5 Steps to a 5 AP Physics B&C, 2010-2011 Edition [NOOK Book]

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A Perfect Plan for the Perfect Score



We want you to succeed on your AP* exam. That's why we've created this 5-step plan to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. This easy-to-follow guide offers you a complete review of your AP course, strategies to ...

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5 Steps to a 5 AP Physics B&C, 2010-2011 Edition

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Overview

A Perfect Plan for the Perfect Score



We want you to succeed on your AP* exam. That's why we've created this 5-step plan to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. This easy-to-follow guide offers you a complete review of your AP course, strategies to give you the edge on test day, and plenty of practice with AP-style test questions. You'll sharpen your subject knowledge, strengthen your thinking skills, and build your test-taking confidence with



  • Full-length practice exams modeled on the real test


  • All the terms and concepts you need to know to get your best score


  • Your choice of three customized study schedules--so you can pick the one that meets your needs




The 5-Step Plan helps you get the most out of your study time:

Step 1: Set Up Your Study Program

Step 2: Determine Your Readiness

Step 3: Develop the Strategies

Step 4: Review the Knowledge

Step 5: Build Your Confidence



Topics include: A Bit About Vectors; Free-Body Diagrams and Equilibrium; Kinematics; Newton's Second Law, F(net) = ma; Momentum; Energy Conservation; Gravitation and Circular Motion; Rotational Motion (for Physics C Students Only); Simple Harmonic Motion; Thermodynamics (for Physics B Students Only); Fluid Mechanics (for Physics B Students Only); Electrostatics; Circuits; Magnetism; Waves; Optics (for Physics B Students Only); and Atomic and Nuclear Physics (for Physics B Students Only)

Also includes: Physics B practice test; Physics C mechanics practice test; and Physics C electricity and magnetism practice test



*AP, Advanced Placement Program, and College Board are registered trademarks of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071623216
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 12/11/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 416
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Greg Jacobs teaches AP Physics at Woodberry Forest School in central Virginia.



Josh Schulman is a student at Harvard Medical School.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

About the Authors

Introduction: The Five-Step Program

STEP 1: Set Up Your Study Program

Chapter 1. How to Approach Your Physics Course

Chapter 2. What You Need to Know About the AP Physics Course

Chapter 3. How to Plan Your Time

STEP 2: Determine Your Test Readiness

Chapter 4. Fundamentals Quizzes

Chapter 5. Take a Diagnostic Test

STEP 3: Develop Strategies for Success

Chapter 6. Memorizing Equations in the Shower

Chapter 7. How to Approach Each Lesson

Chapter 8. Extra Drill on Difficult but Frequently Tested Topics

STEP 4: Review the Knowledge You Need to Score High

Chapter 9. A Bit About Vectors

Chapter 10. Free-Body Diagrams and Equilibrium

Chapter 11. Kinematics

Chapter 12. Newton's Second Law, F(net) = maChapter 13. Momentum

Chapter 14. Energy Conservation

Chapter 15. Gravitation and Circular Motion

Chapter 16. Rotational Motion (for Physics C Students Only)

Chapter 17. Simple Harmonic Motion

Chapter 18. Thermodynamics (for Physics B Students Only)

Chapter 19. Fluid Mechanics (for Physics B Students Only)

Chapter 20. Electrostatics

Chapter 21. Circuits

Chapter 22. Magnetism

Chapter 23. Waves

Chapter 24. Optics (for Physics B Students Only)

Chapter 25. Atomic and Nuclear Physics (for Physics B Students Only)

STEP 5: Build Your Test-Taking Confidence

Physics B Practice Test

Physics C Mechanics Practice Test

Physics C Electricity and Magnetism Practice Test

Appendixes

Constants

Physics B Equations

Physics C Equations

Four-Minute Drill Prompts

Web Sites

Glossary

Bibliography

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  • Posted April 22, 2010

    Excellent - the book to pick

    This book is by far the best! I have an honors degree in Physics from Oxford University, and therefore can claim to know a reasonable amount about the Physics AP syllabus. The 5 Steps to a 5 book covers all the topics a students is likely to need to know for the physics AP exams. More importantly, the book is extremely well written. The authors clearly explain what can be, for some students at least, some quite complex topics in the world of physics, and they explain these topics very, very, well. Then they effectively reinforce their explanations with a wealth of useful practice questions - questions which mirror those a student is likely to find on the actual AP examinations.

    I bought this book for my son as he prepared for the AP, and I wholeheartedly recommend this book to others in the same situation.

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  • Posted January 9, 2010

    Excellent for Struggling AP Physics Students

    I, myself, am an AP Physics B student and I use this book in addition to my teacher's lectures and our school textbook. I purchased this book about 2-3 months after school had started because my teacher strongly recommended it. I wish I had bought it sooner, like during the summer before school even started but I didn't know of it then; I also didn't realize how difficult a class AP Physics really is. I think my grade would have been a bit higher if I had the book at the very beginning, but nevertheless, I think it is a great aid. My teacher is great at his job but there are times when I just don't get the lesson (because I made the mistake of thinking that I can handle AP Physics even before taking a regular Physics class) and that's when 5 Steps to a 5 becomes handy. I really like how the writers of the book explain the lessons so that students can understand and not use overloaded words that no one gets. The lessons are direct but also detailed. Since the book was written by people who have had the experience of what taking an AP Physics class was like, it relates to students very much and the authors also insert in humorous comments now and then to keep the readers compelled. I use the book for clarification, review, etc. It is very helpful and I am more than glad I bought this.

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