Ch 1: AP Physics 1: Systems

About This Chapter

Strengthen your understanding of systems in physics with this overview that includes protons, neutrons, quarks, and more. These brief lessons are helpful to individuals preparing for an exam or in need of a quick refresher on systems.

AP Physics 1: Systems - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter provide an overview of systems in physics. You can review topics like the atomic and molecular substructures of systems. You can also gain a better understanding of how the neutron influences how the atom functions. After completing the chapter, you should be prepared to:

  • Discuss properties of the proton
  • Recall the structure of the neutron
  • Define quarks and describe how scientists use them
  • Explain how properties of a system are determined

Each lesson is accompanied by a brief quiz to determine how much of the content you can remember. You can study all of the lessons or just focus on specific topics. To make the most of this convenient resource, you can print the quiz in worksheet form and use it to study offline.

7 Lessons in Chapter 1: AP Physics 1: Systems
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Protons: Definition, Charge & Mass

1. Protons: Definition, Charge & Mass

Protons can be found in the nucleus of every atom. While originally it had been thought that protons were a fundamental particle, recent research has shown that protons are made of quarks. This lesson will cover the properties of the proton.

Neutrons: Definition & Concept

2. Neutrons: Definition & Concept

Neutrons are the big guys of the atom. This lesson explains the structure of the neutron, its properties, and some of its influences on the function of the atom.

What is a Quark? - Definition, Structure & Uses

3. What is a Quark? - Definition, Structure & Uses

Quarks are fundamental particles that are used by scientists to explain different types of phenomena. Learn more about them, subsequently testing your knowledge with a quiz.

What Are Atoms? - Definition & Structure

4. What Are Atoms? - Definition & Structure

An atom is the basic building block of all matter. Everything in existence is made up of atoms. Learn more about the atom, its history and structure, then test your knowledge with quiz questions.

What Is a Subatomic Particle? - Definition & Mass

5. What Is a Subatomic Particle? - Definition & Mass

A subatomic particle is a particle smaller than an atom. Learn more about how to identify subatomic particles through several examples, and test your knowledge with quiz questions.

What is an Energy Level of an Atom?  - Definition & Equation

6. What is an Energy Level of an Atom? - Definition & Equation

In this lesson, you will learn about the possible energy states that an electron can have in an atom. You will also understand how these energy levels give rise to the light emission spectra of individual atoms.

What is Atomic Mass? - Definition & Examples

7. What is Atomic Mass? - Definition & Examples

Atomic mass is a characteristic of an atom that is a measure of its size. It is plays a major role in the chemical properties of elements. This article discusses atomic mass and how it is calculated.

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