# 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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indicate its units and relate its significance to a collision. Predict whether a force is doing positive. 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. Compute before.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. Recognize the definition of momentum. the units of momentum and the vector nature of momentum.and after-collision momentum values for a system of objects and determine if momentum is conserved. Distinguish between work and power and calculate the power for physical situations. negative or zero work. Define power and identify its units. 19 20 . Identify the mathematical quantities which effect the momentum and be able to calculate momentum from mass and velocity Define impulse.

net force and individual forces. 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. Utilize Newton's laws to analyze the motion of an object moving in a horizontal circle and to determine the values of the acceleration. net force and individual forces. proton. 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 .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. identify the coulomb as the unit of charge. Recognize key elements of Newton's law of universal gravitation. and neutron). Recognize that objects moving in circles have an acceleration and explain the cause of this acceleration. Identify a charged object as having an imbalance of protons and electrons. Utilize Newton's laws to analyze the motion of an object moving in a vertical circle and to determine the values of the acceleration. Identify the variables effecting the force of gravity and predict the effect of alterations in these variables upon the force of gravity. Identify the location and charge of the three basic subatomic particles (electron. Describe the magnitude and direction of the acceleration and net force vector of an object moving in a circle at a constant speed. and identify the definition of insulators and conductors.

identify the units for electric current. 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 . 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. and perform simple computations regarding electric current.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. 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 explain frictional charging in terms of the conservation of charge and the direction of electron flow. identify the result of frictional charging. the units of voltage. Recognize current as the rate at which charge flows past a point. and relate voltage to the electric potential difference between two points on a circuit. Relate the electron affinity of a material to the ultimate charge which a material acquires during the frictional charging process. repulsive. Identify the definition of voltage. or none) with other objects. 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. Describe the method of charging by friction.

40 . and varying battery voltage upon the total circuit current and the bulb brightness of a series circuit. 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. varying resistance.Broken Arrow Public Schools AP Physics C Objectives Revised 7-27-05 39 Identify the effect of varying number of resistors.

Calculate current. and ground-fault interrupters protect household wiring. State the important characteristics of voltmeters and ammeters and explain how each is used in circuits. Explain how fuses. circuits breakers. Analyze combined series-parallel circuits and calculate the equivalent resistance of such circuits. Determine why high-voltage transmission lines are used to carry electric energy over long distances. Describe a voltage divider and solve problems involving one. voltage drops and equivalent resistance for devices connected in series and parallel.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. Define resistance and describe Ohm's law. 43 44 45 46 . Define power in electric circuits. State the important characteristics of voltmeters and ammeters and explain how each is used in circuits. Define kilo-watt-hour. Explain how electric energy is converted into thermal energy. 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. Describe both a series connection and a parallel connection and state the important characteristics of each.

Describe how an electric generator works and how it dffers from a motor. Describe how electric and magnetic fields can produce more electric and magnetic fields. current and turn ratios. State Lenz's law and explain back-EMF and how it affects the operation of motors and generators. Explain how a mass spectrometer separates ions of different masses and solve problems involving this instrument. Describe the measurement of the charge-to-mass ratio of the electron and solve problems related to this measurement. Recognize the difference between peak and effective voltage and current. 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 . and solve problems involving wires moving in a magnetic field. Explain how accelerated charges produce electromagnetic waves. Explain self-inductance and how it affects circuits. Explain how a changing magnetic field produces an electric current and define electromagnetic force.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. Explain the process by which electromagnetic waves are detected.