Physics: Mechanics/AP (C Level)

Physics: Mechanics/AP (C Level) 249B 4 Credits

PREREQUISITE: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF HONORS CHEMISTRY OR APPROVAL OF SCIENCE DEPARTMENT HEAD; CO-REQUISITE:SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF OR CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT IN AN AP CALCULUS COURSE

AP Physics-C Mechanics is a two-trimester lab science course, offering a rigorous, calculus-based overview of classical mechanics. The curriculum follows the guidelines set by the College Board and prepares students to take the College Board’s AP test: Mechanics C, in May. Topics include motion in one and two dimensions, projectiles, forces and Newton’s laws, work and energy, systems of particles and linear momentum, rotational motion and angular momentum, oscillations, and gravitation. Students will be expected to do a large amount of independent work, including regular reading assignments and problem-solving assignments. There will also be several written lab reports each trimester. Students will be required to complete a major summer reading assignment. This course is a calculus-based alternative to Honors Physics.

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