AP Physics (C, “Mechanics”)
AP Physics (C, “Mechanics”) is a year-long elective class that follows the curriculum provided by the College Board for the equivalent of a year of introductory college Physics. The prerequisite is a year of high school Physics and a year of Calculus. A co-requisite of Calculus may be an option pending approval from the instructor. AP calculus will expand on the “regular” physics course delving deeper into the mathematical aspects of physics, complex problem solving, and conceptual understanding of the material covered. Major topics include kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotational dynamics, and simple harmonic motion. Hands-on labs exploring all the major physics topics will be performed while learning about measurement, data collection, and statistics with data display and discussion. Students are expected to take the AP exam in May at the end of the school year. This course would be an excellent option for those students considering a college major in Physical Science or Engineering. This is a year-long course.