Tuesday 3-22-11 OA: A soft drink bottle resonantes as air is blown across its top. What happens to the resonant frequency as the level of fluid in the bottle drops? Finish Resonance Homework: chapter 14: Q20, 48, Group Activities G8 (on page 461)... just a conceptual/math problem not really an "activity"

Wednesday 3-23-11 OA: Because of higher humidity, air is a better conductor of electricity in the summer than in the winter. Would you expect the shocks from static electricity to be more severe in summer or in winter? Explain. Topics: Electrostatics (Note sheets) The atom How to objects become charged(#1)? Finding force between charges Homework: Read Chapter 15 section 3 Chapter 15: 2,11,12,13

Friday 3-25-11 OA: Determine what the mass of a proton would be if the gravitational force between two of them were equal to the electrical force between them. Topics: Charging Objects Grounding Van De Graff spheres with pith spheres Lightning Lightning Video Homework: Chapter 15: Q5, Q11,Q17,9,16

Monday Date: 3-28-11 OA. What happens when Alice stands on a thick piece of insulating material, and places her hand on top of a Van de Graaff generator, and then turns on the generator? Let's do it!! Topics: Finish Charging Objects Van de Graaf Generator Conductors vs. Insulators Start Electric Fields Charges accelerated by electric field Homework: Chapter 15: 20,22, 36

Friday 4-1-11 OA: None Hand in OAs and Binders Topics Exam #1 Electrostatics and Musical Instruments Review Website Check out the quick quizzes Homework: Due after break Lab

Friday 4-15-11 OA Go To work! Topics: Equipotential Lab Homework: Lab- Due 4-25-2011 Ch 16: 31,33,34 If busy with holiday Monday/Tuesday complete These two questions and two problems this weekend. Chapter 17: Q4,Q5,3,54 Read Chapter 17 Section 1, 2
(Due wednesday)

Tuesday 4-19-11 Help X-Block- If you are taking a AP exam there is a mandatory Groves meeting during X-Block OA: There is an old admonition given to experimenters to "keep one hand in the pocket" when working around high voltages. Why might this be a good idea? Topics Current Ohm's Law Resistance what does the resistance of a wire depend ? Homework: Same as yesterday

Friday 4-22-11 No School Take Home Assignment that counts as test grade due next week Friday

Monday 4-25-11 OA: The copper wire used in a house has a cross-sectional area of 3.00 mm^2. If 10.0 m of this wire is used to wire a circuit in the house at 20 degrees Celsius, find the resistance of the wire at 30 degrees Celsius. Topics Equipotential Lab Due Power Homework Chapter 17: 22,23,24

Tuesday 4-26-11 Opening Activity: GO to Work Topics:

Homework: Lab due Tuesday next week Homework: Chapter 17: 31,32,36,45

Wednesday 4-27-11 Opening Activity: complete beginning of notes (1) Topics: Emf/ Resistors in series and parallel Fuses vs. circuit breakers Homework: take home: Ch 18 Q4,Q12,1,7+ Chapter 17: G.3 (at the end of the problem section under “group activities”)- just do two appliances. Clarification for G.3: Cost on bill for each kW hour ($/kW hour) times kW found on appliances times hours used in a month. Usually appliances listed in Watts so convert to kW by dividing by 1000.

Thursday 4-28-11 Opening Activity: If electrical power is transmitted over long distances, the resistance of the wires become significant. Why? Which would have less energy loss--- high current and low voltage or low current and high voltage. Topics: Resistors in series and parallel Great Review Website Homework: Take home: Ch 18 Q19,13,15

Friday 4-29-11 Opening Activity: Some homes have light dimmers that are operated by rotation of a knob. What is being changed in the electric circuit when the knob is rotated? Topics: Kirchhoff Note(21:26-22:12)s Last day to hand in TakeHome Assignment Homework: Ch 18 16,17,23a,25

Wednesday 5-4-11- AP Calculus am OA: #13 in Notes Magnetism Right Hand Rule, Homework: Ch 19: Q4,Q7,2,4,27+Finish notes to 22 (Right Hand Rule)

Thursday 5-5-11 OA: How can the motion of a charged particle be used to distinguish between a magnetic field and an electric field in a certain region? Magnetism Notes Electric force versus magnetic force, Earth’s Magnetic Field Magnetic force on a current carrying wire, Homework: Ch 19: Q6,1,3,8

Wednesday 5-11-11 -AP Lang Exam am OA. None Lab- Magnetism Homework: Lab (can be done at home, due next week Wednesday) Computer simulation Ch 19: 47,53,56

Thursday 5-12-11 OA. A thin horizontal copper rod is 1.00 m long and has a mass of 50 g. What is the minimum current in the rod that can cause it to float in a horizontal magnetic field of 2.00T? Faraday's Law Faraday's Law videos Lenz's Law Lenz's Law with Guitar pickup Homework: Ch 20 Q3,Q7,1,2

Friday 5-13-11- Prom A loop of wire is placed in a uniform magnetic field. For what orientation of the loop is the magnetic flux a maximum? For what orientation is the flux zero? Faraday's Law- Finish Homework: Due Tuesday Ch 20: 8,23,24,25, 29

Monday 5-16-11 OA: None Chapter 18+19 Exam (Faraday will be on next exam with light) Ugh on a Monday! But it's better than during APs or on the day of prom. :-) Homework: Due Tuesday Ch 20: 8,23,24,25, 29

Tuesday 5-17-11 OA: How is electrical energy produced in dams? Topics: Wrap up transformers Resistors in Series and Parallel Lab Due Light Notes- What is light? electromagnetic spectrum Law of reflection Homework Ch 22 Q1,1

Wednesday 5-18-11 OA: How far in kilometers, would a beam of light travel in one year? Topics: Magnetism Lab Due Reflections, One Way Mirror red eye blue sky mirages Homework: Ch 22: Q2,Q3, 6, Ch 23 Q1

Thursday 5-19-11 OA: You are taking a picture of yourself with a camera that uses an ultrasonic range finder to measure the distance of the object. When you take a picture of yourself in a mirror with this camera, your image is out of focus. Why? Topics: Refraction, Snell's Law, Snell's Law video Homework: Ch 22 : 10,13,22,24

Friday 5-20-11 OA: A scientific supply catalog advertises a material having an index of refraction of 0.85. Is this a good product to buy? Why or why not? Topics Human Eye Dispersion,Rainbows, Total internal Reflection, fiber optics Review SheetHomework Ch 22 34,35,41,45,47

Tuesday 5-24-11- Last Exam for Seniors! OA: None Faraday + Light Exam- Ch 20 / 22 OAs and binders due Homework: Ch 22 43 Ch23 Q8,Q10,3

Wednesday 5-25-11 OA: None Work On Cedar Point/ Last minute reminders Cedar Point Counts as 2 Exams (Review + one) (Cannot be dropped) Due by Friday (going) Stay at Home Packet Homework: Cedar Point

Thursday 5-26-11 Cedar Point Homework: Cedar Point Cedar Point Packet- going Cedar Point Staying at home go across the hall to Stukey's sub, check in and work on your packets!

Friday- Senior Skip Day 5-27-11 OA. Go to work! Lab- Transformers Cover 5 pts Data (make your own charts) 10 pts Analysis 1 10 pts Analysis 2 10 pts Conclusion 9 pts (no percent error) Homework: Lab

Senior Finals Review sheet
1st hour 7:30-9:00
2nd hour 9:10-10:40 Tuesday 5-31-11 OA: What is wrong with this painting?

Friday 6-3-11 OA. None Topics Lab- Lenses Rubric Cover- 5 pts Procedure Questions (1-7)21pts Additional Questions (1-3) 6 pts Data 10 pts Questions must be answered in complete sentences on a separate piece of paper....... if only answered on lab sheet inbetween the questions then the lab earns a ZERO!Homework: Lab Ch 23: 30, 47, G6 (page 746)

Monday 6-6-11 OA: Holding your hand at arm's length, you can block sunlight from your eyes. Why can you not block sound from your ears this way? Topics Systems of mirrors and lenses Mirrors and lenses Jeopardy No Inteference on Wednesday Exam! Interference Interference Notes Homework: Read Chapter 24 Sections 24.1, 24.2, 24.3 Chapter 23: 39, 41, 51 Chapter 24 : Q8

Thursday 6-9-11 OA: A possible means for making an airplane invisible to radar is to coat the plane with an antireflective polymer. If radar waves have a wavelength of 3.00cm and the index of refraction of the polymer is n=1.50, how thick would you make the coating? Topics: diffraction Single vs. Double Homework: Read Chapter 24.6, 24.8, 24.9 Chapter 24 Q3,Q15, 30, Study Guide due Tuesday, Lab due Monday

Tuesday 6-14-11 OA: None Study Guide- Hand in at the end of class... remember 20% of grade on final Questions about Review for final Homework: Study For Final: Bring Pencil and Calculator 1st hour Wednesday 7:30-9:00 3rd hour Thursday 7:30-9:00 5th hour Friday 7:30-9:00 Remember to return your book to the book room

Welcome to Honors Physics B!

Assistance times: Before School every day + Thursday X-Block

Make sure you bring book, pencil/pen, and calculator starting the first day!

OA: Seat Assignments : .

Topic

Homework due: Ch 14: 22,23,51,Q7

Musical Instruments

Booklet detailing the physics of Instruments

brief explanations of various instruments

Closed end instruments

Open end tubes

Sound and Instruments photos

Resonance

resonance video with tuning forks

Homework:

Read Chapter 14 sections (10,12)

Ch 14: 43,45,47

OA: A soft drink bottle resonantes as air is blown across its top. What happens to the resonant frequency as the level of fluid in the bottle drops?

Finish Resonance

Homework:

chapter 14:

Q20, 48, Group Activities G8 (on page 461)... just a conceptual/math problem not really an "activity"

OA: Because of higher humidity, air is a better conductor of electricity in the summer than in the winter. Would you expect the shocks from static electricity to be more severe in summer or in winter? Explain.

Topics:

Electrostatics (Note sheets)

The atom

How to objects become charged(#1)?

Finding force between charges

Homework:

Read Chapter 15 section 3

Chapter 15: 2,11,12,13

Opening Activity: Go To work!

Topics:

Review Sheet for Exam #1 Handed out

Sound Wave LabSeniors must make this up before break!!!

Homework:

Lab Due Thursday

OA: Determine what the mass of a proton would be if the gravitational force between two of them were equal to the electrical force between them.

Topics:

Charging Objects

Grounding

Van De Graff

spheres with pith spheres

Lightning

Lightning Video

Homework:

Chapter 15: Q5, Q11,Q17,9,16

OA. What happens when Alice stands on a thick piece of insulating material, and places her hand on top of a Van de Graaff generator, and then turns on the generator? Let's do it!!

Topics:

Finish Charging Objects

Van de Graaf Generator

Conductors vs. Insulators

Start Electric Fields

Charges accelerated by electric field

Homework:

Chapter 15: 20,22, 36

OA: #26 in notes

Topics

Draw electric field(10:53-12:26,14:09-s

find electric field due to a point charge

Homework:

Read Chapter 15.6

Chapter 15: 19,25 and 28,29,30

Looks like a lot of homework but 28, 29, and 30 are drawing pictures

OA: Two point charges are a small distance apart. Sketch the electric field lines for the two if one has a charge four times that of the other and both charges are positive.

Topics

Millikan Oil Drop /

Milikan Oil drop video with good pics

Conductors in static equilibrium

Gauss’ LawHomework:

Read Chapter 15.7, 15.9

Ch 15: 18, 27, 49

OA: #50 in book. A small 2 g plastic ball is suspended by a 20 cm long string in a uniform electric field, If the ball is in equilibrium when the string makes a 15 degree angle with the vertical as indicated, what is the net charge on the ball?Topics:

Don't forget to hand in Sound Wave Labs!

Coulomb's Law ExperimentHomework: Due after break:Lab

OA:

None Hand in OAs and Binders

Topics

Exam #1 Electrostatics and Musical Instruments

Review Website

Check out the quick quizzes

Homework: Due after break

Lab

OA: What is work? How do you find the work done by a force?

Topics:

Don't forget to hand in Sound Wave Labs from before break if you were absent....(yes seniors this means you too!)!

Start Energy for Electric charges

work/ Electric Potential Energy

Electric Potential difference

Homework:

Chapter 16: , Q4, 1,4,6

OA: 16 in notes

Topics:

Wrap up electric potential difference(0-3:13)

V=Ed

Find electric potential at a point in space

Homework:

Ch 16: Q1,

5,8,12

OA: Find the potential 1.00 cm from a proton.

Topics:

equipotential lines

Power Point equipotential lines

Silent Video of equipotential lines

Demonstration of equipotential lines

Capacitance of parallel plate capacitors

energy stored in capacitors

increase the distance between plates

Capacitors in Parallel

Homework

Chapter 16:

13,15,22, 23

OA

Draw the equipotential lines for a positive and a negative charge

Topics:

Hand in Coulomb’s Law Lab (if you need copy of lab click here)

If you need a copy of the syllabus click here

Capacitors in series

Capacitors in circuits (series + parallel)

Talk about Lab

Homework:

Ch 16

25, 29, 43

OA Go To work!

Topics:

Equipotential Lab

Homework:

Lab- Due 4-25-2011

Ch 16: 31,33,34

If busy with holiday Monday/Tuesday complete These two questions and two problems this weekend.

Chapter 17: Q4,Q5,3,54

Read Chapter 17 Section 1, 2

(Due wednesday)

OA: What is the equivalent capacitance of the following arrangement?

Topics:

(Skip Dielectrics)

New note Sheets

Electric potential difference

current

Electricity Explained/Absorb High School Physics

Homework: Due Wednesday:

Chapter 17: Q4,Q5,3,54

Read Chapter 17 Section 1, 2

OA: There is an old admonition given to experimenters to "keep one hand in the pocket" when working around high voltages. Why might this be a good idea?

Topics

Current

Ohm's Law

Resistance

what does the resistance of a wire depend ?

Homework:

Same as yesterday

OA: If the current carried by a conductor is doubled, what happens to the (a) charge carrier density and (b) electron drift velocity

Topics

Hand out Take Home Assignment (counts as test grade)- Due Next Week Friday

Superconductors

Resistivity

Homework Due Monday

Chapter 17: Q9,Q11,11, 14,15

OA: None

Topics

Hand in OAs/Binders

Exam #2 (Millikan Oil Drop / Conductors in static equilibrium **+ Energy Chapter 16 No Delectrics!)**

Homework: Lab+

Homework Due Monday

Chapter 17: Q9,Q11,11, 14,15

No School

Take Home Assignment that counts as test grade due next week Friday

OA: The copper wire used in a house has a cross-sectional area of 3.00 mm^2. If 10.0 m of this wire is used to wire a circuit in the house at 20 degrees Celsius, find the resistance of the wire at 30 degrees Celsius.

Topics

Equipotential Lab Due

Power

Homework

Chapter 17: 22,23,24

Opening Activity: GO to Work

Topics:

Homework:

Lab due Tuesday next week

Homework:

Chapter 17: 31,32,36,45

Opening Activity: complete beginning of notes (1)

Topics:

Emf/ Resistors in series and parallel

Fuses vs. circuit breakers

Homework:

take home: Ch 18 Q4,Q12,1,7+

Chapter 17:

. Clarification for G.3: Cost on bill for each kW hour ($/kW hour) times kW found on appliances times hours used in a month. Usually appliances listed in Watts so convert to kW by dividing by 1000.G.3 (at the end of the problem section under “group activities”)- just do two appliancesOpening Activity: If electrical power is transmitted over long distances, the resistance of the wires become significant. Why? Which would have less energy loss--- high current and low voltage or low current and high voltage.

Topics:

Resistors in series and parallel

Great Review Website

Homework:

Take home: Ch 18 Q19,13,15

Opening Activity: Some homes have light dimmers that are operated by rotation of a knob. What is being changed in the electric circuit when the knob is rotated?

Topics:

Kirchhoff Note(21:26-22:12)s

Last day to hand in TakeHome Assignment

Homework:

Ch 18 16,17,23a,25

Opening Activity: Finish #17 in notes Topics:

RC circuits

charging RC circuits

Charging and discharging

Homework:

Ch 18: 27,31,32

OA: Why must a fuse or circuit breaker be in series with the device it is protecting?

Topics:

Visit here for student notes, powerpoint,quick quizzes, animations

Magnetism

Materials, size, magnetic field, magnetic force equation

visuals for various magnetism topics

Homework: Ch 18: 33,36 + Ch 19: 6

OA: #13 in Notes

Magnetism

Right Hand Rule,

Homework: Ch 19: Q4,Q7,2,4,27+Finish notes to 22 (Right Hand Rule)

OA: How can the motion of a charged particle be used to distinguish between a magnetic field and an electric field in a certain region?

Magnetism Notes

Electric force versus magnetic force, Earth’s Magnetic Field

Magnetic force on a current carrying wire,

Homework: Ch 19: Q6,1,3,8

OA:Can a constant magnetic field set into motion an electron at rest? Explain.

Topics:

torque

magnetic field due to a current carrying wire

Magnetic field due to a current pics

Magnetic field as vectors

Homework: Ch 19: 12,22

OA: Notes # 36, 37

Finish Magnetism

Review Sheet for Exam on Monday

Forces between wires, Forces between wires video

Solenoids

Forces between wires simulation

Homework

Ch 19: 34,35

OA: None

Lab- Resistors in Series and Parallel

Homework: Lab Due next week Tuesday

Ch 19 39,40,44

OA. None

Lab- Magnetism

Homework: Lab (can be done at home, due next week Wednesday) Computer simulation

Ch 19: 47,53,56

OA. A thin horizontal copper rod is 1.00 m long and has a mass of 50 g. What is the minimum current in the rod that can cause it to float in a horizontal magnetic field of 2.00T?

Faraday's Law

Faraday's Law videos

Lenz's Law

Lenz's Law with Guitar pickup

Homework:

Ch 20 Q3,Q7,1,2

A loop of wire is placed in a uniform magnetic field. For what orientation of the loop is the magnetic flux a maximum? For what orientation is the flux zero?

Faraday's Law- Finish

Homework: Due Tuesday

Ch 20: 8,23,24,25, 29

OA: None

Chapter 18+19 Exam

(Faraday will be on next exam with light)

Ugh on a Monday! But it's better than during APs or on the day of prom.

:-)

Homework: Due Tuesday

Ch 20: 8,23,24,25, 29

OA: How is electrical energy produced in dams?

Topics:

Wrap up transformers

Resistors in Series and Parallel Lab Due

Light Notes-

What is light?

electromagnetic spectrum

Law of reflection

Homework Ch 22 Q1,1

OA: How far in kilometers, would a beam of light travel in one year?

Topics:

Magnetism Lab Due

Reflections,

One Way Mirror

red eye

blue sky

mirages

Homework:

Ch 22: Q2,Q3, 6, Ch 23 Q1

OA: You are taking a picture of yourself with a camera that uses an ultrasonic range finder to measure the distance of the object. When you take a picture of yourself in a mirror with this camera, your image is out of focus. Why?

Topics:

Refraction,

Snell's Law,

Snell's Law video

Homework: Ch 22 : 10,13,22,24

OA: A scientific supply catalog advertises a material having an index of refraction of 0.85. Is this a good product to buy? Why or why not?

Topics

Human Eye

Dispersion, Rainbows, Total internal Reflection, fiber optics

Review Sheet Homework

Ch 22 34,35,41,45,47

OA. Is it possible to have total internal reflection for light incident from air on water? Explain

Topics

For notes, quick quizzes, powerpoint, homework problems click here

Plane mirrors with plane mirror activity

Homework: Ch 22 43 Ch23 Q8,Q10,3

OA: None

Faraday + Light Exam- Ch 20 / 22

OAs and binders due

Homework: Ch 22 43 Ch23 Q8,Q10,3

OA: None

Work On Cedar Point/ Last minute reminders

Cedar Point Counts as 2 Exams (Review + one) (Cannot be dropped) Due by Friday (going)Stay at Home PacketHomework: Cedar Point

Cedar Point

Homework: Cedar Point

Cedar Point Packet- going

Cedar Point Staying at home go across the hall to Stukey's sub, check in and work on your packets!

OA. Go to work!

Lab- Transformers

Cover 5 pts

Data (make your own charts) 10 pts

Analysis 1 10 pts

Analysis 2 10 pts

Conclusion 9 pts (no percent error)

Homework: Lab

Review sheet

1st hour 7:30-9:00

2nd hour 9:10-10:40

Tuesday 5-31-11

OA: What is wrong with this painting?

## A Bar at the Folies-Bergere, Edouard Manet (1882)

Topics:Spherical mirrors

Concave mirrors

Convex mirrors

Homework: Ch 23: 5,6,7

Review sheet3rd hour 7:30-9:004th hour 9:10-10:40

Wednesday 6-1-11

Transformer Lab Due

OA: Notes #13

Topics:

wrap up mirrors

Lenses

Ray diagrams for lenses

Homework: Ch 23 :

11, 14, G5 (page 746)

Review sheet5th hour 7:30-9:00Thursday 6-2-11

OA. Notes 18

Topics

Ray diagrams for lenses

wrap up lenses

spherical aberrations

chromatic aberrations

Review Sheet for Exam next week

Homework: Ch 23: 18, 19, 29,

OA. None

Topics

Lab- Lenses

Rubric

Cover- 5 pts

Procedure Questions (1-7)21pts

Additional Questions (1-3) 6 pts

Data 10 pts

Homework: LabQuestions must be answered in complete sentences on a separate piece of paper....... if only answered on lab sheet inbetween the questions then the lab earns a ZERO!Ch 23:

30, 47, G6 (page 746)

OA: Holding your hand at arm's length, you can block sunlight from your eyes. Why can you not block sound from your ears this way?

Topics

Systems of mirrors and lenses

Mirrors and lenses Jeopardy

No Inteference on Wednesday Exam!

Interference

Interference Notes

Homework:

Read Chapter 24 Sections 24.1, 24.2, 24.3

Chapter 23: 39, 41, 51

Chapter 24 : Q8

OA: What path-length difference between two waves produces constructive interference? destructive?

Topics:

Interference

thin Film interference

Homework: Read Chapter 24.4, 24.5

Chapter 24 Q1,1,3,4,6 Due Thursday

OA: None

Topics

Exam- Light Chapter 23

Homework:

Read Chapter 24.4, 24.5

Chapter 24 Q1, 1,3,4,6

OA: A possible means for making an airplane invisible to radar is to coat the plane with an antireflective polymer. If radar waves have a wavelength of 3.00cm and the index of refraction of the polymer is n=1.50, how thick would you make the coating?

Topics:

diffraction

Single vs. Double

Homework:

Read Chapter 24.6, 24.8, 24.9

Chapter 24 Q3,Q15, 30,

Study Guide due Tuesday, Lab due Monday

OA. None

Lab: Lenses Lab Due

Lab- Interference with lasers

Homework:

Read Chapter 24.6, 24.8, 24.9

Chapter 24 : 31, 36b only,40

Study Guide due Tuesday, Lab due Monday

Review for 3rd Trimester FinalOA. Often fingerprints left on a piece of glass such as a window pane show colored spectra like that from a diffraction grating. Why?

Topics

check Homework

Polarization

Electromagnetic wave

Polarized vs. Unpolarized, Brewster's Law

Reflection Light

Light through single polarizer

simulation with multiple polarizers

LCD

Collect lab (s) (Lenses/ Lasers-if not handed in Friday)

Homework:

Chapter 24: 45,46

Study Guide Sheet

OA: None

Study Guide- Hand in at the end of class... remember 20% of grade on final

Questions about Review for final

Homework: Study

For Final:

Bring Pencil and Calculator1st hour Wednesday 7:30-9:00

3rd hour Thursday 7:30-9:00

5th hour Friday 7:30-9:00

Remember to return your book to the book room