AP Physics 2 is an algebrabased, introductory collegelevel physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of Physics through inquirybased investigations as they explore 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.
LABORATORY REQUIREMENT: This course requires that 25 percent of the instructional time will be spent in handson laboratory work, with an emphasis on inquirybased investigations that provide students with opportunities to apply the science practices.
RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITES: Students should have AP Physics 1 or a comparable Physics introductory course. Students should have taken or been concurrently taking Precalculus or an equivalent course.
AP Physics 2: AlgebraBased Course Content Students explore principles of fluids, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics, and topics in modern physics. The course is based on seven Big Ideas, which encompass core scientific principles, theories, and processes that cut across traditional boundaries and provide a broad way of thinking about the physical world. The following are Big Ideas:
• Objects and systems have properties such as mass and charge. Systems may have an internal structure.
• Fields existing in space can be used to explain interactions.
• The interactions of an object with other objects can be described by forces.
• Interactions between systems can result in changes in those systems.
• Changes that occur as a result of interactions are constrained by conservation laws.
• Waves can transfer energy and momentum from one location to another without the permanent transfer of mass and serve as a mathematical model for the description of other phenomena.
• The mathematics of probability can be used to describe the behavior of complex systems and to interpret the behavior of quantum mechanical systems.
Science Practices: Students establish lines of evidence and use them to develop and refine testable explanations and predictions of natural phenomena. Focusing on these disciplinary practices enables teachers to use the principles of scientific inquiry to promote a more engaging and rigorous experience for AP Physics students. Such practices require that students:
• Use representations and models to communicate scientific phenomena and solve scientific problems; • Use mathematics appropriately;
• Engage in scientific questioning to extend thinking or to guide investigations within the context of the AP course;
• Plan and implement data collection strategies in relation to a particular scientific question;
• Perform data analysis and evaluation of evidence;
• Work with scientific explanations and theories; and
• Connect and relate knowledge across various scales, concepts, and representations in and across domains.
Course Content

Electrostatics 0/7

Lecture1.1Electric Charge and Its Conservation

Lecture1.2Insulators and Conductors

Lecture1.3Electric Charge and Its Conservation; Insulators and Conductors; Induced charge and the Electroscope

Lecture1.4Electric Force and Coulomb’s law

Lecture1.5Electric Field and Field Lines

Lecture1.6Motion of a Charged Particle in a Uniform Electric Field

Lecture1.7Electric Potential and Electric Potential Energy


Electric Circuits 0/8

Lecture2.1Introduction

Lecture2.2Electric Resistance

Lecture2.3Ohm’s Law

Lecture2.4DC Circuits with resistors only

Lecture2.5Kirchhoff’s Laws

Lecture2.6Series Parallel, and SeriesParallel Circuits

Lecture2.7Capacitance

Lecture2.8DC Circuits with Resistors and Capacitors


Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction 0/7

Lecture3.1Magnetic Field

Lecture3.2Magnetic Force on a charged Particle

Lecture3.3Magnetic Force on a currentcarrying conductor

Lecture3.4Magnetic flux

Lecture3.5Electromagnetic induction: Faraday’s Laws

Lecture3.6Lenz’s Law

Lecture3.7Motional emf


Thermodynamics 0/12

Lecture4.1Kinetic Theory of gases

Lecture4.2Ideal Gases

Lecture4.3Temperature and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics

Lecture4.4First Law of Thermodynamics

Lecture4.5Thermodynamic Process and PV diagrams

Lecture4.6Reversible and Irreversible Processes

Lecture4.7Heat Engines

Lecture4.8Heat Pumps and Refrigerators

Lecture4.9Carnot Cycle

Lecture4.10Efficiency

Lecture4.11Second Law of Thermodynamics

Lecture4.12Entropy


Fluid Statics and Dynamics 0/8

Lecture5.1Density

Lecture5.2Pressure: Atmospheric and Fluid pressure

Lecture5.3Pascal’s Principle

Lecture5.4Buoyant Force

Lecture5.5Archimedes’ Principle

Lecture5.6Flow Rate

Lecture5.7Continuity Equation

Lecture5.8Bernoulli’s Principle


Geometric and Physical Optics 0/9

Lecture6.1Bernoulli’s Principle

Lecture6.2Image formation by flat mirrors

Lecture6.3Image formation by curved mirrors: Convex, Concave

Lecture6.4Refraction and Snell’s Law

Lecture6.5Image formation by thin lenses: Convex and Concave

Lecture6.6Interference and Diffraction; Young’s DoubleSlit Experiment

Lecture6.7Double slit, single slit, and diffraction grating interference

Lecture6.8Thin film interference

Lecture6.9Polarization


Quantum physics, Atomic, and Nuclear Physics 0/10

Lecture7.1Atoms, Atomic mass, Mass number, and Isotopes

Lecture7.2Atomic Energy Levels

Lecture7.3Absorption and Emission Spectra

Lecture7.4Photoelectric effect, DeBroglie wavelength

Lecture7.5Models of Light: wave and particle

Lecture7.6Wavefunction graphs

Lecture7.7MassEnergy Equivalence

Lecture7.8Radioactive decay; alpha, beta and gamma decay

Lecture7.9Half life

Lecture7.10Nuclear Fission and Fusion


AP Physics 2 Lab 0/1

Lecture8.1Investigations

Instructor
David is the professor of mathematics education at David School and a former Associate Professor of Physics at JNTU. He served as a teacher of mathematics and Physics in various international schools in Asia and Europe. His research focuses on social and cultural factors as well as educational policies and practices that facilitate mathematics engagement, learning, and performance, especially for underserved students. David School collaborates with teachers, schools, districts, and organizations to promote mathematics excellence and equity for young people.
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