GAVS Physics AB Course Resources

Module 1: Math of Physics

Instructor Information

Emily Kroutil

Email: Emily.Kroutil@gavirtualschool.org

Phone: 470-238-8663 (voicemail)

The resources in this newsletter are in addition to those found in MODULE 1: Math of Physics of your course content. You should first go through the content and complete the quizzes and activities. These resources are to supplement your understanding of the concepts. Please contact me if you have questions! In physics, it is essential that you understand these concepts before moving on.

ASSIGNMENT RESOURCES AND TIPS

DISCUSSION: WELCOME

  • Make sure you answer ALL questions in the prompt AND respond to two classmates.
  • You will only earn a maximum of 70% if you do not thoughtfully respond to two classmates.

DISCUSSION: Metric Conversion Act

  • Make sure you answer ALL questions in the prompt AND respond to two classmates.
  • You will only earn a maximum of 70% if you do not thoughtfully respond to two classmates.

QUIZ: International System and Significant Figures

  • Make sure you do the practice problems before you take the quiz. The conversion practice and solutions can be found on page 3 of the content. The significant figures practice and solutions can be found on page 4 of the content.
  • If the quiz has a short answer problem that makes you do math, you MUST show your work in order to earn full credit.
  • There is an error on the sig fig practice problems. 5b should be................................... (702 x 34) = 23,868 = 24,000 (two significant figures)

    (81.4 x .044) = 3.5816 = 3.6 (two significant figures)


    (24,000) + (3.6) = 24,003.6 = 24,000 (two significant figures)

LAB: Graphing Pennies

  • The graphing pennies lab can be found on page 6 of the content.
  • You can view the lab rubric in the lab's dropbox folder. Following the rubric is the BEST WAY to make sure that you earn full points on your lab.
  • Uploading your graphs: You will need to upload a PDF or an image of the graphs you drew on the included graph paper. You can upload multiple documents to the dropbox folder.
  • Best fit lines: You should draw a best fit line for your graphs. This video does a great job explaining best fit lines: https://youtu.be/9uvxvIhqjtU
  • Labeling Axes: Remember, your x-axis is the independent variable and the y-axis is the dependent. This means that the quantity on the y-axis DEPENDS on the quantity on the x-axis. So, the number of trials or number of flips should be on the x-axis because they DETERMINE the number on the y-axis.

QUIZ: Scientific Notation and Graphing

  • Make sure you do the practice problems before you take the quiz. The scientific notation practice and solutions can be found on page 5 of the content. The graphing practice and solutions can be found on page 6 of the content.
  • If the quiz has a short answer problem that makes you do math, you MUST show your work in order to earn full credit.

TEST: Math of Physics

  • A great way to study for the test is to go back and look at the quiz questions you missed.
  • If the quiz has a short answer problem that makes you do math, you MUST show your work in order to earn full credit.
  • This VIDEO reviews for the Math of Physics test
  • After you finish your test, be sure to review what you missed, and watch the video outlining test correction procedures.

Additional Resources

https://youtu.be/9j8snvkOUEQ
SI Units and the Metric System
Dimensional Analysis
Significant Figures
Calculating with Significant Figures
Scientific Notation
Types of Graphs
Graphing
Slope and Best Fit Lines
Estimating the Line of Best Fit on Khan Academy