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AP Class Goals • The course is designed to allow students to see the beauty and elegance of the universe through the eyes of physics and the language of mathematics. • Translation: Learn more about physics • In addition, we will be preparing for the rigors of the Advance Placement test in May and/or higher level physics courses taken at the collegiate level beyond this year. • Translation: Be ready for the AP and college beyond AP Syllabus Questions • • • • • Expectations? Quizzes? Tests? Exam? Labs? Make-up work? Snow Days? AP Then vs Now • AP Physics then.. – AP Physics A (conceptual physics) – AP Physics B (algebra-based) – AP Physics C (calculus-based) • AP Physics now…as of 2014-2015 – AP Physics 1 (algebra-based, mechanics) – AP Physics B (algebra-based, E&M, optics, thermo.) – AP Physics C (calculus-based) AP Test Structure • 3 Hours • 2 sections • Section I (1 hour 30 minutes) • 50 multiple choice (45 with discrete answers and 5 with two correct options) • Prefer: – Ranking questions – Formula manipulation questions AP Test Structure • Example – Formula Manipulation Question • You begin with an object with an unknown density. However, you then take that object and use only half its mass but compacted into one quarter of the original volume. By what factor will the density change? A) Density will be double B) Density will be half C) Density will be one quarter D) Not enough information AP Test Structure • 3 Hours • 2 sections • Section II (1 hour 30 minutes) • 5 Free Response • 1 Experimental Design • 1 Qualitative/Quantitative Translation • 3 more short answer *Rubrics are created for specifically for each question