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    If you wanted to, you can change your name and remove your last name in the settings! Enjoy physics!!
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    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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    Looking forward to reading about the launch!
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    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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    Does anyone know when the AP Physics 2 Videos are going to be completed?
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    It's basically the same test, though in recent years I have heard several statements that there is more of a focus on calculus-based questions (previously you could do reasonably well on the exam without solid calculus skills).
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    Article: Breaking News! West Irondequoit physics students have calculated the acceleration due to gravity! In a physics lab students participated in, they used only a stopwatch to find the acceleration due to gravity. They dropped a ball from the ceiling of their classroom and used only the initial velocity, height of ceilings and the time it took for the ball to drop from the ceiling to find the acceleration due to gravity with an equation. When calculating this, they had only 3.98% error from the actual 9.81 m/s2. They got 10.2 m/s2 for the acceleration due to gravity. The students that preformed this lab had a breaking discovery that could change physics forever. By being able to calculate the acceleration due to gravity with only a simple stopwatch, physicists around the world can now do the same. This new strategy makes calculating this acceleration with simple algebra.
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    Hey Seth, I wish you had my letter to the next years physics student.
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    Hello, my name is Harrison I am a senior, there's not to much to know about me I enjoy the outdoors, swimming and sleep. I swim for Irondequoit which peeked my interest in lifeguarding so over the summer I became a guard. The job was fun plus working outside in the summer is never a bad thing...Unless it's raining. The best part about my job, aside from sitting by a pool all day, was having the training and skills to help others in need. I am taking physics because it has always been an interest of mine, plus Mr. Fullerton is awesome so I see no reason not to take the class.
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    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 can grab some extra credit or something) and yeah that's a little bit about me. I am taking physics because well I'll say it once again I actually like science a lot. And also I just like knowing more stuff. Knowledge is power (yeah that's a Mr. Tytler quote) and I hope to be able to actually understand the mathematics behind some of the theories that I have heard about that fascinate and boggle my mind.
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    My name is Megan, and I'm seventeen. I have two brothers, and a golden retriever. I go camping a lot by the lake, and I enjoy going kayaking and boating. Also, my job is that I landscape over the summer. The reason I took physics was because I heard that this was a very interesting class to take. I hope to learn more about how things work in the universe in depth. I think that this class will also help me figure out if I want this to be apart of my career. I feel that this class will be a very important part of my senior year.
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    Seriously hose 22 is great!
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    Hello Rika, can't wait to enjoy physics together this year woooo!!!
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    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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    Hello everyone! My Name is Moritz, I am the Austrian Exchange Student. I love sports, I play Rugby for RC Danube in the U18 Pirates Team, but also do lots of other sports like Windsurfing, Mountain-biking (Downhill), Skiing, Snowboarding, Kitesurfing, Sailing and lots of other Sports at any time of the year. In Austria I go to an "Art School" where the main focus is on photographie and art. I take Physics because it is part of my Exchange Programm and I have to, but I anyway think that it is very interesting as Physics is basacally everywhere! My goal for this year is the get a better view of Physics and I would like to do a lot in the lab and learn lot's of new things
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    I wish I could see goats from my backyard... good luck with your music
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    You're really good at guitar Peter! And I agree with your second paragraph, it really will help to view the world differently! Oh & the homework part too!
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    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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    I also agree with your second paragraph, but do you remember the nerf wars we had in your backyard in Rogers! Now there's some physics for you.
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    X-country captain, nice Pete.
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    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. I don't think I could get away with having a goat here in the suburbs, though! Make it a great day...
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    Peter this was great. Absolutely stunning. I agree with your second paragraph.
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    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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    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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    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 field have a phase difference since it is originating from the same source? Thank you to all who take the time to reply to my question!
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    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, you would have a maximum magnitude at phase 5Pi. How do you know that the model of a Electromagnetic wave is cosine? Also, how do you know that the mininum vector is at 0(I know this is the only option but is there a way you would know this if the minimum was not given to you)? Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question!
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    The Hour of Code is simple. Just go to code.org and click the START button. Yes, it is really that simple. There are quite a few tutorials at several different levels and in several different programing languages. But the real ... View the full article
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    Hi, I was wondering how a Faraday cage works. Why is that that electric fields exist outside conductors and even on the surface of conductors but the field is always perpendicular to the surface of the conductor? Also, in relation to this topic, a conductor with an excess of negative charge is in electrostatic equilibrium. Describe the field inside the conductor. What does it mean for it to be in electrostatic equilibrium. Is it just that the electrons are on the surface of the conductor? if so, wouldn't the inside of the conductor be charged positive because a lot of the negative charge is no the surface. Thank you so much for those who take the time to answer my question!
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    You'll do great at ANYTHING you set your mind to, I have no doubt. And thanks so much for your too-kind comments. Made my night, definitely my week, without a doubt the month, and quite possibly my year! Now to go find a tissue, I think a bug just flew into my eye and made it tear up a bit...
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    I'll give you some hints... First, you need to find the acceleration of the passenger as the car stops. To do this, first convert the initial speed of the car from km/hr to meters/second (http://www.aplusphysics.com/courses/regents/videos/Metric_System/Metric_System.html). Next, calculate the acceleration of the passenger: http://www.aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/videos/KinEqns_Hon/KinEqns_Hon.html Finally, once you know the passenger's acceleration, you can calculate the force using Newton's 2nd Law: http://www.aplusphysics.com/courses/honors/videos/N2Law_Regents/N2Law.html
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    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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    Baking and soccer are always good interests!
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    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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    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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    Omg Miranda!!! i hope you do good with chearleading
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    I'm ready to take on physics with ya
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    Hi Baillie! Wow, that is an excellent reason to take Physics!! This class might push you at times but don't forget that you have a wonderful support system of Mr. Fullerton, Miss Lawson and myself to help you along this crazy journey. Have a great start to the school year!
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    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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    Time travel was inconceivable for Newton and his studies. But in Einstein's universe it has become a possibility. Science fiction about time travel inspired some of today's scientific ideas on the subject. So dreaming about alternate universes is ok no matter what field you study. Time travel to the future is possible, and it has happened. Like FizziksGuy said, astronauts have aged slightly less than we whose feet have stayed on earth. Now whether time travel to the past is possible, that is still debated, given certain physical conditions. Also, the study of time travel can be used to discover whether the universe could have been created itself. Because of research on time travel, some scientist claim to have a prediction on the span of human existence. Considering how much time we have lived on earth, it is remarkable how much we know about the universe.
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    Very expensive but it looks good.
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    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 reducing drag if you only used the engine. (Saves buying 4 wings too! ;-D ). Remember to check the isp of the engines too, for your initial booster stage there may be other engines that are highly efficient when within the atmosphere. (I'll let you check which.) Lastly remember terminal velocity. Overthrottling too early can cost you a lot of fuel for not a lot of gain.
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    Hmm, This looks a lot like one of Scott Manley's tutorial videos. I'll be watching you brazanah Inc.
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    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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    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 it took for the ball to go from the point to the floor. This was done with a stop watch. They repeated this procedure three times. Knowing that the initial velocity was 0 they then proceeded to calculate the acceleration due to gravity using the formula d= vit+ 1/2at^2. This came out to be 13.29 m/s^2. There was a bit of error in their calculation due to the equipment they possessed. They also calculated their percent error and found that it was 35.474 percent. This was most likely due to the variation in their three measurements. Regardless of the variation this was a great discovery in Mr. Fullerton’s class as well as a great confirmation in the world of physics -Jamie D
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    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 initial velocity of the ball was 0 m/s because any object dropped starts with an initial velocity of 0. Using this information, the students calculated for the acceleration to see if it really is 9.81 m/s2 . The Formula : d= viT+ (1/2)(a)(t^2) was taken to figure it out. with the information they had, the converted formula became: 2(2.75 m)/ (.64s)^2 = A . The answer obtained was 13.4m/s^2. Obviously it is not the real accepted value of 9.81, so they had to calculate percent error also. using the formula: (accepted value - actual value)/(accepted value) X100, the answer came out to be that there was a 36.6% error in their experiments. Faults in the experiment were being able to time the stop watch precisley, and measuring an accurate distance from where the ball was dropped , to the ground. Overall, the students at Irondequoit High School have created astounding breakthroughs in calculating acceleration due to gravity.
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    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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    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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    I'm hoping this is the right place to post for Physics C Problems. I thought I heard that people were confused by the billiards web assign so I thought I'd weigh in. To me it seems like the velocities of the cue ball and the 8-ball have been switched on the webassign, but maybe I'm crazy. Also, I only know from experience that perfectly spherical billiard balls that collide perfectly tangentially ricochet off each other at complimentary angles, but the mathematical explanation in the answer packet leaves a bit to be explained for me. Any clarification would be much appreciated!
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    I just did the ruler under the newspaper thing Mr. Fullerton showed us in class for my family and it worked! I was so proud of myself

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