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** AP PHYSICS B CONTENT OUTLINE**

**I. Newtonian Mechanics (35%)10 WEEKS**

**A. Kinematics ****(7%)**** (including vectors, vector algebra and components,**

** coordinate systems, displacement, velocity, and acceleration)**

**2. Dynamics of a single particle (Second law)**

**3. Systems of two or more bodies (Third law)**

**1. Work and work-energy theorem **

**2. Conservative forces and potential energy**

**3. Conservation of energy **

**4. Power **

**1. Center of mass**

**3. Conservation of linear momentum, collisions**

**1. Uniform circular motion **

**1. Simple harmonic motion (dynamics and energy relationships)**

**3. Pendulum and other oscillations **

**4. Newton’s law of gravity **

**5. Orbits of planets and satellites**

**II. Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Physics (15%) 4 WEEKS**

**4. Bernoulli’s equation**

**1. Mechanical equivalent of heat **

**2. Heat Transfer and thermal expansion**

**1. Ideal gases**

**2. Laws of thermodynamics**

**a. First law (including processes on pV diagrams) **

**b. Second law (including heat engines)**

**III. Electricity and Magnetism (25%)8 WEEKS**

**A. Electrostatics ****(5%) **

**2. Coulomb’s law and field and potential of point charges**

**3. Fields and potentials of other charge distributions**

**1. Electrostatics with conductors **

**1. Current, resistance, power **

**2. Steady-state direct current circuits **

**3. Capacitors in circuits**

**1. Forces on moving charges in magnetic fields**

**2. Forces on current-carrying wires in magnetic fields**

**3. Fields of long current-carrying wires **

**1. Electromagnetic induction (including Faraday's law **

** and Lenz's law)**

**IV. Waves and Optics (15%)4 WEEKS**

**1. Properties of traveling waves **

**2. Properties of standing waves **

**4. Superposition**

**1. Interference and diffraction **

**2. Dispersion of light and the electromagnetic spectrum**

**1. Reflection and refraction **

**3. Lenses**

**PART V. Atomic and Nuclear Physics (10%)2 WEEKS**

**1. Photons, the photoelectric effect, Compton scattering, x-rays**

**3. Wave-particle duality**

**2. Mass-energy equivalence**

**PREPARING FOR THE EXAM2 WEEKS**

**The ****Planning Guide**** that I use for teaching ****AP Physics B**** starts the last week of August. It takes about ****28 weeks**** to cover the required topics leaving 2 full weeks to conduct a ****review****.**

**The Content Outline given below corresponds to the official **

**A more detailed topic outline is found on page 17 of the pdf under the heading: "Learning Objectives for AP Physics"**

**The links for each individual topic contain a wide variety of ****Teaching Resources**** such as demos, ****labs****, homework, notes, key ideas etc.**