# AP Test Prep Questions from OpenStax College Physics 2016 edition

OpenStax - Paul Peter Urone and Roger Hinrichs
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• Chapter 1: Introduction: The Nature of Science and Physics
• 1.1: Physics: An Introduction
• 1.2: Physical Quantities and Units
• 1.3: Accuracy, Precision, and Significant Figures
• 1.4: Approximation

• Chapter 2: Kinematics
• 2.1: Displacement (1)
• 2.2: Vectors, Scalars, and Coordinate Systems (1)
• 2.3: Time, Velocity, and Speed (1)
• 2.4: Acceleration (2)
• 2.5: Motion Equations for Constant Acceleration in One Dimension (1)
• 2.6: Problem-Solving Basics for One-Dimensional Kinematics
• 2.7: Falling Objects (1)
• 2.8: Graphical Analysis of One-Dimensional Motion

• Chapter 3: Two-Dimensional Kinematics
• 3.1: Kinematics in Two Dimensions: An Introduction (3)
• 3.2: Vector Addition and Subtraction: Graphical Methods (2)
• 3.3: Vector Addition and Subtraction: Analytical Methods
• 3.4: Projectile Motion (1)

• Chapter 4: Dynamics: Force and Newton's Laws of Motion
• 4.1: Development of Force Concept (4)
• 4.2: Newton's First Law of Motion: Inertia
• 4.3: Newton's Second Law of Motion: Concept of a System
• 4.4: Newton's Third Law of Motion: Symmetry in Forces (11)
• 4.5: Normal, Tension, and Other Examples of Forces (7)
• 4.6: Problem-Solving Strategies (3)
• 4.7: Further Applications of Newton's Laws of Motion (3)
• 4.8: Extended Topic: The Four Basic Forces—An Introduction (6)

• Chapter 5: Further Applications of Newton's Laws: Friction, Drag, and Elasticity
• 5.1: Friction (4)
• 5.2: Drag Forces
• 5.3: Elasticity: Stress and Strain

• Chapter 6: Gravitation and Uniform Circular Motion
• 6.1: Rotation Angle and Angular Velocity
• 6.2: Centripetal Acceleration
• 6.3: Centripetal Force
• 6.4: Fictitious Forces and Non-inertial Frames: The Coriolis Force
• 6.5: Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation (6)
• 6.6: Satellites and Kepler's Laws: An Argument for Simplicity

• Chapter 7: Work, Energy, and Energy Resources
• 7.1: Work: The Scientific Definition (5)
• 7.2: Kinetic Energy and the Work-Energy Theorem (13)
• 7.3: Gravitational Potential Energy (3)
• 7.4: Conservative Forces and Potential Energy (9)
• 7.5: Nonconservative Forces (2)
• 7.6: Conservation of Energy (10)
• 7.7: Power
• 7.8: Work, Energy, and Power in Humans
• 7.9: World Energy Use

• Chapter 8: Linear Momentum and Collisions
• 8.1: Linear Momentum and Force (2)
• 8.2: Impulse (12)
• 8.3: Conservation of Momentum (6)
• 8.4: Elastic Collisions in One Dimension (20)
• 8.5: Inelastic Collisions in One Dimension (10)
• 8.6: Collisions of Point Masses in Two Dimensions (2)
• 8.7: Introduction to Rocket Propulsion

• Chapter 9: Statics and Torque
• 9.1: The First Condition for Equilibrium
• 9.2: The Second Condition for Equilibrium (2)
• 9.3: Stability (1)
• 9.4: Applications of Statistics, Including Problem-Solving Strategies (5)
• 9.5: Simple Machines (2)
• 9.6: Forces and Torques in Muscles and Joints (1)

• Chapter 10: Rotational Motion and Angular Momentum
• 10.1: Angular Acceleration
• 10.2: Kinematics of Rotational Motion
• 10.3: Dynamics of Rotational Motion: Rotational Inertia (6)
• 10.4: Rotational Kinetic Energy: Work and Energy Revisited (4)
• 10.5: Angular Momentum and Its Conservation (10)
• 10.6: Collisions of Extended Bodies in Two Dimensions (8)
• 10.7: Gyroscopic Effects: Vector Aspects of Angular Momentum (2)

• Chapter 11: Fluid Statics
• 11.1: What Is a Fluid?
• 11.2: Density (4)
• 11.3: Pressure (1)
• 11.4: Variation of Pressure with Depth in a Fluid
• 11.5: Pascal's Principle
• 11.6: Gauge Pressure, Absolute Pressure, and Pressure Measurement
• 11.7: Archimedes' Principle
• 11.8: Cohesion and Adhesion in Liquids: Surface Tension and Capillary Action
• 11.9: Pressures in the Body

• Chapter 12: Fluid Dynamics and Its Biological and Medical Applications
• 12.1: Flow Rate and Its Relation to Velocity (2)
• 12.2: Bernoulli's Equation (4)
• 12.3: The Most General Applications of Bernoulli's Equation (4)
• 12.4: Viscosity and Laminar Flow; Poiseuille's Law
• 12.5: The Onset of Turbulence
• 12.6: Motion of an Object in a Viscous Fluid
• 12.7: Molecular Transport Phenomena: Diffusion, Osmosis, and Related Processes

• Chapter 13: Temperature, Kinetic Theory, and the Gas Laws
• 13.1: Temperature
• 13.2: Thermal Expansion of Solids and Liquids
• 13.3: The Ideal Gas Law (2)
• 13.4: Kinetic Theory: Atomic and Molecular Explanation of Pressure and Temperature (6)
• 13.5: Phase Changes
• 13.6: Humidity, Evaporation, and Boiling

• Chapter 14: Heat and Heat Transfer Methods
• 14.1: Heat (2)
• 14.2: Temperature Change and Heat Capacity
• 14.3: Phase Change and Latent Heat
• 14.4: Heat Transfer Methods
• 14.5: Conduction (4)
• 14.6: Convection (2)

• Chapter 15: Thermodynamics
• 15.1: The First Law of Thermodynamics (6)
• 15.2: The First Law of Thermodynamics and Some Simple Processes (6)
• 15.3: Introduction to the Second Law of Thermodynamics: Heat Engines and Their Efficiency
• 15.4: Carnot's Perfect Heat Engine: The Second Law of Thermodynamics Restated
• 15.5: Applications of Thermodynamics: Heat Pumps and Refrigerators
• 15.6: Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics: Disorder and the Unavailability of Energy (2)
• 15.7: Statistical Interpretation of Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics: The Underlying Explanation (2)

• Chapter 16: Oscillatory Motion and Waves
• 16.1: Hooke's Law: Stress and Strain Revisited (4)
• 16.2: Period and Frequency in Oscillations (1)
• 16.3: Simple Harmonic Motion: A Special Periodic Motion (4)
• 16.4: The Simple Pendulum (3)
• 16.5: Energy and the Simple Harmonic Oscillator (1)
• 16.6 : Uniform Circular Motion and Simple Harmonic Motion (1)
• 16.7: Damped Harmonic Motion (3)
• 16.8: Forced Oscillations and Resonance (1)
• 16.9: Waves (5)
• 16.10: Superposition and Interference (7)
• 16.11: Energy in Waves: Intensity

• Chapter 17: Physics of Hearing
• 17.1: Sound
• 17.2: Speed of Sound, Frequency, and Wavelength (2)
• 17.3: Sound Intensity and Sound Level (2)
• 17.4: Doppler Effect and Sonic Booms (2)
• 17.5: Sound Interference and Resonance: Standing Waves in Air Columns (16)
• 17.6: Hearing
• 17.7: Ultrasound

• Chapter 18: Electric Charge and Electric Field
• 18.1: Static Electricity and Charge: Conservation of Charge (11)
• 18.2: Conductors and Insulators (9)
• 18.3: Conductors and Electric Fields in Static Equilibrium (4)
• 18.4: Coulomb's Law (6)
• 18.5: Electric Field: Concept of a Field Revisited (7)
• 18.6: Electric Field Lines: Multiple Charges (4)
• 18.7: Electric Forces in Biology
• 18.8: Applications of Electrostatics

• Chapter 19: Electric Potential and Electric Field
• 19.1: Electric Potential Energy: Potential Difference (16)
• 19.2: Electric Potential in a Uniform Electric Field (8)
• 19.3: Electrical Potential Due to a Point Change
• 19.4: Equipotential Lines (6)
• 19.5: Capacitors and Dielectrics (6)
• 19.6: Capacitors in Series and Parallel
• 19.7: Energy Stored in Capacitors (8)

• Chapter 20: Electric Current, Resistance, and Ohm's Law
• 20.1: Current (4)
• 20.2: Ohm's Law: Resistance and Simple Circuits (3)
• 20.3: Resistance and Resistivity (6)
• 20.4: Electric Power and Energy (2)
• 20.5: Alternating Current versus Direct Current
• 20.6: Electric Hazards and the Human Body
• 20.7: Nerve Conduction–Electrocardiograms

• Chapter 21: Circuits, Bioelectricity, and DC Instruments
• 21.1: Resistors in Series and Parallel (5)
• 21.2: Electromotive Force: Terminal Voltage (2)
• 21.3: Kirchhoff's Rules (4)
• 21.4: DC Voltmeters and Ammeters
• 21.5: Null Measurements
• 21.6: DC Circuits Containing Resistors and Capacitors (2)

• Chapter 22: Magnetism
• 22.1: Magnets
• 22.2: Ferromagnets and Electromagnets (6)
• 22.3: Magnetic Fields and Magnetic Field Lines
• 22.4: Magnetic Field Strength: Force on a Moving Charge in a Magnetic Field (2)
• 22.5: Force on a Moving Charge in a Magnetic Field: Examples and Applications (1)
• 22.6: The Hall Effect (1)
• 22.7: Magnetic Force on a Current-Carrying Conductor
• 22.8: Torque on a Current Loop: Motors and Meters
• 22.9: Magnetic Fields Produced by Currents: Ampere's Law (4)
• 22.10: Magnetic Force between Two Parallel Conductors (2)
• 22.11: More Applications of Magnetism

• Chapter 23: Electromagnetic Induction, AC Circuits, and Electrical Technologies
• 23.1: Induced Emf and Magnetic Flux (2)
• 23.2: Faraday' Law of Induction: Lenz's Law
• 23.3: Motional Emf
• 23.4: Eddy Currents and Magnetic Damping
• 23.5: Electric Generators (2)
• 23.6: Back Emf
• 23.7: Transformers (2)
• 23.8: Electrical Safety: Systems and Devices (2)
• 23.9: Inductance
• 23.10: RL Circuits
• 23.11: Reactance, Inductive and Capacitive
• 23.12: RLC Series AC Circuits

• Chapter 24: Electromagnetic Waves
• 24.1: Maxwell's Equations: Electromagnetic Waves Predicted and Observed
• 24.2: Production of Electromagnetic Waves (8)
• 24.3: The Electromagnetic Spectrum (2)
• 24.4: Energy in Electromagnetic Waves (2)

• Chapter 25: Geometric Optics
• 25.1: The Ray Aspect of Light (2)
• 25.2: The Law of Reflection (2)
• 25.3: The Law of Refraction (7)
• 25.4: Total Internal Reflection (1)
• 25.5: Dispersion: The Rainbow and Prisms
• 25.6: Image Formation by Lenses (4)
• 25.7: Image Formation by Mirrors (4)

• Chapter 26: Vision and Optical Instruments
• 26.1: Physics of the Eye (2)
• 26.2: Vision Correction (2)
• 26.3: Color and Color Vision (2)
• 26.4: Microscopes (2)
• 26.5: Telescopes (3)
• 26.6: Aberrations

• Chapter 27: Wave Optics
• 27.1: The Wave Aspect of Light: Interference
• 27.2: Huygens's Principle: Diffraction (2)
• 27.3: Young's Double Slit Experiment (6)
• 27.4: Multiple Slit Diffraction (2)
• 27.5: Single Slit Diffraction (2)
• 27.6: Limits of Resolution: The Rayleigh Criterion (2)
• 27.7: Thin Film Interference (2)
• 27.8: Polarization (2)
• 27.9: *Extended Topic* Microscopy Enhanced by the Wave Characteristics of Light

• Chapter 28: Special Relativity
• 28.1: Einstein's Postulates (1)
• 28.2: Simultaneity and Time Dilation
• 28.3: Length Contraction
• 28.4: Relativistic Addition of Velocities (2)
• 28.5: Relativistic Momentum
• 28.6: Relativistic Energy (3)

• Chapter 29: Introduction to Quantum Physics
• 29.1: Quantization of Energy (2)
• 29.2: The Photoelectric Effect (2)
• 29.3: Photon Energies and the Electromagnetic Spectrum (2)
• 29.4: Photon Momentum (4)
• 29.5: The Particle-Wave Duality (2)
• 29.6: The Wave Nature of Matter (4)
• 29.7: Probability: The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle (1)
• 29.8: The Particle-Wave Duality Reviewed (2)

• Chapter 30: Atomic Physics
• 30.1: Discovery of the Atom
• 30.2: Discovery of the Parts of the Atom: Electrons and Nuclei (2)
• 30.3: Bohr's Theory of the Hydrogen Atom (4)
• 30.4: X Rays: Atomic Origins and Applications
• 30.5: Applications of Atomic Excitations and De-Excitations (6)
• 30.6: The Wave Nature of Matter Causes Quantization (4)
• 30.7: Patterns in Spectra Reveal More Quantization
• 30.8: Quantum Numbers and Rules
• 30.9: The Pauli Exclusion Principle

• Chapter 31: Radioactivity and Nuclear Physics
• 31.2: Radiation Detection and Detectors
• 31.3: Substructure of the Nucleus (1)
• 31.4: Nuclear Decay and Conservation Laws (6)
• 31.5: Half-Life and Activity (2)
• 31.6: Binding Energy (1)
• 31.7: Tunneling

• Chapter 32: Medical Applications of Nuclear Physics
• 32.1: Medical Imaging and Diagnostics
• 32.2: Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (2)
• 32.3: Therapeutic Uses of Ionizing Radiation
• 32.5: Fusion (4)
• 32.6: Fission (4)
• 32.7: Nuclear Weapons

• Chapter 33: Particle Physics
• 33.1: The Yukawa Particle and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle Revisited
• 33.2: The Four Basic Forces (8)
• 33.3: Accelerators Create Matter from Energy (6)
• 33.4: Particles, Patterns, and Conservation Laws (2)
• 33.5: Quarks: Is That All There Is? (2)
• 33.6: GUTs: The Unification of Forces

• Chapter 34: Frontiers of Physics
• 34.1: Cosmology and Particle Physics
• 34.2: General Relativity and Quantum Gravity
• 34.3: Superstrings
• 34.4: Dark Matter and Closure
• 34.5: Complexity and Chaos
• 34.6: High-temperature Superconductors
• 34.7: Some Questions We Know to Ask

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Chapter 1: Introduction: The Nature of Science and Physics
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Chapter 2: Kinematics
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Chapter 3: Two-Dimensional Kinematics
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Chapter 4: Dynamics: Force and Newton's Laws of Motion
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Chapter 5: Further Applications of Newton's Laws: Friction, Drag, and Elasticity
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Chapter 6: Gravitation and Uniform Circular Motion
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Chapter 7: Work, Energy, and Energy Resources
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Chapter 8: Linear Momentum and Collisions
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Chapter 9: Statics and Torque
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Chapter 10: Rotational Motion and Angular Momentum
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Chapter 11: Fluid Statics
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Chapter 12: Fluid Dynamics and Its Biological and Medical Applications
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Chapter 13: Temperature, Kinetic Theory, and the Gas Laws
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Chapter 14: Heat and Heat Transfer Methods
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Chapter 15: Thermodynamics
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Chapter 16: Oscillatory Motion and Waves
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Chapter 17: Physics of Hearing
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Chapter 18: Electric Charge and Electric Field
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Chapter 19: Electric Potential and Electric Field
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Chapter 20: Electric Current, Resistance, and Ohm's Law
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Chapter 21: Circuits, Bioelectricity, and DC Instruments
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Chapter 22: Magnetism
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Chapter 23: Electromagnetic Induction, AC Circuits, and Electrical Technologies
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Chapter 24: Electromagnetic Waves
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Chapter 25: Geometric Optics
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Chapter 26: Vision and Optical Instruments
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Chapter 27: Wave Optics
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Chapter 28: Special Relativity
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Chapter 29: Introduction to Quantum Physics
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Chapter 30: Atomic Physics
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Chapter 31: Radioactivity and Nuclear Physics
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Chapter 32: Medical Applications of Nuclear Physics
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Chapter 33: Particle Physics
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Chapter 34: Frontiers of Physics
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