding.
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  24. Hi Sungy, The following may help you with putting all the pieces together... http://www.aplusphysics.com/courses/ap-c/videos/APCRotKin/RotKin.html http://www.aplusphysics.com/courses/ap-c/videos/MomentOfInertia/MomentOfInertia.html http://www.aplusphysics.com/courses/ap-c/videos/Torque/Torque.html http://www.aplusphysics.com/courses/ap-c/videos/APC-RotationalDynamics/RotDyn.html
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  25. Hello, I got to this question and was not sure how to go about it. I sorta had an idea but that was for the line charge of a fixed length, so do I just ignore the lengths and assume that E= lamda/(4 pi e0) and then use V=int(E*dl)?
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  26. Hi, My textbook asks the question: The phase of an Electromagnetic wave at a point P at some instant is 5pi. Which of the following statements about the field vector is true? A)Both the electric and the magnetic field vectors are 0 B)The electric field is 0 and the magnetic field has its maximum magnitude C)The electric field has its maximum magnitude and the magnetic field is 0 D)Both the electric and magnetic field vectors have their max magnitudes. My question for this question is, is the textbook talking about phase difference? If so, how can the magnetic field and the electric fiel
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  27. Hi Mr. Fullerton, Thank you so much for your swift response. However, I am not sure I understand what you mean in: To choose between A or D, look at the function you're using to model the waves and its value at time t=0. With a phase change of 5Pi, you'll have the opposite situation you would have at time t=0. So for a basic cosine function modeled so that the E field has a maximum value at time t=0, at the instant in time where the phase is 5Pi, it would be at a minimum (0) value, so the answer would be A. If you are modeling the wave so that the minimum value is exhibited at time t=0
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  28. Question: Three charges are placed at the corners of an equilateral triangle with sides of length 2.0 m. The three charges at the corners of the triangle at +4.0 X 10^-6 C, +2.0 X 10^-6 C, and -4.0 10^-6 C. Determine the electric potential at the midpoint of each side of the triangle. What I have done so far: So we know that the formula for electric potential is V=kq/r. So we can just use one of the charges to find the voltage. However, the answer differs depending on which of the 2 charges(which vertices you pick) for each charge. Thank you for taking the time to answer my ques
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  29. If you asked me that question as a fourth grader or even seventh grader I would have said a scientist. I was asking for microscopes for Christmas as age nine, and anatomy books at age 11. And I will admit to playing a few video games. Shockingly, I want to be an English major now. However, physics is the best subject known to man. Especially if you are blessed to be in Mr. Fullerton's class. Best teacher ever.
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  30. I was just looking around on the usual places and I found something that some of your students might be interested in. It is using ultrasonic standing waves to levitate objects.
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  31. Baking and soccer are always good interests!
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  32. My name is Danielle and I am 17 years old. I am a senior and a captain of the swim team. Outside of school, I spend time working as a lifeguard, teaching swim lessons and skiing in the winter. I wish to pursue a career in economics or photography. I am currently taking regents physics. I am taking it because I wanted to take another year of science because it looks good for college. I decided on physics because I did not want to take biology or chemistry again. I think I will really love Physics this year because Mr. Fullerton seems really nice and fun.
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  33. My name is PFowler and i am 17 years old. There is a lot to say about myself and I find that there isn't anything i can't talk about. In school, I am a hard working individual and i strive for success. I prefer to work in groups and to have a hands on enviornment so I can gain more knowledge about things and I find school fun experience. Outside of the classroom, I am many things. During my free time I play soccer and enjoy playing any sport and hanging out with friends. I am currently number 17 on the varsity soccer team and a returning player. One of the biggest things i can say about mysel
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  34. Nice to have you on the team Mir, and I'm happy we have a class together! Hopefully we can help eachother to succeed in this class this year
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  35. I'm ready to take on physics with ya
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  36. My name is Baillie, I am 16 years old. I have two sisters and a brother. Family is very important to me. I love to be creative and express my self, In a reasonable manner of course. I played soccer since I was 4 years old but I recently have stopped playing school soccer and focused more on working and my grades. I enjoy school, somewhat. I feel as if my grades are pretty good. Grades mean alot to me because my future means alot to me. I don't want to graduate high school, go to college, start a career, get married, have children and so on and so on. I want so much more than that, yes I want t
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  37. Hey way to go on becoming an Eagle Scout. That looks so good on college applications. I think we all will learn some interesting this year. I bet we can connect everything that we think of. Like you can connect to soccer as well as your adventures with your troop. And I can connect to hockey. It will be a challenge but we can handle.
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  38. NO GO!!!!! Your fuel use is ridiculously high and inefficient. You will waste a ton of money on parts that will just crash back down on Kerbin because you don't have parachutes on them. And you will kill your Kerbal because there is no parachute on his cockpit. Rethink this one before launching.
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  39. For your first attempt at putting a satellite into orbit this is actually quite impressive. As for matters of efficiency, before I could see the pics I seen in your parts log that you were bringing a lot of fuel and you would no question be able to achieve your goal even if you halved your final stage. You did however do a fair job with what you used. Nice use of fuel lines to feed the central tank. You may find in future that if using wings that you don't need a gimble functioning engine or vice versa as either one on their own would allow you to turn easily saving weight, mass and re
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  40. I'm sure we will. Most of this team has been taking AP tests for a couple days.
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  41. Hmm, This looks a lot like one of Scott Manley's tutorial videos. I'll be watching you brazanah Inc.
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  42. How to calculate specific heat capacity of ice.specific latent heat of vapourisation of water,specific latent heat of fusion of ice, specific heat capacity of water? How will i know you have reply?
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  43. This just in!!! A young physicist of only 17 years old has just calculated the acceleration due to gravity on planet earth. In Irondequoit high school in Rochester New York a group of mere students proved the age old physics fact. Blind faith couldn’t satiate their thirst for knowledge. Armed with a ball, tape measurer, and stop watch these physics fighters set out with a mission: find gravity’s acceleration. Excuse me, I’m receiving their procedure now……It looks as if they had one person start with the ball at a fixed point and then the same person let go of the ball and measured the time
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  44. Three amazing students at Irondequoit High School have made a break through in the study of physics: By only using a stopwatch, a measuring tape, and a ball, the acceleration due to gravity has been calculated in a new and scientific way. Students measured the height from the floor of the classroom to the top of the ceiling with a measuring tape, and got 2.75 Meters. Holding the ball at the top of the ceiling, the three students dropped the ball and started the stopwatch at the same time. They measured that the time the ball took to hit the bottom of the floor was .64 seconds. Also, the initia
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  45. So I finally watched the pilot episodes of the new Fox scifi drama "Terra Nova" (it airs Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET). I found it watchable, with some potential, and like every other TV show in existence (except "Firefly") it had some things I liked and some I didn’t. I got email about it due [...] More...
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  46. Here's a problem I encountered sometime in the first few weeks of mechanics last semester. Post an answer if you get one, or ideas if you have them. I can provide hints as necessary (diagrams, possibly useful tools, etc.) maybe starting later in the week. At this point I am considering turning these around on a weekly basis, and so I'll probably post a solution Monday, 12/6. If Mr. Fullerton wants to give extra credit for such things, I imagine one would want to have it done before then for extra points. And show all work! Whether by beautiful here or by mailing be the back of a napkin,
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  47. If you weren't a super duper physics student, it would seem so! However, Forces cause accelerations on an object. and if an object is not accelerating in any direction, two things can be happening to the object. It can either be motionless OR in constant motion; talk to yourself about the definition of constant velocity, thats how I wrapped my brain around that one. Velocity only changes with acceleration (forces), so a constant velocity means no forces or forces that cancel each other out. I hope this helps!
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  48. Hi Elliot, It does seem too easy! And I understand why you think the answer must be R, because I did too when I first read the problem. Unfortunately, it's not that easy. As the puck slides down the surface of the sphere, it accelerates both out and down. At some point, the out component of the puck's velocity becomes so great that gravity cannot keep it on the sphere. I encourage you to convince yourself of this by rolling a marble off a basketball or some other similar surface. (Rolling adds extra complexity to the problem, but the same principle applies.)
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  49. And sorry to keep adding to this... but upon further investigation - you might want to be in Pascals (does that sound farmilar lol?). That is in N/m^2 so you will need to figure out how many m^2 you have from cm^2. There are 100 cm in a m, so 10,000 cm^2 in a m^2 (100x100=10000). Divide your area given by 10,000 to find how many m^2 you have instead and then plug that number into P=F/A as the A instead of in cm^2 and you will have your answer in pascals.
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