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AP Physics

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Force in terms of pressure






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


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






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






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


6. What is heat?






7. Under what conditions is mechanical work negative?






8. What is an isothermal process - and what is its impact on the first law of thermodynamics?






9. What did Rutherford discover?






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






11. S.I. Unit of electric force






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






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






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






15. S.I. unit of centripetal force






16. S.I. unit of flux






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






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






19. S.I. unit of power






20. What kind of mirror has a positive focus?






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






22. S.I. unit of work






23. How do you find the number of neutrons in an atom?






24. Which kind of mirror always has a virtual image?






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






26. State the significance of Young's Experiment.






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


28. Which type of radiation has the lowest energy?






29. How does impulse relate to force?






30. What is the relationship between voltage - current and resistance?


31. What is the Bohr Model of the atom?






32. How length effect resistance?






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






34. What does light emission involve?






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






36. What does the term electric potential energy mean?






37. S.I. unit of gravitational force






38. Formula for work by a car that changes speed on a horizontal road.






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






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






41. What does light absorption involve?






42. What is the law of reflection?






43. Which kind of mirror cannot magnify an image?






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


45. Formula for the potential difference of a point charge as compared to infinity.






46. What is the formula relating emf and voltage?






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


48. What is force times time?






49. What is needed for electromagnetic induction to occur?






50. Define diffraction