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Physics Honors/AP 1 and 2

Chapter 13: 1-5 Assignment

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Physics 13: 1-5 Gas Behavior


Reading Preparation

Text Reading: Giancoli, Physics - Principles with Applications, Chapter 13: 1-5

Study Points

Key Equations

  • Converting temperatures: T ( ° C )   =   5 9 [ T ( ° F )     32 ] T ( ° F )   =   9 5 T ( ° C )   +   32
  • Linear thermal expansion (expansion in one dimension): l    =   l 0   ( 1   +   α Δ T )
  • Ideal Gas Law PV   T PV   =   nRT

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: Thermal Equilibrium

Study Activity

Use the simlation on phases to get a sense for how molecules behave as they acquire and lose heat 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!