Advanced physics Definition and 15 Discussions

In the United States, Advanced Placement (AP) Physics collectively refers to the College Board Advanced Placement Program courses and exams covering various areas of physics. These are intended to be equivalent to university courses that use best practices of physics teaching pedagogy.
Each AP Physics course culminates in an optional exam for which high-performing students may receive some credit towards their college coursework, depending on which college or university they attend.

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  1. becks1

    Classical mechanics problem for a free particle

    Summary: The initial problem states: Consider a free particle of mass m moving in one space dimension with velocity v0. Its starting point is at x = x0 = 0 at time t = t0 = 0 and its end point is at x = x1 = v0t1 at time t = t1 > 0. and this info is to do the 3 problems written out. a)...
  2. K

    Turkish Tubitak olympiads problems and solutions by Rafiq Abbasov

    Pdf is below.
  3. D

    Optics: refraction and reflection

    Homework Statement: I have no idea how to start with this problem. I am trying to look for all the incident angles, refraction and reflection angles. And i don't know what the two radii are doing with y. Homework Equations: critical angle = arcsin (n2/n1) snell's law for refraction...
  4. SJay16

    Courses How difficult is an undergraduate course in GR?

    Just wondering if I'm going to be in over my head here, as I'm not sure what to expect. A notoriously "difficult" professor as my school is teaching a senior level undergraduate course "Introduction to General Relativity Physical consequences of Einstein's equations, including the principle of...
  5. M

    Fourier transforms, convolution, and Fraunhofer diffraction

    I've been exposed to this notion in multiple classes (namely math and physics) but can't find any details about how one would actually calculate something using this principle: Diffraction in optics is closely related to Fourier transforms and finding the Fraunhofer diffraction of an aperture...
  6. tworitdash

    Classical Which classic book to follow for Advanced EM?

    The book should have the following content. I want to refer a classic book which explains every detail. 1) Ohmic losses at high frequencies 2) Potentials and Green's functions 3) Image theorem 4) Fields radiated by sources in the far field region 5) Equivalence and reciprocity theorems 6)...
  7. L

    Studying How to self-study advanced books like Weinberg's QFT?

    Although the question came to my mind while studying Weinberg's QFT books, the doubt is much more general than that, and is not a doubt about physics, but rather about how to actually study and learn the topic alone from the book. From one point I agree that coming up with this doubt nearly...
  8. chrononaut 114

    Past Exam Advanced Dynamics Question; Help, Please!

    Homework Statement The Attempt at a Solution So I first tried by saying consider a time t in which mass m is directly above the origin O. I.e., mass m at the Cartesian coordinate (0, 4l/3). I wrote a = a(t) as the extension function of the spring, which has 0 natural length. So, I...
  9. yeshuamo

    Variable of integration in geometric phase calculation

    Homework Statement Calculate the geometric phase change when the infinite square well expands adiabatically from width w1 to w2. Homework Equations Geometric phase: \gamma_n(t) = i \int_{R_i}^{R_f} \Bigg< \psi_n \Bigg | \frac{\partial \psi_n}{\partial R} \Bigg > dR Infinite square well...
  10. T

    Friction constant minimizing the duration of vertical motion

    Homework Statement The mass of a car that acts on one wheel is 100 kg. The elasticity (spring) constant in the suspension system of that wheel is k = 10^4N/m. Design the strut (find the friction/resistance constant c) such that any vertical motion of the wheel (set up for example by going over...
  11. O

    Task: Function for the acceleration throughout a loop?

    So, this seemed really fun to me until I got stuck. THE TASK is about an object with mass m, moving in a basic (2D) coordinate system. It is attached to origo (0, 0) by a "rope" with constant length r=5. In position P0(-5, 0) it has the velocity v0=[0, -10]. Hence, the object moves around origo...
  12. O

    Are a and b spacelike, timelike, or null?

    Hello! I am working on homework for my general relativity class, and I am very confused about how to tell the difference between spacelike, timelike, and null vectors, and the book is very unhelpful. Relevant equations Consider two four vectors a and b whose components are given by: a^α=(-2, 0...
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    Applying Relative Motion to One Dimensional Motion Equations

    <<Moderator note: LaTeX corrected>> Problem: > Two cars A and B move with velocity ##60 kmh^{-1}## and ##70 kmh^{-1}##. After a certain time, the two cars are 2.5 km apart. At that time, car B starts decelerating at the rate 20 kmh-2. How long does Car A take to catch up with Car B? I tried to...
  14. YogiBear

    Show that w is solenoidal having spherical polar coordinates

    Homework Statement The gradient, divergence and curl in spherical polar coordinates r, ∅, Ψ are nablaΨ = ∂Φ/∂r * er + ∂Φ/∂∅ * e∅ 1/r + ∂Φ/∂Ψ * eΨ * 1/(r*sin(∅)) nabla * a = 1/r * ∂/∂r(r2*ar) + 1/(r*sin(∅)*∂/∂∅[sin(∅)a∅] + 1/r*sin(∅) * ∂aΨ/∂Ψ nabla x a = |er r*e∅ r*sin(∅)*eΨ | |∂/∂r ∂/∂∅...
  15. DrPapper

    Classical Fundamental Principles of Classical Mechanics - Kai S. Lam

    Hello all, I'm currently taking an upper undergraduate two part Mechanics course using the above mentioned book by its author. He's a great professor and I was wondering if anyone else has checked out this book? It's very math heavy and I'm struggling with some of the language since I haven't...