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A brief tutorial on two-dimensional motion for students in calculus-based physics courses such as AP Physics C: Mechanics.
Key "need-to-know" items for AP Physics C: Mechanics on the topic of one-dimensional motion. Sort of a "Cliff's Notes" for the unit.
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.
A short worksheet covering the law of reflection.
Description and instructions for a 10-week end-of-year blogging assignment in which students are asked to create a blog on the APlusPhysics Community. One well-written blog is requested every two weeks. Start-up 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.
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.
Worksheets consisting of questions from past NY Regents Physics Exams covering the behavior of waves such as:
Taken directly from the main APlusPhysics site.
Set of worksheets with more than 50 problems exploring wave characteristics from past NY State Regents Physics Exams.
Key Concepts include:
the wave equation
Links directly to the main APlusPhysics site.
Set of worksheets based on past Regents Physics exams around the topics of:
Types of waves
Wave mediums and propagation
Particles of a wave
Direct link to the file on the APlusPhysics main site.
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.
Description: A simple take-home 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
Bag of marshmallows (preferably mini's)
Rice Krispies or graham crackers and chocolate