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AP Physics

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1. What is the general equation for motion down a slope and how does it change if the object is going up the slope?






2. What does the term potential difference mean?






3. Pressure of an open container at the opening.






4. S.I. unit of pressure






5. If you have two charges - and you double one charge and triple the other - and move them twice as far apart - what happens to the force of attraction / repulsion between them?






6. What is electromagnetic induction?






7. How is the net work of a system (gas) measured?






8. What comprises gamma decay?






9. What cause an electromagnetic wave - and what makes the wave propagate indefinitely even in a vacuum?






10. What do batteries and generators produce?






11. How much work is the work done on an object moving in a circle? Why?






12. What is the horizontal acceleration of projectiles?






13. What are 2 key differences between electric force and gravitational force?






14. What is the energy equation if you see a particle accelerated perpendicular to two charged plates - or the problem states that the particle is accelerated through a potential difference?






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






16. Buoyancy






17. When are f - p - q - ho - hi - and M positive for mirrors?






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






19. How does temperature effect resistance?






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






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






22. What is needed for electromagnetic induction to occur?






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






24. What is a key requirement in order for work to be done?






25. What quantity ADDS for resistors in series?






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






27. S.I. unit of Flow rate






28. What is ionization energy and how does it compare to the work function?






29. What are the two forms of the ideal gas law?






30. What do you know about two objects that are launched at different horizontal velocities?






31. What did Rutherford discover?






32. What is acceleration?






33. In a pendulum or spring - what are the displacement - velocity - PE and KE at the equilibrium position?






34. The speed of a ball when it lands at the same height it was thrown from.






35. How does a wires composition effect resistance?






36. What is the area under any PV curve?






37. What doesn't change (speed - frequency - or wavelength) - when light moves from one medium to another?






38. How does thickness effect resistance?






39. Define Snell's law.






40. State the significance of Young's Experiment.






41. What comprises beta radiation?






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






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






44. How must the mediums light is traveling through be arranged so that the condition for the critical angle can exist?






45. What is the binding energy?






46. Which type of lenses have a NEGATIVE focal length?






47. What is impulse?






48. What conservation law dictates that the frequency of light cannot change as it travels between mediums?






49. What is the relationship that describes the rate that work is done - or that energy is used?






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