# C Pacing Guide A/B Block

Marc Reif

The students in AP Physics C have nearly all had AP Physics 1 and are enrolled in AP Calculus AB or BC. (In 2016-2017 there were 20 students in the class, 1 was not enrolled in calculus, and 1 had not had a physics class before).

Instruction begins on Monday, 14 August 2017. Our school is on A/B block. Each class meets five 90-minute sessions every two weeks. We have 80 blocks before the AP Exam. that is 7200 minutes or 120 hours or 5 complete days.

There are 40 blocks in the first semester and 40 blocks in the second semester before the AP 1 and 2 Exams. Some units, as noted, do not include tests.

I estimate 75 days (allowing a few days for interruptions due to state testing) of instruction before the AP 1 Exam on Tuesday, 8 May 2018.

~~~~~1111111~~~~Begin Semester 1~~~~~~1111111~~~~~~~

Unit 01 - Tools (no test for this unit)

[3 blocks (no test) - 37 remaining in the 1st semester]

Knight Chapter 1

Activities: Experimental methods, curve-fitting from data

Review: Vectors, scalars, dimensional analysis, significant figures

Review: motion diagrams and concepts of motion

Unit 02 - 1d Kinematics

[4 blocks ( including test) - 33 remaining in the 1st semester]

Knight Chapters 1 and 2

Falling Chain Lab - Jerk Model

Introduce derivative and anti-derivative

Calculus and Kinematics Activities

Unit 03 - 2d Kinematics

[4 blocks (incl. test date) - 29 remaining in the 1st semester - test on 9/12 or 9/13]

Knight Chapters 3 and 4

Projectile Lab

Circular kinematics lab

Relativity of velocity

Unit 04 - 1d Forces

[6 blocks (incl. test date) - 23 remaining in the 1st semester - test on 10/2 or 10/3]

Knight Chapters 5 and 6

Systems of multiple objects

Atwood's Machine Lab

Drag lab

Spreadsheet simulations

Unit 05 - 2d Forces

[4 blocks (incl. test date) - 19 remaining in the 1st semester - test on 10/16 or 10/17]

Knight Chapters 7 and 8

Circular motion and gravitation

No Lab

Unit 06 - Energy

[6 blocks (incl. test date) - 13 remaining in the 1st semester - test on 11/5 or 11/6]

Knight Chapters 9 and 10

Springs and Rubber band lab

Energy dissipation lab

Unit 07 - Impulse and Momentum

[5 blocks (incl. test date) - 8 remaining in the 1st semester - test on 12/4 or 12/5]

Knight Chapter 11

Impulse to stop a falling chain

Increasing mass system

Unit 08 - Rotation

Knight Chapter 12

[8 blocks (no test other than semester exam) - 0 remaining in the 1st semester]

Lab finding an unknown rotational inertia

22222~~~~Begin Semester 2~~~~22222~~~~~~~~

Unit 09 - Gravitation and Oscillation

[6 blocks (incl. test date) - 34 remaining before AP Exam - test on 1/19 or 1/20]

Knight Chapters 13 and 15

Lab Physical pendulum

Unit 10 - Electric Charge, Force, and Field

[5 blocks (incl. test date) - 29 remaining before AP Exam - test on 1/26 or 1/27]

Knight Chapters 22 and 23

Electrostatic devices Lab

Coulomb's Law Lab

Unit 11 - Gauss's Law

[4 blocks (incl. test date) - 25 remaining before AP Exam - test on 2/08 or 2/09]

Knight Chapter 24

Unit 12 - Electric Potential, Potential Energy, and Capacitance

[5 blocks (incl. test date) - 20 remaining in the 1st semester - test on 2/23 or 2/24]

Knight Chapters 25 and 26

Capacitance Lab

Electric Potential Lab

Unit 13 - DC Circuits

[4 blocks - 16 remaining in the 1st semester - test on 3/6 or 3/7]

Knight Chapters 27 and 28

Lab Kirchhoff's Laws

Lab RC Circuit

Unit 14 - Magnetostatics

[5 blocks (incl. test date) - 11 remaining in the 1st semester - test on 4/9 or 4/10]

Knight Chapter 29

Bar magnet fields Lab

B-field of a slinky Lab

Pole strength of a magnet Lab

Unit 15 - Induction

[5 blocks - 6 remaining in the 1st semester - test on 4/24 or 4/26]

Knight Chapter 30

Faraday's Law Lab

Unit 16 - Maxwell's Equations

[2 blocks - 4 remaining in the 1st semester - no test - Mock Exam on 5/1 or 5/2]

Knight Chapter 31

No Lab

AP C Exam on Monday, 14 May 2018