5 Steps to a 5 AP Physics B&C, 2010-2011 Edition

Paperback | November 12, 2009

byGreg Jacobs, Joshua Schulman

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A Perfect Plan for the Perfect Score

We want you to succeed on your AP* exam. That's why we've created this 5-step plan to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. This easy-to-follow guide offers you a complete review of your AP course, strategies to give you the edge on test day, and plenty of practice with AP-style test questions. You'll sharpen your subject knowledge, strengthen your thinking skills, and build your test-taking confidence with

  • Full-length practice exams modeled on the real test
  • All the terms and concepts you need to know to get your best score
  • Your choice of three customized study schedules--so you can pick the one that meets your needs

    The 5-Step Plan helps you get the most out of your study time:
    Step 1: Set Up Your Study Program
    Step 2: Determine Your Readiness
    Step 3: Develop the Strategies
    Step 4: Review the Knowledge
    Step 5: Build Your Confidence

    Topics include: A Bit About Vectors; Free-Body Diagrams and Equilibrium; Kinematics; Newton's Second Law, F(net) = ma; Momentum; Energy Conservation; Gravitation and Circular Motion; Rotational Motion (for Physics C Students Only); Simple Harmonic Motion; Thermodynamics (for Physics B Students Only); Fluid Mechanics (for Physics B Students Only); Electrostatics; Circuits; Magnetism; Waves; Optics (for Physics B Students Only); and Atomic and Nuclear Physics (for Physics B Students Only)
    Also includes: Physics B practice test; Physics C mechanics practice test; and Physics C electricity and magnetism practice test

    *AP, Advanced Placement Program, and College Board are registered trademarks of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

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A Perfect Plan for the Perfect ScoreWe want you to succeed on your AP* exam. That's why we've created this 5-step plan to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. This easy-to-follow guide offers you a complete review of your AP course, strategies to give you the edge on test day, and ...

Greg Jacobs teaches AP Physics at Woodberry Forest School in central Virginia. Josh Schulman is a student at Harvard Medical School.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction: The Five-Step Program
STEP 1: Set Up Your Study Program
Chapter 1. How to Approach Your Physics Course
Chapter 2. What You Need to Know About the AP Physics Course
Chapter 3. How to Plan Your Time
STEP 2: Determine Your Test Readiness
Chapter 4. Fundamentals Quizzes
Chapter 5. Take a Diagnostic Test
STEP 3: Develop Strategies for Success
Chapter 6. Memorizing Equations in the Shower
Chapter 7. How to Approach Each Lesson
Chapter 8. Extra Drill on Difficult but Frequently Tested Topics
STEP 4: Review the Knowledge You Need to Score High
Chapter 9. A Bit About Vectors
Chapter 10. Free-Body Diagrams and Equilibrium
Chapter 11. Kinematics
Chapter 12. Newton's Second Law, F(net) = maChapter 13. Momentum
Chapter 14. Energy Conservation
Chapter 15. Gravitation and Circular Motion
Chapter 16. Rotational Motion (for Physics C Students Only)
Chapter 17. Simple Harmonic Motion
Chapter 18. Thermodynamics (for Physics B Students Only)
Chapter 19. Fluid Mechanics (for Physics B Students Only)
Chapter 20. Electrostatics
Chapter 21. Circuits
Chapter 22. Magnetism
Chapter 23. Waves
Chapter 24. Optics (for Physics B Students Only)
Chapter 25. Atomic and Nuclear Physics (for Physics B Students Only)
STEP 5: Build Your Test-Taking Confidence
Physics B Practice Test
Physics C Mechanics Practice Test
Physics C Electricity and Magnetism Practice Test
Appendixes
Constants
Physics B Equations
Physics C Equations
Four-Minute Drill Prompts
Web Sites
Glossary
Bibliography