AP Physics 1 and 2 Combination

Course Syllabus

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Course Syllabus for AP Physics

AP/Honors Physics Syllabus: Homework, Reading Assignments, Discussion Topics, and Labs

Use the Links in the Homework column to find your homework assignment for Monday and Wednesday chat sessions (Friday chats focus on lab work and AP preparation). Homework is due on the date given, unless otherwise stated in the assignment.

SessionChatHomeworkReadingTopicLab
1Sep 6, 2017PL011: 1-8Basic Methods of Observation
2Sep 8, 2017Equal Arm Balance/Density
3Sep 11, 2017PL02A2: 1-5Motion in One Dimension
4Sep 13, 2017PL02B2: 6-8Constant AccelerationFalling Bodies 1
5Sep 15, 2017Falling Bodies 2
6Sep 18, 2017PL03A3: 1-4Vectors
7Sep 20, 2017PL03B3: 5-8Motion in Two Dimensions
8Sep 22, 2017Projectiles Challenge
9Sep 25, 2017PL04A4: 1-4Forces: Newton's 1st and 2nd Laws
10Sep 27, 2017PL04B4: 5-7Forces: Newton's Third LawForce Vectors: Force Table
11Sep 29, 2017Intertial vs. Gravitational Mass
12Oct 2, 2017PL04C4: 8-9Forces: applications
13Oct 4, 2017PL05A5: 1-3Uniform Circular Motion; GravityForce Vectors: Inclined Planes #1 (Frictionless)
14Oct 6, 2017Centripetal Force
15Oct 9, 2017PL05B5: 4-7Gravitation and Weightlessness
16Oct 11, 2017PL05C5: 8-10Kepler's lawsPendulum 1
17Oct 13, 2017Pendulum 2
18Oct 16, 2017PL06A6: 1-4Work and Energy
19Oct 18, 2017PL06B6: 5-7Conservation and Non-Conservative ForcesInclined Planes and Friction
20Oct 20, 2017Spring Constant
21Oct 23, 2017PL06C6: 8-10Conservation of Energy
22Oct 25, 2017PL07A7: 1-4MomentumAtwook's machine
23Oct 27, 2017Collision Kinematics 1
24Oct 30, 2017PL07B7: 5-10Elastic and Inelastic Collisions
25Nov 1, 2017PL08A8: 1-3Angular Motion and accelerationCollision Kinematics 2
26Nov 3, 2017Torsion Pendulum 1
27Nov 6, 2017PL08B8: 4-5Rotational Dynamics
28Nov 8, 2017PL08C8: 6-9Rotational Kinetic energyTorsion Pendulum 2
29Nov 10, 2017Rolling bodies (Galileo exp)
30Nov 13, 2017PL09A9: 1-3Static Equilibrium
31Nov 15, 2017PL09B9: 4-7Elasticity, Stress, and StrainEquilibrium
32Nov 17, 2017Structural Integrity
33Nov 20, 2017Review of Classical Mechanics
Nov 22, 201710: 1-5Fluid Dynamics
Nov 24, 2017THANKSGIVING
34Nov 27, 201710: 6-14Buoyancy and ViscosityBernoulli's Principle
35Nov 29, 2017PL11A11: 1-6Simple Harmonic Motion
36Dec 1, 2017Spring Oscillation
37Dec 4, 2017PL11B11: 7-16Wave Motion
38Dec 6, 2017PL12A12: 1-9SoundStanding Waves
39Dec 8, 2017Speed of Sound
40Dec 11, 2017PL13A13: 1-5Thermal Equilibrium
41Dec 13, 2017PL13B13: 7-14Ideal Gas LawThermal Expansion
42Dec 15, 2017Calorimetry
43Dec 18, 2017A14: 1-4Specific Heat
44Dec 20, 201714: 5-8Heat TransferGas Volumes
45Dec 22, 2017Specific Heat
Dec 25, 2017ChristmasNo Class
Dec 27, 2017ChristmasNo Class
Dec 29, 2017
Jan 1, 2018New YearsNo Class
Jan 3, 2018New YearsNo Class
Jan 5, 2018
46Jan 8, 2018PL15A15: 1-4Laws of Thermodynamics
47Jan 10, 2018PL15B15: 5-6Heat Engines and WorkAdiabatic Changes
48Jan 12, 2018Joule's Experiment
49Jan 15, 2018PL15C15: 7-12Entropy
50Jan 17, 2018REVIEW
51Jan 19, 2018Statistical Implications
52Jan 22, 2018PL16A16: 1-6Electrical Charge
53Jan 24, 2018PL16B16: 7-12The Electric FieldElectric Force
54Jan 26, 2018Electroscope
55Jan 29, 2018PL17A17: 1-6Electric Potential
56Jan 31, 2018PL17B17: 7-11Electrical Capacitance and EnergySimple Circuit 1: Series Circuits
57Feb 2, 2018
58Feb 5, 2018PL18A18: 1-6Electrical Power and Direct Current
59Feb 7, 2018PL18B18: 7-10Alternating CurrentSimple Circuit 2: Parallel Circuits
60Feb 9, 2018Simple Circuit 3: Kirchhoff's Rules/Electric Circuit 2
61Feb 12, 2018PL19A19: 1-4DC Circuits and EMFs
62Feb 14, 2018PL19B19: 5-8RC CircuitsInternal Resistance
63Feb 16, 2018Circuits with Capacitors
64Feb 19, 2018PL20A20: 1-4Magnetic Fields
65Feb 21, 2018PL20B20: 5-12Ampere's Law
66Feb 23, 2018Map a Magnetic Field
67Feb 26, 2018PL21A21: 1-5Induction
68Feb 28, 2018PL21B21: 8-15Transformers and LRC Circuits
69Mar 2, 2018Electric Motor
70Mar 5, 2018PL22A22: 1-7Electromagnetic Waves
71Mar 7, 2018PL23A23: 1-5Light and Reflection
72Mar 9, 2018Speed of Light
73Mar 12, 2018PL23B23: 6-10Lenses and Refraction
74Mar 14, 2018PL24A24: 1-5Light: Waves and ParticlesReflection
75Mar 16, 2018Refraction
76Mar 19, 2018PL24B24: 6-12Diffraction and Polarization
77Mar 21, 2018PL25A25: 1-6Optical Instruments: MagnificationYoung's Experiment
78Mar 23, 2018Thin Film Interference
Mar 26, 2018Holy Week
Mar 28, 2018Holy Week
Mar 30, 2018
79Apr 2, 2018PL25B25: 7-12Optical Instruments: Resolution
80Apr 4, 2018PL26A26: 1-5Special Relativity
81Apr 6, 2018Telescope
82Apr 9, 2018PL26B26: 6-11Mass and Energy
83Apr 11, 2018PL27A27: 1-6Early Quantum Mechanics
84Apr 13, 2018GPS Relativity
85Apr 16, 2018PL27B27: 7-13Wave-Partical Duality
86Apr 18, 2018PL28A28: 1-6Quantum Mechanics
87Apr 20, 2018Spectrometry
88Apr 23, 2018PL28B28: 7-12Quantum NumbersDemonstration Lab: Photoelectric effect
89Apr 25, 2018PL29A29: AllMolecules and Solids
90Apr 27, 2018Wave Nature of Light
91Apr 30, 2018PL30A30: 1-7Radioactivity
92May 2, 2018PL30B30: 8-13Decay and half-lives
93May 4, 2018CHALLENGE LAB: Geiger Counter
94May 7, 2018PL31A31: 1-4Nuclear Fission and Fusion
95May 9, 2018AP Exam
96May 11, 2018CHALLENGE LAB: Hadron Collider Data
97May 14, 2018PL31B31: 5-9Practical uses for Radiation
98May 16, 2018PL32A32: 1-7Elementary Particles
99May 18, 2018CHALLENGE LAB: Cloud Chamber
100May 21, 2018PL32B32: 8-12Strange Particles and Quarks
101May 23, 2018PL33A33: 1-10Astrophysics
102May 25, 2018CHALLENGE LAB: Black Body radiation
May 28, 2018Memorial Day Holiday
103May 30, 2018REVIEW
104Jun 1, 2018Planning for Summer LAB completions

You may also want to review the Physics 1 syllabus and Physics 2 syllabus. Each has been certified as AP compliant for 2015-2016 and subsequent years.