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Science/Technology/Engineering/Math
ST00064
AP Physics C-Mechanics
120.00
CareerTech AP Physics is intended to be a rigorous course that is on the level of most college physics courses. 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.

CareerTech AP Physics C-Mechanics should provide instruction in each of the following content areas: kinematics, Newton's Laws of Motion, work, energy and power, systems of particles and linear momentum, circular motion and rotation, and oscillations and gravitation.

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
Trig./Calc.-Highly recommended.
The course covers Newtonian mechanics in depth and provides instruction in each of the following six content areas:
Kinematics
Newton's laws of motion
Work, energy, and power
Systems of particles, linear momentum
Circular motion and rotation
Oscillations and gravitation


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


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 (Mechanics) 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/
More textbooks than those listed below may be appropriate for the AP Physics C course. However, schools should make every effort to acquire textbooks no older than 15 years old for use in this course.

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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