• AP Physics 2

    AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based is a second-year physics course designed for high school students in grade 12 who have completed AP Physics 1.  The course covers topics and concepts typically included in the second semester of an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course.  Topics include  fluid statics & fluid dynamics, thermal physics & thermodynamics, electricity & magnetism (including RC circuits and electromagnetic induction), light & optics, and modern (quantum, atomic & nuclear) physics.  The course focuses on high-level understanding of concepts, experimental design and critical thinking, and prepares students for the AP Physics 2 exam in May.

  • Electric Force, Field & Potential

    Coletta: Physics Fundamentals Ch. 17: The Electric Field (pp. 427–456), Ch. 18: Electric Potential (pp. 457–492)

    Notes pp. 261–293

    This chapter discusses electricity and magnetism, how they behave, and how they relate to each other.

    • Electric Change, Coulomb’s Law, and Electric Fields describe the behavior of individual charged particles and how to calculate the effects of these particles on each other.
    • Electric Current & Ohm’s Law describes equations and calculations involving the flow of charged particles (electric current).

    One of the new challenges encountered in this chapter is interpreting and simplifying circuit diagrams, in which different equations may apply to different parts of the circuit.

    Skills learned & applied in this chapter:

    • Working with material-specific constants from a table.
    •  Electric Charge File 582.4KB PDF document
    •  Coulomb's Law File 477.8KB PDF document
    •  Electric Fields File 553.8KB PDF document
    •  Electric Field Vectors File 473.1KB PDF document
    •  Equipotential Lines & Maps File 733.5KB PDF document
Thermal Physics & ThermodynamicsElectric Circuits