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AP Physics

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. How does temperature effect resistance?






2. What is force times the parallel diplacement?






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






4. How is tube length and wavelength related for a tube that is opened on both ends?






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






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






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






8. State the significance of Young's Experiment.






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






10. Formula for work as a charged particle travels across two charged plates






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






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






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






14. What is the binding energy?






15. What is an indication of a change in the internal energy?






16. S.I. unit of momentum






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






18. 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?






19. How are velocity and speed different?






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






21. What is Huygen's Principle?






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






23. What is the area under any PV curve?






24. Force in terms of pressure






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






26. What is transmutation?






27. What is internal energy?






28. What conditions are necessary to change the reflected ray's phase by 180?






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






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






31. What causes radioactivity?






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






33. What shapes are converging lenses?






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






35. What is the difference between reflection - refraction - and diffraction?






36. What makes an image 'real?'






37. What are the three types of radiation?






38. Define mass in terms of density.






39. What is force times the perpendicular distance?






40. What is the order of the visible range electromagnetic spectrum?






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






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






43. Under what conditions is work by a system ( gas) positive?






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






45. What two entities comprise a vector?






46. What kind of image do you get when the object is placed at the focus?






47. How length effect resistance?






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






49. Define reflection






50. What is the energy of a photon?