AP? Physics 1 Syllabus
Curricular Requirements CR1 Students and teachers have access to college-level resourcesincluding college-level textbooks and reference materials in print of elect
ronic format. CR2aThe course design provides opportunities for students to develop understanding of the foundational principles of kinematics in the context of the big ideas that organize the curriculum framework. CR2b The course design provides opportunities for students to develop understanding of the foundational principles of dynamics in the context of the big ideas that organize the curriculum framework. CR2c The course design provides opportunities for students to develop understanding of the foundational principles of gravitation and circular motion in the context of the big ideas that organize the curriculum framework. CR2d The course design provides opportunities for students to develop understanding of the foundational principles of simple harmonic motion in the context of the big ideas that organize the curriculum framework. CR2e The course design provides opportunities for students to develop understanding of the foundational principles of linear momentum in the context of the big ideas that organize the curriculum framework. CR2f The course design provides opportunities for students to develop understanding of the foundational principle of energy in the context of the big ideas that organize the curriculum framework. CR2g The course design provides opportunities for students to develop understanding of the foundational principles of rotational motion in the context of the big ideas that organize the curriculum framework. CR2h The course design provides opportunities for students to develop understanding of the foundational principles of electrostatics in the context of the big ideas that organize the curriculum framework. CR2i The course design provides opportunities for students to develop understanding of the foundational principles of electric circuits in the context of the big ideas that organize the curriculum framework. CR2j The course design provides opportunities for students to develop understanding of the foundational principles of mechanical waves in the context of the big ideas that organize the curriculum framework. CR3Students have opportunities to apply AP Physics 1 learning objectives connecting across enduring understandings as described in the curriculum framework. These opportunities must occur in addition to those within laboratory investigations. CR4 The course provides students with opportunities to apply their knowledge of physics principles to real world questions or scenarios (including societal ) issues or technological innovations) to help them become scientifically literate citizens. Page(s) 1 2 3 3, 8 8 5 5 7 11 11 10
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CR5 Students are provided with the opportunity to spend a minimum of 25 percent of instructional time engaging in hands-on laboratory work with an emphasis oninquiry-based investigations. CR6a The laboratory work used throughout the course includes investigations that support the foundational AP Physics 1 principles. CR6b The laboratory work used throughout the course includes guided-inquiry laboratory investigations allowing students to apply all seven science practices. CR7 The course provides opportunities for students to develop their communication skills by recording evidence of their research of literature or scientific investigations through verbal, written, and graphic presentations. CR8 The course provides opportunities for students to develop written and oral scientific argumentation skills.
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COURSE SYLLABUS
Overview of AP? Physics 1
All the studentsin grade 10 may register for an AP? Physics 1 course. In about 45 weeks we meet twice a week for each 40 minutes and follow Sears and Zemansky’s University Physics with Modern Physics and Cracking the AP? Physics 1 Exam (2015 Edition; Princeton Review). We discussed the principle of some phenomena to form the ability of theoreticalanalysis. And in this course, we emphasize function thought, vector thought andexperiment design.
Description of Motion【3 weeks】
Mass point Reference frame Coordinate system Moment and time interval Position and displacement Vector algorithm Velocity and speed Dotting timer Acceleration V-t graph and x-t graph
Analysis of Uniform Variable Rectilinear Motion【3 weeks】
Relationship between velocity and time Relationship between displacement and time Free-fall motion Graphical analysis of motion
Interaction【3 weeks】
Basic interaction Gravity Elastic force and Hooke’s law Frictional force Composition of forces Resolution of force
Newton’s Laws of Motion【4 weeks】
Newton’s first law Newton’s second law Unit system of mechanics Newton third law Application of Newton laws of motion Overweight and weightlessness Equilibrium of objects
Curvilinear Motion【8 weeks】
Relative motion Two-dimensional motion Horizontally launched projectiles Projectiles launched at an angle Circular motion Centripetal acceleration Centripetal force Rotation Torque and rotational statics
Universal Gravitation and Spaceflight【3 weeks】
Planetary motion Law of universal gravitation Gravitational potential energy Spaceflight
Law of Conservation of Mechanical Energy【5weeks】
Purchase the constant Work Power Potential energy Elastic potential energy Kinetic energy Theorem of kinetic energy The law of conservation of mechanical energy
Law of Conservation of Momentum【4 weeks】
Center of mass Impulse
Momentum Theorem of momentum The law of conservation of momentum Collision models
Electrostatic Field and Steady current【4 weeks】
Electric charge The law of charge conservation Coulomb law Electric current Power source Electromotive force Ohm law Series circuit and parallel circuit Power in electric circuits Law of resistance Ohm law of a closed circuit Kirchhoff's law
Oscillations【2 weeks】
Simple harmonic motion Mass on a spring Pendulum and other oscillation
Mechanical Waves【6 weeks】
The formation and transmission of waves The graph of a wave Wavelength frequency and wave velocity Diffraction of a wave Interference of waves Standing wave Superposition
Review【several weeks, as appropriate】 Experiments Most of our experiments and the experiments for high school students make little difference. We always make some experiments to help us understanding the theory deeply. There list some experiments we have finished: 1.Length and time (Verniercaliper, micrometer caliper, Stopwatch) 2.Densities of given solids and liquids (Balance and glass measuring cylinder) 3. Average speed and instantaneous speed (Dotting timer) 4. Determination of acceleration (Dotting timer) 5. Center of mass of flat discs with irregular shapes 6. Make dynamometer (Spring, rubberband)
7. Springs in series and in parallel 8. Conservation of mechanical energy (spring-mass system) 9. Conical pendulum 10. Conservation of linear momentum