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Waves and Sound Homework Problems
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Modern Physics I: Quantum Theory: Photoelectric Effect
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Models of the Atom
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Michael Faraday
V = -N[dF/dt]
Faraday's Law
R   O   Y   G   B   I   V
Visible Spectrum
Low f

Long l
High f

Short l
Maxwell's Equations
(Differential Form)
Ampere's Rule

(First "Right-Hand Rule")
M = magnetic field lines
DC = direct current
James Clerk Maxwell
The Dirac Equation
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AP Physics Lab: Finding the Equilibrant
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Nuclear Fusion
p = proton
n = neutron
n = neutrino
g = gamma ray photon
     = positron
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Chapter 4 - Part B
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Chapter 12 - Part A
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r = lever arm distance
F = applied force
t = torque
Centripetal Acceleration
Work-Energy Principle
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Rotational Dynamics
Chapter 16 - Part A
Chapter 16 - Part B
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Chapter 18 - Part A
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Chapter 19
Projectile Motion: Range
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Chapter 20 - Part A
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Chapter 21 - Part A
Helium Atom
Helium Nucleus
140 pm
(Van der Waals Radius)
1 pm = 10      m
1 fm = 10      m
Helium Spectrum
Bohr Radius (rB) = 52.9 pm
Simplified Schematic of the Hydrogen Atom
Electron Transition
from the
n = 3 Level to the n = 2 Level
qe = -1.60 X 10     C
qp = +1.60 X 10     C
DE = hf
Dispersion of Polychromatic Light Transiting Through a Calcite Crystal
My AP Physics B Very Important Equation Sheets
Light-Emitting Diodes (LED)
Refraction and Dispersion Through Equilateral Prism
Low Frequency - Long Wavelength
[Least Refracted]
High Frequency - Short Wavelength
[Most Refracted]
Tantalum Electrodes

[With Anodized Coating]
Archimedes Principle
Torricelli's Principle
Torricelli's Principle
Thermal Strain of a Rubber Band and Its Relationship to Its Entropy
The Greek Alphabet and Common Physics Symbols
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Linear Thermal Expansion Coefficient
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"Change in..."
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"Sum of..."/Stress
Electrical Conductivity
Dielectric Constant
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Equivalent Capacitance: Parallel Circuits
Equivalent Capacitance: Series Circuits
Equivalent Resistance: Series Circuits
Equivalent Resistance: Parallel Circuits
Three-Body Problem
Class Textbook Companion Website
Systems of Concurrent Straight-Line Forces
Mid-Term Examination A
Multiple Spring Problems: Hooke's Law and PEs
Ballistic Pendulum Problems: E and p Conservation
Statics I Problems
Uniform Linear Accelerated Motion Problems
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Statics II Problems
Work-Energy-Power Problems
Thermal Energy Problems I
Thermal Energy Problems II
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Conceptual Rotational Dynamics Problem
Letter of Welcome
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Conceptual PV Diagram Problem Solution
The Kinetic Molecular Theory of Gases
Cyclic Thermodynamic Processes and States and PV Diagrams
Demonstrations and Equations of the Thermodynamics of Ideal Gases
Isothermal vs. Adiabatic Processes
Kinetic Molecular Energy, Internal Energy and Work
PV Diagram Problem Solution [AP 2009 Free-Response No. 4]
Geometric Optics: Sign Conventions, Ray-Tracing Rules and Equations
Geometric Optics: Focal Relations
Focal Relations of a Convex Lens
0 = origin
f = focal point
hi = image height
ho = object height
di = image distance
do = object distance
Principal Axis
Plane of Lens
Principal Ray
Saturday Exam Preparation
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Electromagnetics: Ampere's Law, Solenoids, Faradays Law, Lenz's Law and the Right-Hand Rules
The Leyden Jar
Constant Rate, Average Speed and Uniform
Linear Accelerated Motion Problems
General Relativity and Spacetime
Ballistic Pendulum
Hooke's Law
Static Friction Problem I
Static Friction Problem II
Calculation of Nuclear Radius
The Orbital Kinematics of the Solar System
Maximum Radius and Minimum Speed of Inverted Transit of a Roller Coaster Loop
t = Frsinq
Torque on a Beam
Torque on a Beam II
Work and Energy
Linear Kinematics Multiple Choice Problems I
Linear Kinematics Multiple Choice Problems II
Linear Kinematics Free-Response Problems
2018 Exam Calendar

AP Physics 1
Tuesday May 8
11:30 am

AP Physics 2
Wednesday May 9
11:30 am
Dynamics: Newton's Laws, Inertia, Force, Translational Friction, Momentum and Its Conservation and Impulse
Quantum Mechanics I: Photon Momentum and the deBroglie Wavelength
Gravitation and Planetary Motion Problems
Forces and Orbital Mechanics Problems
Inclined Planes, Pulleys and Translational Friction Problems
The Push-Up Problem
UNH Library: Digitized Antiquarian Physics Books
Birtwistle, George 1925: The principles of thermodynamics
Martin, L. C. (Louis Claude) 1924: Optical measuring instruments, their construction, theory, and use
Tyndall, John, [1820-1893] 1895: Sound