Section: AP Courses, Schools, Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Formerly taught as Physics 2 (Honors), this class will include work designed specifically as preparation for the AP® Physics exam beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. It remains an honors-level college preparatory class in Physics and will prepare students for success in their pursuit of science, engineering, or math at the college level. Students should come to the course with some familiarity with the laws of motion, energy, heat, sound and light, electricity, magnetism, physical and chemical properties of substances, models of the atom, chemical bonding, and chemical reactions. Students should also have a solid grounding in math, having completed Algebra 2 and taking Pre-calculus/Trigonometry concurrently (if not previously).

Prerequisites:  Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry (previously or concurrently), a solid foundation in physical sciences as indicated by completion of Physics 1 (or equivalent), and a rigorous Chemistry class.

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2023-2024 AP® Physics Book & Materials List