AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based is equivalent to a first-semester college course in algebra-based physics.The course covers:
This class is preparing you to take the test: "AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based" in May 2015. This one-year high school course is meant to be equivalent to one semester of college or university introductory physics.This is a two page overview of the course.In addition to the content of the physics course, you will develop the ability to think like a scientist. These Sciences Practices are found in all AP science courses.Science Practice 1The student can use representations and models to communicate scientific phenomena and solve scientific problems.Science Practice 2The student can use mathematics appropriately.Science Practice 3The student can engage in scientific questioning to extend thinking or to guide investigations within the context of the AP course.Science Practice 4The student can plan and implement data collection strategies in relation to a particular scientific question. (Note: Data can be collected from many different sources, e.g., investigations, scientific observations, the findings of others, historic reconstruction and/or archived data.)Science Practice 5The student can perform data analysis and evaluation of evidence.Science Practice 6The student can work with scientific explanations and theories.Science Practice 7The student is able to connect and relate knowledge across various scales, concepts and representations in and across domains.
- Newtonian mechanics (including rotational dynamics and angular momentum)
- Work, energy and power
- Mechanical waves and sound
- Introduction to electric circuits
- Modern Physics
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