Category Archives: AP Physics C

“Nothing is too wonderful to be true” – Michael Faraday’s Law

Science is moved forward by observations and experiments, yet some observations are too subtle and some experiments too complicated to reproduce in the classroom.Michael Faraday’s discovery of electromagnetic induction combines observation and experimentation yet requires nothing expensive or complicated. It … Continue reading

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Pinterest Boards for Teachers

Last year, inspired by my oldest daughter’s obsession with Pinterest, I started making Pinterest boards for high school physics teaching. Pinterest is a website that allows you to create “bulletin boards” of images (with a snippet of text) “pinned” from … Continue reading

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The Displacement Current

The Displacement Current is an important achievement in 19th century theoretical physics. James Clerk Maxwell applied the idea of induction to the area in between the capacitor plates in a charging (or discharging) circuit. ┬áHe found the changing flux acts … Continue reading

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Diff. Eq Review/Cheat Sheet for APPC

Please check it for errors, comments. It doesn’t show solutions for everything, just how to set stuff up. I have mixed feelings about posting this or giving it to students: 1. Likely it’s full of errors that some won’t catch. … Continue reading

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APlusPhysics – Maxwell’s Equations

Dan Fullerton on Maxwell’s equations, nice summary of what you need to know for AP Physics C E and M exam.

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