Overview of AP Physics 1,2 and C



About AP

ap physics study guideThe college board Advanced Placement examination allows student to study/learn college material while in high school and at the same time , AP scores provide advantage in college admission and give credits to students

The AP curriculum for each of the various subjects is created for the College Board by a panel of experts and college-level educators in that field of study. For a high school course to have the AP designation, the course must be audited by the College Board to ascertain that it satisfies the AP curriculum

AP courses for Physics
There are four courses in Physics
1) AP physics 1:

This is a year-long AP course designed by the College Board to replace AP Physics B in the 2014 – 2015 school year. AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 will teach the same general curriculum as AP Physics B, but instead split the course into two and cover more information, specifically rotational mechanics.
This is a algebra based curriculum course. It is said to cover the material of a first semester university undergraduate physics course offered at a typical American university.

Course
Kinematics
Dynamics: Newton’s laws
Circular motion and universal law of gravitation
Simple harmonic motion: simple pendulum and mass-spring systems
Impulse, linear momentum, and conservation of linear momentum: collisions
Work, energy, and conservation of energy
Rotational motion: torque, rotational kinematics and energy, rotational dynamics, and conservation of angular momentum
Electrostatics: electric charge and electric force
DC circuits: resistors only
Mechanical waves and sound

2) AP Physics 2

It is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course that explores topics such as fluid statics and dynamics; thermodynamics with kinetic theory; PV diagrams and probability; electrostatics; electrical circuits with capacitors; magnetic fields; electromagnetism; physical and geometric optics; and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics. Through inquiry-based learning, students will develop scientific critical thinking and reasoning skills

Course
Thermodynamics: laws of thermodynamics, ideal gases, and kinetic theory
Fluid statics and dynamics
Electrostatics: electric force, electric field and electric potential
DC circuits and RC circuits (steady-state only)
Magnetism and electromagnetic induction
Geometric and physical optics
Quantum physics, atomic, and nuclear physics
3) AP Physics C: Mechanics

it is a one-semester, calculus-based, college-level physics course, especially appropriate for students planning to specialize or major in physical science or engineering. The course explores topics such as Kinematics, Work energy,Newton’s laws of motion , Gravtitation,Systems of particles, linear momentum and Circular motion and rotation Introductory differential and integral calculus is used throughout the course.

Course

Kinematics
Newton’s laws of motion
Work, energy, power
Systems of particles, linear momentum
Circular motion and rotation
Oscillations and gravitation
3) AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

it is a one-semester, calculus-based, college-level physics course, especially appropriate for students planning to specialize or major in physical science or engineering. The course explores topics such as electrostatics; conductors, capacitors, and dielectrics; electric circuits; magnetic fields; and electromagnetism. Introductory differential and integral calculus is used throughout the course.

Course

Electrostatics
Conductors, insulators, capacitors, dielectrics
Electric circuits
Magnetic fields
Electromagnetism

AP test scores

AP tests are scored on a 1 to 5 scale as follows:[17]

5 Extremely well qualified
4 Well qualified
3 Qualified
2 Possibly qualified
1 No recommendation

Exam Format for each of these examination

AP Physics 1 Section I: Multiple Choice: 50 Questions | 90 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score
Discrete items
Items in sets
Multi-select items (two options are correct)
Section II: Free Response: 5 Questions | 90 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score
Experimental Design (1 question)
Quantitative/Qualitative Translation (1 question)
Short Answer (3 questions, one requiring a paragraph-length argument)
AP Physics 2 Section I: Multiple Choice: 50 Questions | 90 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score
Discrete items
Items in sets
Multi-select items (two options are correct)Section II: Free Response: 4 Questions | 90 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score
Experimental Design (1 question)
Quantitative/Qualitative Translation (1 question)
Short Answer (2 questions, one requiring a paragraph-length argument) 
AP Physics C

Both Mechanics and electrostatics one

 

Section I: Multiple Choice: 35 Questions | 45 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score
Discrete items
Question in setsSection II: Free Response: 3 Questions | 45 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score
Laboratory based
Discrete question 

 

This was just an overview of AP physics,Complete information can be found at below Link

http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/

(material) and question based both on Algebra and Calculus can be found here for each of these chapters in ap physics

 

One Dimensional Motion

Notes
  1. Introduction
  2. Position and Displacement
  3. Average velocity and speed
  4. Instantaneous velocity and speed
  5. Acceleration
  6. Motion with constant acceleration
  7. Free fall acceleration
  8. Relative velocity
  9. Solved Examples Part 1
  10. Solved Examples Part 2
  11. Solved Examples Part 3
  12. Solved Examples Part 4
  13. Solved Examples Part 5
Concept Maps
  1. Motion in General
  2. Speed
  3. Velocity
  4. Acceleration
Videos
  1. Position Distance and Displacement
  2. Average velocity and speed
  3. Velocity and acceleration
  4. Uniformly accelerated motion
  5. Relative Velocity
  6. Kinematics Question 1
  7. Kinematics Question 2
Assignments (for IITJEE/KVPI level/AP Physics)
  1. Assignment 1
  2. Assignment 2
  3. Assignment 3
  4. Motion in one dimension (objective)
  5. Motion in one dimension (subjective)

Motion in a plane

Notes
  1. Introduction
  2. Average velocity
  3. Instantaneous velocity
  4. Average and instantaneous acceleration
  5. Motion with constant acceleration
  6. Projectile Motion
  7. Uniform circular motion
  8. Motion in three dimensions
Concept Maps
  1. Position and Displacement
  2. Velocity and acceleration
  3. Vector Addition
  4. Projectile Motion

Assignments (for IITJEE/KVPI level/AP Physics)

  1. Assignment 1
  2. Assignment 2
  3. Motion in two dimension (objective)
  4. Motion in two dimension (subjective)

Newton’s Laws Of motion

Notes
  1. Introduction
  2. Force
  3. Newton’s First law of Motion
  4. Inertia and Mass
  5. Newton’s second law of motion
  6. Newton’s third law of motion
  7. Applying Newton’s law of motion
  8. Inertial frame of Reference
  9. Fictitious Forces
  10. Solved Examples
Assignments (for IITJEE/KVPI level/AP Physics)
  1. Assignment 1
  2. Assignment 2
Videos
  1. Force Vides

Friction

Notes
  1. Introduction
  2. Static Friction
  3. Kinetic Friction
  4. Rolling Friction
  5. Angle of Friction
  6. Methods to Reduce Friction
  7. Solved Examples
Assignments (for IITJEE/KVPI level/AP Physics)
  1. Assignment 1
  2. Assignment 2
  3. Assignment 3
Videos
  1. Force Vides

Work Energy and Power

Notes
  1. Introduction
  2. Work
  3. Work done by variable force
  4. Mechanical Energy
  5. Kinetic energy
  6. Potential energy
  7. Gravitational PE near the surface of the earth
  8. Conversion of Gravitational PE to KE
  9. PE of the spring
  10. Conservation of energy of spring mass system
  11. Conservative Forces
  12. Power
  13. Principle of conservation of energy
  14. Solved examples
Assignments (for IITJEE/KVPI level/AP Physics)
  1. Assignment 1
  2. Assignment 2
Videos
  1. Work Vides

Impulse and Linear Momentum

Notes
  1. Introduction
  2. Impulse and Momentum
  3. Conservation of Linear momentum
  4. Recoil of the Gun
  5. Motion of the system with varying mass(Rocket)
  6. Solved Examples
Assignments (for IITJEE/KVPI level/AP Physics)
  1. Assignment 1
  2. Assignment 2
  3. Assignment 3
  4. Assignment 4
Videos
  1. Momentum Vides

System of Particles and Collisions

Notes
  1. Introduction
  2. Center of Mass
  3. Position of center of mass
  4. Position vector of centre of mass in terms of co-ordinate components
  5. Motion of centre of mass
  6. Acceleration of centre of mass
  7. Kinetic energy of the system of particles
  8. Two particle system and reduced mass
  9. Collisions
  10. Head on elastic collision of two particles
  11. Head on inelastic collision of two particles
  12. Deflection of an moving particle in two dimension
  13. Solved examples
Assignments (for IITJEE/KVPI level/AP Physics)
  1. Included with Linear momentum
  2. Assignment 1
  3. Assignment 2
  4. Assignment 3
  5. Assignment 4
Videos
  1. center of mass Videos

Rotational Mechanics

Notes
  1. Introduction
  2. Angular velocity and angular acceleration
  3. Rotation with constant angular acceleration
  4. Kinetic energy of Rotation
  5. Calculation of moment of inertia
  6. Theorems of Moment of Inertia
  7. Torque
  8. work and power in rotational motion
  9. Torque and angular acceleration
  10. Angular momentum and torque as vector product
  11. Angular momentum and torque of the system of particles
  12. Angular momentum of the system of particles with respect to the center of mass of the system
  13. Radius of gyration
  14. Kinetic Energy of rolling bodies (rotation and translation combined)
  15. Solved examples
Assignments (for IITJEE/KVPI level/AP Physics)
  1. Assignment 1
  2. Assignment 2
  3. Assignment 3
  4. Assignment 4
  5. Assignment 5
Videos
  1. Rotation Videos

Simple Harmonic Motion

Notes
  1. Periodic Motion
  2. Simple Harmonic Motion
  3. Equation of SHM
  4. Characterstics of SHM
  5. Velocity of SHM
  6. Acceleration of SHM
  7. Total Energy of SHM
  8. Motion of a body suspended from a spring
  9. Simple pendulum
  10. The compound pendulum
  11. Damped Oscillations
  12. Driven or Forced Harmonic oscillator
Assignments
  1. Assignment 1
  2. Assignment 2
Concept maps
  1. SHM concept

Gravitation

Notes
  1. Introduction
  2. Kepler’s Law
  3. Universal law of gravitation
  4. Acceleration due to grawing of earth
  5. Acceleration due to grawing below and above earth surface
Assignments (for IITJEE/KVPI level/AP Physics)
  1. Assignment 1

 

Elasticity

Notes
  1. Introduction
  2. Stress
  3. Strain
  4. Hook’s Law
  5. Elastic Modulus
  6. Poisson’s Ratio
  7. Stress-Strain Digram
  8. Solved Examples
Assignments (for IITJEE/KVPI level/AP Physics)
  1. Assignment 1
  2. Assignment 2

Thermal Properties of Matter

Notes
  1. Concept of Heat and Temperature
  2. Measurement of temperature
  3. Absolute Temperature
  4. Ideal Gas Equation
  5. Thermal Expansion
  6. Thermal stress
  7. Specific Heat Capacity
  8. Calorimetery
  9. Change of phases
  10. Solved Examples
Assignments (for IITJEE/KVPI level/AP Physics)
  1. Assignment 1
  2. Assignment 2
Videos
  1. Thermal properties Videos
Revision Notes
  1. Thermal Properties Of matter

Kinetic Theory of Gas (for IITJEE/KVPI level/AP Physics)

Notes
  1. Gas Laws
  2. Ideal gas equation
  3. Moleular nature of matter
  4. Dalton’s law of partial pressures
  5. Kinetic Theory of an ideal gas
  6. Pressure of gas
  7. Kinetic interpretation of temperature
  8. Law of Equipartition of energy
  9. Specific Heat Capacity
  10. Specific heat Capacity of Solids
  11. Mean free Path
  12. Solved examples
Assignments (for IITJEE/KVPI level/AP Physics)
  1. Assignment 1
  2. Assignment 2
Concept Maps
  1. Concept Map of Ideal gas
Revision Notes
  1. Kinetic Theory of Gases

Thermodynamics

Notes
  1. Introduction
  2. Concept of Heat
  3. P-V Indicator Digram
  4. Work in volume changes
  5. Internal Energy and first law of thermodynamics
  6. Specific heat capacity of an ideal gas
  7. Thermodynamic Processes
  8. Quasi static Processes
  9. Isothermal Process
  10. Adiabatic Process
  11. Isochoric process
  12. Isobaric process
  13. Work done in Isothermal process
  14. Work done in an Adiabatic process
  15. Heat Engine and efficiency
  16. Principle of a Refrigerator
  17. Second law of thermodynamics
  18. Reversibility and irreversibility
  19. Carnot’s Heat Engine
  20. Carnot Theorem
  21. Solved Examples
Assignments (for IITJEE/KVPI level/AP Physics)
  1. Assignment 1
  2. Assignment 2
  3. Assignment 3
  4. Assignment 4
  5. Assignment 5
Revision Notes
  1. Thermodynamics

Heat Transfer

Notes
  1. Introduction
  2. Thermal Conduction
  3. Thermal Conductivity
  4. Convection
  5. Radiation
  6. Black Body Radiation
  7. Stefan Boltzmann law
  8. Nature of thermal Radiation
  9. Kirchoff’s law
  10. Newton’s Law of Cooling
  11. Solved examples
Assignments
  1. Assignment 1
  2. Assignment 2
Revision Notes
  1. Heat Transfer

Electric Charge

Notes
  1. Detailed Study Material
Concept Maps
  1. Concept map of Coulomb”s Law
Videos
  1. Electrostatic Charge
  2. Electrostatic Force and Coulomb’s Law
  3. Electric Field
  4. Electrostatic Field Lines
  5. Electric Flux
  6. |
  7. Electric field due to a dipole
  8. How to solve electric force problems
Assignments (for IITJEE/KVYP level)
  1. Assignment 2
  2. Questions and answers
  3. Assignment 3

Gauss’s Law

Notes
  1. Detailed Study Material
Videos
  1. Introduction to Gauss’s Law
  2. Field due to continous distibution of charges
  3. How To Apply Gauss’s Law
  4. Derivation of Coulomb’s Law using Gauss’s Law
  5. Electric field due to a line charge (using Gauss’s Law)
Assignments (for IITJEE/KVYP level)
  1. Assignment 1
  2. Assignment 2

Electric Potential

Notes
  1. Detailed Study Notes
Assignments (for IITJEE/KVYP level)
  1. Assignment 1
  2. Assignment 2

Capacitance

Notes
  1. Detailed Study Notes
Assignments (for IITJEE/KVYP level)
  1. Assignment 1
  2. Assignment 2

Electric Current and resistance

Notes
  1. Detailed Study Notes
Assignments (for IITJEE/KVYP level)
  1. Assignment 1
  2. Assignment 2
  3. Assignment 3
Concept Maps
  1. Drift Velocity

EMF and Electric Measurement

Notes
  1. Detailed Study Notes
Assignments (for IITJEE/KVYP level)
  1. Assignment 1
  2. Assignment 2
  3. Assignment 3

Heating effect of current

Notes
  1. Detailed Study Notes
Concept Maps
  1. Thermalcurrent

Magnetic Field

Notes
  1. Detailed Study Notes
Assignments (for IITJEE/KVYP level)
  1. Assignment Combined with Magnetic effects of current

Magnetic Effects of current

Notes
  1. Detailed Study Notes
Assignments (for IITJEE/KVYP level)
  1. Assignment Combined with Magnetic effects of current

Magnetic Properties of Matter

Notes
  1. Detailed Study Notes

Electromagnetic Induction

Notes
  1. Detailed Study Notes

Inductance

Notes
  1. Detailed Study Notes

Alternating current

Notes
  1. Detailed Study Notes
Assignments (for IITJEE/KVYP level)
  1. Assignment1

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