The Book of Phyz - AP Physics 2
AP2.04 ADVANCED ELECTROSTATICS

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GUIDES
1 Advanced Electric Charge X
Definitions of quantities, explanations of equations, worked out example problems.
2 Coulomb's Law
Step-by-step construction of Coulomb's Law with a comparison to Universal Gravitation.
3 Electric Fields
Side-by-side comparison and explanation of gravitational and electric fields.
4 Electric Potential Energy
Side-by-side comparison and explanation of gravitational and electric potential energy.
5 Electric Potential
Side-by-side comparison and explanation of gravitational and electric potential.
   

JOBS
1 Coulombic Love Triangles
Math puzzle-solving using Coulomb's Law and vectors.

2
Field Concepts - Answers
Compare gravitational and electric fields conceptually.
3 Field Calculations - Answers
Compare gravitational and electric fields analytically.
4 Electric Potential Energy - Answers
Conceptual and analytical comparison of gravitational and electric potential energy.
5 Electric Potential - Answers
Conceptual and analytical comparison of gravitational and electric potential energy.
 6 Graphing Field - Answers
...near a spherical charge. Careful on the inside, now...
7
Graphing Potential - Answers
...near a spherical charge. Careful on the inside, now...
8
Capacitance SB - Answers
Careful guided intro to capacitance and capacitors. Covers concepts, definitions, equations, calculations, and energy storage.
 9 The Millikan Oil Drop Experiment
Thanks to my mentor Walt Scheider for this one. Work through the mechanics and calculations that Robert Millikan



LABS
1
Capacitor Curves TechLab - DataStudio file (requires DataStudio)
Charge and discharge a capacitor while recording voltage and current.
2
Capacitor Graph TechLab - DataStudio file (requires DataStudio)
Charge and discharge a capacitor while recording voltage and current. Create and analyze the corresponding graph.
 3 Power in the Plates TechLab - DataStudio file (requires DataStudio)
Determine the energy required to fill a capacitor and the energy delivered by the capacitor.
 4 Capacitor Variations TechLab - DataStudio file (requires DataStudio)
Vary the potential, resistance, and capacitance in an RC circuit.
   
  VIDEOS
1
Mechanical Universe: Fields - Answers
Electric fields discussed and (more importantly) illustrated with groovy 3D animations. Faraday cage demonstrated and explained.
2
Mechanical Universe: Equipotentials and Fields - Answers
Equipotentials and fields. An analogy between contour lines and equipotentials is discussed and illustrated. The spark Two forms for two-student tables.
3
Mechanical Universe: Potential and Capacitance - Answers
Potential and capacitance and (more importanly) a nice biographical sketch of Benjamin Franklic. Two forms for two-student tables.
 4 Mechanical Universe: The Millikan Experiment - Answers
The Millikan Experiment and (more importantly) a debunking of the mythical "scientific method." Two forms for two-student tables.

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