__Course Outline for AP Physics C Mechanics 2014-15__

**Instructor: Scott Kindt **

**Contact Information:**

**scott.kindt@thompsonschools.org**** (970) 613-7743**

**Online information & Assignments found at ****www.rockymountainstars.com**

**Textbook: Physics for Scientists & Engineers Serway Jewett 6 ^{th} Edition **

**Recommended supplemental materials**

**AP Advantage PHYSICS C by Dr. James Mooney Peoples Publishing Group**

**The Princeton Review AP Physics C**

**5 Steps to a 5 AP Physics C**

**Course Overview**

AP Physics C focuses on Newtonian Mechanics. Students are assumed to have a working knowledge of both differential and integral calculus and it is recommended that a student taking AP Physics C is concurrently enrolled in an AP Calculus course. At the college level, Physics C is equivalent to an introductory physics course for scientists and engineers.

__Required Material__

Dedicated Lab Notebook (graph or composition format) Scientific Calculator

__Grading__

Total Grade come from: 75% Exams and Quizzes, 5% Homework, 20% Lab Reports

100%-90% A, 89%-80% B, 79%-70% C, 69%-60% D, 59%-0 F

There is a 10% deduction in points for each day an assignment is late.

AP Physics C is a weighted course for grades C or higher.

__Course Sequence 1 ^{st} Semester__

Introduction & Calculus Overview

Ch. 2 Motion in one Dimension

Ch. 3 & 4 Vectors, Projectile Motion, Circular Motion

Ch. 5 Newton’s Laws

Ch. 6 Newton’s Laws with resistive forces friction & air drag

Ch. 7 Energy & Power

Ch. 8 Potential Energy

Ch. 9 Linear Momentum & Collisions

Semester Exam

__Second Semester__

Ch. 10 Rotation Kinematics, Torque, Rotational KE

Ch. 11 Angular Momentum Vector Product & Torque

Ch. 12 Static Equilibrium

Ch. 13 Universal Gravity & Kepler’s Laws

Ch. 15 Oscillations, Waves, Harmonic Motion

Review for AP Exam

Final Exam