AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based Course
AP Physics 1, which is algebra-based, covers Newtonian mechanics, as well as the basics of circuits and mechanical waves.
AP Physics 2, which is also algebra-based, continues with electricity and magnetism, fluids, optics and thermodynamics. Both classes and exams emphasize logic and reasoning with an overall goal of students understanding the core concepts of physics, although doing well requires basic algebra.
- Circular motion and gravitation
- Simple harmonic motion
- Torque and rotational motion
- Electric charge and electric force
- DC circuits
- Mechanical waves and sound.