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   AP Physics 1 Units  
Unit 0 - Intro and Math Concepts

Watch the left video first!   Professor Walter Lewin from MIT illustrates how uncertainty in measurement is important in experiments.

  
 
Significant Figures
Base Units (SI)3) Length, Mass, Time (5:32)
Metric Unit Conversions4) Bunch of Examples (12:24)
Accuracy, Precision, and Relative Error
SOH CAH TOA w/Pythag.6) Example Problem (13:08)
 
Unit 1 - Kinematics
 Astronaut David R. Scott on the Moon proving the "Law of Falling Bodies"
 
 Distance/Displacement7) Intro to Displacement (11:43)
8) Intro to Scalars and Vectors (8:39) 
 Speed/Velocity9) Intro to Vel & Speed (11:45)
10) Calc Avg Vel and Speed (11:45)
 11) Average Vel. Example (12:53)
12)Solving for time (9:34)
 13) Velocity & Speed are Different (5:34) 14) Disp. from Time & Vel. (4:59)
 15) Avg. Speed Pole Position (15:10) 16) Instantaneous Speed & Vel. (4:37)
Position Time Graphs
17) Position Time Graphs (12:39)
22) Position Time Graphs (15:19)
Acceleration23) Intro w/Prius Braking Example (10:53) 24) Acceleration (9:05)
 25) Understanding Accleration Direction (9:53) 
Airbus A380 Take Off
 x-t, v-t, a-t graphs
 Equations of UAM42)  The "Big 5" (4:03)43) Deriving UAM Equations from v-t (14:09)
Example Problems
1D UAM
 
Free Fall 58) "g" has 2 meanings (7:30) **Brings in Force of Gravity
Free Fall Examples and Graphs69)Impact Velocity (11:42)
Vectors & Scalars
 
Vector Components
 
 
Intro to Projectile Motion  
Horizontally Launched Projectiles
 
91) Problem 4 (12:26) 
Projectiles Launched at an a Angle
WAIT UNTIL AFTER TUESDAY TO WATCH THESE VIDEOS  --Mr. T 
 
 WAIT UNTIL AFTER TUESDAY TO WATCH THESE VIDEOS --Mr. T
 
WAIT UNTIL AFTER TUESDAY TO WATCH THESE VIDEOS --Mr. T 
 
Relative Motion
 
 
Unit 2: Dynamics
Inertia Baby!!!
 
What is Inertia Anyway?114) Intro to Inertia (4:26) 115)Intro to Ideas about Motion (5:25)
What is a Force?
Forces Carosel 
 
  
The Force of Gravity  
Newton's 1st Law125) N1L (9:31)  
What are FBD's?126) Intro to FBD's (6:57)130) FBD #1 (3:22) 
 
Newton's 2nd Law
 
  
 
N2L Example Problems 139) Prob : Hockey Puck with real data (5:59) 
Vector Nature of N2L150) Prob : 3 force vectors at different angles (5:44)151)7 Concurrent Forces on an Asteroid (16:02)
Masses Connected by Ropes 
 
Friction
 
 
 
163) Prob : Static and Kinetic Friction Example (9:49)
Newton's 3rd Law
  
166) Explanation and Examples (5:57)
N2L & N3L connection  
The Inclined Plane
The Drag Force 178) Water Slide Analysis of Drag Force (6:59)  
Pulley Systems 
 

 
 
Unit 3 - Circular Motion & Gravitation
Extreme Carossel                                                                         G-Force Training
  
 
Centripetal Motion Horizontal Circles Only 192) Car Around Corner (4:17)
Centripetal Motion Vertical Circle 
 
Banked Curves 
Universal Gravitation 
Keplers Laws of Orbital Motion  
Orbital Energy 
 
 
Unit 4 - Work, Energy and Power
"Human Slingshot!"                                                               
 
 
Work 222) Work = Area of F vs Δx graphs (12:30)
Kinetic Energy
 
 
Wnet = ΔEk
 
Gravitational Potential Energy Ug228) Intro to Ug (5:48)  
Hooke's Law  229) Intro to Hooke's Law (10:05)
Elastic Potential Energy Ue230) Intro to Ue (7:17)  
Conservation of Energy 232) Conservative and Non Conservative Forces (4:01)
Conservation of Energy Problems 
 
Power 251) Power w/examples (5:45)  
 
Unit 5 - Impulse and Linear Momentum
NOT a good idea!!!                                                                  Home - made "ballistic pendulum"
 
 
 
Linear Momentum252) Linear Momentum *Bozeman Science (5:33) 
Impulse = FΔt = mΔv 
 
Impulse is Area Under the Curve F vs t Graph  
Conservation of Momentum in 1D
 
265) Colliding Fruit (9:12)
Conservation of Momentum in 2D
 
 
Elastic and Inelastic Collisions
 
 
 
 
Unit 7 Simple Harmonic Motion
Human Pendulum anyone?
 
 
Simple Harmonic Oscillations  295) Intuition About SHM (14:49)
Amplitude and Displacement  296) Amplitude & Displacement (9:59)
Position Function SHM  
Does Mass on a Spring Affect Period of Oscillation?  299) Click me to find out! (8:09)
Phase Angle   300) Phase Angle (9:11)
The Simple Pendulum  301) Click Me (14:45)
 
Unit 8 Mechanical Waves and Sound
Strobed Standing Wave on a String                                      Chandli Plate at various Harmonics
 
Travelling Waves - What Are They?  302) Intro to Traveliing Waves (13:02)
Crest, Trough, Amplitude, Wavelength Defined 303) Parts of a Wave (2:36)304) Prop of Periodic Wave (14:25)
Period & Frequency 305) Period & Freq Explained (3:45)306) Prop of Periodic Wave (14:25)
Transverse vs. Longitudinal
Anatomoy of a Sound Wave 
 
Wave Speed 
Superposition 
Resonance  323) Resonance Defined w/examples (4:25) 
String Harmonics 326) String Harmonics (13:24) 
Free vs Fixed End Reflection 327) Reflections on a String Free and Fixed (3:39) 
Pipe Harmonics 328) Example Problem Closed Pipe (7:33)
Doppler Effect & Supersonic Physics  331) Intro to DE (4:44)
**If you want to study the
mathematics of the Doppler Effect,
see videos 2 thu 6 of link above 
Transmission & Reflection (Boundary Behaviour) 333) Intro (5:14) 
2 Source Interference   
Young's Double Slit Experiment 337) YDS Exp w/example (4:57) 
Young's Single Slit Experiement  338) YSS Exp w/example (3:08) 
 
Unit 9 - Electrostatics
The Van de Graff Generator
           
 
Electric Charge  339) Triboelectric Effect & Electric Force (11:45)
Grounding and Leakage   
Conductors and Insulators  340) Conductors & Insolators (13:32)
Charging by Conduction and Induction   
Conservation of Electric Charge  341) Cons. of Charge (8:47)
Coulomb's Law Electric Force  342) Coulomb's Law w/example (11:50)
Vector Nature Coulomb's Law   
Electric Field (Point Charges)  
Vector Nature of Electric Field (Multiple Charges)  
Electric Potential Energy  
Electric Potential  
Electric Potential Difference   
 
 
Unit 10 - Direct Current Electric Circuits
Mr. Paul Hewitt teaches the difference between series and parallel circuits
 
Electric Current 
Electric Potential Difference 354) How Much Potential Difference? (2:14) 
Electrical Resistance 
Ohm's Law 359) How Much Resistance? (2:21)360) Simple Series Circuit & Ohm's Law (11:39)
Electrical Power  363) Electrical Power Derived (10:42) 
Drawing Circuits  366) Voltmeters & Ampmeters (8:17) 
Simple Series and Parallel Circuits    
 
Kirchoff's Junction Rule  369) Junction Rule Example (3:04) 370) Junction Rule Examples (6:02) 
Kirchoff's Voltage Rule  371) Voltage Rule Example (6:49) 
Kirchoff's Voltage Rule Combo Circuits
 372) Voltage Drops Combo Circuits Examples (3:01)  
Calculating Equivelent Resistance Combo Circuit 373) Equiv Resistance (3:30)  
Combo Circuit Examples   376) Example 3 (7:06)
 
Unit 11 - Electromagnetic Waves
What exactly is light???
 
 
Electromagnetic Waves and EM Spectrum  EM Waves & Spectrum (11:01) 
Polarization   
 
Unit 13 - Modern Physics
Electron Diffraction - Does Matter have a wave nature?                                 Light Wave Diffraction
 
The Photoelectric Effect     
Graphical Analysis of Photoelectric Effect     
     
Photon Energy      
     
Compton Effect & Photon Momentum     
     
Matter Waves    
     
Duel Nature of Matter and Energy     
     
Atomic Spectra    
     
Energy Level Diagrams     

    
Nuclear Structure     
     
E=mc2      
     
Models of the Atom    
     
The Standard Model     
     
Matter & Antimatter     
     
Particle Accelerators     
     
Pair Production & Annihilation     
 
Project Unit

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