I am pretty darn excited about today’s video post and considering my posts about new videos have by far the least amount of reach, engagement, likes, etc., I know you are too. So let me tell you why this video post is so exciting. It is because it represents the completion of the solutions to the 1998 AP Physics C exam and it totals more than 4 hours of video. This endeavor took me almost 2 months to complete and I am really hoping it will be worth it.
For those of you who are taking or who have taken AP Physics C or it’s college equivalent, I am curious if your observation about the relationship between Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism is the same as mine. I have always felt that E&M is more difficult than Mechanics. For example, that the electric flux is the measure of the number of imaginary electric field lines that are passing through an imaginary gaussian surface is much more difficult to understand than the fact that the object is rolling without slipping, right? So here is what I think is a useful comparison. After filming, I had 8.5 hours of raw video to edit for Mechanics and 12 hours of video for E&M. I know it’s a difficult thing to quantify, however, does that seem right that E&M is roughly 40% more difficult than Mechanics? [(12 - 8.5)/8.5 x 100 ≈ 40%] I’d be interested to know if people agree with that observation. And kudos to you if you actually read this far into my post, that’s real commitment. :)
Yep, I make physics videos in the hope that you can learn physics. If you are a physics teacher, I am very hopeful that you will want to use them to help flip your physics class.