Websites. http://www.studyphysics.ca/. Welcome to AP Physics!. Pick up Safety Contract, Calculator Contract and index card. While waiting, compose a cinquain or haiku describing what you think physics is. Write it on one side of index card. Include name and period on other side.
calculator contract: complete both sides. Your calculator number is your seat number. You will use this all year! Take this card home and have your folks sign it. Return it by Wednesday.
safety review: This should be completed by Wed Sept 3. You may use the class copy of safety rules and begin working on this while waiting for class to start.
Are you ready for a great year?
Pick up calculator contract,safety review,This should be completed by Wed. You may use the class copy of safety rules and begin working on this while waiting for class to start.
Pick up Blue Form, Signature Page, and Yellow Page Turn in by Wednesday
The policies and syllabus are on my website. Check it out, have your folks check it out, then parents need to sign course procedures receipt (on back of calculator contract). Bring this back by Wednesday.
What about books?
I am not your mother.
I am not your maid.
I am not your secretary.
Be responsible for you.
Monday-Thursday after school
(I leave the building at 3:30)
Never Friday after School
Mornings by appointment.
Create a report and present it to the class when called upon. I will ask you 3 questions.
What was your method for getting the measurement? This will include a diagram.
How did you maximize the precision?
What is the usefulness of your measurement for someone going to the hardware store to buy a rope the same length as the distance across the room?
Turn in any forms to front desk
When there is more than one operation involved in a mathematical problem, it must be solved by using the correct order of operations .
Remember, calculators will perform operations in the order which you enter them, therefore, you will need to enter the operations in the correct order for the calculator to give you the right answer.
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2 x 3 =
2. 2[14 – 32] =
(2 x 3) =
6 = 3
2. 2[14 – 32] =
2[14 – 9] =
Work backwards to isolate a variable.
Perform order of operations backwards too
3. 6 = 18a
4. F = ma
5. d/t = v
6. 8 =16/x
6.85 x 105 kg
4.08 x 108 sec
6.21 x 10-3 m
6.97 x 10-9N
Pick up both pages at the front desk. You will complete these in class today after some notes.
solve for x 12/x = 36
4.35 x 106 m
2.19 x 103 N
2.19 x 10-3 kg
4.57 x 10-6 s
Using metric makes math easy!
10 or 101
100 or 102
1000 or 103
.10 or 10-1
.01 or 10-2
.001 or 10-3
10 or 101
100 or 102
1000 or 103
cm, mm, km or m
Look at the ladder
If you are going down the ladder you add places (ie move the decimal right)
If you are going up the ladder you subtract places (ie move the decimal left)
Used to convert between different units of measurement
This is done by multiplying by factors of 1
What do you have?
What do you want?
Is your answer going to be larger or smaller than the starting number?
What do you know?
Remember you must be able to cancel out all units except the one you want to end up with
Write down the number and unit that you are starting with
Find out how to arrive at your final unit by using known conversion factors
Set up your conversion factor so that the units cancel
Convert 5 m into km:
Step 1: you start with 5 m
Step 2: you need to get to km
Step 3: you know that: 1km = 1000 m
5 m X 1km =
**Always multiply every number across the top ,then multiply every number across the bottom. Finally divide the product of the top by the product of the bottom. Record number and unit.
You are an incredibly valuable employee. Your boss wants to reward you so she offers you two options. You can either work 10 days straight and receive one million dollars or you can earn a dollar per second up to one million dollars. You would like to buy an elite condo in the Bahamas that costs exactly one million dollars. Which deal will allow you to purchase the condo first? (Assume that you work every second of every day in both cases.) Your boss is in a hurry to a meeting so you only have five minutes to decide.
Which do you choose?
For the example to reward you so she offers you two options. You can either work 10 days straight and receive one million dollars or you can earn a dollar per second up to one million dollars. You would like to buy an elite condo in the Bahamas that costs exactly one million dollars. Which deal will allow you to purchase the condo first? (Assume that you work every second of every day in both cases.) Your boss is in a hurry to a meeting so you only have five minutes to decide.
1 km = 0.621 mile
1 hr = 3600 s
0.621mile = 1km
1m = 1 x 109 nm
1 mile = 5280 ft