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First Day Info

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These are our class notes from the first day of class.

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First Day Info

  1. 1. AP Physics C Mod Mr. Thomas
  2. 2. Important Information <ul><li>Text Book: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physics 8 th Edition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cutnell & Johnson </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>John Wiley & Sons </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Online Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WileyPlus   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Homework Assignments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website / Schoology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Notes (may post before class) (print?) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Handouts </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Grading Policy <ul><li>10% Online Homework </li></ul><ul><li>15% In-class Quizzes (clicker questions) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on text and previous notes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>25% Lab Reports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Due following Wednesday @ 7:55 am </li></ul></ul><ul><li>50% Test </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Answers posted in Schoology ASAP </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Online Homework <ul><li>Problems assigned weekly </li></ul><ul><li>Due each Monday @ 7:55 am </li></ul><ul><li>Initial Grading policy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 attempts per problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 point per problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No penalty for help functions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Subject to change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Displayed at the beginning of each assignment </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. AP Test <ul><li>50% Multiple Choice Questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>90 minutes, 70 questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Calculator nor equations, constants given </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1.77 minutes/question </li></ul></ul><ul><li>50% Open Ended Problems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>90 minutes, 6 or 7 problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10-15 minutes/problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calculator allowed and equation sheet provided </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. AP Test <ul><li>Trends from the past few years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Score >~58-65%  5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Extremely well qualified </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~43-50%<Score<~60%  4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Well qualified </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~27-35%<Score<~45%  3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Qualified </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Course Structure <ul><li>First Quarter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newtonian Mechanics (35%) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Second Quarter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fluid Mechanics/Thermo (15%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electricity (16%) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Third Quarter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Magnetism (9%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waves & Optics (15%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modern Physics (10%) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fourth Quarter - Review </li></ul>
  8. 8. Test Policy <ul><li>3 or 4 Tests each quarter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20-25 MC questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No calculator/equation sheet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2-3 FR Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calculator & Eqn. sheet provided </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Makeup tests will be a different test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student should plan to take test on return to school </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. 1 st quarter Tests <ul><li>Sept 8 th – Kinematics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapters (1),2,3 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sept 23 th – Newton’s Laws </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapters 4,5,9(1-4) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Oct 7 th – Work, Energy, Power, Impulse, Momentum, Simple Harmonic Motion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapters 6,7,10 </li></ul></ul>Translation Rotation-statics
  10. 10. 2 nd Quarter Tests <ul><li>Oct 24 th – Fluids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter 11 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nov 10 th – Thermodynamics/Heat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapters 12,13,14,15 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nov 29 th – Electrostatics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapters 18,19 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dec 9 th – Electric Circuits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter 20 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. 3 rd Quarter Tests <ul><li>Jan 17 st – Magnetism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapters 21,22 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jan 27 th – Waves & Sound </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapters 16,17,24 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Feb 16 th – Optics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapters 25,26,27 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mar 9 th – Modern Physics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapters 28,29,30,31,32 </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. 4 th Quarter <ul><li>Mar 20 nd – Test 1 st Quarter Topics </li></ul><ul><li>Mar 30 st – Test 2 nd Quarter Topics </li></ul><ul><li>Apr 20 th – Test 3 rd Quarter Topics </li></ul><ul><li>May 2 nd – Mock Test (Cumulative) </li></ul><ul><li>May 14 th – AP Exam @ noon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(AP Bio test in am) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Midterm/Final <ul><li>70 Multiple Choice Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Cumulative for content presented previously </li></ul>
  14. 14. END

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