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Monday, March 5

 

  • A quick review of electric fields and forces and how they relate to gravitational fields and forces
  • Gravitational acceleration is mass dependent; electric acceleration is mass AND charge dependent
  • Work to move charges in electric fields

 

Tuesday, March 6

 

  • Work to move electrons in fields
  • Meaning of electrical potential and how it relates to potential energy (work)

 

Wednesday, March 7

 

  • Introduction to capacitors as a means to store electrical charge
  • Practical applications of capacitors
  • Definition of capacitance and its units

 

Thursday, March 8

 

  • Physical dimensions of capacitors and breakdown voltage.

 

Friday, March 9 - no school - teacher inservice

 

Monday, March 12

 

  • P. 562, 1-6 due
  • Go over problems

 

Tuesday, March 13

 

  • P. 563, 11-15 due
  • Go over problems

 

Wednesday, March 14

 

  • Some more capacitor examples

 

Thursday, March 15

 

  • P. 564, 22-24, 26-27 due
  • Work on problems and hand in when complete

AP Physics 2 - Chapter 16

Capacitors

Unit Outline with Standards

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