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APPhysicsC Objectives

# APPhysicsC Objectives

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AP PHYSICS OBJECTIVES AND CLASS PLANNING
AP PHYSICS OBJECTIVES AND CLASS PLANNING

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# Broken Arrow Public Schools AP Physics C Objectives

Revised 7-27-05 1st six weeks # 1 Objective Identify the direction of a vector (using the Cartesian coordinate system) if given a graphical representation of a vector. Identify the direction of a vector (using the Cartesian coordinate system) if given a graphical representation of the vector and surrounding (and sometimes distracting) vectors. Recognize the significance of Newton's law of inertia by identifying and refuting classic misconceptions concerning the causes of motion. Recognize inertia as a property of an object which depends solely upon mass. Identify the proportional relationship between acceleration, net force, and mass. Predict the quantitative effect of an alteration in the net force or mass of an object upon the acceleration of that object. Explain the meaning of a vector component and use that understanding to compare the relative magnitudes of the components of a given vector. Use trigonometric functions to calculate the components of a given vector. Identify the forces acting upon an object upon an inclined plane and determine the value and recognize the importance of the components of the weight vector. Compare forces and force components for objects placed upon inclined planes.

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Recognize the definition of momentum. Identify the mathematical quantities which effect the momentum and be able to calculate momentum from mass and velocity Define impulse.Broken Arrow Public Schools AP Physics C Objectives Revised 7-27-05 2nd six weeks # 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Objective Define work and identify its units. indicate its units and relate its significance to a collision. Calculate the impulse and relate its value to the momentum change in a collision Use momentum conservation principles to predict the post-explosion velocity of an object. the units of momentum and the vector nature of momentum. Predict whether a force is doing positive. Compute before. Distinguish between work and power and calculate the power for physical situations. Define power and identify its units. 19 20 . negative or zero work.and after-collision momentum values for a system of objects and determine if momentum is conserved.

Utilize Newton's laws to analyze the motion of an object moving in a horizontal circle and to determine the values of the acceleration. Identify a charged object as having an imbalance of protons and electrons. Identify the variables effecting the force of gravity and predict the effect of alterations in these variables upon the force of gravity. Utilize Newton's laws to analyze the motion of an object moving in a vertical circle and to determine the values of the acceleration. and neutron). Recognize that objects moving in circles have an acceleration and explain the cause of this acceleration. Identify the location and charge of the three basic subatomic particles (electron. net force and individual forces.Broken Arrow Public Schools AP Physics C Objectives Revised 7-27-05 3rd six weeks # 21 22 Objective Distinguish between the concepts of speed and velocity and use such concepts to describe the motion of objects in a circle. Describe the magnitude and direction of the acceleration and net force vector of an object moving in a circle at a constant speed. Recognize key elements of Newton's law of universal gravitation. and identify the definition of insulators and conductors. proton. identify the coulomb as the unit of charge. Identify and describe the direction of the velocity vector for an object moving in a circle and identify the variables effecting the magnitude of the velocity. 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 . net force and individual forces.

identify the result of frictional charging. Identify the conditions which are necessary for an electric current to be established within a circuit and recognize that the current is the same everywhere within the circuit. and relate voltage to the electric potential difference between two points on a circuit. repulsive. Identify the definition of voltage. the units of voltage.Broken Arrow Public Schools AP Physics C Objectives Revised 7-27-05 4th six weeks # 31 Objective Identify the connection between the type of charge on an object and the type of interaction (attractive. Recognize the role of a battery as a charge pump which establishes an electric potential difference across its terminals so that charge can spontaneously flow through the external circuit. or none) with other objects. identify the units for electric current. Analyze known information about the charge interactions of a system of three balloons in order to draw a conclusion about the charge on one of the balloons. and perform simple computations regarding electric current. Relate the electron affinity of a material to the ultimate charge which a material acquires during the frictional charging process. Recognize current as the rate at which charge flows past a point. 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 . Describe the method of charging by friction. and explain frictional charging in terms of the conservation of charge and the direction of electron flow.

Compare the voltage drop across resistors in a series circuit and be able to identify the effect of increasing number of resistors upon the voltage drop across an individual resistor in a series circuit.Broken Arrow Public Schools AP Physics C Objectives Revised 7-27-05 39 Identify the effect of varying number of resistors. 40 . and varying battery voltage upon the total circuit current and the bulb brightness of a series circuit. varying resistance.

Describe both a series connection and a parallel connection and state the important characteristics of each. circuits breakers. Define resistance and describe Ohm's law. Calculate current. Describe a voltage divider and solve problems involving one. voltage drops and equivalent resistance for devices connected in series and parallel. Explain how electric energy is converted into thermal energy. Analyze combined series-parallel circuits and calculate the equivalent resistance of such circuits. Define an electric current and the ampere: Describe conditions that create current in an electric circuit Draw circuits and recognize that they are closed loops. State the important characteristics of voltmeters and ammeters and explain how each is used in circuits. Define kilo-watt-hour. Explain how fuses. State the important characteristics of voltmeters and ammeters and explain how each is used in circuits. and ground-fault interrupters protect household wiring. Determine why high-voltage transmission lines are used to carry electric energy over long distances. 43 44 45 46 . Define power in electric circuits.Broken Arrow Public Schools AP Physics C Objectives Revised 7-27-05 5th six weeks # 41 42 Objective Determine where charges reside on solid and hollow conductors and describe capacitance and solve capacitor problems.

Explain how accelerated charges produce electromagnetic waves. Describe how an electric generator works and how it dffers from a motor. current and turn ratios. and solve problems involving wires moving in a magnetic field. Describe how electric and magnetic fields can produce more electric and magnetic fields. Explain how a mass spectrometer separates ions of different masses and solve problems involving this instrument. State Lenz's law and explain back-EMF and how it affects the operation of motors and generators. Describe a transformer and solve problems involving voltage. Maxwell’s Laws and their use with Electricity and Magnetism Objective Describe the properties of magnets and the origin of magnetism in materials 54 55 .Broken Arrow Public Schools AP Physics C Objectives Revised 7-27-05 6th six weeks # 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 Compare various magnetic fields Interaction of moving charge and a magnetic field Magnetic fields around current carrying wires. Recognize the difference between peak and effective voltage and current. Explain self-inductance and how it affects circuits. Explain the process by which electromagnetic waves are detected. Describe the measurement of the charge-to-mass ratio of the electron and solve problems related to this measurement. Explain how a changing magnetic field produces an electric current and define electromagnetic force.

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