AP Physics C Syllabus
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. Please add an icon for this page to the screen on your phone, or bookmark the page, rather than making a hard copy. Changes might take place throughout the year.
Section Problems
UNIT 1 Kinematics in One and Two Dimensions (Chapters 1 - 4)
1.1-1.7 Introduction No book problem assignment. You should know this material from last year.
2.1-2.2 Displacement, Velocity, Speed 2A: P pp. 50-51 #2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11
2.3 Acceleration 2B: P p. 51 #12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18
2.5 One-Dimensional Motion with Constant Acceleration 2C: P pp. 52-55 #22, 24, 26*, 30, 32, 60, 69
2.6 Free Fall 2D: P pp. 53-54 #42*, 43, 44, 49, 52*, 56
2.7 Equations from Calculus and Graphing 2E: P pp. 54-55 #54*, 55
3.1-3.4 Vectors in Physics 3A: P pp. 71-74 #7*, 22*, 27, 34*, 50, 51, 52, 57, 58
4.1-4.2 Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration as Vectors 4A: P p. 101 #2*, 3, 6, 7
4.3 Projectile Motion 4B: P p. 102-107 #12*, 16*, 43, 49, 58, 63, 66
4.4-4.5 Circular Motion; Radial and Tangential Acceleration 4C: P pp. 103-105 #24, 27*, 29, 31, 32*, 33, 46
4.6 Relative Velocity and Acceleration 4D: P p. 104 #38, 41
UNIT 2 Newton's Laws of Motion (Chapter 5 - 6)
5.1-5.6 Newton's Laws 5A: P pp. 140-146 #5, 6, 7, 10, 16, 20*, 60
5.7 Applications of Newton's Laws 5B: P pp. 141-148 #24, 27, 31, 34, 38*, 72
5.8 Friction 5C: P pp. 144-147 #42, 44, 47*, 50, 53*, 64*
5 Additional Problems 5D: P pp. 147-148 #67*, 68
6.1 Uniform Circular Motion 6A: P pp. 173-174 #6, 9, 12*, 13*
6.2 Non-Uniform Circular Motion 6B: P pp. 174-178 #17, 19, 21, 51, 55
6.3-6.4 Accelerating Frames and Resistive Forces 6C: P pp. 175-180 #25, 31*, 61*, 63
UNIT 3 Energy and Linear Momentum (Chapters 7 - 9)
7.1-7.2 Work and Scalar Products 7A: P pp. 207 #2, 4*, 6, 7*, 8*, 11*, 12, 13a
7.3 Work Done by a Varying Force 7B: P pp. 207-208 #16, 17, 18, 21*, 22
7.4 Work-Energy Theorem 7C: P pp. 209-210 #29*, 30, 33, 35*, 40, 55
7.5 Power 7D: P pp. 210-211 #46, 48, 59
8.1-8.4 Conservation of Mechanical Energy 8A: P pp. 239-242 #2, 4, 8, 11, 16, 21
8.5-8.7 Nonconservative Forces, Conservative Forces and Potential Energy, Stable Equilibrium
8B: P pp. 243-244 #28*, 37*, 39, 43
8 Additional Problems 8C: P pp. 246-249 #57, 58, 66*, 72*, 74
9.1-9.2 Impulse and Conservation of Momentum 9A: P pp. 282-283 #6, 8, 9, 10, 12*
9.3-9.4 Elastic and Inelastic Collisions 9B: P pp. 283-284 #16, 18*, 21
9.5 Two-Dimensional Collisions 9C: P pp. 284-285 #29, 33*, 35
9.6-9.7 Center of Mass, Motion of a System of Particles
9D: P pp. 285-287 #41*, 43, 45, 48, 69
UNIT 4 Rotational Kinematics and Dynamics, Equilibrium (Chapters 10 - 12)
10.1-10.3 Rotational Kinematics 10A: P pp. 317-318 #3, 8, 12, 17, 19, 20*
10.4 Rotational Energy
10.5 Calculation of Moments of Inertia (Summing and Integration)
10B: P p. 319 #23, 24, 56, 59*, 66*
10.6-10.7 Torque and Angular Acceleration 10C: P pp. 320-321 #33, 35*, 37, 39
10.8 Work, Power, and Energy in Rotational Motion 10D: P pp. 321-325 #43, 48, 50
11.1 Rolling Without Slipping 11A: P pp. 350-351 #2, 6, 7, 8*
11.2 Vector Product 11B: P pp. 351 #9*, 12
11.3 Angular Momentum of a Particle 11C: P pp. 351-356 #19, 20*, 24, 49
11.4-11.5 Conservation of Angular Momentum 11D: P p. 353 #29, 31, 33, 34, 35
11E: P pp. 353-356 #36, 38*, 39
12.1-12.3 Static Equilibrium 12A: P pp. 378-380 #3, 13*, 16, 20
12B: P pp. 382-385 #38, 42*, 53*
UNIT 5 Oscillatory Motion and Gravity (Chapters 13 - 14)
13.1, 13.5 Simple Harmonic Motion 13A: P pp. 414 #3, 4, 5*
13.2-13.3 Blocks and Springs 13B: P pp. 415-421 #9, 10, 12, 20, 71*
13.4, 13.6-13.7 Pendulums and Other Oscillations 13C: P pp. 416 #28, 29*, 30*, 34*, 36*
14.1-14.3 Universal Gravitation 14A: P pp. 450-452 #2*, 12*, 24
14.4-14.6 Motion of Planets 14B: P pp. 451-452 #15*, 18*, 22
14.7-14.8 Gravitation and Energy 14C: P p. 453 #30, 35*, 38*
UNIT 6 Electrostatic Force and Electric Fields (Chapter 23)
23.1-23.3 Electric Charge and Force 23A: P pp. 733-734 #1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9
23.4 Electric Fields 23B: P pp. 734-735 #12, 13, 15, 18*, 19*
23.5 Fields from Distributed Electric Charges 23C: P pp. 735-736 #24, 26*, 32*, 33*, 35*
23.6 Electric Field Lines 23D: P p. 737 #39, 40
23.7 Motion of Charged Particles in a Uniform Electric Field 23E: P p. 737 # 42, 44, 49*
UNIT 7 Gauss's Law and Electric Potential (Chapters 24 - 25)
24.1 Electric Flux 24A: P pp. 761-762 #1, 5, 6, 9
24.2 Gauss's Law 24B: P pp. 762-763 #10, 12, 15, 19, 23
24.3 Charged Insulators 24C: P pp. 763-764 #27*, 29*, 34, 37
24.4 Conductors in Electrostatic Equilibrium 24D: P p. 764 #38*, 41*, 43*, 48*
25.1 Potential Difference and Electric Potential 25A: P p. 795 #1, 2, 3, 5
25.2 Potential Difference in an Electric Field 25B: P p. 795 #6, 7, 8, 9, 11
25.3 Electric Potential and Potential Energy due to Point Charges 25C: P pp. 796-799 #17, 20, 23, 30, 32*, 57
25.4 Electric Field Value from Electric Potential 25D: P p. 798 #36*, 37
25.5 Electric Potential Due to Continuous Charge Distribution 25E: P p. 798 #41, 43, 45
25.6 Electric Potential Due to a Charged Conductor 25F: P p. 799 #47, 48, 49
UNIT 8 Capacitance, Electric Current and Circuits (Chapters 26 - 28)
26.1-26.2 Capacitance 26A: P p. 832 #3, 4, 8, 11, 12
26.3-26.4 Combinations of Capacitors and Energy Stored in Capacitors 26B: P pp. 832-834 #17, 18, 21*, 23, 28, 31, 32, 38
26.5 Capacitors with Dielectrics 26C: P p. 835 #40, 45, 46
26 Additional Problems 26D: P p. 836 #54*, 58, 59
27.1-27.2 Electric Current, Resistance, and Ohm's Law
27A: P pp. 862-863 #1, 4*, 9, 12*, 14*, 20
27.3 A Model for Electrical Conduction 27B: P p. 863 #25
27.6 Electrical Energy and Power 27C: P p. 864 #37, 41, 47
28.1-28.2 EMF and Resistors in Series and Parallel 28A: P pp. 895-896 #2, 3*, 5, 6, 9, 11*, 13, 16
28.3 Kirchoff's Rules 28B: P pp. 897-898 #18, 19*, 22*, 24*, 27*
28.4 RC Circuits 28C: P pp. 898-899 #29, 30, 32, 33*, 37
28.5 Electrical Instruments classwork only
UNIT 9 Magnetic Fields (Chapters 29 - 30)
29.1 The Magnetic Field 29A: P p. 930 #1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 11*
29.2 Magnetic Force on a Current-Carrying Conductor 29B: P pp. 930-931 #13*, 14, 15, 18*, 19*
29.3 Torque on a Current Loop in a Uniform Magnetic Field 29C: P p. 932 #25, 26*, 30*
29.4 Motion of a Charged Particle in a Uniform Magnetic Field 29D: P pp. 932-933 #31, 32*, 34*, 35, 38
29.5 Applications Involving Charged Particles Moving in a Magnetic Field 29E: P p. 933 #41, 43, 46
29 Additional Problems 29F: P pp. 933-934 #53, 54, 59*, 61*
30.1 The Biot-Savard Law 30A: P pp. 968-969 #1*, 2*, 5, 6, 11, 14*
30.2 Magnetic Force between Parallel Conductors 30B: P pp. 970-971 #16, 17, 18
30.3-30.4 Ampere's Law and the Magnetic Field of a Solenoid 30C: P pp. 971-972 #19, 21, 24, 28, 31, 32
30.5, 30.7 Magnetic Flux and Displacement Current 30D: P pp. 972-973 #33*, 34*, 36*
UNIT 10 Magnetic Induction (Chapters 31 - 32)
31.1-31.2 Faraday's Law of Induction, Motional emf, Lenz's Law 31A: P pp. 1002-1003 #1, 2, 4, 6, 9*
31B: P pp. 1003-1005 #10*, 12, 18, 20
31C: P pp. 1005-1006 #21, 22, 27
31.4 Induced emf and Electric Fields 31D: P pp. 1006-1007 #32, 33
31 Additional Problems 31E: P pp. 1009-1012 #52, 53, 60, 66, 67
32.1 Self-Inductance 32A: P pp. 1035-1036 #1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 12
32.2 RL Circuits 32B: P pp. 1036-1037 #16, 19, 20, 22, 29
32.3 Energy in a Magnetic Field 32C: P pp. 1037-1038 #31, 32, 34, 36, 37
UNIT 11 Review for AP Exam
Review Multiple choice and free response practice questions