The Book of Phyz - AP Physics 1
AP1.01 MOTION IN ONE DIMENSION

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GUIDES    
1
The Scheme of Science
Develops a Venn diagram to show how physics, chemistry, biology, and earth science relate to each other. Note: this document's PDF is combined with "Why-How?"


2
Why-How? - Presentation (Zipped QuickTime)
Introduces the Why/How Tree, an inquiry process that leads to one of the very few Rules of the Universe.


3
Rules of the Universe
An explicit list of the fundamental principles that can be used to explain all natural phenomena.


4
Orders of Magnitude
Develops the ideas of powers of ten and order of magnitude "rounding."


5
Greek / Symbols Reference
The Greek alphabet and mathematical symbols listed with usage descriptions.


6
Scientififc / Engineering / SI Prefix Notation Reference
The rules of scientific, engineering, and SI prefix notation are explained. Includes examples.


7
Units & Quantities Reference
The units of measure (meters, kilograms, seconds, etc.) are listed and described.


8
Motion PhyzExamples
Quantities and their symbols, units and their abbreviations, equations, and work-ot numerical problems.


9 Graphical Kinematics
Instructions for constructing position, velocity, and acceleration graphs.
   
10 Position vs. Time Examples
Thumbnail position graphs for all basic motion possibilities.
   
11 Velocity vs. Time Examples
Thumbnail velocity graphs for all basic motion possibilities. Corresponds to position graphs above.
   
12 Acceleration vs. Time Examples
Thumbnail acceleration graphs for all basic motion possibilities. Corresponds to graphs above.
   
13 Advanced Kinematics Examples (Lite)
Definitions of quantities, explanations of equations, and worked out example problems.
   
14 One-Dimensional Kinematics Examples (Lite)
Worked out example problems.
   
15 Algebraic Kinematics
The equations of uniform and uniform accelerated motion. Includes the oft-slighted x=vt-1/2at^2.
   

     
  JOBS    
1
Numeric Notation Springboard - Answers - Presentation HD (Zipped QuickTime)
Develops the need for and mechanics of scientific notation, engineering notation, and SI prefix notation


2 Little Dudes I Uniform Motion - Answers - Presentation (Zipped QuickTime)
Given position and clock readings for dude in uniform motion, graph x vs. t. Inquiry questions.
   
3 Little Dudes II Uniform Motion - Answers - Presentation (Zipped QuickTime)
Given position and clock readings for dude in uniform motion, graph v vs. t. Inquiry questions.
   
4 Little Dots Uniform Motion - Answers
Practice graphing x vs. t and v vs. t given position and clock reading values.
   
5 Little Dudes III Uniform Accelerated Motion - Answers - Presentation (Zipped QuickTime)
Given position and clock readings for dude in uniform accelerated motion, graph v vs. t. Inquiry.
   
6 Little Dudes IV Uniform Accelerated Motion - Answers - Presentation (Zipped QuickTime)
Given position and clock readings for dude in uniform accelerated motion, graph a vs. t. Inquiry.
   
7
Little Dots Uniform Accelerated Motion - Answers
Practice graphing x vs. t, v vs. t, and a vs. t given position and clock reading values.
   
8 What Do They Mean? - Answers
Verbal interpretations of kinematics graphs.
   
9 Graphical Kinematics Exercises - Answers
Practice in simple graphical kinematics.
   
10 Graphical Kinematics Exercises II - Answers
More practice in graphical kinematics.
   
11 What's Goin' On? - Answers - Presentation (Zipped QuickTime)
Another set of exercises involving verbal interpretations of kinematics graphs.
   
12 What's Goin' On, Too? - Answers
Still more exercises involving verbal interpretations of kinematics graphs.
   
13 How's It Goin'? - Answers
Yet another take on verbal descriptions of motion graphs.
   
14 Little Dudes Ride Again I - Answers
Using the slope of a position graph to detemine velocity.
   
15 Little Dudes Ride Again II - Answers
Using the slope of a position graph to detemine velocity.
   
16 From Velocity to Position Graphs I Springboard - Answers - Presentation (Zipped QuickTime)
Getting quantitative position information from a velocity vs. clock reading graph is a difficult task to learn. This is a classroom discussion and "mind's-on" exercise sequence intended to do just that.
   
17 From Velocity to Position Graphs II Springboard - Answers - Presentation (Zipped QuickTime)
This classroom discussion guide continues the ideas of the previous exercises and extends them to multi-segmented graphs of bodies in uniform motion and uniform accelerated motion.
   
18 Analytical Graphical Kinematics - Answers
Independent practice of the skills learned in the Springboards listed above.
   
19 Algebraic Kinematics Primer
Spanning from easy "equation-choosing" exercises to a full-on problem in algebraic kinematics, this sequence of exercises emphasizes the algebraic problem-solving procedure.
   

     

LABS    
  Blast Off!  Available in the Conceptual Physics lab manual from Pearson Education - Amazon link
   





DEMOS    
1
Speed Machines
A video demo using clips of motion graphing from Physics: Cinema Classics.


2
Blowout I
Blowgun Motion.


3 Blowout II: Challenge of the Crystal Conduit
As with with the original Blowout demonstration, we're blowing a marker pen through a long tube. This time, though, we're using an acrylic tube and placing three photogate timers at intervals along the length of the tube to get speed values while the pen is still inside the tube.
   
       

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