5 Steps to a 5: AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based 2020

5 Steps to a 5: AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based 2020

by Greg Jacobs

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Get ready to ace your AP Physics 1 Exam with this easy-to-follow, multi-platform study guide


The immensely popular test prep guide has been updated and revised with new material and is now accessible in print, online and mobile formats. 5 Steps to a 5: AP Physics 1: Algebra Based introduces an easy to follow, effective 5-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to achieve a high score on the exam. This essential guide reflects the latest course syllabus and includes three full-length practice exams, plus the most up-to-date scoring information.

5 Steps to a 5: AP Physics 1: Algebra Based 2020 features:


•3 Practice Exams (2 in the book +1 online)
•Comprehensive overview of the AP Physics 1 Exam format
•Access to the entire Cross-Platform Prep Course in AP Physics 1
•Hundreds of practice exercises with thorough answer explanations
•Powerful analytics to assess your test readiness
•Flashcards, games, and more

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781260454819
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 08/02/2019
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 142,754
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Greg Jacobs teaches both the B and C levels of AP Physics at Woodberry Forest School in central Virginia.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction: The Five-Step Program
STEP 1 Get to Know the Exam and Set Up Your Study Program
1 Frequently Asked Questions About the AP Physics 1 Exam
FAQs: The AP Physics Program
FAQs: The AP Physics 1 Exam
2 Understanding the Exam: The AP Physics 1 Revolution
What Happened to the AP Physics Test?
What Is AP Physics 1? Eleven Things You Should Know About the Course and Exam
3 How to Use Your Time
Personalizing Your Study Plan
Plan A: You Have a Full School Year to Prepare
Plan B: You Have One Semester to Prepare
Plan C: You Have Six Weeks to Prepare
STEP 2 Determine Your Test Readiness
4 Facts to Know for the AP Physics 1 Exam
I. Forces and Motion
II. Conservation Laws
III. (a) Electricity
III. (b) Waves
5 Types of Questions on the AP Physics 1 Exam
Question Types
Solutions for the AP Physics 1 Question Types Assessment
STEP 3 Develop Strategies for Success
6 Strategies to Get the Most Out of Your AP Physics Course
Seven Simple Strategies to Get the Most Out of Your AP Physics Course
7 Strategies to Approach the Questions on the Exam
Tools You Can Use and Strategies for Using Them
Strategies for Questions That Involve a Ranking Task
Strategies for Questions That Involve Graphs
8 Strategies to Approach the Questions: Free-Response Section
Structure of the Free-Response Section
How to Approach the Laboratory Question
The Qualitative-Quantitative Translation (QQT)
What Do the Exam Readers Look For?
Final Advice About the Free-Response Questions
9 Strategies to Approach the Questions: Multiple-Choice Section
Multiple-Choice Questions
Multiple-Correct: A New Question Type
Preparing for the Multiple-Choice Section of the Test
Final Strategies for the Multiple-Choice Section
STEP 4 Review the Knowledge You Need to Score High
10 How Things Move
Introduction to Motion in a Straight Line
Graphical Analysis of Motion
Algebraic Analysis of Motion
Practice Problems
Solutions to Practice Problems
Rapid Review
11 Forces and Newton’s Laws
Describing Forces: Free-Body Diagrams
Determining the Net Force
Newton’s Third Law
Forces at Angles
Practice Problems
Solutions to Practice Problems
Rapid Review
12 Collisions: Impulse and Momentum
The Impulse-Momentum Theorem
Conservation of Momentum
Motion of the Center of Mass
Practice Problems
Solutions to Practice Problems
Rapid Review
13 Work and Energy
Energy
Work
The Work-Energy Theorem
Power
Practice Problems
Solutions to Practice Problems
Rapid Review
14 Rotation
Circular Motion
Torque
Rotational Kinematics
Rotational Inertia
Newton’s Second Law for Rotation
Angular Momentum
Rotational Kinetic Energy
Practice Problems
Solutions to Practice Problems
Rapid Review
15 Gravitation
Determining the Gravitational Field
Determining Gravitational Force
Force of Two Planets on One Another—Order of Magnitude Estimates
Gravitational Potential Energy
Gravitational and Inertial Mass
Fundamental Forces: Gravity Versus Electricity
Practice Problems
Solutions to Practice Problems
Rapid Review
16 Electricity: Coulomb’s Law and Circuits
Electric Charge
Circuits
Practice Problems
Solutions to Practice Problems
Rapid Review
17 Waves and Simple Harmonic Motion
Simple Harmonic Motion
Waves
Practice Problems
Solutions to Practice Problems
Rapid Review
18 Extra Drills on Difficult but Frequently Tested Topics
How to Use This Chapter
Springs and Graphs
Tension
Inclined Planes
Motion Graphs
Simple Circuits
STEP 5 Build Your Test-Taking Confidence
AP Physics 1 Practice Exam 1
AP Physics 1 Practice Exam 1: Section I (Multiple Choice)
AP Physics 1 Practice Exam 1: Section II (Free Response)
Solutions: AP Physics 1 Practice Exam 1, Section I (Multiple Choice)
Solutions: AP Physics 1 Practice Exam 1, Section II (Free Response)
Scoring the Practice Exam
AP Physics 1 Practice Exam 2
AP Physics 1 Practice Exam 2: Section I (Multiple Choice)
AP Physics 1 Practice Exam 2: Section II (Free Response)
Solutions: AP Physics 1 Practice Exam 2, Section I (Multiple Choice)
Solutions: AP Physics 1 Practice Exam 2, Section II (Free Response)
Scoring the Practice Exam
Appendixes
Table of Information
Recommended Websites
The Pantheon of Pizza

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