AP Physics 2009-2010 Textbook Reading Requirements
Serway and Faughn’s College Physics, 6th edition

Chapter

Topic

Read/take notes on sections:

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1
Introduction
1.1-1.9
none
2
One-dimensional Motion
2.1-2.7
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3
Two-dimensional Motion
3.1-3.6
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4
Laws of Motion
4.1-4.6
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5
Energy, Work, Power
5.1-5.8
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6
Momentum and Collisions
6.1-6.5
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7
Rotational Motion and Law of Gravity
7.1-7.10
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8
Rotational Equilibrium and Dynamics
8.1-8.7
none
9
Solids and Fluids
9.1-9.8
9.9, 9.10
10
Thermal Physics
10.1-10.6
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11
Energy in Thermal Processes
11.1 and 11.5-11.9
11.2-11.4
12
Laws of Thermodynamics
12.1-12.8
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13
Vibrations and Waves
13.1-13.6 and 13.8-13.13
13.7
14
Sound
14.1-14.11
14.12,14.13
15
Electric Forces and Fields
15.1-15.9
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16
Electrical Energy and Capacitance
16.1-16.9
16.10
17
Current and Resistors
17.1-17.8
17.9
18
Direct Current Circuits
18.1-18.7
18.8
19
Magnetism
19.1-19.11
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20
Induced Voltages and Inductance
20.1-20.5
20.6 – 20.8
21
AC Current and EM Waves
21.8, 21.10-21.12
21.1-21.7
22
Reflection/Refraction of Light
22.1-22.8
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23
Mirrors and Lenses
23.1-23.7
none
24
Wave Optics
24.1-24.9
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25
Optical Instruments
We will skip this chapter
all
26
Relativity
Juniors will read Ch 26 in May!
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27
Quantum Physics
27.1-27.9
27.10
28
Atomic Physics
28.1-28.12
28.13, 28.14
29
Nuclear Physics
29.1-29.6
29.7, 29.8
30
Nuclear Energy and Elementary Particles
30.1-30.6
30.7-30.16