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AP Physics B
CareerTech AP Physics is intended to be a rigorous course that is on the level of a college physics course. Whether AP Physics B or AP Physics C is taught is up to the discretion of the individual CareerTech.
CareerTech AP Physics B has a trigonometry emphasis. Five major content areas of physics will be taught. They are: mechanics, thermodynamics, waves and optics, electricity & magnetism, and modern physics. Students will be expected to sit for the AP exam at the completion of the course.

This course provides a systematic introduction to the main principles of physics and emphasizes the development of conceptual understanding and problem-solving ability using algebra and trigonometry, but rarely calculus. In most colleges, this is a one-year terminal course including a laboratory component.

Tina Fugate
Becki Foster
Biology I, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trig./Calc.-Highly recommended
Newtonian Mechanics
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Physics
Electricity and Magnetism
Waves and Optics
Atomic and Nuclear Physics

Suggested Labs/Activities Areas

-Design physics experiments
-Adding forces/vectors
-Position, velocity, acceleration
-Free fall
-Uniformly accelerated motion
-Projectile Motion
-Inclined Plane
-Ballistic Pendulum
-Hooke's Law
-Simple Pendulum
-Oscillation/Harmonic Motion
-Atwood's Machine
-Newton's Laws of Motion
-Centripetal Force/Circular Motion
-Work and Energy/Conservation of Energy
-Torque/Static Equilibrium
-Rotational Motion/Moment of Inertia
-Ohm's Law
-Series and Parellel Resistors
-DC Circuits
-Bridge Circuits
-Faraday's Law
-Ammeter/Voltmeter Measurements
-RC Circuits
-AC Circuits
-Magnetic Fields
-Acceleration of Particles in fields
-Ampere's Law
-Wave Labs (char. of waves, resonance, reflection, refraction, interference, diffraction)
-Geometric Optics
-Speed of Sound
-Thermal Expansion
-Specific Heats
-Gas Laws
-Archimedes' Principle
Referenced Standards

Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (4th ed.). (2005). National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Reston, VA

Oklahoma Priority Academic Student Skills (2003). Oklahoma State Department of Education-PASS-{}

Students are expected to take AP Physics B Exam upon completion of course.

All AP Courses undergo an AP Course Audit through College Board. Please refer to their website for further information.
More textbooks than those listed below may be appropriate for the AP Physics B course. However, schools should make every effort to acquire textbooks no older than 15 years old for use in this course.

Bueche, Frederick J., and David A. Jerde. Principles of Physics. San Francisco: McGraw-Hill.

Coletta, Vincent P. College Physics. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Cutnell, John D., and Kenneth W. Johnson. Physics. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Giambatista, Alan, Betty McCarthy Richardson, and Robert C. Richardson. College Physics.
Boston: McGraw-Hill.

Giancoli, Douglas C. Physics: Principles with Applications. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Hecht, Eugene, and Jerry Shi. Physics: Algebra/Trig. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Jones, Edwin R., and Richard L. Childers. Contemporary College Physics. Boston:

Sears, Francis W., Mark W. Zemansky, and Hugh D. Young. College Physics. Reading, MA:
Addison Wesley.

Serway, Raymond A., and Jerry S. Faughn. College Physics. Fort Worth, TX: Saunders.

Serway, Raymond A., and Jerry S. Faughn. College Physics. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole
Thomson Learning.

Tipler, Paul A., and Gene Mosca. Physics for Scientists. Bedford, NJ: W. H. Freeman.

Walker, James S. Physics. Vols 1 & 2. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Wilson, Jerry D., and Anthony J. Buffa. College Physics. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

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