4403 AP Physics C

The course is to be offered every other year on even years in exchange for AP Physics 2.

AP Physics C is a calculus-based, college-level physics course, especially appropriate for students planning to specialize in or major in physical science or engineering. This is a second-year college physics course. This class will culminate in TWO AP tests at the end of the year. The first semester will be focused on mechanics. Mechanics covers kinematics; Newton’s laws of motion; energy and power; systems of particles and linear momentum; circular motion and rotation; oscillations and gravitation. The second semester will focus on electricity and magnetism. This semester will cover electrostatics; conductors, capacitors, and dielectrics; electric circuits; magnetic fields; and electromagnetism. It should be noted that some introductory differential and integral calculus will be used in this course.

S1= AP Physics C Mechanics

S2= AP Physics C Electricity and Magnetism

Prerequisite(s):  Students need to have taken a physics course (physics, AP physics 1, AP physics 2) AND either have taken or are concurrently enrolled in a calculus course.