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AP Physics

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1. What is the component of 'mg' parallel to a slope?

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

3. What does light absorption involve?

4. What is the order of the electromagnetic spectrum?

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

6. What is the difference between the variable 'q' and 'Q?'?

7. S.I. unit of centripetal force

8. What causes resistance?

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

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

11. What is temperature?

12. What is the law of reflection?

13. What are the three rules needed for mirrors - since not all three work every time?

14. When is sum of force (net force) zero?

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

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

17. What did Thompson discover?

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

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

20. What direction controls time in falling body and projectile motion problems?

21. How is tube length and wavelength related for a tube that is closed on ONE end?

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

23. What is the second law of thermodynamics?

24. What shape is a diverging lenses?

25. If you double the mass of one planet - triple the mass of another - and move them twice as far apart - what happens to the force of attraction between them?

26. What is an isotope?

27. What is an object placed when the distance between it and the mirror is positive?

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

29. What kind of capacitor circuit adds to find the total capacitance?

30. What is the potential energy of a charge in an electric field?

31. What is the energy equation for the change in temperature if it results from a loss in KE?

32. S.I. unit of magnetism

33. What equation describes the distance that a horizontally launched projectile falls t seconds after it started moving?

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

35. What does the term electric potential energy mean?

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

37. What does the term potential difference mean?

38. What is meant by the terms system and environment?

39. Average kinetic energy of an ideal gas's SINGLE molecule.

40. What are the three types of radiation?

41. What is the direction of the centripetal force?

42. How are velocity and speed different?

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

44. What is the difference between atomic number and atomic mass number?

45. What shapes are converging lenses?

46. What is the horizontal acceleration of projectiles?

47. Unit of energy for electricity.

48. What is force times the perpendicular distance?

49. How is the direction of the force on a current carrying wire calculated?

50. A ball rolls inside a salad bowl. The ball is released along the top edge and rolls down before climbing to the same height on the opposite side of the bowl. What is the direction of the acceleration of the ball when it at the bottom of the bowl?