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AP Physics

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1. What are three ways to increase the capacitance of a capacitor?

2. What is force times time?

3. In uniform circular motion - how is tangential velocity calculated?

4. What is the area under any PV curve?

5. What does the term potential difference mean?

6. How does the speed change when the pressure is decreased?

7. Force in terms of pressure

8. What is the difference between elastic and inelastic collisions? State the relevant equations for each.

9. When light travels from MORE dense to LESS dense mediums - how does the refracted ray bend in relation to the normal line?

10. What is the area under the acceleration versus time graph?

11. What does light emission involve?

12. What is the strong force?

13. What is impulse?

14. Give an example of a transverse and a longitudinal wave.

15. What is the photoelectric effect?

16. When is sum of force (net force) NOT zero?

17. When is the image negative for mirrors?

18. What quantity is calculated from slope of the displacement versus time graph?

19. This is used to determine the speed of a fluid when the pipe slopes up or down.

20. Which kind of mirror cannot magnify an image?

21. Which type of lenses have a POSITIVE focal length?

22. Define reflection

23. What did Thompson discover?

24. S.I. unit of gravitational force

25. Continuity equation

26. Buoyancy

27. Under what conditions is heat positive?

28. Under what conditions does entropy increase?

29. In a pendulum or spring - what are the displacement - velocity - PES - and K at maximum displacement?

30. In electrostatics - what takes the place of m and g in the formulae?

31. What is the y intercept of the velocity time graph?

32. What is the order of the electromagnetic spectrum?

33. How does impulse relate to force?

34. What is the difference between a motor and a generator?

35. What is the electric field's magnitude inside of a container made from an electrical INSULATOR?

36. What is electromagnetic induction?

37. How is a force's direction oriented compared to a bodies direction of motion to get a circular (curved) path of motion?

38. Unit of energy for electricity.

39. What do you do with any vector that is not on either the x or y axis?

40. What stays the same for resistors or capacitors in parallel?

41. What comprises alpha radiation?

42. What is mass energy equivalence?

43. What kind of image do you get when the object is placed at the focus?

44. How does thickness effect resistance?

45. What is the derived equation for the electric field in terms of q and r^2 ?

46. What does the term electric potential energy mean?

47. What is the binding energy?

48. S.I. unit of torque

49. When is a normal force present - what is its direction?

50. When light travels from LESS dense to a MORE dense mediums - how does the refracted ray bend in relation to the normal line?