Advanced Placement (AP)Download PDF Physics
Credit Hours: 1.0
Course Length: 2 Semesters
AP Physics is a yearlong introduction to the algebra-based major areas of physics – mechanics, fluids, waves, optics, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics (atomic and nuclear). Students learn to think like scientists: making predictions based on observations, writing hypothesis, designing and completing experiments, and reaching conclusions based on the analysis of data derived from these experiments. Students apply the concepts of physics to their everyday experiences, current events, and issues in science and engineering. The course provides opportunities for guided inquiry and student-centered learning to foster critical thinking skills.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Read, understand, and interpret physical information
- Demonstrate proficiency in explaining and solving algebra-based problems in the major areas of physics
- Apply the concepts and procedures of scientific reasoning to understanding physics phenomenon
- Perform experiments, interpret the results of observations, and communicate results
Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, Physics and teacher recommendation. Trigonometry with one year of Physics highly recommended
Required Textbook(s) and/or Materials
Graphic Calculator, AP Physics Lab Kit
Title: Principles with Applications
Publisher: Pearson Education Inc.