• AP PHYSICS 2 – TEXTBOOK AND SYLLABUS

     College Physics

    • College Physics AP Edition
    • ISBN 9780133447675 0133447677 
    • by Eugenia Etkina, Alan Van Heuvelen, Michael Gentile
    • Link: http://amzn.com/0133447677

     AP PHYSICS 2 - TEXTBOOK CHAPTERS

     Unit 1 – Fluid statics and dynamics.

    Chapter 9 – Gases

    • 1 Structure of matter
    • 2 Pressure, density, and the mass of particles
    • 3 Quantitatively analysis of ideal gas
    • 4 Temperature
    • 5 Testing the ideal gas Law
    • 6 Speed distribution of particles
    • 7 Skills for analyzing processes using the ideal gas Law
    • 8 Thermal energy, the Sun, and diffusion: Putting it all together.

     

    Chapter 10 – Static fluids

    • 1 Density
    • 2 Pressure exerted by a fluid
    • 3 Pressure variation with depth
    • 4 Measuring atmospheric pressure
    • 5 Buoyant force
    • 6 Skills for analyzing static fluid processes
    • 7 Buoyancy: Putting it all together

     

    Chapter 11 – Fluids in motion

    • 1 Fluids moving across surfaces. Qualitative analysis
    • 2 Flow rate and fluid speed
    • 3 Causes and types of fluid flow
    • 4 Bernoulli’s equation
    • 5 Skills for analyzing processes using Bernoulli’s equation

     

    Unit 2 – Thermodynamics: Laws of thermodynamics, ideal gases, and kinetic theory

     

    Chapter 12 – First Law of Thermodynamics

    • 1  Internal energy and work in gas processes
    • 2 Two ways to change the energy of a system
    • 3 First Law of thermodynamics
    • 4 Specific heat
    • 5 Applying the first Law of thermodynamics to gas processes.
    • 6 Changing state
    • 7 Heating mechanisms
    • 8 Climate change and controlling body temperature: Putting it all together

    Chapter 13 – Second Law of Thermodynamics

    • 1 Irreversible processes
    • 2 Statistical approach to irreversible processes
    • 3 Connecting the statistical and macroscopic approaches to irreversible processes
    • 4 Thermodynamic engines and pumps
    • 5 Automobile efficiency and power plants: Putting it all together

     

    Unit 3 - Electrostatics: electric force, electric field, and electric potential

    Chapter 14 – Electric charge, force, and energy.

    • 1 Electrostatics Interactions
    • 2Explanations for electrostatics interactions
    • 3 Conductors and nonconductors (dielectrics)
    • 4 Coulomb’s force Law
    • 5 Electric potential energy
    • 6 Skills for analyzing processes involving electric force and electric potential energy
    • 7 Charge separation and photocopying: putting it all together.

     

    Chapter 15 – The electric field

    • 1  A model of the mechanism for electrostatic interactions
    • 2 Skills for determining E fields and analyzing processes with E fields
    • 3 The V field
    • 4 Relating the E field and the V field
    • 5 Conductors in electric fields
    • 6 Dielectric materials in an electric field
    • 7 Capacitors

     

    Unit 4 – DC circuits and RC circuits (steady state-only)

    Chapter 16 – DC circuits

    • 1 Electric Currents
    • 2 Batteries and emf
    • 3 Making and representing simple circuits
    • 4 Ohm’s Law
    • 5 Qualitative analysis of circuits
    • 6 Joule’s Law
    • 7 Kirchoff’s rules
    • 8 Series and parallel resistors
    • 9 Skills for solving circuit problems
    • 10 Properties of resistors

     

    Unit 5 – Magnetism and electromagnetic induction

    Chapter 17 – Magnetism

    • 1 The magnetic interaction
    • 2 Magnetic field
    • 3 Magnetic force exerted by the magnetic field on a current carrying wire
    • 4 Magnetic force exerted on a single moving charged particle.
    • 5 Magnetic fields produced by electric currents.
    • 6 Skills for analyzing magnetic processes.
    • 7 Flow speed, electric generator, and mass spectrometer: Putting it all together.
    • 8 Magnetic properties of materials

    Chapter 18 – Electromagnetic Induction

    • 1 Inducing an electric current
    • 2 Magnetic Flux
    • 3 Direction of the induced current
    • 4 Faraday’s Law of electromagnetic induction
    • 5 Skills for analyzing processes involving electromagnetic induction.
    • 6 Changing B field magnitude and induced emf
    • 7 Changing area an induced emf
    • 8 Changing orientation and induced emf
    • 9 Transformers: putting it all together

     

    Unit 6 – Geometric and physical optics

    Chapter 21 – Reflection and refraction

    • 1 Light sources, light propagation, and shadows.
    • 2  Reflection of light
    • 3 Refraction of light.
    • 4 Total internal reflection
    • 5 Skills for analyzing reflective and refractive processes.
    • 6 Fiber optics, prisms, mirages, and the color of sky: putting it all together
    • 7 Explanation of light phenomena: two models of light.

    Chapter 22 – Mirrors and lenses

    • 1 Plane mirrors
    • 2 Qualitative analysis of curved mirrors
    • 3 The mirror equation
    • 4 Qualitative analysis of lenses
    • 5 Thin lens equation and quantitative analysis of lenses
    • 6 Skills for analyzing processes involving mirrors and lenses
    • 7 Single-lens optical systems: Putting it all together.
    • 8 Angular magnification ad magnifying glasses.
    • 9 Telescopes and microscopes

    Chapter 23 – Wave Optics

    • 1 Young’s double-slit experiment
    • 2 Index of refraction, light speed and wave coherence.
    • 3 Gratings: An application of interference
    • 4 Thin film interference
    • 5 Diffraction of light
    • 6 Resolving power: putting it all together
    • 7 Skills for analyzing processes using the wave model of light.

    Chapter 24 – Electromagnetic  waves

    • 1 Polarization of waves
    • 2 Discovery of electromagnetic waves
    • 3 Some applications of  waves
    • 4 Frequency, wavelength, speed, and the electromagnetic spectrum
    • 5 Mathematical description of EM waves and EM wave energy
    • 6 Polarization and light reflection: putting it all together

     

    Unit 7 – Quantum Physics, atomic, and nuclear physics

    Chapter 25  – Special Relativity

    • 1 Ether or no ether?
    • 2 Postulates of special relativity
    • 3 Simultaneity
    • 4 Time dilation
    • 5 Length contraction
    • 6 Velocity transformations
    • 7 Relativistic momentum
    • 8 Relativistic energy
    • 9 Doppler effect for EM waves
    • 10 General relativity
    • 11 Global Positioning System (GPS) putting it all together

    Chapter 26 – Quantum Optics

    • 1 Black body radiation
    • 2 Photoelectric effect
    • 3 Quantum model explanation of the photoelectric effect
    • 4 photons
    • 5 x-rays
    • 6 The Compton effect and X-ray interference
    • 7 Photocells an solar cells: putting it all together.

    Chapter 27 – Atomic Physics

    • 1 Early atomic models
    • 2 Bohr’s model of the atom: quantized orbits
    • 3 Spectral analysis
    • 4 Lasers
    • 5 Quantum numbers and Pauli’s exclusion principle
    • 6 Particles are not just particles
    • 7 Multi-electron atoms and the periodic table
    • 8 The uncertainty principle

    Chapter 28 – Nuclear Physics

    • 1 Radioactivity and early nuclear model
    • 2 A new particle and a new nuclear model
    • 3 Nuclear force and binding energy
    • 4 Nuclear reactions
    • 5  Nuclear sources of energy
    • 6 Mechanisms of radioactive decay
    • 7 Half-life, decay rate, and exponential decay
    • 8 Radioactive dating
    • 9 Ionizing radiation and its measurement

    Chapter 29 – Particle Physics

    • 1 Antiparticles
    • 2 Fundamental interactions
    • 3 Elementary particles and the Standard model
    • 4 Cosmology
    • 5 Dark matter and dark energy
    • 6 is our pursuit of knowledge worthwhile