AP Physics is designed for students considering a science, mathematics, or engineering major in college. It is a rigorous course that incorporates calculus-based problem solving skills, with the ultimate goal of preparing students for the AP Physics C:Mechanics exam. The course emphasizes experimental applications of physics concepts, developing the skills utilized by physicists to develop mathematical models of the physical world.
The goal of AP Physics C: Mechanics, as defined by the College Board, is to provide an in-depth examination of Newtonian mechanics, focusing both on problem solving and laboratory experiences. A primary goal is to demonstrate to students the relevance of physics through the use of real-life examples that are relevant to my students’ lives. In addition, development of inquiry and critical thinking skills is stressed, and students are asked to apply fundamental physics principles to a wide variety of situations.
Unit 1 Introduction to Laboratories
Unit 2 Kinematics
Unit 3 Uniform Circular Motion
Unit 4 Newton’s Laws of Motion
Unit 5 Gravitation
Unit 6 Angular Kinetics and Dynamics
Unit 7 Work, Energy, and Power
Unit 8 Systems of Particles, Linear Momentum
Unit 9 Oscillations