FizziksGuy 92 Posted April 14, 2013 Share Posted April 14, 2013 Below please find attached my attempt at breaking down the new course changes by topic. AP Physics 1 & 2 Introduction What is Physics? Math Review Metric System Significant Figures Scientific Notation Accuracy & Precision Vectors and Scalars Mechanics (AP-1 only) Kinematics Defining Motion Graphing Motion Kinematic Equations Free Fall Projectile Motion (AP-2 only) Relative Motion Dynamics Forces Newton’s 1st Law of Motion Free Body Diagrams Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion Friction Ramps and Inclines Atwood Machines Linear Momentum Momentum and Impulse Impulse-Momentum Theorem Types of Collisions Conservation of Momentum 1 Dimension 2 Dimensions (AP-2 only) Center of Mass (AP-1 qualitative, AP-2 quantitative) Circular Motion and Gravity Describing Circular Motion Circular Speed and Velocity Frequency and Period Centripetal Force Centripetal Acceleration Centripetal Force Analyzing Circular Motion Horizontal Circles Vertical Circles Gravitation Universal Gravitation Gravitational Fields Orbits Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion Rotational Motion Rotational Kinematics (AP-1 only) Torque Rotational Equilibrium Rotational Dynamics (AP-1 only) Moment of Inertia Newton’s 2nd Law for Rotation Angular Momentum Rotational Kinetic Energy Work, Energy, and Power Work Hooke’s Law Power Energy Kinetic Energy Gravitational Potential Energy Elastic Potential Energy Work-Energy Theorem Conservation of Energy Mechanical Energy Atwood Machines Springs Oscillations Simple Harmonic Motion Mass on a String Pendulums Fluids (AP-2 only) Density & Buoyancy Pressure & Pascal’s Principle Continuity Equation for Fluids Bernoulli’s Principle Thermal Physics (AP-2 only) Mechanical Equivalent of Heat Temperature Thermal Expansion Heat Transfer Ideal Gases Thermodynamics Electrostatics Charges Standard Model Coulomb’s Law Electric Fields Electric Potential Difference Capacitors (AP-2) Circuits Current Resistance Ohm’s Law Electrical Meters Series Circuits Parallel Circuits Combination Circuits RC Circuits (AP-2) Magnetostatics (AP-2) Magnets Magnetic Permeability Magnetic Dipole Moment Magnetic Fields Forces on Moving Charges Forces on Current-Carrying Wires Fields of Current-Carrying Wires Electromagnetism (AP-2) Magnetic Flux Lenz’s Law Faraday’s Law Waves and Optics Wave Motion Wave Characteristics Wave Equation Sound Waves Interference & Superposition (w/ Beats) Standing Waves Doppler Effect Physical Optics (AP-2 only) Interference Diffraction Single Slit Diffraction Double Slit Diffraction Diffraction Gratings Thin Film Interference Dispersion Electromagnetic Spectrum Geometric Optics (AP-2 only) Reflection & Mirrors Refraction & Lenses Modern Physics (AP-2 only) Atomic Physics Photons Energy of a Photon Momentum of a Photon Photoelectric Effect Compton Scattering X-Ray Production Atomic Energy Levels Energy Level Diagrams Emission and Absorption Spectra Nuclear Physics Nuclear Reactions Conservation of Mass Number and Charge Nuclear Force Nuclear Fission Mass-Energy Equivalence Quote Link to post Share on other sites

lcolman 0 Posted April 17, 2013 Share Posted April 17, 2013 Thank you for sharing. I am just getting started on this too. I noticed that some of the topics have AP 1 and some have AP 2 next to them but some do not have anything. Does that indicate that those topics will be covered in both courses? I have been teaching Physics B but some of my students who are enrolled in Calculus take the AP C test too. My school is a small rural one so there is only one class. I'm not sure how the Physics 1 and 2 will work here since both are one year courses (we are on the six weeks schedule, not a block schedule). Quote Link to post Share on other sites

FizziksGuy 92 Posted April 17, 2013 Author Share Posted April 17, 2013 Hi lcolman, Correct, some topics aren't listed as either AP-1 or AP-2, meaning that they'll be covered or are required, at least to some minimal level, in both courses. For example, students are expected to know very basic circuits in AP-1, and I expect the level of difficulty will go up significantly in AP-2. Like you, we teach AP-B as well as AP-C (both Mech and E&M), so are in a bit of a strange place. Are you a physics instructor? If so, shoot me an e-mail and I'll upgrade you to full Educator access, which will give you access to some of the teacher-only forums (including the forum with the discussion about how to handle the shift from AP-B to AP-1 / AP-2, the ability to moderate posts, add calendar events, upload files to the Downloads section, etc. Thanks, and make it a great day! Quote Link to post Share on other sites

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