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AP Physics 1

AP Physics 1

High School


Course Description:

AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of physics through inquiry-based investigations as they explore these topics: kinematics, dynamics, circular motion and gravitation, energy, momentum, simple harmonic motion, torque and rotational motion, electric charge and electric force, DC circuits, and mechanical waves and sound.

Semester 1

Unit 1: Kinematics
Unit 2: Dynamics
Unit 3: Circular Motion and Gravitation
Unit 4: Energy
Unit 5: Momentum

Semester 2

Note: if the following section is blank the course is 1 semester long

Unit 6: Simple Harmonic Motion
Unit 7: Torque and Rotational Motion
Unit 8: Electric Charge and Electric Force
Unit 9: DC Circuits
Unit 10: Mechanical Waves and Sound

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