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Practice exams leading up to the real thing in early May. Taking these exams is mandatory. Your grade for the last unit exam will be determined from a subset of one of the exams, as indicated on the schedule. Otherwise, credit is given for a valid attempt at the exam.
A list of items for use in AP exam preparation.
Reading and book problem assignments in AP Physics C. I intend to go over problems marked with an asterisk* in class. I will answer questions on the other problems if you ask.
Reading and book problem assignments in AP Physics 2. I intend to go over problems marked with an asterisk* in class. I will answer questions on the other problems if you ask.
Some common questions from students, with replies.
An exploration of how physicists make sense of the natural world, with AP Physics 1 and 2 vocabulary.
Vocabulary and insights related to experimental design and the nature of scientific knowledge.
Some vocabulary and principles of measurement applicable to all physics classes.
Video review materials for AP Physics 2 students on the mathematical processes we will use throughout the year. Expertly crafted by Mr. Spencer as an AP Physics 1 summer work assignment.
As defined by the College Board, scientific inquiry consists of very specific processes and skills sets, which all students can learn.
The AP Physics 2 and AP Physics C curricula include a standard method for graphical analysis so that experimental data may be used to confirm or refute a hypothesis. The steps in this graphical analysis are described and exemplified below.
A reference to this cornerstone of classical physics.
Issues of grammar and usage do emerge as physics is explained. Here is an inventory.
Learn some tips for success in class and see how many recommended learning strategies you regularly use.
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