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AP Physics Topic 1 Examples

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  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 18:45
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  • Size: 67 MB
  • Posted: 09/11/2010

This lesson is part of the following series:

AP Physics Homework Examples – Full Course (50 lessons, $29.70)
Mechanics - AP Physics Homework Examples (16 lessons, $14.85)

Advanced Placement (AP) Physics teachers explain how to complete homework problems in "The Basics of Physics." Each of the 6 tutorials explains a different problem or problems in detail, complete with equations, diagrams, and hints for successful Physics problem solving. Specific topics included in this lesson are: the metric system, SI labels, unit conversions, dimensional analysis, and significant figures or significant digits. PDF files of the problems and solutions for the tutorials in this lesson are also included.
Applicable to AP Physics or Non-Calculus College Physics (and some lower level physics.)

Tutorials included in this lesson:
1-1: Metric Conversions
1-2: Unit Conversions & Dimensional Analysis
1-3: Unit Conversions & Dimensional Analysis (II)
1-4: Unit Conversions & Dimensional Analysis (III)
1-5: Dimensional Analysis
1-6: Significant Figures

The tutorials in this lesson are also part of the following series:

- "AP Physics Mechanics Homework Examples" which includes 16 lessons (85+ tutorials) in the basics of Physics, kinematics, projectiles, vectors, forces and Newton's Laws, work and energy, momentum, uniform circular motion, gravity, and torque and static equilibrium.

- "AP Physics Homework Examples – Full Course" which includes 50 lessons (230 tutorials) in all topics of Physics: Mechanics, Fluids, and Thermal Physics, Electricity and Magnetism, Waves and Optics, and Modern Physics.

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  • Solution_Slides_-_Topic_1.pdf Solution_Slides_-_Topic_1.pdf

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Sioux Falls Physics Teachers
Sioux Falls Physics Teachers
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Barb Newitt, Brad Newitt, and Jeff Berndt are the AP Physics Teachers in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They have led their own students to great success in their classrooms, and now they're ready to be your "online tutors" for AP or College Physics! Their homework example videos make the often difficult subject of Physics easier to understand and are a valuable resource to any Physics student. Most videos are designed for AP Physics or College Physics courses, but some will apply to lower levels of Physics as well.

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Basics of Physics:

1-1: Metric Conversions (at 0:10)
Convert the following measurements to their appropriate base SI unit:
3455 mm
1.3 km
450 g

1-2: Unit Conversions & Dimensional Analysis (at 3:00)
Convert 12.5 feet to meters.

1-3: Unit Conversions & Dimensional Analysis (II) (at 4:29)
Determine the area of the following shape in square meters.

1-4: Unit Conversions & Dimensional Analysis (III) (at 7:16)
Convert 32 km/hr to m/s.

1-5: Dimensional Analysis (at 11:08)
Use the equation below to determine the label of acceleration.

1-6: Significant Figures (at 13:34)
Determine the number of significant figures in a number.
Give the answer of a multiplication problem with the correct number of significant figures.
Give the answer of an addition problem with the correct number of significant figures.

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