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P Physics C Summer Assignment
Mrs. C. Krishnasamy - Room 107
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Due Date: First day of school
Summer Assignment Quiz
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ntroduction:
The purpose of AP physics C is to provide students with the equivalent of a calculus-based college
course in physics. This is a demanding course that requires a level of abstract thinking and facility with problem-
solving that goes beyond the experience of most students prior to taking the course. Students in academic calculus
will need to master some calculus skills before you get to them in calculus class. I will do my best to help you in this
regard. You will at times be confused and stressed by the content of the course and your head will be swimming
with dozens of formulas that each has at its core some basic physics principle. Note that you will receive two to four
review packets in the last six weeks of school before AP tests that will be graded for accuracy. I want to make sure
that you are comfortable with some math that I will take as given. Please spend a little time doing some math during
summer. Even though there isn’t much here, give it your attention, as I will expect that you will come into class with
an understanding of these things. I want you to focus on three things: Vectors, Calculus derivatives, and graphing.
Vector Notation
As you know from last year, the concept of a vector, a quantity with
both a magnitude and a direction, is a very important idea in physics.