AP Physics 2
Course Content
Fluids

Density and Pressure

Specific gravity

Pressure and Pascal’s principle (part 1)

Pressure and Pascal’s principle (part 2)

Pressure at a depth in a fluid

Finding height of fluid in a barometer

Buoyant Force and Archimedes’ Principle

Archimedes principle and buoyant force

Buoyant force example problems

Fluid Dynamics

Volume flow rate and equation of continuity

Bernoulli’s equation (part 1)

Bernoulli’s equation (part 2)

Bernoulli’s equation (part 3)

Bernoulli’s equation (part 4)

Bernoulli’s example problem

Turbulence at high velocities and Reynold’s number

Venturi effect and Pitot tubes

Surface Tension and Adhesion

Viscosity and Poiseuille flow
Thermodynamics

Temperature, kinetic theory, and the ideal gas law

Thermodynamics part 1: Molecular theory of gases

Thermodynamics part 2: Ideal gas law

Thermodynamics part 3: Kelvin scale and Ideal gas law example

Thermodynamics part 4: Moles and the ideal gas law

Thermodynamics part 5: Molar ideal gas law problem

MaxwellBoltzmann distribution

Specific heat and heat transfer

Specific heat and latent heat of fusion and vaporization

Thermal conduction, convection, and radiation

Thermal conduction

Thermal conductivity of metal and wood

Intuition behind formula for thermal conductivity

Laws of thermodynamics

Macrostates and microstates

Quasistatic and reversible processes

First law of thermodynamics / internal energy

More on internal energy

Work from expansion

PVdiagrams and expansion work

Proof: U = (3/2)PV or U = (3/2)nRT

Work done by isothermic process

Carnot cycle and Carnot engine

Proof: Volume ratios in a Carnot cycle

Proof: S (or entropy) is a valid state variable

Thermodynamic entropy definition clarification

Reconciling thermodynamic and state definitions of entropy

Entropy intuition

Maxwell’s demon

More on entropy

Efficiency of a Carnot engine

Carnot efficiency 2: Reversing the cycle

Carnot efficiency 3: Proving that it is the most efficient

Charge and electric force (Coulomb’s law)

Triboelectric effect and charge

Coulomb’s Law

Conductors and insulators

Conservation of charge
Electric charge, field, and potential

Electric field

Electric field definition

Electric field direction

Magnitude of electric field created by a charge

Net electric field from multiple charges in 1D

Net electric field from multiple charges in 2D

Electric field

Proof: Field from infinite plate (part 1)

Proof: Field from infinite plate (part 2)

Electric potential energy, electric potential, and voltage

Electric potential energy

Electric potential energy (part 2– involves calculus)

Voltage

Electric potential energy of charges

Electric potential at a point in space

Electric potential charge configuration

Magnets and Magnetic Force

Introduction to magnetism

Magnetic force on a charge

Cross product 1

Cross product 2

Magnetic force on a proton example (part 1)

Magnetic force on a proton example (part 2)

Magnetic force on a current carrying wire

Magnetic field created by a current

Magnetic field created by a current carrying wire

Magnetic force between two currents going in the same direction

Magnetic force between two currents going in opposite directions

Induced current in a wire
Magnetic forces, magnetic fields, and Faraday’s law

Electric motors

Electric motors (part 1)

Electric motors (part 2)

Electric motors (part 3)

The dot product

Dot vs. cross product

Calculating dot and cross products with unit vector notation

Magnetic flux and Faraday’s law

Flux and magnetic flux

Faraday’s Law Introduction

Lenz’s Law

Faraday’s Law example

Emf induced in rod traveling through magnetic field

Faraday’s Law for generating electricity

Introduction to electromagnetic waves

Electromagnetic waves and the electromagnetic spectrum

Polarization of light, linear and circular (Opens a modal)

Thin Film Interference part 2

Interference of electromagnetic waves

Constructive and Destructive interference

Young’s double slit introduction

Young’s double slit equation

Young’s double slit problem solving

Diffraction grating

Single slit interference

More on single slit interference

Thin Film Interference part 1

Reflection and refraction

Specular and diffuse reflection

Specular and diffuse reflection 2

Refraction and Snell’s law

Snell’s law example 1

Total internal reflection

Dispersion

Refraction in water

Snell’s law example 2
Electromagnetic waves and interference

Mirrors

Virtual image

Parabolic mirrors and real images

Parabolic mirrors 2

Convex parabolic mirrors

Derivation of the mirror equation

Mirror equation example problems

Lenses

Convex lenses

Convex lens examples

Concave lenses

Object image and focal distance relationship (proof of formula)

Object image height and distance relationship

Thin lens equation and problem solving

Multiple lens systems

Diopters, Aberration, and the Human Eye

Photons

Photon energy

Photon momentum

Photoelectric effect
Geometric optics

Atoms and electrons

De Broglie wavelength

Quantum Wavefunction

Atomic Energy Levels

Bohr model radii (derivation using physics) (Opens a modal)

Bohr model radii

Bohr model energy levels (derivation using physics)

Bohr model energy levels

Absorption and emission

Emission spectrum of hydrogen (Opens a modal)

Quantum numbers and orbitals

Heisenberg uncertainty principle

Quantum numbers

Quantum numbers for the first four shells

More exponential decay examples

Exponential decay and semilog plots

Nuclear physics

Mass defect and binding energy

Nuclear stability and nuclear equations (Opens a modal)

Types of decay

Writing nuclear equations for alpha, beta, and gamma decay (Opens a modal)

Halflife and carbon dating (Opens a modal)

Halflife plot

Exponential decay formula proof (can skip, involves calculus)

Introduction to exponential decay (Opens a modal)
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