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List of all How To Videos

Below are links to specific “How To” videos that are relevant to 3 and 4 Chem-Phys and AP Physics C. These show how to do certain key problems in AP Physics. Each is a voice-over screencast using Doc V’s tablet computer, so it is similar to being in class as we model how to do certain problems. These can be useful if you were gone the day we covered the topic, or need more examples with explanations, or want to review things from class prior to quizzams. Note that those videos that are shown as 'On YouTube' are updated and can be viewed. The latest screencasts are made using Screencast-O-Matic (very easy to instantly use).


Tour of Doc V's Web Site and Class Blog
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2014/04/tour-of-doc-vs-web-pages-school-page.html

Effective Effort and Growth Mindsets - Important for your learning and development!! (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2013/09/effective-effort-and-growth-mindset.html

Project Excite Overview (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2013/12/project-excite-overview.html

Student Independent Science Research (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-to-start-science-research-in-high.html

Mechanics

Air Friction – the math for a hockey puck (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2009/10/how-to-deal-with-air-friction.html

Air Friction – the math for a sky diver (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-do-air-friction-on-sky-diver.html

Binary Orbits (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-to-find-basics-of-binary-orbits.html
A good 3-D animation of a binary system is at  http://www.glowscript.org/#/user/GlowScriptDemos/folder/Examples/program/BinaryStar

Buoyancy - When do submerged objects rise or sink? (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2015/01/buoyancy-when-do-submerged-objects-rise.html

Center of Mass - Position and Velocity (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2015/01/center-of-mass-of-systems-position-and.html

Chain Rule - How to find Derivatives of more complex functions (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2014/04/how-to-use-chain-rule-for-derivatives.html

Circular Motion - Bug on a Frictionless Bowling Ball (or skier on a large snowball) (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-classic-bug-on-frictionless-bowling.html 

Circular Motion - Horizontal and Vertical Examples (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-to-do-circular-motion-problems.html


Circular Motion - Block going around a loop-the-loop (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2014/04/how-high-does-roller-coaster-block-have.html

Circular Motion - Ball Rolling Without Slipping around a Loop-the-Loop (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2014/04/how-high-to-start-ball-so-it-rolls.html

Derivatives - What they are and how to find them (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2009/10/how-to-define-and-find-derivatives.html

Energy Conservation and Finding Speeds (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2012/10/using-energy-conservation-for-finding.html

Fluid Mechanics - Not a video, but this is the Open Courseware link to MIT's fluids class
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-01-unified-engineering-i-ii-iii-iv-fall-2005-spring-2006/fluid-mechanics/

General Relativity and the Principle of Equivalence - Why does Gravity Bend Light? (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/11/basic-principle-of-general-relativity.html

General Relativity for Beginners - Learn Details of General Relativity (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2013/12/learn-general-relativity.html

Gravitation and Warped Space-time - Einstein's explanation, from Elegant Universe (On YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yyb_RNJWUM

Gravitational Fields and Gauss's law: Why do we use 1/r^2??  (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2012/12/why-is-gravity-1r2-gausss-law-and.html

Gravitational Fields and Gauss's law: What Happens Inside the Earth???  (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2012/12/gravity-and-gausss-law-inside-earth.html

Gravitational Fields and NON-Gauss's law: Sticks and Rings (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2012/12/how-to-set-up-integrals-for-gravity-for.html

Gravitational Potential Energy the right way, for large distances (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-to-find-gravitational-u-and-basics.html

Gravitational Interaction and Motion of numerous stars, 3-D animation, editable:
http://www.glowscript.org/#/user/GlowScriptDemos/folder/Examples/program/Stars

Integration Basics (Anti-derivatives) (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2014/09/how-to-do-anti-derivatives-ie-integrals.html

Momentum Conservation – Why? (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/02/why-is-momentum-conserved-for-colliding.html

Momentum Conservation - How to do Inelastic Collisions like Ballistic Pendulum (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/11/how-to-do-inelastic-collisions-where.html

Moment of Inertia Using the Integral – Disks (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-find-moment-of-inertia-for-solid.html

Moment of Inertia Using the Integral – Sticks (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-calculate-moments-of-inertia.html

Motion Graphs in general, NO Calculus needed (On YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GJ_SYM8cyU (Credit to Jennifer Cash)

Motion Graphs and the Meaning of Slopes, in terms of basic Calculus (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2012/08/motion-graphs-and-meaning-of-slope-on.html

MV Calculus - Gradient, divergence and curl in Physics (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2013/12/how-we-use-del-mv-calculus-in-physics.html

Nuclear Power Plants: Gist of how they work (On YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UwexvaCMWA

Parallel Axis Theorem (finding moments of inertia of solid objects) (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/03/how-to-use-parallel-axis-theorem-to.html

Parallel Axis Theorem (finding moments of inertia of objects with holes!) (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2014/11/moment-of-inertia-when-there-are-holes.html

Pendulum Apparatus (multiple pendula with different lengths/periods) 3-D animation, editable:
http://www.glowscript.org/#/user/GlowScriptDemos/folder/Examples/program/DancingPendulums

Pendulum: Double pendulum (chaotic system) 3-D animation, editable:
http://www.glowscript.org/#/user/GlowScriptDemos/folder/Examples/program/DoublePendulum

Pendulum: Finding the Tension at any Angle (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-to-find-tension-in-pendulum.html

Pendulum: Simple Harmonic Motion for small angles (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-get-simple-harmonic-motion.html

Pendulum Lab Training Video for CT-STEM (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2015/08/pendulum-lab-training-video-for-ct-stem.html

Potential Wells (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-to-interpret-potential-wells.html

Projectile Motion - Start and end on different levels (On YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8xCj2VPHas

Quantum Numbers: Using Simple Harmonic Motion to help see where these come from (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/04/where-do-those-quantum-numbers-come.html

Resonance Simulation Lab Training Video for CT-STEM (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2015/08/ct-stem-lesson-notes-phet-resonance.html 

Rotations: Basic Quantities Introduction (Comparing Linear and Rotational Motions) (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2013/12/rotational-motion-introduction.html

Rotations: Equilibrium Problem and Balancing Torques (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2014/03/how-to-do-equilibrium-problems.html 

Rotations: Rolling Without Slipping (Both Linear and Rotational Motions) (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/03/how-to-handle-rotations-and-linear.html

Rotations: Rolling Without Slipping on Flat Surface, then Up Frictionless Hill (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2014/11/rolling-object-going-up-frictionless.html

Rotations: Rolling WITH Slipping (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2014/01/how-to-do-rolling-and-slipping-problems.html

Rotations: Conservation of Angular Momentum - Ballistic Pendulum (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/03/how-to-apply-conservation-of-angular.html

Rotations: Conservation of Angular Momentum - 2 Common Examples (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2014/01/how-to-apply-conservation-of-angular.html

Rotations: Conservation of Angular Momentum in 2 Examples of Inelastic Collisions (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2013/01/how-to-do-conservation-of-angular.html

Rotations: Conservation of BOTH Linear and Angular Momenta (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2013/01/case-where-both-linear-and-angular.html

Rotations: NON-Constant Acceleration (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/03/how-to-do-rotational-motion-for.html 

Rotations: A block of 6 Khan Academy videos on center of mass, torque, moments, and angular momentum are found at:
https://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics/torque-angular-momentum

Simple Harmonic Motion: General Derivation of sine, cosine solutions (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/03/how-to-find-solutions-for-simple.html

Simple Harmonic Motion: Small Angle Oscillation of a Stick with a Spring (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2012/04/shm-of-oscillating-stick-due-to-spring.html

Simple Harmonic Motion: Solving with specific initial conditions using phase angle (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/03/how-to-solve-simple-harmonic-motion.html

Special Relativity – mass and energy, where E = mc^2 comes from (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-to-play-einstein-for-day-mass-and.html

Special Relativity: Energy equation, antimatter, and particle-wave duality! (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2012/08/special-relativity-from-energy-to.html

Springs and Energy (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/11/spring-problems-and-use-of-energy.html

Springs in Series and Parallel (On YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py7qnXtMIUA

Tension problems with rotating pulleys (On YouTube):
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-handle-real-pulley-in-tension.html

Tension problems with systems of objects (On YouTube):
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2009/10/how-to-do-tension-problems.html

Vector Addition to find Net Force (On YouTube):
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2012/08/how-to-do-vector-addition-to-get-net.html

Vector Multiplication - Dot and Cross Products (On YouTube):  http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2013/08/how-to-do-vector-multiplication-dot-and.html

Video Game Analysis - Physics Phact or Phiction? (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2015/08/how-to-do-video-screencast-and-analysis.html 



EM

Ammeters and Voltmeters - How they work
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/12/wussup-with-ammeters-and-voltmeters.html

Ampere’s law applications (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/03/how-to-apply-amperes-law.html

Ampere's law with NON-Uniform Current Density (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2015/02/amperes-law-with-non-uniform-current.html

Band Theory (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2012/12/how-to-think-about-band-theory.html 

Biot-Savart law for current loops (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-to-do-biot-savart-for-loop-of.html

Biot-Savart law for Moving Point Charges (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2014/04/how-to-do-biot-savart-b-s-for-moving.html

Biot-Savart law for straight wire with ends (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-to-do-biot-savart-for-straight.html

Biot-Savart law for multiple straight wires with ends (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2014/04/how-to-do-biot-savart-for-multiple.html

Capacitance – how to find capacitance for spherical and cylindrical capacitors (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-to-find-capacitance-for-each-type.html

Capacitor Circuits – How to find stored charge (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-to-find-charge-on-capacitors-in.html

Capacitors in Series and Parallel (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2014/11/capacitors-in-series-and-parallel.html

Capacitors with Dielectrics (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2013/12/how-to-handle-dielectrics-in-capacitors.html

Displacement Current - How capacitors work (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2014/05/maxwells-displacement-current-how.html

Electric Circuit analysis - Resistors in Series and Parallel (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2009/11/how-to-analyze-resistor-circuits.html

Electric Circuit analysis - Multiloop Resistor Circuits (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2013/12/how-to-do-multi-loop-resistor-circuits.html

Electromagnetic Induction – how Induced Currents turn on (includes circulating E-field) (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-find-circulating-induced.html

Faraday’s law – Changing area with constant B-field (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-do-faradays-law-for-changing.html

Faraday’s law – A Moving Conducting Rod in a B-field (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2012/04/moving-conducting-rod-through-b-field.html

Faraday’s law – A Rotating Conducting Rod in a B-field (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2012/04/rotating-conducting-rod-in-b-field.html

Faraday's law - Changing area with constant B-field and falling conducting loop...terminal velocity (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-to-find-terminal-velocity-of.html

Faraday's law - Changing area on a hill: "Hardest Ever" (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2014/04/how-to-do-hardest-induction-problem-ever.html

Faraday’s law – Changing B-field with constant area (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-use-faradays-law-for-cases-where.html

Gauss’s law with conductors (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2009/10/how-to-do-gausss-law-with-conducting.html

Gauss’s law with NON-conductors: charge density (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2009/10/how-to-do-gausss-law-with-non.html

Gauss's law with uniform charge density, drill tunnel through object and drop in electron (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2014/01/interesting-gausss-law-problem-tunnel.html

Gauss’s law with NON-uniform charge densities (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-do-gausss-law-with-non-uniform.html

Gauss's law with NON-uniform charge density, drill tunnel through object and drop in electron (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2014/01/tunnel-in-non-uniform-charge-density.html

Integration of E-fields to get Potential with Multiple Shells (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2009/11/how-to-integrate-and-find-electric.html

LC Circuit – similar to simple harmonic motion (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-to-do-lc-circuits-like-simple.html

Lightning - NOVA video clip about lightning's possible origin (On YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db1GQrb7Ca8

Magnetic Flux – Rectangular loop next to straight wire with current (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-find-magnetic-flux-straight-wire.html

Magnetic force between two current carrying wires (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/03/how-to-find-magnetic-forces-between.html

Magnetic force on charged particles moving in B-field (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2012/05/charged-particles-in-b-fields.html

Mass Spectrometers and Velocity Selectors – magnetic forces, F = qv x B (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-think-about-mass-spectrometers.html

Maxwell's Equations and EM Waves (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2014/05/maxwells-equations.html

Multi-Loop Resistor Circuits - Loop Equations (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2012/12/how-to-do-multi-loop-circuits_5.html

NON-Gauss's Law Problem - finding E-field of a partial ring (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-to-do-non-gausss-law-problem.html

NON-Gauss's Law Problem - finding E-field of a stick WITH ends (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-to-do-non-guasss-law-problem-stick.html

NON-Gauss's Law Problem - setting up integrals for electric potential of charged sticks at arbitrary locations (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2012/10/non-gauss-problem-find-electric.html

Ohm's Law Lab Training Video for CT-STEM (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2015/08/ohms-law-lab-training-video-for-ct-stem.html

Point Charge Systems – finding total electric fields and potentials (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-find-electric-fields-and.html

Projectile Motion of Electric Charges (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-do-electrical-projectiles.html

RC Circuits – Charging Capacitor (series RC) (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-to-solve-charging-rc-circuit.html

RC Circuits – Discharging Capacitor (series RC) (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-to-solve-discharging-rc-circuit.html

RC Circuits – Resistor and capacitor in parallel (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/01/how-to-do-rc-circuit-with-r-and-c-in.html

RL Circuits – Current as function of time for series circuit (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-analyze-rl-circuits.html

RL Circuits - Resistor and Inductor in parallel with each other (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2012/03/rl-circuit-with-resistor-and-inductor.html

Resistors in Series and Parallel (On YouTube)
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2014/11/resistors-in-series-and-parallel.html 

Solar Cells: How do they work? (On YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKxrkht7CpY 

Toroid Magnetic Field, 3-D animation, editable:
http://www.glowscript.org/#/user/matterandinteractions/folder/matterandinteractions/program/17-toroid

For more advanced E&M, check out the notes from one of the professors I worked very closely with in graduate school, Prof. Steve Errede. These would be good for independent study (need MV calculus).
Electrostatics, Magnetostatics, and Electrodynamics I
EM Waves, Potentials, EM and Relativity


ActivPhysics
This site is setup for our textbook, University Physics, and has hundreds of computer simulations/experiments that are designed for student use.  It asks questions and for you to make predictions, and then check with the simulation to see if you are correct.  It is a good option if you want to get visuals in your head about a topic.  There are animations showing the actual physical system being discussed, slider bars to vary the values of different parameters of the system, graphs of data in real time so you can see what happens with the system, and so on.

Interactive Physics
Interactive Physics is software where you can design and create your own simulations; mostly for mechanics, but there are some E&M topics you can also work on. This is on school computers.
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2009/08/how-to-access-interactive-physics.html

Amazing 3-D Graphics/Videos for Numerous Areas of Physics and Math
http://www.falstad.com/mathphysics.html

GlowScript: Free web-based VPython platform for modifying and creating 3-D animations; check out this page for dozens of useful examples of matter and interactions. Very cool, and the code is provided for all examples!

PhET Simulations
Another excellent site of simulations for a variety of physics topics as well as other disciplines.  More visuals that can help understand lots of concepts and ideas!

iLab
See how to access the radioactivity iLab:
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2009/08/how-to-access-radioactivity-ilab.html

Programming 
Three wonderful choices for beginning programmers are Netlogo, Python, and Scratch.

Netlogo:
http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/

Python:
http://www.python.org/
http://docs.python.org/2/tutorial/
Trinket allows you to write and run, share and embed Python code on any device without the need of downloading any software; you can get a free account, and there are how to videos on learning basic Python.
Anaconda is a Python platform with free installation, designed to do analytics.
Canopy is like Anaconda, designed to use Python for analytics and computation. To get a free installation, use the education package to download.

Scratch:
https://scratch.mit.edu/


Analysis Techniques
How to use Tracker Video Analysis software:
http://docvphysics.blogspot.com/2013/07/how-to-use-tracker-video-analysis.html


Chemistry How-to Videos
The following come courtesy of a senior project by Kim Santos and Miles Dong, 2013.  These address the acid-base unit.

Buffers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7477Cit7uXg
Buffers with Strong base: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqTrmwQIHPs
Definitions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn98eaP8EQg
Strong Acids and Bases: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l15cUbnx3d4
Strong Acid Titrated by Strong Base: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VejWODPySa8
Titration Curves: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbAtiXkML_0
Weak Acids and Bases: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAV_Ds-qRPY
Weak Acid Titrated by Strong Base: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62ayoTk1gH4

Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org/