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AP Physics

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. What is the path of a charged particle in a magnetic field?






2. What are the differences and similarities between transverse and longitudinal waves?






3. Force in terms of pressure






4. S.I. unit of gravitational force






5. What is the direction of the centripetal force?






6. What is its impact on the first law of thermodynamics of an adiabatic process?






7. Define reflection






8. What is acceleration?






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






10. What are the three types of radiation?






11. What is the relationship between energy - frequency - and wavelength in any wave?






12. Under what conditions is mechanical work negative?






13. Formula for the electric force felt by a charged particle in an electric field.






14. Gauge Pressure






15. Under what conditions is heat negative?






16. Formula for the electric field between a pari of charged plates.






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






18. What are the two rules for ray tracing in lenses that work all the time?






19. What is the second law of thermodynamics?






20. What did Thompson discover?






21. What equation describes the speed in the x-direction of a projectile 't' seconds after it started moving?






22. How is the magnitude of the force on a current carrying wire calculated?






23. What shape is a diverging mirror?






24. How is the force on a charged particle in a magnetic field creating the path calculated?






25. What is conservation of energy and what is its significance?






26. Unit that means the same thing as Nm






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






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






29. S.I. unit of Flow rate






30. What is the actual movement of charges - and how is it measured?






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






32. What comprises alpha radiation?






33. Define mass in terms of density.






34. How does thickness effect resistance?






35. S.I. unit of frictional force






36. What causes radioactivity?






37. Under what conditions is heat positive?






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






39. Unit of electric field






40. Which kind of lens always has a virtual image?






41. What does the pattern look like in a Young's Double Slit diffraction pattern?






42. What do the period of pendulums and springs each depend on?






43. What is the 1st law of thermodynamics as applied to gases?






44. What stays the same for capacitors in series?






45. What is the binding energy?






46. What is an isotope?






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






48. What equation describes the distance that a dropped object falls 't' seconds after it started moving?






49. How does the closed right hand rule work in electromagnetic induction?






50. What is the derived equation for the ACCELERATION of gravity in terms of m and 'r' squared?