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UBQ is a Physics question bank with over 1000 questions and AI powered assistance for personalized learning. Here’s how to use it to accelerate your success.

Why UBQ?

Research shows that simply doing enough practice questions can help boost understanding. Toss the notes, textbook, and lengthy YouTube videos. Solve 60 questions per unit and ace your next test.

UBQ, the Ultimate Bank of Physics Questions, was created to help you learn Physics in the quickest way possible — by using challenging test-like questions.

Check out UBQ here.

Filters

Use filters to narrow down your search. Each filter is explained below.

Units

As of January 2024, UBQ has 7 units that correspond to the Units in AP Physics 1: Mechanics. That said, all Honors and Regular Physics students typically follow the same 7 units in the order below.

College students taking their first year of Physics typically also cover these 7 Units!

Lastly IB students studying Topic 2: Mechanics can also use UBQ (Units 1 to 5).

The 7 Units in Mechanics Include:

  1. Vectors and Kinematics
  2. Linear Forces (Dynamics)
  3. Centripetal Motion and Gravitation
  4. Energy
  5. Linear Momentum
  6. Rotational Motion and Torque
  7. Simple Harmonic Motion

Question Type

There are three types of questions:

  1. GQ – general question. Typically a shorter question with a straight forward calculation. These are one point each.
  2. MCQ – multiple choice. These are also one point each.
  3. FRQ – free response. Also known as a written response question. Generally a question that’s broken up into multiple parts. Each part has it own points depending on difficulty.

Solve Type

There are three “solve” types:

  1. Conceptual – usually a question that requires little to no mathematical calculations.
  2. Mathematical – usually a question that requires the use/ derivation of formulas based. Also requires plugging in numbers.
  3. Proportional Analysis – a type of mathematical question that requires the use/ derivation of formulas to see the relationship (direct or inverse) between two variable.

Concepts

  1. Single – Just one unit/topic/law involved in a single question.
  2. Concept Pairing a.k.a multi-concept – usually multiple Units/laws required at once to solve a single problem. All FRQs are usually multi-concept.

You can read more about why concept pairing is extremely important here. Generally, concept pairing questions are slightly more difficult as it requires a broader understanding.

Difficulty

There are three levels of difficulty.

  1. Begginer – great for those that just got introduced to the topic
  2. Intermediate – for students that want to better grasp the topic
  3. Advanced – recommend for all students to solve before going into an exam. These are typically the difficult, test-like question you will encounter.

Answers, Grading, and Phy

UBQ is constantly being updated and revised. If you find errors please report it using the feedback button right above the question.

Not all questions have explanations. Nonetheless, we got you covered. If your need help solving or even grading an entire FRQ, just use Phy.

Phy is a built in AI learning Physics tutor to grade your answers and ask for explanations. You can literally hand write your FRQs, take a picture of it and have Phy grade it. The possibilities are endless. More on Phy here. Happy learning!

Try out Phy here. Just type or upload your question. Phy can even understand your handwriting.

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Programs

Units in AP Physics 1

Unit 1 – Linear Kinematics

Unit 2 – Linear Forces

Unit 3 – Circular Motion

Unit 4 – Energy 

Unit 5 – Momentum 

Unit 6 – Torque 

Unit 7 – Oscillations 

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