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Regents Physics Essentials  PDF Digital Download
By FizziksGuy In Books
APlusPhysics: Your Guide to Regents Physics Essentials is a clear and concise roadmap to the entire New York State Regents Physics curriculum, preparing students for success in their high school physics class as well as review for high marks on the Regents Physics Exam.
Topics covered include prerequisite math and trigonometry; kinematics; forces; Newton's Laws of Motion, circular motion and gravity; impulse and momentum; work, energy, and power; electrostatics; electric circuits; magnetism; waves; optics; and modern physics.
Featuring more than five hundred questions from past Regents exams with worked out solutions and detailed illustrations, this book is integrated with the APlusPhysics.com website, which includes online question and answer forums, videos, animations, and supplemental problems to help you master Regents Physics essentials.
Check out the online sample! (Note: Click and drag corners to turn pages.)
This is a license for a digital download of the PDF version for use by one person only on up to five electronic devices. This document may not be redistributed, resold, or licensed to any other user, and may not be printed.
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SimuLAB: Motion in a Circle
By FizziksGuy In UCM & Gravity
Interactive simulation lab activity where students explore quantities describing circular motion.
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SimuLAB: Universal Gravitation APlusPhysics Simulation
By FizziksGuy In UCM & Gravity
Interactive simulation to explore the basic relationships in Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation using Geogebra.
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SimuLAB: Coulomb's Law APlusPhysics Simulation
By FizziksGuy In Electricity
Lab handout to accompany the APlusPhysics Coulomb's Law minilab simulation activity.
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The AP Physics C Companion  Mechanics
By FizziksGuy In Books
The AP* Physics C Companion  Mechanics is an easytoread companion to the AP Physics C: Mechanics curriculum, featuring 350 sample problems with fully workedout solutions. The AP Physics C Companion: Mechanics covers all major topics of the AP Physics C Mechanics course, including fundamentals of calculus, kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, momentum, rotation, oscillations, and gravity.
The AP Physics C Companion is not a textbook replacement nor is it a strict testprep guide. It is a short, sweet roadmap to calculusbased physics courses such as AP Physics C: Mechanics and University Physics I, invaluable not just during test prep time, but throughout the entire course. The book lays out basic physics principles as quickly and clearly as possible, then demonstrates their application with hundreds of example problems solved in detail.
Written by a physics teacher, The AP Physics C Companion correlates directly with the APlusPhysics.com website, where you will find free video minilessonsexplaining fundamental concepts, detailed study guides, a question and answer discussion board, and most importantly, a meeting place where you can interact with other students from around the world.
This is a license for a digital download of the PDF version for use by one person only on up to five electronic devices. This document may not be printed, edited, redistributed, resold, or licensed to any other user. Once the file has been downloaded no refunds will be given.
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The Ultimate Regents Physics Question and Answer Book  2016 ed.
By FizziksGuy In Books
This study book contains nearly 1500 questions and answers from the last 20 Regents Physics exams through June 2015 broken up by topic. A terrific companion book to go with APlusPhysics: Your Guide to Regents Physics Essentials. Topics covered include:
kinematics dynamics circular motion gravity momentum work and energy electrostatics circuits magnetism waves optics modern physics
Problems are presented in workbook / worksheet format.
This is a license for a digital download of the PDF version for use by one person only on up to five electronic devices. This document may not be printed, edited, redistributed, resold, or licensed to any other user. Once the file has been downloaded no refunds will be given. Just to reaffirm  this file is NOT printable.
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AP Physics 1 Essentials  An APlusPhysics Guide
By FizziksGuy In Books
AP* Physics 1 Essentials is an easytoread guide to the entire AP Physics 1 course, featuring more than 600 workedout problems with full solutions and deeper understanding questions. AP Physics 1 Essentials covers all major topics included in the AP Physics 1 course, including: kinematics, dynamics, momentum, impulse, gravity, uniform circular motion, rotation, work, energy, power, mechanical waves, sound, electrostatics, and circuits.
AP Physics 1 Essentials is integrated with the APlusPhysics.com website, which includes online question and answer forums, videos, animations, and supplemental problems to help you master the essential concepts of physics.
This book is designed to assist physics students in their high school AP Physics courses both as a guide throughout the course as well as a review book to assist in endofcourse exam preparation. Its focus is on providing the bare bones, essential concepts necessary for success in the course in a straightforward and easytoread manner, leaving development of indepth problem solving and lab work to the classroom, where it is most effective. In short, this is not intended as a substitute for a standard textbook or course, but rather as an invaluable supplementary resource.
New 2nd edition includes more than 90 APstyle problems to test your understanding and help prepare you for the AP Physics 1 Exam. Additional supplemental AP1 level problems are available on the APlusPhysics site.
Note: This is a license for a digital download of the PDF version for use by one person only on up to five electronic devices. This document may not be printed, edited, redistributed, resold, or licensed to any other user. Once the file has been downloaded no refunds will be given.
*AP and Advanced Placement Program are registered trademarks of the College Board, which does not sponsor or endorse this product.
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AP Physics 2 Essentials  An APlusPhysics Guide
By FizziksGuy In Books
AP Physics 2 Essentials is an easytoread companion to the AP Physics 2 curriculum, featuring more than 450 workedout problems with full solutions. AP Physics 2 Essentials covers all major topics of the AP Physics 2 course, including fluids, thermal physics, electrostatics, circuits, magnetism, optics, and modern physics.
AP Physics 2 Essentials is integrated with the APlusPhysics.com website, which includes online question and answer forums, videos, animations, and supplemental problems to help you master the essential concepts of physics.
This book is designed to assist physics students in their high school AP Physics courses both as a guide throughout the course as well as a review book to assist in endofcourse exam preparation. Its focus is on providing the bare bones, essential concepts necessary for success in the course in a straightforward and easytoread manner, leaving development of indepth problem solving and lab work to the classroom, where it is most effective. In short, this is not intended as a substitute for a standard textbook or course, but rather as an invaluable supplementary resource.
This book includes more than 60 APstyle problems to test your understanding and help prepare you for the AP Physics 2 Exam. Additional supplemental problems are available on the APlusPhysics website.
Note: This is a license for a digital download of the PDF version for use by one person only on up to five electronic devices. This document may not be printed, edited, redistributed, resold, or licensed to any other user. Once the file has been downloaded no refunds will be given.
*AP and Advanced Placement Program are registered trademarks of the College Board, which does not sponsor or endorse this product.
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Breakdown of Regents Questions
By FizziksGuy In Exam Prep
A breakdown of the Regents Physics questions from the APlusPhysics.com worksheets, courtesy of Ken Levy of Calhoun High School in N. Merrick, NY. Insightful for determine what topics and types of questions are emphasized compared to others. Thanks Ken!
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Fundamentals of LaTeX for High School Students
By FizziksGuy In Books
LaTeX is a commonly used science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) typesetting program. It is designed to allow writers to focus on content while producing high quality output. Unlike Microsoft Word or Apple Pages, however, it is not a whatyousee is what you get (WYSIWYG) interface, and therefore has a steeper learning curve than some of the more commonly available writing tools. The program is available on a wide variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac OSX, Unix, Linux, and even iOS. For the purposes of getting started, we'll assume you will be using a webbased implementation of LaTeX.
Advantages of LaTeX are a clean, crisp output while allowing the writer to focus on writing and content as opposed to appearance of the final document. Students are highly encouraged to focus on writing the entire document first, then coming back later to tweak the stylization and appearance of their final product.
First invented by Don Knuth in 1970, LaTeX was designed as a tool to help publish a computer programming book. Since then, however, it has been built into a wide number of systems and applications, some free, some commercial, and has been expanded with a wide variety of packages which extend the functionality of the typesetting system.
This guide is intended to provide you a starting reference. Although it looks complex and does involve a bit of a learning curve, once you gain a bit of experience you'll find you can write high quality technical documents very quickly. Please note that there are tons of additional commands and capabilities built into LaTeX that are extremely accessible with just a bit of GoogleFu.
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Measuring Circles LaTeX Lab Report
By FizziksGuy In Books
This is a .zip file containing a sample lab report created using LaTeX. It is designed to be used as a template for students interested in creating professionallytypeset lab reports while focusing on writing and content instead of stylization.
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SimuLAB: Projectile Motion (Excel)
By FizziksGuy In Kinematics
Projectile motion simulation lab activity using an Excel spreadsheet. Students input angle, launch speed and can trace path of projectile, view velocity vector, etc.
Thanks to Ed Pogozelski (SUNY Geneseo) and Dan Baker (U of Rochester) for their assistance in creating this activity.
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LAB: Popper Lab
By FizziksGuy In Kinematics
Write up for an openended "popper" lab in which students use their kinematic equations to determine the launch velocity of a popper toy.
Popper toys can be found in a variety of places such as Amazon, CVS and WalMart, as well as Oriental Trading.
CVS Spring Toys item number is SKU# 439412, bar code 50428 06656, "Spring Up & Catch Game", $2.99 each or 2/$5
Walmart item number is #ES41035, 6 to a package for $2.98, called the "Sport PopUp Game", bar code 79940 41035
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LAB: How Does a Ball Roll
By FizziksGuy In Kinematics
Students use their knowledge of acceleration and kinematic equations to find the acceleration of two different balls rolling down an incline. A nice "early lab activity" following introduction of the kinematic equations to get students a handson application of their problemsolving principles as well as continued development of general measurement and lab procedures.
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Most Missed Questions of 2014 Review and Answers
By FizziksGuy In Exam Prep
From my review quizzes, which spanned almost 300 of the 966 MC questions since 2002. (I had many versions. I don't make the kids do 300 questions!) I compiled a list of the 40 most missed questions (by my students anyway) in order.
https://app.box.com/s/xddw0txo451ajjwkfgbz
I also made a youtube video explaining how I think about each question with a little review snuck in.
http://youtu.be/MeOpoRtHkLo
The most missed topics by my students were
Longitudinal Waves
Vector Addition.
Min and Max values of Vector Addition
Equilibrant
Energy Problems with Internal Energy
Diffraction (slit size/wavelength relationship)
Momentum/Inelastic Collisions
Displacement from Area of VT
Estimation (of Weight Force)
Thanks to Dan Hosey for creating this.
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SimuLAB: Magnetic Flux Simulation Lab
By FizziksGuy In Induction
A Magnetic Flux simulation lab from Frank McCulley.
http://www.tandftechnology.com/Physics/Programs/Labs/MagneticFlux/index.html
Student Directions: https://sites.google.com/site/mcculleyapphysics1/home/energy/magneticfluxlab
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Circuits Mistake Game Review Activity
By FizziksGuy In Electricity
Students are presented with a number of problems and solutions that have subtle mistakes. It is their job to find the mistake, fix it, and present their solution to the class.
Designed as a preexam review activity.
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Inquiry Lab  Resistivity of PlayDoh
By FizziksGuy In Electricity
Students will independently determine the resistivity of an unknown material (PlayDoh) using common electrical equipment available in the lab. Students have been introduced to Ohm’s Law and the Resistance of a Resistor formulas previously, and have had a very brief introduction to building electrical circuits from a schematic from the “Resistivity” Lab. Students have also used ammeters and voltmeters in the resistivity lab, though all the equipment is still quite unfamiliar.
The goal of this activity is to reinforce Ohm’s Law and the resistance equation in a practical sense, while guiding the students to develop their own experimental procedure and analysis in an inquirybased format. The added challenge of students working with circuit schematics to design and build their own circuits will also provide them a head start into our next activities, focused on series and parallel circuit analysis.
Objectives: CIR.A2 I can utilize Ohm’s Law to solve for current, voltage, and resistance.
CIR.A3 I can calculate the resistance of a conductor
CIR.B3 I can use voltmeters and ammeters effectively
Materials: PlayDoh
Ammeter
Voltmeter
DC Power Supply
Connecting Wires
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Plotting Equipotentials and Electric Fields Lab
By FizziksGuy In Electrostatics
From Barry Hopkins at Severna Park High School
"I use the inexpensive clear plastic storage containers (shoe box size) from the dollar store and a couple of 9 volt batteries. Small pieces of copper wire and aluminum strips are placed into the tubs and water in the various configurations shown on page 3 of the Word document. We eventually print out each group’s results and make copies for everyone, and they use the equipotentials to help them trace out the electric fields.
If you’ve never done this before, you’ll find it’s extremely tedious and timeconsuming, so I usually get them to come after school (for some extra credit) to collect the data, rather than waste valuable class time."
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WS: Work, Energy, and Power in Crossfit
By FizziksGuy In Work, Energy, Power
Problem set to go along with the Work, Energy, and Power in Crossfit video.
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Kinetic Energy Concept Mapping Activity
By FizziksGuy In Dynamics
An endofkinematics / beginningofdynamics concept mapping exercise in which students build a concept map to create a "bigpicture" look at what has been studied so far. The current version assumes students have access to Inspiration software, though I have also done this with index cards and string, poster paper, etc. The endofactivity group discussion typically centers around transitioning from describing motion to causing motion, which introduced the concept of forces, making this a great transition activity from kinematics to dynamics.
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Motion Graphs  Write the Story
By FizziksGuy In Kinematics
Students are presented a dt graph and asked to create the corresponding vt graph and formulate an appropriate story around it. Then they are given a vt graph, asked to produce a corresponding dt graph, and formulate an appropriate story.
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GUESS Problem Solving Methodology Poster
By FizziksGuy In General / Other
Room poster emphasizing the GUESS Problem Solving Methodology
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WS: Order of Magnitude
By FizziksGuy In Math Review
A brief worksheet reviewing order of magnitude in a fashion targeted toward answering NY Regents Physics Exam standardized questions. From Mike Powlin.
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Breakdown of June 2013 Regents Physics Exam
By FizziksGuy In Exam Prep
Diagnostic Guide for the June 2013 Regents Physics Exam
I use these to help students prepare for the Regents Exam each spring. Students take the exam, which is scored by the instructor, then students are directed to use the diagnostic guide to determine the percent of questions they answered correctly under each topic. This information is then used to develop a personalized action plan to help each student focus their review efforts in areas that will return the biggest "bang for the buck."
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