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Physics Honors/AP 1 and 2

Chapter 2: 1-5 Assignment

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Physics Chapter 2: 1-5: Two Dimensional Kinematics


Reading Preparation

Text Reading: Giancoli, Physics - Principles with Applications, Chapter 2: Sections 1-5

Study Points

Key Equations

v   =   v 0   +   at x   =   x 0   + v 0 t   +   ½ a t 2 v 2   =   v 0 2 +   2 a ( x     x 0 ) v avg   =   ½ ( v   +   v 0 )

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: The problems of distance and time

Study Activity

The study activities homework may include simulations you should try or other activities to help you understand how the concepts you are studying work in the real world.

Optional Websites

Optional websites are just that: optional. You may check these out or not as you chose, but if you are having problems with concepts in the chapters, these sites may help you.

  • The Introduction to physics lectures at Bellevue College provide further examples of each of the topics in this chapter. You should review any areas where you feel uncertain of the concepts.
  • The NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) is in charge of monitoring and publishing formal definitions of standard units.
  • There is a companion website for Giancoli, Physics: Principles with Applications (sixth edition). You may find some of the features at this site useful in providing practice problems, questions, and (somewhat dated now) notes on applications. This site is no longer maintained, but at least it is still freely available. With edition seven, Pearson went to a "Mastering Physics" online course support system which requires students purchase additional access. I have not required that you get access to this site, since we have Moodle exercises that accomplish similar tasks with greater security.

    The Physics Tutoring Site has a page on Measurements that deal with mechanics.

Chat Preparation Activities

Chapter Quiz

Lab Work

If you want lab credit for this course, you must complete at least 12 labs (honors course) or 18 labs (AP students). One or more lab exercises are posted for each chapter as part of the homework assignment. We will be reviewing lab work at regular intervals, so do not get behind!