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Reflections and comments from my Reflection group on each of the units of my AP Physics class.  Yes this was sometimes annoying, but in the end it did foster communication between myself and other students, helped me understand the material better and overall be more prepared for the AP Test.

Ch. 20 Electromagnetic Induction

posted Sep 16, 2011, 6:57 AM by Michael Maloney   [ updated Jan 8, 2012, 4:27 PM ]

The objects that use electromagnetism are generators, speakers, and electric guitars. I think that the only thing that i found difficult about this unit was figuring out if the current was going clockwise or counterclockwise. I found this diffficult because everyone seems to have a different way in which to do the right hand rule for this chapter and i had to find out which one i felt more comfortable with.From the lab i ended up understanding that the faster the magnet is going the higher the peak and that both curves have the same area underneath it.

Ch. 02/03 Kinematics Reflection

posted Sep 16, 2011, 6:56 AM by Michael Maloney   [ updated Jan 8, 2012, 4:27 PM ]

I put in a lot of time and effort his summer and really understand motion now.  In the beginning I was a little confused with distance/displacement-position, and how velocity and acceleration were different.  Now that I think of them all as rates of change, I understand how velocity is telling you how your position is changing, and acceleration is telling you how your velocity is changing ... that is where that sec2 comes from.  Oh metric system, why do you have to be so coy?

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