IMPORTANT DATES & INFORMATION 
Physics Chapter 9 Test is on Monday, 2014.10.20
Physics Chapter 10 Test is on Monday, 2014.10.27
Physics Chapter 1112 Test is on Monday, 2014.11.03
Mechanics Review November 511
AP Mechanics Test November Wednesday, 2014.11.12 
MC Cumulative Chapter1114 on Monday, 2014.10.20/Tuesday, 2014.10.21

END OF YEAR REFLECTIONS
Write three Reflection Letters and email them to me. Your reflection letters will be graded out of 5 points and will receive full credit as long as it meets the criteria below.
Reflection 1: List minimum three things that you would change about the course to improve learning. This reflection must have evidence and must be done analytically and rationally, not emotionally.
Reflection 2: List minimum three things that you would not change about the course because it helps learning. This reflection must have evidence and must be done analytically and rationally, not emotionally.
Reflection 3:What are your overall feelings about the course? This reflection can be rational and/or emotional. 
Guidelines to the classroom practices
The Pledge of Allegiance Assignment

Selfassessments
BBR
Homework & grading 
A Few Links

NOVA Physics & Math
The Elegant Universe
The Fabric of the Cosmos
Higgs Boson Revealed 
Summer Assignments

Honor Code Summer Assignment for Dr. Çakır's Classes
Summer Assignment for AP Physics C
Summer Assignment for MCLA, DECA, Analysis
Summer Assignment for Modern Physics
Summer Assignment for Natural Philosophy

Dr. Çakır's Chess & Philosophy, and... Jazz Club

You are welcome during any lunch on Adays and Clunch on Bdays.

LaTeX 
A mathematical type setting program used by physicists and mathematicians to develop professional documents.
Information about LaTeX: http://www.latexproject.org/ftp.html
This side provides all the information you need for all platforms to start using LaTeX. The sooner you start the better of you will be. Do NOT be intimidated. 
Astronomy
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Astronomy Assignment for the next class

Science & Society 

AP Physics C
REVIEW BINDER DOCS
ReviewBinderList
MBCPhysics ConceptList
MBCConciseReview
MBCCompleteConciseReview
TestConceptList
AP Information
AP Exams
Mechanics
E & M
AP Course Home Pages
Physics/Math Documentaries

AP Physics Assignments for the year

Physics Chapter 9 Test is on Monday, 2014.10.20
Physics Chapter 10 Test is on Monday, 2014.10.27
Physics Chapter 1112 Test is on Monday, 2014.11.03
Mechanics Review November 511
AP Mechanics Test November Wednesday, 2014.11.12
E&M 16 Nov 19
E&M 17 Nov 24
E&M 1819 Dec 3
E&M 20 Dec 10
E&M 21 Dec 17
E&M Review November 511
AP E&M Test January Monday, 2015.01.05
Thermodynamics Chs 1315
AC Circuits 22
Optics 2324
Relativity 25
Modern Physics & Intro to QM 2627

MCLA
Linear Algebra PoS
Linear Algebra Toolkit

MC Assignment for the year
MC Cumulative Chapter1114 on Monday, 2014.10.20/Tuesday, 2014.10.21
LA Assignment for the year


LA Tentative Grading Guidelines. The percentages are the raw scores not the adjusted scores.
 A 85% on Chs 17
 B
70% on Chs 17 or
 C 55% on Chs 17 or
 70% on Chs 16 or
 85% on Chs 15
 D
50% on Chs 17 or
 55% on Chs 16 or
 70% on Chs 15 or
 85% on Chs 14

Concise Review Assignment (will determine part of your Q4, Final Exam, and Final Grade)
Prepare MC & LA concise review
 It must cover all major topics
 MC 1118, Appendix AG
 LA 17, Appendix AD
 It must be concise: as short as possible
 It must have all major proofs: as thorough as possible
 It must have examples to explain the concepts and proofs
 Use our cumulative & chapter tests,
MC & LA assignments for the year, and my ConcisePhysics Review and CompleteConciseReview as your guides.
 You may collaborate but the work must be done individually

Presentations & Discussions Guidelines (will determine part of your Q4, Final Exam, and Final Grade)
 You will choose a topic to present or to lead a discussion.
 You may do it in up to groups of three
 You are encouraged to use AV and other resources as you see fit.

MC & LA Final Exam and Final Grade
will be determined by your (1) Concise Review Assignment (2) Presentation & Discussion Assignment (3) Cumulative Test
You have three options for the cumulative test:
 Cumulative Test that will cover MC 1118, LA 17
 Cumulative Test that will cover LA 17
 Alternatively, you may use the grading guidelines above to determine your final exam grade.
If you should choose to take a cumulative test to determine your final grades, you will need to be able to start taking the cumulative prior to the final exam days to ensure that they will be graded by the grading deadlines since the cumulative tests are very comprehensive and have many free response questions. 
DECA 

Analysis


Philosophy 
Readings
MIT Problems in Philosophy
Berkeley Philosophy 7.001

Modern Physics 
Modern Physics Companion Web Site  Prentice Hall
 A Review
 Mechanics: Kinematics & Dynamics
 Conservation Laws in Mechanics
 Oscillations, Waves, Optics
 Thermal Physics
 Electricity & Magnetism
 Relativity
 Quantum Mechanics
 Waves & Particles
 The Bohr Model
 The Schrödinger Equation
 Wave Packets and the Uncertainty Principle
 Barriers & Wells
 Angular Momentum and the Hydrogen Atom
 Many Particles
 Applications
 Complex Atoms and Molecules
 Statistical Physics
 Decays, Radiation, Lasers
 Conductors, Semiconductors, Superconductors
 The Atomic Nucleus
 Frontiers/Advanced Topics
 Elementary Particle Physics
 General Relativity
 Cosmology

AP Physics C Scores of Çakır's Students.
Scores of "3" are not listed because (1) almost all of Çakir's Physics C students get "3" or higher (2) the standards for "3" in AP exams are too low. In fact, even the standards for "4" and "5" are not that high.

Predictions are based on the current class performance and how the previous classes in a similar situation performed on the exam.

Mech 
E&M 
5 
63% 
50% 
4 and 5 
92% 
71% 

Mech 
E&M 
5 
72% 
56% 
4 and 5 
87% 
74% 

Mech 
E&M 
5 
50% 
54% 
4 and 5 
82% 
83% 
2012 was the largest group of students who took AP Physics C and the exams.
2010 
Mech 
E&M 
5 
84.6% 
76.9% 
4 and 5 
92.3% 
92.3% 
2006 
Mech 
E&M 
5 
100% 
100% 
2005 
Mech 
E&M 
5 
94.1% 
94.1% 
4 and 5 
100% 
94.1% 

Independent Study
Modern Physics
This is a secondyear college level physics course. The prerequisites for the course are a full commitment to learning and a strong understanding of Honors Physics or AP Physics. The topics listed will be explored and studied in depth. Students with strong physics and math background will be given the opportunity to explore these and related advanced topics in more depth. These students should inform me of their intention as soon as possible.
If you are interested in doing Independent Study in Modern Physics or any area of Physics, fill out an independent study proposal ASAP. You can get the form from the school website. 
 A Review
 Mechanics: Kinematics & Dynamics
 Conservation Laws in Mechanics
 Oscillations, Waves, Optics
 Thermal Physics
 Electricity & Magnetism
 Relativity
 Quantum Mechanics
 Waves & Particles
 The Bohr Model
 The Schrödinger Equation
 Wave Packets and the Uncertainty Principle
 Barriers & Wells
 Angular Momentum and the Hydrogen Atom
 Many Particles
 Applications
 Complex Atoms and Molecules
 Statistical Physics
 Decays, Radiation, Lasers
 Conductors, Semiconductors, Superconductors
 The Atomic Nucleus
 Frontiers/Advanced Topics
 Elementary Particle Physics
 General Relativity
 Cosmology

Independent Study
Natural Philosophy:
Math, Science, & Philosophy or Philosophy of Math & Science
If you are interested in doing Independent Study in Philosophy of Math & Science or any of these areas, fill out an independent study proposal ASAP. You can get the form from the school website. 
The course will discuss how science and mathematics have influenced philosophy and vice versa from ancient civilizations to current times and how these disciplines have influenced human civilizations and the way we see the world around us and each other. We will also explore philosphy of science and mathematics.
Because of its independent study nature, the course will be modified based on the interests of each student.
More details to come. 