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ST00065
AP Physics C-Electricity & Magnetism
120.00
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. The following standard will cover the objectives of both with the understanding that the course direction is up to the CareerTech and their program needs.

AP Physics C-Electricity & Magnetism is a course that ordinarily forms the first part of the college sequence that serves as the foundation in physics for students majoring in the physical sciences or engineering. The sequence is parallel to or preceded by mathematics courses that include calculus. Methods of calculus are used wherever appropriate in formulating physical principles and in applying them to physical problems. The sequence is more intensive and analytic than that in the B course. Strong emphasis is placed on solving a variety of challenging problems, some requiring calculus.

CareerTech AP Physics C-Electricity and Magnetism should provide instruction in each of the five content areas: electrostatics; conductors, capacitors, and dielectrics; electric circuits; magnetic fields; and electromagnetism.
These subjects will be covered in depth with laboratory activities and lab reports an essential part of the coursework. Students will be expected to sit for the AP exam at the completion of the course.
Tina Fugate
405-743-5139
tfuga@okcareertech.org
or
Becki Foster
405-743-5554
bfost@okcareertech.org
Biology I,
Algebra I
Geometry
Algebra II
Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus
Calculus
Optional-AP Calculus
The course covers Newtonian mechanics in depth and provides instruction in each of the following six content areas outlined in the Course Description:
Kinematics
Newton's laws of motion
Work, energy, and power
Systems of particles, linear momentum

Suggested Labs/Activities Areas

-Design physics experiments
-Measurements/error/graphs
-Adding forces/vectors
-Spreadsheets
-Mass/Volume/Density
-Position, velocity, acceleration
-Free fall
-Uniformly accelerated motion
-Projectile Motion
-Inclined Plane
-Ballistic Pendulum
-Hooke's Law
-Simple Pendulum
-Oscillation/Harmonic Motion
-Friction
-Atwood's Machine
-Forces
-Newton's Laws of Motion
-Centripetal Force/Circular Motion
-Work and Energy/Conservation of Energy
-Momentum/Impulse
-Torque/Static Equilibrium
-Rotational Motion/Moment of Inertia
-Electrostatics
-Ohm's Law
-Resistance
-Equipotentials
-Series and Parellel Resistors
-DC Circuits
-Bridge Circuits
-Faraday's Law
-Ammeter/Voltmeter Measurements
-Diodes/Transistors
-RC Circuits
-AC Circuits
-Magnetic Fields
-Acceleration of Particles in fields
-Capacitors
-Ampere's Law
-Wave Labs (char. of waves, resonance, reflection, refraction, interference, diffraction)
-Mirrors/Lenses
-Geometric Optics
-Polarization
-Lasers
-Speed of Sound
-Thermal Expansion
-Specific Heats
-Gas Laws
-Spectroscopy
-Archimedes' Principle


Circular motion and rotation
Oscillations and gravitation
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-{www.sde.state.ok.us}


Students are expected to take AP Physics C (Electricity & Magnetism) Exam upon completion of course.

All AP Courses undergo an AP Course Audit through College Board. Please refer to their website for further information.

http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/
Additional textbooks other 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:
McGraw-Hill.

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.


Chabay, Ruth W., and Bruce A. Sherwood. Electric and Magnetic Interactions. New York: John
Wiley & Sons.

Chabay, Ruth W., and Bruce A. Sherwood. Matter and Interactions I: Modern Mechanics. New
York: John Wiley & Sons.

Chabay, Ruth W., and Bruce A. Sherwood. Matter and Interactions II: Electricity and Magnetic
Interactions. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Fishbane, Paul M., Stephen Gasiorowicz, and Stephen M. Thornton. Physics for Scientists and
Engineers. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Giancoli, Douglas C. Physics for Scientists and Engineers. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice
Hall.

Halliday, David, Robert Resnick, and Kenneth Krane. Physics. Vols. 1 & 2. New York: John Wiley
& Sons.

Halliday, David, Robert Resnick, and Jearl Walker. Fundamentals of Physics. New York: John
Wiley & Sons.

Hecht, Eugene. Physics: Calculus. New York: Brooks/Cole.

Knight, Randall D. Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern
Physics. Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley.

Sanny, Jeff, and William Moebs. University Physics. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Serway, Raymond A. Principles of Physics. Fort Worth, TX: Saunders.

Serway, Raymond A., Robert J. Beichner, and John W. Jewett, Jr. Physics for Scientists and
Engineers. Vols. 1 & 2. Fort Worth, TX: Saunders.

Serway, Raymond A., and John W. Jewett, Jr. Physics for Scientists and Engineers with
PhysicsNow and InfoTrac. New York: Brooks/Cole.

Tipler, Paul A. Physics for Scientists and Engineers. New York: W. H. Freeman.

Wolfson, Richard, and Jay M. Pasachoff. Physics for Scientists and Engineers. Reading, MA:
Addison Wesley Longman.

Young, Hugh D., and Roger A. Freedman. University Physics. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley
Longman.

Young, Hugh D., Roger A. Freedman, T.R. Sandin, and A. Lewis Ford. Sears and Semansky's
University Physics. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.

Reese, Ronald Lane. University Physics. Brooks/Cole.
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