March 14
XRays and Lasers
de Broglie wavelength and the DavissonGermer experiment
XRays and Lasers
de Broglie wavelength and the DavissonGermer experiment
ws_ap_mcquestions.doc  
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March 12
Compton effect: Momentum of the photon.
March 8
Photoelectric effect: Photon nature of light
Compton effect: Momentum of the photon.
March 8
Photoelectric effect: Photon nature of light
worksheet1.doc  
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March 6
Brief history of atomic physics. Emission Spectra. Discovery of electron and the atomic nucleus. Blackbody radiation and the Bohr Model.
Brief history of atomic physics. Emission Spectra. Discovery of electron and the atomic nucleus. Blackbody radiation and the Bohr Model.
Feb 26
Lenz's Law Activity.
We used magnets and solenoids to try to determine the induced polarity when we have a changing flux.
Lenz's Law Activity.
We used magnets and solenoids to try to determine the induced polarity when we have a changing flux.
l_lenzactivity.docx  
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Jan 17
Capacitors and Capacitance. Energy storage in a capacitor.
Capacitors and Capacitance. Energy storage in a capacitor.
ws_capacitors_electrostatics.docx  
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Jan 15
More review of the concept of Electric Potential.
Handed out BIG REVIEW PACKAGE: https://hochphysics.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/workbook2full.pdf
Jan 11
Electric Potential from the perspective of topography.
Jan 9
Discussion of the electronVolt as a unit of energy.
Conceptual examples of potential and field.
More review of the concept of Electric Potential.
Handed out BIG REVIEW PACKAGE: https://hochphysics.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/workbook2full.pdf
Jan 11
Electric Potential from the perspective of topography.
Jan 9
Discussion of the electronVolt as a unit of energy.
Conceptual examples of potential and field.
Dec
Dec 18
THERMODYNAMICS TEST
THERMODYNAMICS TEST
Dec 14
Continue electrical potential energy. Explanation of why energy is positive for like charges, but negative for opposite charges.
Continue electrical potential energy. Explanation of why energy is positive for like charges, but negative for opposite charges.
ws1_ch19_believe_you_me_potential_point_charges.docx  
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KEY ws_ch19_believe_you_me_potential_point_charges_key.pdf  
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Dec 6
Absolute zero lab


Dec 4
Complete discussion of the Carnot Cycle and the second law.
We then discussed the function of an actual refrigerator and a real internal combustion engine.
Nov 30
Second Law of Thermodynamics:
Heat engines, Heat pumps and Refrigerators.
Intro to the Carnot cycle.
Nov 28
More PVdiagrams, this time with numbers. Discussions of how to quickly identify whether a cycle shows a heat engine or a heat pump.
Nov 23
Introduction to PV diagrams
Complete discussion of the Carnot Cycle and the second law.
We then discussed the function of an actual refrigerator and a real internal combustion engine.
Nov 30
Second Law of Thermodynamics:
Heat engines, Heat pumps and Refrigerators.
Intro to the Carnot cycle.
Nov 28
More PVdiagrams, this time with numbers. Discussions of how to quickly identify whether a cycle shows a heat engine or a heat pump.
Nov 23
Introduction to PV diagrams
WS3 and WS4 first_and_second_laws_of_thermodynamics.docx  
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Nov 17
F L U I D S T E S T
Nov 15
F L U I D S T E S T
Nov 15
Nov 9
Kinetic Theory of Gas. We developed the link between energy and temperature from classical concepts of conservation of momentum, the impulse momentum theorem and the definition of kinetic energy.
Kinetic Theory of Gas. We developed the link between energy and temperature from classical concepts of conservation of momentum, the impulse momentum theorem and the definition of kinetic energy.
WS2 ideal_gas_law_kinetic_theory.docx  
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Nov 7
Introduction to the 3 gas laws
The combined gas law
Discussion of rms average
Demos: Crushed pop can, potato gun.
Nov 3
Thermal expansion and examples. Demonstration of the bimetalic strip, conduction wheel and ball and ring.
Introduction to the 3 gas laws
The combined gas law
Discussion of rms average
Demos: Crushed pop can, potato gun.
Nov 3
Thermal expansion and examples. Demonstration of the bimetalic strip, conduction wheel and ball and ring.
ws1_thermal_temp_heat_conduction.doc  
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Nov 1
Thermal expansion
Oct 30
FLUIDS QUIZ
Intro to Thermal Physics
Definitions of Temperature, Thermal Energy and Heat (Q)
Convection, Conduction and Radiation.
Thermal expansion
Oct 30
FLUIDS QUIZ
Intro to Thermal Physics
Definitions of Temperature, Thermal Energy and Heat (Q)
Convection, Conduction and Radiation.
Oct 16
Torricelli's Theorem
Torricelli's Theorem
ws__4.doc  
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Oct 12
The Bernoulli Equation
The Bernoulli Equation
Oct 10
More fluids examples.
Continuity Equation.
Venturi Principle.
More fluids examples.
Continuity Equation.
Venturi Principle.
ws3_static_fluids.doc  
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Oct 5
Gauge pressure, Pascal's principle, conceptual examples.
Gauge pressure, Pascal's principle, conceptual examples.
ws2_ap2_fluids_worksheet_2.docx  
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Oct 3
Start Fluids:
Definition of pressure. Look at how pressure varies with depth. Buoyant force and Archimedes' Principle.
Start Fluids:
Definition of pressure. Look at how pressure varies with depth. Buoyant force and Archimedes' Principle.
ws1_fluids_worksheet_number_one.docx  
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Sept 29
Finish Thin films
Finish Thin films
ws4_osmosis.docx  
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Sept 27
Finish Michelson Interferometer.
Thin Film Interference
ws3_thinfilmsandintrigue.docx  
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Sept 25
Diffraction review
Sept 20
Diffraction gratings and single slits.
Diffraction review
Sept 20
Diffraction gratings and single slits.
Sept 18
QUIZ!
More detailed look at dual slit interference
n1_slits_and_gratings.rtf  
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September 14
Diagram of dual slit interference.
Demo of dual slit pattern for light.
Diagram of dual slit interference.
Demo of dual slit pattern for light.
September 6
Build a ripple tank! The class set up some ripple tank apparatus to be used next class. Course outlines and syllabi .
Build a ripple tank! The class set up some ripple tank apparatus to be used next class. Course outlines and syllabi .


September 12
Discussion of Huygen's principle as it relates to wave propagation and diffraction.
Look at the conditions for constructive and destructive interference from 2 COHERENT SOURCES.
Discussion of Huygen's principle as it relates to wave propagation and diffraction.
Look at the conditions for constructive and destructive interference from 2 COHERENT SOURCES.
September 8
Ripple tank investigation.
Class set up ripple tanks, adjusted the wave generators and then did some observin'.
In particular students observed DIFFRACTION.
Ripple tank investigation.
Class set up ripple tanks, adjusted the wave generators and then did some observin'.
In particular students observed DIFFRACTION.
ws1_2_source_interference_of_waves.docx  
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k_ws1_2_source_interference_key.pdf  
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