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AP Physics

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1. What is the area under any PV curve?






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






3. When is the image negative for mirrors?






4. What makes an image 'real?'






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






6. What is impulse?






7. How length effect resistance?






8. What is the photoelectric effect?






9. What is the energy equation if you see a height difference between two points in the problem?






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






11. S.I. unit of torque






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






13. Formula for the electric field at point in space for a single point charge.






14. What does the pattern look like in a Young's Single Slit diffraction pattern?






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






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






17. Under what conditions is heat positive?






18. Which kind of mirror cannot magnify an image?






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






20. What shape is a converging mirrors?






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






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






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






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






25. Flow Rate






26. What is transmutation?






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






28. Which kind of mirror can show a real image?






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






30. State the significance of Young's Experiment.






31. What is implied when an object is not accelerating in the y direction?






32. What happens at the critical angle?






33. What is the order of the electromagnetic spectrum?






34. Under what conditions is mechanical work positive?






35. What is an isotope?






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






37. What is force times time?






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






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






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






41. What is Huygen's Principle?






42. S.I. Unit of electric force






43. What force is always present - and what is its equation?






44. How does thickness effect resistance?






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






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






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






48. What is heat?






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






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