What is Ap physics c: Definition and 85 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.
I'm a senior in high school taking AP Physics C (equivalent of college calculus based physics mechanics and electricity/magnetism). Through junior year I had a 3.9 unweighted, 4.33 weighted GPA with all A's besides a B and C sophomore year due to mental health issues explained in my application...
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I was wondering if anybody had the MCQ for the past APPC Mech exams. I'm in the process of studying for my final next week, and it would be a good review.
I found the FRQ, but do they not release MCQ? I thought they released mcq for all exams, but I might be wrong-
Please let me know- the...
I'm guessing this question can be solved using the law of conservation of momentum
Vi = 5 m/s
(5 m/s) M = (4.33 m/s) cos30 M + V sinθ M
I don't know what to do after this... I'm also not sure if I use the sin and cos correctly.
What are some of the hardest concepts to learn in AP E&M? I am going to prepare for the exam with my previous physics teacher. I am currently a senior enrolled in AP Calc BC, and I already took AP Mechanics.
I am attempting to solve part b of this question. I start with the equation A=L^2/4 and I get dA=L/2(dl). Next I find dA/dt=L/2(dL/dt) and I realize dL/dt=v. Thus I get -d(flux)/dt=-BLv/2. Finally, I use emf/R=I. I get -BLv0/2R=I. However, the answer is BLv0/4R=I. I understand dA is supposed to...
To the people who took AP Physics C in high school and then took the introductory Calc-based physics sequence in college; how does Physics C compare to the Intro Sequence?
Homework Statement A boy launches a 20 g dart horizontally by a spring gun from a balcony 45 m above the ground. The dart lands 15 m away from the balcony. If the length of the gun’s barrel is 10 cm, what is the average horizontal force applied by the spring?(A) 1.0N (B) 2.0 N (C) 2.5 N (D) 5. N...
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In the figure below, a constant horizontal force app of magnitude 18 N is applied to a uniform solid cylinder by fishing line wrapped around the cylinder. The mass of the cylinder is 19 kg, its radius is 0.11 m, and the cylinder rolls smoothly on the horizontal surface.
(a)...
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In the figure below, a chain consisting of five links, each of mass 0.103 kg, is lifted vertically with a constant acceleration of magnitude a = 2.49 m/s2.
(a) Find the magnitude of the force acting between link 1 and link 2.
(b) Find the magnitude of the force acting...
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So I'm trying to self-study AP Physics C and found the first volume of Halliday/Resnick's Fundamentals of Physics on my parent's shelf, 3rd edition (from 1988). They also have the 2nd edition of University Physics, volume 2 (E&M). I do, however, have a copy online of the extended 10th...
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A circuit contains a capacitor of capacitance C, a power supply of emf E, two resistors of resistances R1 and R2 , and a switch S2 . Resistor R1 is in series with the power supply and R2 is in parallel with the capacitor and the power supply. S2 switches the branch that...
This is probably my misunderstanding, so please clarify.
In a region of empty space, there are two point charges with the charges+Q and -Q. Exactly in the middle of the two charges (distance r from both charges) is point P, colinear with the centers of both charges. A Gaussian surface that...
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1. Homework Statement
The Question:
In one dimension, the magnitude of the gravitational force of attraction between a particle of mass M1, and one of mass M2 is given by:
F(r)=GM1M2/r^2
Where G is a constant and x is the distance...
I have decided to go home schooled for my last two years of high school and I am trying to make a curriculum at the moment. Do any of you know a good resource for this? It has not been too hard to find a physics 1 or 2 course, but calculus based physics courses have been pretty sparse. So far I...
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Ok, so I am attempting to solve a projectile motion problem involving air resistance that requires me to find the total x-distance the projectile traverses before landing again.
Given:
\\
m=0.7\text{kg}
\\
k=0.01 \frac{\text{kg}}{\text{m}}
\\
\theta=30 \degree
Homework...
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I know I have asked a similar question before but I now have more information.
I have been communicating with the AP physics teacher at my high school. I have really been looking to challenge myself with science (which I can't do this year; I have a 100% in honors chemistry, a mostly 10th...
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I want to know that if a five on Ap Physics C exam can replace college's two introductory physics courses. Also, what topic should I study after Physics C that helps me to be better off in college higher-level physics?
Thank you.
I got accepted into my states's residential high school and am going there next year for my junior and senior years. For my junior year I am doing:
AP English Lang
AP US History
AP Calc BC
AP Chemistry
AP Physics C M and EM (combined)
AP Comp Sci
I am taking these courses to satisfy prereqs...
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The problem is attached in the file "selection(1).pdf"
The explanations/solutions are attached in "selections.pdf" which is below
[Problem image - added by moderator to make it visible in-thread]
Looking at how they solved part C, I have no idea why they say that the...
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http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/ap/apcentral/ap13_frq_physics_c_mechanics.pdf
The problem is above. It is number 3.
The solutions are below:
http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/ap/apcentral/ap13_physics_cm_scoring_guidelines.pdf
Homework...
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Here are the free response questions:[/B]
https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap15_frq_physics_c-m.pdf
Here are the solutions:
https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap15_physics_cm_sg.pdf
I do not understand how they solved a...
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Currently, I attend one of the most difficult HS in America (magnet school, ranks in top 10; won't specify for privacy) and I am currently taking AP Physics C without any prior physics knowledge. I have the hardest teacher among them all (apparently taught at MIT before). His problems...
I am a current High School senior intending on majoring in Physics in college. Last year I took IB Physics SL and got a 4 on the test but kept my head above water on all the unit tests. I'm currently taking AP Calculus BC and am doing very well. I have exhausted all other science classes in my...
So (this is my first thread by the way so sorry if it is in the wrong place) I am now a junior who has just started junior year (Last week). I am taking AP Physics C and AP Calc BC concurrently. I have always been pretty good at math and physics, but never amazing, just around mid to low A...
Hi. I've been pondering on this decision lately. I'm a Junior in high school and have been accepted to take AP physics C for senior year starting with my fall semester next school year. I really want to pursue a physics/ engineer related major, but here's the thing. I'm aware that AP physics C...
Homework Statement
http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/_ap06_frq_physicsc_em_51784.pdf
Please please check out Q2 part (d) on this test
Homework EquationsThe Attempt at a Solution
I understand that before S2 is closed, current through the circuit is zero.
As soon as S2 is...
1. The problem
The answer is A.
Homework Equations
x = Acoswt
y = Asinwt
The Attempt at a Solution
C is not correct because the x & y positions are in terms of sin & cos, so the acceleration can't be constant.
D is not correct because x & y are oscillating in value.
E is not correct because...
1. Problem
A rocket has landed on Planet X, which has half the radius of Earth. An astronaut onboard the rocket weighs twice as much on Planet X as on Earth. If the escape velocity for the rocket taking off from Earth is v , then its escape velocity on Planet X is
a) 2 v
b) (√2)v
c) v
d) v/2
e)...
Question: A streetcar is freely coasting (no friction) around a large circular track. It is then switched to a small circular track. When coasting on the smaller circle its speed is:
a) greater
b) less
c) unchanged
Relevant
Formulas:
w = v/r
KE = 1/2mv2
My teacher said the normal force from...
What are the difference between AP physics 1 and AP physics C mechanics exams? What are the main differences?
If I already learned AP Physics 1 (kinematics, Newton's 3 laws of motion, torque, momentum, ucm, deformation of solids) and AP calculus AB, then should I take the AP Physics C...
Hiya, my name's Raven, and I have a lot of problems with physics. I often have trouble with (you guessed it) MASTERING PHYSICS! I used this site a number of times for homework help prior to joining (primarily because most other sites for physics help are blocked on my school computer), so I...
Homework Statement
A civil engineer is asked to design a curved
section of roadway that meets the following
conditions:
With ice on the road, when the coefficient of
static friction between the road and rubber is 0.12, a car at rest must not slide into the ditch
and a car traveling less than 70...
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2a) here: http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap14_frq_Physics_C-E-M.pdf
Homework Equations
The Attempt at a Solution
Would the answer be:
stays same -- increasing -- decreasing -- stays same?
By Lentz's law, then right hand rule?
For AP Physics C level, I am having trouble on deciding whether to use Ampere's Law or use Biot-Savart.
Are there any hints/tricks for deciding what to use?
For example, in solenoids i heard it's easiest to use Ampere's Law
Warning: I am aware of my careless actions but please help me out
Ok, I'm a Jr in highschol, I have a 3.7 GPA I've taken honors math and I'm taking ap calculus next year so I'm good with math. I haven't dealt with physics since about 7th grade and my experience with it wasn't that bad. I was...
I am a junior in high school who hasn't been exposed to any Physics class. I plan to take the exam the next school year since the exam is said to be very difficult. I really want to get a 5! Like I said, I will be self-studying for this exam as much as I need too, but I first need to read over...
Hello, I am self studying to take the Ap Physics C test. I already know algebra based mechanics, although i DO NOT know calculus based. I have no knowledge on electricity. What textbook should i use?
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Could somebody help me on the problems given in the attachments? I know E&M well but these problems stumped me(In the RC Circuit I need help only on part (d) of the question). Tomorrow is my AP C E&M exam. I am too nervous about it. Based on how these problems stumped me, do...
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A dot on the floor with a diameter of 2cm.
A table that is at a distance of 46cm horizontally from the center of said dot.
The table is 90cm tall.
The meat of the problem: A ping pong ball rolls off an incline plane (a wooden board) that is on top of the table. The...
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I'm an incoming junior in high-school and I am planning on self-studying for the AP Physics C/E&M and AP Computer Science exams since my school doesn't offer these courses. I am buying the Barrons review books but what other study materials do I need?
I am also taking Physics B course in...
No, you didn't read the title wrong. I am really self studying a physics class.
I just finished Mechanics (Physics I) and since I want to go to college to study physics to become an engineer or physicist. I need to take the next class, E&M (Physics II, Electricity and Magnetism). However, I...
I am not currently taking a physics class but decided a few months ago that I would self study the AP Physics C Mechanics exam (not the E&M), however I have been procrastinating ever since. The exam is scheduled for the 14th of May, and I haven't even begun to study for it. Could anyone here...
Problem 1 on last year's normal (not form b) frq for e&m part a asked to use Gauss' law to prove essentially that at any point P within a thin spherical shell of charge density σ = q/A and radius r that the electric field at this ambiguous point P is zero. The solutions for this problem went...
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the position "r" of a moving particle moving in an xy plane is given by r=(2.00(t^3) -5t)î+ (6.00-7.00(t^4) )j with r in meters and t in seconds. In unit notation calculate:
A) R
B) Velocity
C) R when t is 25 seconds
What is the able between the positive direction of the...
Where to find AP Physics C: Mechanics material?
So I would like to write the AP Physics exam this year. Unfortunately, my school does not offer AP physics and therefore does not have any material I can look at. So I have gotten myself a textbook, sadly, it does not have much practice material...
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I will be dually enrolled at high school and a local state university next semester. I will be taking Calculus II, and have completed a basic algebra-based Physics course.
Will I be capable of self-studying for the AP Physics C (both subjects) exam in May?
Also, can you recommend any...