Cracking the AP Physics

Cracking the AP Physics

by Steve Leduc

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ISBN-13: 9780375754920
Publisher: Random House Information Group
Publication date: 01/25/2000
Series: Princeton Review Series
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.59(d)

About the Author

Steve LeDuc has been teaching at the university level since the age of 19. He currently holds the position of National Director of Research & Development for Hyperlearning, the Medical Division of The Princeton Review.

Table of Contents

Introductionxv
1Vectors1
Introduction
Definition
Vector Addition (Geometric)
Scalar Multiplication
Vector Subtraction (Geometric)
Standard Basis Vectors
Vector Operations Using Components
Magnitude of a Vector
Direction of a Vector
The Dot Product
The Cross Product
2Kinematics13
Introduction
Displacement
Speed and Velocity
Acceleration
Uniformly-Accelerated Motion and The Big Five
Kinematics with Graphs
A Note About Calculus
Free Fall
Projectile Motion
[C] Kinematics with Calculus
Chapter 2 Review Questions
Section I Multiple Choice
Section II Free Response
3Newton's Laws35
Introduction
The First Law
The Second Law
The Third Law
Weight
The Normal Force
Friction
Pulleys
Inclined Planes
Uniform Circular Motion
Chapter 3 Review Questions
Section I Multiple Choice
Section II Free Response
4Work, Energy, and Power55
Introduction
Work
Work Done by a Variable Force
Kinetic Energy
The Work-Energy Theorem
Potential Energy
Conservation of Mechanical Energy
[C] Potential Energy Curves
Power
Chapter 4 Review Questions
Section I Multiple Choice
Section II Free Response
5Linear Momentum75
Introduction
Impulse
Conservation of Linear Momentum
Collisions
Center of Mass
Chapter 5 Review Questions
Section I Multiple Choice
Section II tFree Response
6Rotational Motion91
Introduction
[C] Rotational Kinematics
[C] The Big Five for Rotational Motion
Rotational Dynamics
Torque
[C] Rotational Inertia
[C] Kinetic Energy of Rotation
[C] Work and Power
Angular Momentum
Conservation of Angular Momentum
Equilibrium
Chapter 6 Review Questions
Section I Multiple Choice
Section II Free Response
7Newton's Law of Gravitation123
Kepler's Laws
Newton's Law of Gravitation
The Gravitational Attraction Due to an Extended Body
Gravitational Potential Energy
A Proof of Equation (*)
[C] A Note on Elliptical Orbits
Orbits of the Planets
Chapter 7 Review Questions
Section I Multiple Choice
Section II Free Response
8Oscillations143
Introduction
Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM): The Spring-Block Oscillator
SHM in Terms of Energy
The Kinematics of SHM
The Spring-Block Oscillator: Vertical Motion
The Sinusoidal Description of SHM
[C] Instantaneous Velocity and Acceleration
Pendulums
Chapter 8 Review Questions
Section I Multiple Choice
Section II Free Response
9Thermal Physics [B]167
Introduction
Temperature Scales
Physical Changes due to Heat Transfer
Calorimetry IHeat Transfer and Temperature Change
Calorimetry IIHeat Transfer and Phase Changes
Heat Transfer and Thermal Expansion
The Kinetic Theory of Gases
The Ideal Gas Law
The Laws of Thermodynamics
The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics
The First Law of Thermodynamics
Calorimetry IIIHeat Transfer and Temperature Change for Gases
The Second Law of Thermodynamics
The Carnot Cycle
Chapter 9 Review Questions
Section I Multiple Choice
Section II Free Response
10Electric Forces and Fields191
Electric Charge
Coulomb's Law
Superposition
The Electric Field
Conductors and Insulators
[C] Gauss's Law
Chapter 10 Review Questions
Section I Multiple Choice
Section II Free Response
11Electric Potential and Capacitance219
Introduction
Electrical Potential Energy
Electric Potential
The Potential in a Uniform Field
[C] The Potential of a Sphere
[C] The Potential of a Cylinder
[C] Deriving the Field from the Potential
Capacitance
[C] Capacitors of Other Geometries
Combinations of Capacitors
The Energy Stored in a Capacitor
[C] Dielectrics
Chapter 11 Review Questions
Section I Multiple Choice
Section II Free Response
12Direct Current Circuits249
Introduction
Electric Current
Resistance
Resistivity
Electric Circuits
Energy and Power
Circuit Analysis
Combinations of Resistors
Kirchhoff's Rules
Resistance-Capacitance (RC) Circuits
[C] Charging or Discharging a Capacitor in an RC Circuit
Charging a Capacitor
Discharging a Capacitor
Chapter 12 Review Questions
Section I Multiple Choice
Section II Free Response
13Magnetic Forces and Fields275
Introduction
The Magnetic Force on a Moving Charge
The Magnetic Force on a Current-Carrying Wire
Magnetic Fields Created by Current-Carrying Wires
[C] The Magnetic Field of a Solenoid
[C] The Biot-Savart Law
[C] Ampere's Law
Chapter 13 Review Questions
Section I Multiple Choice
Section II Free Response
14Electromagnetic Induction299
Introduction
Motional EMF
Faraday's Law of Electromagnetic Induction
Magnetic Flux
[C] Induced Electric Fields
[C] Inductance
RL Circuits
LC Circuits
[C] Maxwell's Equations
Chapter 14 Review Questions
Section I Multiple Choice
Section II Free Response
15Waves [B]325
Introduction
Transverse Traveling Waves
Wave Speed on a Stretched String
The Mathematical Description of a Traveling Wave
Superposition of Waves
Standing Waves
Sound Waves
Sound Level
Beats
Resonance for Sound Waves
The Doppler Effect
The Doppler Effect for Light
Chapter 15 Review Questions
Section I Multiple Choice
Section II Free Response
16Optics [B]349
Introduction
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Interference and Diffraction
Young's Double-Slit Interference Experiment
Single-Aperture Diffraction
Reflection and Refraction
Dispersion of Light
Total Internal Reflection
Mirrors
Plane Mirrors
Spherical Mirrors
Ray Tracing for Mirrors
Using Equations to Answer Questions about the Image
Thin Lenses
Ray Tracing for Lenses
Using Equations to Answer Questions about the Image
Chapter 16 Review Questions
Section I Multiple Choice
Section II Free Response
17Atomic and Nuclear Physics [B]383
Introduction
The Rutherford Model of the Atom
Photons and the Photoelectric Effect
The Bohr Model of the Atom
Wave-Particle Duality
Nuclear Physics
The Nuclear Force
Binding Energy
Radioactivity
Alpha Decay
Beta Decay
Gamma Decay
Radioactive Decay Rates
Nuclear Reactions
Disintegration Energy
Chapter 17 Review Questions
Section I Multiple Choice
Section II Free Response
18Solutions to the Chapter Review Questions407
19The Princeton Review Ap Physics B Diagnostic Exam511
20Answers and Explanations537
21The Princeton Review Ap Physics C Diagnostic Exam559
22Answers and Explanations587
About the Author615

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