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Physics Honors/AP 1 and 2

Chapter 6: 1-4 Assignment

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Physics Chapter 6: 1-4 Work and Energy


Reading Preparation

Text Reading: Giancoli, Physics - Principles with Applications, Chapter 6: Sections 1-4

Study Points

Key Equations

  • Work Defintion: Work   =   Force     Displacement   =   F d   cos   θ   = Δ KE
  • Kinetic Energy KE   =   1 2 m v 2
  • Potential energy for mass m near the surface of the Earth: PE   =   mgh
  • Elastic potential energy for a spring: PE   =   1 2 k x 2

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: Work and Energy

Study Activity

This simulation allows you to explore the exchange between potential and kinetic energy.

Physics simulation Java Applets are the product of the PHET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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!