Basics:

Vector algebra - vector addition, multiplication (dot and cross products)

Derivatives - finding them; what does it mean graphically; instantaneous values

Define v = dx/dt; a = dv/dt

Antiderivatives - finding them; what does it mean graphically

Motion graphs

Kinematics:

Constant acceleration equations, how to use them in a variety of problems

Free fall

Relative motion (e.g. boat going across a river)

Projectiles

Newton's laws:

Know them by number; conceptually what do they mean? Examples.

Finding resultant forces (vector addition)

Equilibrium, balancing forces in multiple dimensions

Applications of Fnet = ma, all types

Tension, friction, on inclines (gravity triangle), springs

Systems problems, such as multiple blocks tied together

Circular motion, how to set up mv^2/R in problems; horizontal vs vertical problems

NON-constant forces and accelerations

Air friction, f = -kv; derivation of v(t); chain rule

Gravity - Newton's law of universal gravitation; Einstein's thoughts on warped space-time

Orbital motion - orbital speed, Kepler's laws; Binary orbits

Energy:

Conservation law

Different types, conversions of energy

Work redefined as an integral; work is the amount of energy transferred between objects

Using work and conservation to solve a variety of problems, especially with speeds and non-constant forces

Potential energies (gravity, springs)

How to do gravity the right way with energy, U = -GMm/r; what does - sign mean?

Potential wells - U-x graph vs F-x graph; positive force vs negative force

Gradient, F = - dU/dx; what this means

Escape velocity; Schwarzschild radius

Power

Special relativity implications, Einstein's energy equation

Resources:

Videos on most of the topics above. For practice multiple choice, the SAT II site has notes, sample questions, and explanations on all these topics. There is a Learn AP Physics C site, with practice questions. We have our AP Exams folder (but you

**must be logged in only on your eths202.org**account). Note there is a multiple choice folder, with hundreds of practice questions. There are review sets in each of our unit folders. Read up on any topic and check out dozens of worked examples in Chapter 1-7, which is what we have covered so far. You have your old quizzams and solutions, homework sets, and labs.

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