Cracking the AP Physics B and C Exams 2006-2007

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The Princeton Review realizes that scoring high on the AP Physics B & C Exams is very different from earning straight A's in school. We don't try to teach you everything there is to know about physics- only the strategies and information you'll need to get your highest score. In "Cracking the AP Physics B & C Exams," we'll teach you how to - Use our preparation strategies and test-taking techniques to raise your score - Focus on the topics most likely to appear on the test - Test your knowledge with review questions for each physics topic covered This book includes 2 full-length practice tests, one each for Physics B and Physics C. All of our practice questions are just like those you'll see on the actual exam, and we explain how to answer every question.
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List price: $19.00
Publisher: Random House Information Group
Publication date: 1/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 8.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Introductionp. xv
Vectorsp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Definitionp. 1
Vector Addition (Geometric)p. 2
Scalar Multiplicationp. 3
Vector Subtraction (Geometric)p. 3
Standard Basis Vectorsp. 4
Vector Operations Using Componentsp. 5
Magnitude of a Vectorp. 6
Direction of a Vectorp. 6
[C] The Dot Productp. 7
[C] The Cross Productp. 9
Kinematicsp. 13
Introductionp. 13
Displacementp. 13
Speed and Velocityp. 15
Accelerationp. 16
Uniformly-Accelerated Motion and the Big Fivep. 17
Kinematics with Graphsp. 19
A Note About Calculusp. 22
Free Fallp. 24
Projectile Motionp. 26
A Note About Notationp. 29
[C] Kinematics with Calculusp. 29
Chapter 2 Review Questionsp. 31
Multiple Choicep. 31
Free Responsep. 33
Newton's Lawsp. 35
Introductionp. 35
The First Lawp. 36
The Second Lawp. 36
The Third Lawp. 36
Weightp. 37
The Normal Forcep. 39
Frictionp. 40
Pulleysp. 41
Inclined Planesp. 44
Uniform Circular Motionp. 46
Chapter 3 Review Questionsp. 49
Multiple Choicep. 49
Free Responsep. 52
Work, Energy, and Powerp. 55
Introductionp. 55
Workp. 56
Work Done by a Variable Forcep. 59
Kinetic Energyp. 60
The Work-Energy Theoremp. 60
Potential Energyp. 62
Conservation of Mechanical Energyp. 63
[C] Potential Energy Curvesp. 66
Powerp. 67
Chapter 4 Review Questionsp. 69
Multiple Choicep. 69
Free Responsep. 71
Linear Momentump. 75
Introductionp. 75
Impulsep. 76
Conservation of Linear Momentump. 78
Collisionsp. 79
[C] Center of Massp. 83
Chapter 5 Review Questionsp. 87
Multiple Choicep. 87
Free Responsep. 89
Rotational Motionp. 91
Introductionp. 91
[C] Rotational Kinematicsp. 92
[C] The Big Five for Rotational Motionp. 95
Rotational Dynamicsp. 96
Torquep. 97
[C] Rotational Inertiap. 101
[C] Kinetic Energy of Rotationp. 108
[C] Work and Powerp. 109
[C] Angular Momentump. 112
[C] Conservation of Angular Momentump. 114
Equilibriump. 116
Chapter 6 Review Questionsp. 118
Multiple Choicep. 118
Free Responsep. 120
Newton's Law of Gravitationp. 123
Kepler's Lawsp. 123
Newton's Law of Gravitationp. 124
The Gravitational Attraction Due to an Extended Bodyp. 126
Gravitational Potential Energyp. 131
[C] A Proof of Equation (*)p. 132
[C] A Note on Elliptical Orbitsp. 134
Orbits of the Planetsp. 136
Chapter 7 Review Questionsp. 139
Multiple Choicep. 139
Free Responsep. 141
Oscillationsp. 143
Introductionp. 143
Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM): The Spring-Block Oscillatorp. 143
SHM in Terms of Energyp. 146
The Kinematics of SHMp. 149
The Spring-Block Oscillator: Vertical Motionp. 153
[C] The Sinusoidal Description of SHMp. 156
[C] Instantaneous Velocity and Accelerationp. 157
Pendulumsp. 158
Chapter 8 Review Questionsp. 161
Multiple Choicep. 161
Free Responsep. 163
Thermal Physics [B]p. 167
Introductionp. 167
Temperature Scalesp. 167
Physical Changes Due to Heat Transferp. 168
Heat Transfer and Temperature Changep. 168
Heat Transfer and Phase Changesp. 169
Heat Transfer and Thermal Expansionp. 169
The Kinetic Theory of Gasesp. 170
The Ideal Gas Lawp. 171
The Laws of Thermodynamicsp. 173
The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamicsp. 173
The First Law of Thermodynamicsp. 173
Calorimetry III: Heat Transfer and Temperature Change for Gasesp. 175
The Second Law of Thermodynamicsp. 182
The Carnot Cyclep. 183
Chapter 9 Review Questionsp. 185
Multiple Choicep. 185
Free Responsep. 187
Electric Forces and Fieldsp. 189
Electric Chargep. 189
Coulomb's Lawp. 190
Superpositionp. 191
The Electric Fieldp. 194
Conductors and Insulatorsp. 200
[C] Gauss's Lawp. 202
Chapter 10 Review Questionsp. 210
Multiple Choicep. 210
Free Responsep. 212
Electric Potential and Capacitancep. 217
Introductionp. 217
Electrical Potential Energyp. 218
Electric Potentialp. 223
The Potential in a Uniform Fieldp. 225
[C] The Potential of a Spherep. 227
[C] The Potential of a Cylinderp. 231
[C] Deriving the Field from the Potentialp. 232
Capacitancep. 233
[C] Capacitors of Other Geometriesp. 234
Combinations of Capacitorsp. 236
The Energy Stored in a Capacitorp. 238
[C] Dielectricsp. 239
Chapter 11 Review Questionsp. 241
Multiple Choicep. 241
Free Responsep. 243
Direct Current Circuitsp. 247
Introductionp. 247
Electric Currentp. 248
Resistancep. 249
Resistivityp. 249
Electric Circuitsp. 250
Energy and Powerp. 250
Circuit Analysisp. 251
Combinations of Resistorsp. 251
Kirchhoff's Rulesp. 259
Resistance-Capacitance (RC) Circuitsp. 263
[C] Charging or Discharging a Capacitor in an RC Circuitp. 265
Charging a Capacitorp. 265
Discharging a Capacitorp. 266
Chapter 12 Review Questionsp. 268
Multiple Choicep. 268
Free Responsep. 270
Magnetic Forces and Fieldsp. 273
Introductionp. 273
The Magnetic Force on a Moving Chargep. 274
The Magnetic Force on a Current-Carrying Wirep. 277
Magnetic Fields Created by Current-Carrying Wiresp. 280
[C] The Magnetic Field of a Solenoidp. 283
[C] The Biot-Savart Lawp. 283
[C] Ampere's Lawp. 285
Chapter 13 Review Questionsp. 291
Multiple Choicep. 291
Free Responsep. 293
Electromagnetic Inductionp. 297
Introductionp. 297
Motional EMFp. 298
Faraday's Law of Electromagnetic Inductionp. 300
Magnetic Fluxp. 300
[C] Induced Electric Fieldsp. 309
[C] Inductancep. 311
RL Circuitsp. 312
LC Circuitsp. 313
[C] Maxwell's Equationsp. 315
Chapter 14 Review Questionsp. 317
Multiple Choicep. 317
Free Responsep. 320
Waves [B]p. 323
Introductionp. 323
Transverse Traveling Wavesp. 324
Wave Speed on a Stretched Stringp. 326
The Mathematical Description of a Traveling Wavep. 327
Superposition of Wavesp. 329
Standing Wavesp. 330
Sound Wavesp. 333
Sound Levelp. 335
Beatsp. 335
Resonance for Sound Wavesp. 336
The Doppler Effectp. 338
The Doppler Effect for Lightp. 342
Chapter 15 Review Questionsp. 343
Multiple Choicep. 343
Free Responsep. 345
Optics [B]p. 347
Introductionp. 347
The Electromagnetic Spectrump. 348
Interference and Diffractionp. 349
Young's Double-Slit Interference Experimentp. 349
Single-Aperture Diffractionp. 353
Reflection and Refractionp. 353
Dispersion of Lightp. 356
Total Internal Reflectionp. 357
Mirrorsp. 360
Plane Mirrorsp. 360
Spherical Mirrorsp. 360
Ray Tracing for Mirrorsp. 362
Using Equations to Answer Questions About the Imagep. 365
Thin Lensesp. 368
Ray Tracing for Lensesp. 369
Using Equations to Answer Questions About the Imagep. 372
Chapter 16 Review Questionsp. 375
Multiple Choicep. 375
Free Responsep. 377
Atomic and Nuclear Physics [B]p. 381
Introductionp. 381
Photons and the Photoelectric Effectp. 381
The Bohr Model of the Atomp. 384
Wave-Particle Dualityp. 387
Nuclear Physicsp. 388
The Nuclear Forcep. 389
Binding Energyp. 389
Nuclear Reactionsp. 391
Disintegration Energyp. 392
Chapter 17 Review Questionsp. 394
Multiple Choicep. 394
Free Responsep. 396
Fluid Mechanics [B]p. 397
Introductionp. 397
Densityp. 398
Pressurep. 399
Hydrostatic Pressurep. 400
Buoyancyp. 404
Flow Rate and the Continuity Equationp. 408
Bernoulli's Equationp. 410
Torricelli's Theoremp. 411
The Bernoulli Effectp. 414
Chapter 18 Review Questionsp. 416
Multiple Choicep. 416
Free Responsep. 419
Solutions to the Chapter Review Questionsp. 423
The Princeton Review AP Physics B Practice Examp. 531
AP Physics B Practice Exam: Answers and Explanationsp. 557
The Princeton Review AP Physics C Practice Examp. 577
AP Physics C Practice Exam: Answers and Explanationsp. 607
About the Authorp. 635
Indexp. 637
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