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Physics Honors/AP 1 and 2

Chapter 6: 8-10 Assignment

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Physics 6: 8-10 Power and Non-Conservative Forces


Reading Preparation

Text Reading: Giancoli, Physics - Principles with Applications, Chapter 6: Sections 8-10

Study Points

Key Equations

  • In any conservative force situation (no non-conservative forces acting): Δ PE 1   + Δ KE 1   =   Δ PE 2   +   Δ PE 2  

    This is a state change.

  • Power Power   =   work time   =   force     distance time   =   force     velocity

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: Power

Study Activity

Experiment with different masses and spring constants to determine how these affect spring behavior.

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!