AP PHYSICS UNIT 6


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Unit 6: Thermal Physics (2.5 weeks) – Nov 29-30; Dec 1-3; 6-10; 13-17; Dec 20
A. Temperature and Thermal Effects -Ch 13
1. Mechanical equivalent of heat
2. Heat transfer and thermal expansion
a. linear expansion of solids
b. volume expansion of solids and liquids
3. Calorimetry


B. Kinetic Theory, Ideal Gases & Gas Laws - Ch 14
C. Thermodynamics
1. Processes and PV diagrams
a. isothermal
b. isobaric
c. isometric
d. adiabatic
e. cyclic


2. First Law of Thermodynamics - Ch 15
a. Internal energy
b. Energy conservation
c. Molar heat capacity of a gas
3. Second Law of Thermodynamics - Ch 15
a. Directions of processes
b. Entropy
4. Heat Engines and Refrigerators - Ch 15

Problem Set:
day 1: 1-9, pg 380
day 2: 10-18, pg 380
day 3: 19, 22, 26-31, pg 381
day 4: 32-40, pg 381
day 5: 41-50, pg 381
day 6: 51-58, pg 381, 382
day 7: 1-9, pg 404;
day 8: 10-15, pg 404; 17-20, pg405
day 9: 21-28, 30, pg 405
day 10: 33-39, pg 405
day 11: 1-9, pg 433, 434
day 12: 10-13, pg 434
day 13: 17-19, pg 434; 20-24, pg 435
day 14, 15: Lab - Thermal Physics
day 16: test


Substitute Work: I will be absent tomorrow 12/3/10

1. Please complete up to day 5 and turn in on Monday...
2. Please complete the PRACTICE QUESTION in (chapter 13) - http://wps.prenhall.com/esm_giancoli_physicsppa_6/17/4355/1114881.cw/index.html and submit...

Work Week 12/6/10 - 12/10/10

  • chapter 14 - power point presentation
  • Problem Solving - days 7 - 11


Work Week...(12/11/10 - 12/12/10)



Work Week...(12/13/10 - 12/17/10)

  • Day 11 Quiz - 12/15/10...one problem
  • STUDY ISLAND practice test

Work Week...(12/20/10 - 12/22/10)


  • Assessment - 12/21/10 (if you miss you need to make up)


WINTER ASSIGNMENT....(Due 01/01/11)

  • Study Island (http://www.studyisland.com/) PRACTICE - Energy, Work, Power, Momentum, Circular Motion, you MUST COMPLETE at least 100 QUESTIONS to get full credit.