Periods 1-2, 6-7, and 8-9:
Classes can start off in small groups and go through solutions to any of the problems the past couple days. Decide which of the old AP problems you would like to pull up from the online folder of solutions. After this, we will be starting simple harmonic motion, our last topic. There are some connections with rotations, which we will begin identifying Friday, but for today we will focus on collecting some data with oscillating springs. Get the lab sheet from the substitute teacher, get into lab groups of no more than 4, and you can use the equipment that is set up. If your group has time to spare, you can begin the analysis (focus on graphs), or work on problem sets if there are parts that do not make sense.
Please feel free to bring up any solutions to the old AP problems we've had the past couple days, and in small groups see if things are making any sense. Keep track of questions we can address on Friday. Then, check out two videos on our last circuit component, the inductor. This is basically a small solenoid you put in circuits. These will also be very similar to RC circuits as far as the math is concerned. Get the new packet from the substitute teacher, which we will be using.
The first video is when a resistor and inductor are in series with the battery.
The second is when a resistor and inductor are in parallel with each other.
After the videos, try AP Probs 2005, 2008 on pages 2 and 4 of the inductor packet.