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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.
139 downloads
 uniform circular motion
 rotation
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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.
63 downloads
 gravity
 universal gravitation
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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.
43 downloads
 coulombs law
 electrostatic force
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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.
87 purchases
 ap physics c
 mechanics
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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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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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 AP Physics 2
 AP2
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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.
272 downloads
 projectile motion
 projectiles
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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
121 downloads
 kinematics
 free fall
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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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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.
506 purchases
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Feynman Poster
By FizziksGuy In General / Other
"We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress."  Richard P. Feynman
131 downloads
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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.
241 purchases
 AP Physics
 AP Physics 1
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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.
386 downloads
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LAB: Young's Double Slit Experiment
By FizziksGuy In Waves
Overview: Students experimentally determine the wavelength of a laser using the theory of Young's DoubleSlit Experiment.
Equipment:
HeNe Laser
Double Slit Slide
Projection Microscope
Transparent Ruler
45 downloads
 diffraction
 double slit
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LAB: Marshmallow Speed of Light Lab
By FizziksGuy In Waves
Description: A simple takehome lab in which students melt marshmallows in a microwave to experimentally determine the speed of electromagnetic waves in air using the wave equation and the given frequency of the microwave.
Objective: Determine the speed of light experimentally
Materials:
Microwave
Bag of marshmallows (preferably mini's)
Casserole dish
Butter
Metric ruler
Rice Krispies or graham crackers and chocolate
122 downloads
 lab
 speed of light
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LAB: Snell's Law with Lasers
By FizziksGuy In Waves
A short lab in which students experimentally determine the absolute index of refraction for Lucite using two different shaped blocks (rectangular, triangular). Easily adaptable to other materials and shapes.
Materials:
Lasers
Transparent blocks
Protractors
Straightedges
64 downloads
 Snells Law
 refraction
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WS: Regents Wave Basics
By FizziksGuy In Waves
Set of worksheets based on past Regents Physics exams around the topics of:
Types of waves
Wave mediums and propagation
Particles of a wave
Pulses
Wavelength
Amplitude
Direct link to the file on the APlusPhysics main site.
43 downloads
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WS: Regents Wave Characteristics
By FizziksGuy In Waves
Set of worksheets with more than 50 problems exploring wave characteristics from past NY State Regents Physics Exams.
Key Concepts include:
period
frequency
wavelength
amplitude
the wave equation
Links directly to the main APlusPhysics site.
40 downloads
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WS: Regents Wave Behaviors
By FizziksGuy In Waves
Worksheets consisting of questions from past NY Regents Physics Exams covering the behavior of waves such as:
standing waves
Doppler Effect
interference
resonance
Taken directly from the main APlusPhysics site.
39 downloads
 standing waves
 Doppler Effect
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LAB: Wave Speed with Standing Waves in Springs
By FizziksGuy In Waves
A lab in which students oscillate an extended spring to create standing waves. By measuring the period or frequency of the standing waves, as well as the wavelength, students calculate the speed of the wave using the wave equation.
Ultimate goal of this lab is to have students understand that the type of wave and the medium determine the speed of the wave. The wave equation, holds true and describes a relationship, but the speed of the wave is not determined by adjusting the wavelength or frequency.
Materials:
Long springs
stopwatches
meter sticks
43 downloads
 wave equation
 velocity
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ACTIVITY: Regents Physics Blogging Assignment for Q4
By FizziksGuy In General / Other
Description and instructions for a 10week endofyear blogging assignment in which students are asked to create a blog on the APlusPhysics Community. One wellwritten blog is requested every two weeks. Startup instructions and logging sheets are included.
Note: Google Login was not available on APlusPhysics at the time this assignment was created, and therefore logging in with your google account is not described.
18 downloads
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WS: Regents Law of Reflection
By FizziksGuy In Waves
A short worksheet covering the law of reflection.
28 downloads
 reflection
 law of reflection
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WS: Regents Refraction
By FizziksGuy In Waves
A set of worksheets using problems from past NY Regents Physics exams covering refraction / Snell's Law. This link is taken directly from the main APlusPhysics site.
31 downloads
 refraction
 Snells Law
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