Hey. Welcome to the AP Physics Spring Break Party.

2010 Spring Break:
Friday, 3-26-10:
  • In Class:
    • Correct exams. You grade someone elses, not your own.
  • Homework:
    • Over Break:
      • Work on optics. You have 3 packets.
        • Packet One contains instructional text (Mullins Optics),
        • Packet Two contains images from your textbook.
        • Packet Three is a question packet
      • You are responsible for learning the sections on mirrors and completing packet 3.
      • Packet One has lessons labeled. For example, the right have of the front sheet has a label,
        • Lesson 4-06 Electromagnetic Spectrum, Reflection and Index of Refraction"
          • Within this section, right now, focus on Law of Reflection.
        • Lesson 4-07 Skip this section for now. We will come back to it.
        • Lesson 4-08 ALL of this is required over spring break.
        • Lesson 4-09 Skip this section for now. We will come back to it.
      • Packet Three.
        • Do ALL questions on this packet.
        • Learn how to draw two rays for ANY circumstance. Use those two rays exclusively.
        • Many places state that you should learn 3 rays. The 3rd ray is a double check of the first 2. Learn 2 rays perfectly. Use them perfectly. Then you don't need the 3rd and you save some time.

The assignments below are not being given in this manner this year. However, the links below are still very helpful. You might want to review those appropriate for mirrors and lenses.
















Wednesday -> Friday before break & Spring Break Material
  • Be competent with ray diagrams and calculations for lenses & mirrors.
  • Understand wave reflection from a fixed boundary, reflection from a flexible boundary, superposition principle (wave interference) conditions for a standing waves, doppler effect (qualitative, no numbers).
  • Finish Lens & Mirror packets that require sketching ray diagrams for lenses & mirrors (duh).
  • Read Review & Study 3 Packets: 1 packet on Waves, 1 packet on Geometric Optics, 1 Packet from Wayne Mullins.




Additional Waves & Optics Simulations:



2008 Spring Break Materials:








The general schedule was posted on Wednesday's AP SHM & Waves page. Here it is again.

Monday:
  • Review notes packet stuff on Young's Double Slit & Thin Film Interference
  • Remember that interference is due to phase shift
  • You can have a phase shift due to:
    • path length difference (Young's Double Slit & speaker deadspots in auditoriums)
    • reflection
    • more?
Tuesday:
  • Review notes packet stuff on reflection & snell's law
  • Note that light travels at c=v(light) = 300,000,000 m/s in vacuum (that is 3 x10^8m/s). In glass, plastics and other materials, the overall average speed of light is less. We will expand on this later.
Wednesday
  • Review notes packet stuff on reflection from spherical mirrors (concave & convex)
  • do the mirror ray diagram packet;
    • Use a straight edge to draw lines
    • draw all of the usual line types using solid lines. (usual line types for mirrors would be the incident and reflected rays. we usually think of these light paths)
    • draw all of the UN-unusual line types using dashed lines. (unusual line types for mirrors would be rays on the back side of a mirror. we don't usually think of light paths BEHIND a mirror).
    • FIND TWO (2) rays that you like to draw. Practice and KNOW THESE 2 RAY PATHS. If you are an expert at 2 ray paths, you are SET.
Thursday:

  • Review notes packet stuff on lenses
  • Do Lens ray diagram packet
    • Ray diagrams (same advice as above with a slight modification).
    • Use a straight edge to draw lines
    • draw all of the usual line types using solid lines. (usual line types for lenses would be the incident and transmitted rays. we usually think of these light paths)
    • draw all of the UN-unusual line types using dashed lines. (unusual line types for lenses would be rays Reflected From the Lens. we don't usually think of light paths Reflected From a Lens).
    • FIND TWO (2) rays that you like to draw. Practice and KNOW THESE 2 RAY PATHS. If you are an expert at 2 ray paths, you are SET.
Friday:
  • Ray Optics questions and some more mirror / lens questions Friday.

Our Rough Plan for the next few weeks:
3/24/2008
3/25/2008
3/26/2008
3/27/2008
3/28/2008
Wave Basics & Young's Double Slit
Thin Film Interference
Snell's Law & Lenses
Mirrors
Test


3/31/2008
4/1/2008
4/2/2008
4/3/2008
4/4/2008
Thermo
Thermo
Thermo
Thermo
Thermo










4/7/2008
4/8/2008
4/9/2008
4/10/2008
4/11/2008
Thermo
Thermo
Thermo
Thermo
Thermo










4/14/2008
4/15/2008
4/16/2008
4/17/2008
4/18/2008
Thermo
Thermo
Thermo
Thermo
Thermo










4/21/2008
4/22/2008
4/23/2008
4/24/2008
4/25/2008
Modern
Modern
Modern
Modern
Modern










4/28/2008
4/29/2008
4/30/2008
5/1/2008
5/2/2008
Rvw:Mechanics & Fluids
Rvw
Rvw: E&M Statics
Rvw:E&M Circuits
Rvw:E&M Magnetism & Induction










5/5/2008
5/6/2008
5/7/2008
5/8/2008
5/9/2008
Rvw: Waves & Optics
Rvw
Rvw:Thermo
Rvw
Rvw:Modern