Mr. Thompkins: AP Physics: Honors Physics: Physical Science
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AP PHYSICS C NEWSFLASH
AP Physics C Worksheets
Honors Physics Newsflash
Honors Physics Worksheets
Physical Science Newsflash
Physical Science Worksheets
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Honors Physics Newsflash
Gravitation Exam (15 Grades) on Mon 4/21
Here is
Gravitation Exam Review (with answers)
that we did in class on Wed 4/16.
Gravitation Whiteboarding Exercises Answer Key
Print
Gravitation Whiteboarding Exercises
for class on Mon 4/14
Here is the link
Universal Law of Gravitation Video
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SHM Exam Average was 52% (added a 10% curve)
SHM Exam (15 grades) will be on Fri 4/4
Simple Harmonic Motion Whiteboarding Exercises Solutions
Simple Harmonic Motion Exam Practice
Simple Harmonic Motion Exam Practice Solutions
Print
Simple Harmonic Motion Whiteboarding Exercises
for class on Mon 3/31
Print
Lab: Hooke's Law
for class on Mon 3/17
Print
Pendulum Lab
for class on Wed 3/12
Read pgs Chapter 13 Oscillations (Simple Harmonic Motion) 383404
Video:
Simple Harmonic Motion Introduction
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Rotational Motion Exam Grades are posted. Class Average was 62% with 5% curve.
Here is the explanation for the Torque ladder problem
Rotational Motion Exam is on Wed 3/5 (25 Grades).
Rotational Motion Exam Practice with Answers
Rotational Motion Quiz #2 is Wed 2/26. Also, Print
Torque Whiteboarding Problems
for class on Wed 2/26.
Rotational Motion Lab #2 is due on Wed 2/26
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Rotational Motion Lab #2 is due on Wed 2/26
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Rotation Lab #1
for class on Wed 2/19
Rotational Motion Quiz #1 Wed 2/12
Could not make it today and I will be out on Thurs 2/6 and Mon 2/10. Your quiz on Rotation will be next Wed 2/12. You will have review problems to be completed in class.
Practice Problems for 2/6 and 2/10
pasting
Print
Rotational Motion Whiteboarding Exercises
Rotational Kinematics Videos
1)
Intro to Rotational Kinematics Video
2)
Uniform Circular Motion and Centripetal Acceleration Video
Print
Intro to Rotational Kinematics Practice
for class on Wed 1/29.
HW: Read Chapter 10: Rotational Kinematics and Energy. We will whiteboard the exam for extra points and then we will start on Rotational Kinematics which can be very challenging so make sure you READ chapter 10.
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Momentum Exam Grades are posted. Class Average 64%
Momentum Exam (20 Grades) on Mon 1/27
Momentum Exam Review Answer Key
Print
Momentum Exam Review
Here is the
2Dimensional Momentum Whiteboarding Exercises ANSWER KEY
Quiz on 2D Momentum will be on Wed 1/22.
Print
2Dimensional Momentum Whiteboarding Exercises
for class on Wed 1/15.
Print
Momentum and Impulse Whiteboarding
(I printed this one for you in class yesterday)
and
Momentum and Impulse Lab
for class on Wed 1/8.
Conservation of Momentum Video
Impulse and Momentum Video
Here is the key for
Work and Energy Quiz #2 Answer Key and Practice Problem
Note: I have a meeting after school. If you have questions feel free to stop by today or tomorrow before the exam.
Work and Energy Exam (25 Grades) on Wed 12/18
 Know how to prove the following:
 Units
 WorkEnergy Theorem using Newton's 2nd Law and the time independent kinematics formula.
 Conservation of Energy with Conservative and NonConservative Forces
 Solving problems that involve the quadratic formula and springs
Work and Energy Quiz #2 Grades are posted.
Print
Work and Energy Whiteboarding Exercises
for class on Wed 12/11.
Here is
Work and Energy Practice Problem (With Solution)
that we did in class on Mon 12/9.
Work and Energy Lab #2
is due on Mon 12/9
Work and Energy Lab #1
is due on Thurs 12/5. Please type and show all work.
Here is the
Work and Energy Powerpoint
Work and WorkEnergy Theorem Video
Read Chapter 7: Work and Energy for Friday 11/23.
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Newton's Laws Exam Grades are posted...Class Average 69%
Newton's Laws Exam (20 Grades)
Wed 11/20
Here is
Newton's Laws Exam Review Extra Practice Answer Key
Print
Newton's Laws Exam Review Extra Practice
for class on Mon 11/18.
Here is the
Newton's Laws Exam Review Answer Key
Print
Newton's Laws Exam Review
for class on Thurs 11/14.
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Pulley Lab due Wed 11/13
Print
Pulley Lab
for class on Wed 11/6
Quiz on Force Diagrams will be on Wed 11/6
Here is the
Force Diagram Whiteboarding Answer Key
Lab: Newton's 2nd Law due on Thurs 10/31.
Print
Force Diagram Whiteboarding
for class on Thurs 10/31.
Print
Lab: Newton's 2nd Law
for class on Wed 10/30
Video
Application of Newton's 2nd Law
Read all of Chapter 5: Newton's Laws of Motion for class on Wednesday 10/23
Projectile Motion Exam Grades are posted. Class average was 70%. We will review the exam on Monday 10/21. This was the last grade for the first nine weeks.
Projectile Motion Exam (25 Grades) will be on Fri 10/18 since we will not meet today due to PSAT testing. This gives you more time to study. Also, if you have any questions I will be here after school on Thurs 10/17 for tutoring.
Review this website
Projectile Motion Tutorial
for the Projectile Motion Exam
Projectile Motion Exam (25 Grades) will be on Wed 10/16. Here is
Projectile Motion Exam Practice
with answers. I will be in RM 2177 on Tues 10/15 if you have questions
Print
Projectile Motion Lab #2
for class on Thurs 10/10.
Print
Projectile Motion Lab #1
for class on Wed 10/9. Quiz #2 on Projectile Motion will be at the beginning of class. Study
Projectile Motion Exercises #1 Answer Key
Print
Projectile Motion Exercises #1
for class on Fri 10/4
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Kinematics Exam Grades are posted. Class average was 64%
Here are
Kinematics Problems (Extra Practice for Exam) with Answers
Print
Kinematics Exam Practice
Watch
Projectile Motion Video
Please Read Chapter 3: Vectors and Chapter 4 "2D motion for class on Wed 10/2.
for class on Thurs 9/26
Print
Kinematics Whiteboarding Exercises
for class on Mon 9/23
Lab Report :Velocity and Acceleration due on Mon 9/23 (3 people per Lab report)
 Type in data
 Graphs to be done on Excel
 Constant Velocity (Distance vs Time)
 Add Trendline
 Velocity vs Time
 Acceleration vs Time
 Constant Positive Acceleration
 Distance vs Time
 Linearized Graph to determine the acceleration
 Velocity vs Time
 Acceleration vs Time
Answer Conclusion Question: Show all work!
Conclusion
Discuss any errors that may have affected your data.
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Please Print
Lab: Velocity and Acceleration
for class on Wed 9/18.
Kinematics Practice Problems.
We will Review the problems on Monday 9/16. Also, READ and STUDY Chapter 2.
Here is the
Deriving Kinematics Equations
Work on
powerpoint.
Graphical Analysis of Motion Lab will be due on Wed 9/11 (5 grades)
 Sketch a velocity vs time graph for (19)
 Type a written description of the motion for each.
Graphical Analysis of Motion Animations
Constant Rightward Velocity
Constant Leftward Velocity
Rightward Velocity with a Rightward Acceleration
Rightward Velocity with a Leftward Acceleration
Leftward Velocity with a Leftward Acceleration
Leftward Velocity with a Rightward Acceleration
Finish Graphical Analysis of Motion Whiteboarding Problems for class on Wed 9/4. We will whiteboard these problems and discuss. Also, Print
Lab: Graphical Analysis of Motion
Read Chapter 2: 1Dimenstional Kinematics
Graphical Analysis of Motion Powerpoint
Print
Graphical Analysis of Motion Whiteboarding Problems
for class on Friday 8/30.
Acceleration due to Gravity Lab due Thurs 8/30
Lab Report Format
23 per Lab Report
 Typed
 Graphs done on Excel. 2 total
1) Distance vs Time
2) Distance vs Time
^{2}

Show calculations with units
Linearization of Data Quiz will be on Fri 8/23
Please Print
Acceleration due to Gravity Lab
for class on Fri 8
/23
Printable Version
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