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AP Physics

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






2. What quantity stays the same for resistors in series?






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






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






5. Force in terms of pressure






6. S.I. unit of magnetism






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






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






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






10. What is an isotope?






11. S.I. unit of torque






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






13. 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?






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






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






16. When is the image negative for a lens?






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






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






19. What kind of mirror has a positive focus?






20. Flow Rate






21. What two things must be true for a positive magnification?






22. How does temperature effect resistance?






23. How does thickness effect resistance?






24. Which type of lenses have a POSITIVE focal length?






25. 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?






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






27. How is the centripetal force represented in a free body diagram?






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






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






30. What equation describes the speed of a dropped object 't' seconds after it started moving?






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






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






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






34. 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?






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






36. How is a force's direction oriented compared to a bodies direction of motion to get a circular (curved) path of motion?






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






38. What is the area under the velocity time graph?






39. What shape is a diverging lenses?






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






41. What is its impact on the first law of thermodynamics of an adiabatic process?






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






43. S.I. unit of centripetal force






44. Under what conditions is mechanical work positive?






45. What does light absorption involve?






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






47. How does the speed change when the pressure is decreased?






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






49. Under what conditions is heat positive?






50. S.I. unit of momentum