Avon High School AP Physics B

Text: College Physics. Wilson and Buffa.  5th edition. Prentice Hall, 2002.

 

Topic

% of Exam /Periods

Reading

Graphical Motion (Displacement, speed, velocity, graphical analysis)

2%

7 Periods

Ch 1: Sec 6

Ch 2: Sec 1 to 3

Accelerated Motion in 1 Dimension (Accelerated motion, falling objects)

2%

10 Periods

Ch 2: Sec 4 to 5

Vectors and Projectile Motion (Vectors, stay-on-course, blown-off-course, projectiles)

3%

7 Periods

Ch 3: Sec 1 to 4

Newton’s Laws

9%

17 Periods

Ch 4: Sec 1 to 6

Work, Energy, and Power

8%

12 Periods

Ch 5: Sec 1 to 5

Momentum

4%

8 periods

Ch 6: Sec 1 to 6

Circular Motion and Gravitation

5%

10 Periods

Ch 7: Sec 1 to 6

Torque and Rotational Statics

2%

8 Periods

Ch 8: Sec 1 to 5

Fluid Mechanics

5%

8 Periods

Ch 9: Sec 1 to 4

Temperature, Heat, and Thermodynamics (Heat, specific and latent heat, calorimetry, heat transfer, thermal expansion, ideal gas law, laws of thermodynamics)

10%

12 Periods

Ch 10: Sec 1 to 5

Ch 11: Sec 1 to 4

Ch 12: Sec 1 to 6

Electrostatics and Electrical Theory (Static electricity, batteries, capacitors, voltage, current)

6%

10 Periods

Ch 15: Sec 1 to 5

Ch 16: Sec 1 to 5

Ch17: Sec 1 to 2

Midterm exam

 

 

Electrical Circuits (Resistance, Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s law, power, semiconductors)

10%

16 Periods

Ch 17: Sec 3 to 4

Ch 18: Sec 1 to 4

Magnetism and Electromagnetism (Forces on: moving charges in magnetic fields and current-carrying wires in magnetic fields, fields of long current-carrying wires, electromagnetic induction, Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law)

9%

12 Periods

Ch 19: Sec 1 to 6

Ch 20: Sec 1 and 4

Waves, Sound, Color, and 3-D (Simple harmonic motion, sound, Doppler effect, superposition, color, polarization and 3-D)

5%

21 Periods

Ch 13: Sec 1 to 5

Ch 14: Sec 1 to 6

Ch24: Sec 4

Ch 25: Sec 1 and 5

Optics (Interference, diffraction, dispersion, reflection, refraction, mirrors, lenses)

10%

16 Periods

Ch 22: Sec 1 to 5

Ch 23: Sec 1 to 4

Ch 24: Sec 1 to 4

Ch 25: Sec 1

Atomic and Nuclear Physics Review (Photoelectric effect, atomic energy levels, wave-particle duality, nuclear reactions, mass-energy equivalence)

10%

6 Periods

Ch 27: Sec 1 to 5

Ch 28: Sec 1,2,4

Ch 29: Sec 1 to 4

Ch 30: Sec 1

Review for AP exam

7 Periods

 

AP Exam

 

 

Other (circuitry, household electricity, computer technology)

 

 

Final Exam