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Students in AP® Physics expand on and deepen their understanding of material mastered in a prior high school physics course, preparing them for success in their pursuit of science, engineering or math at the college level. In this rigorous, math-intensive class, the use of vectors and multi-step problem solving skills will be taught and applied. The College Board has formally authorized this course to carry the AP® designation and designed it to be the equivalent of a first-year college-level general physics class. The course provides the educational foundation for students to take the AP® Physics 1 Algebra-Based Exam administered by the College Board each May.

Topics include: kinematics, dynamics, circular motion, gravitation, energy, momentum, simple harmonic motion, torque and rotational motion.

Prerequisites: Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry (previously is preferred/ concurrently is acceptable), a solid foundation in physical sciences as indicated by completion of Physics 1 (or equivalent)

Suggested Grade Level: 11-12

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