Topics Covered: Kinematics, work, energy, power, rotational kinematics, materials, mechanical waves and sound, and an introduction to circuits
AP®Physics-1 is an algebra and trigonometry based course which provides a college-level introduction to the principles of Newtonian mechanics including rotational motion. The course is designed to be equivalent to a university’s first semester of introductory algebra-based physics. Successful completion of this course will provide the student with a solid foundation in the topics of kinematics, work, energy, power, mechanical waves and sound, and an introduction to circuits. Critical thinking and reasoning skills are developed through inquiry-based laboratory experiences. The lab-based course is designed to prepare students to take the AP® Physics-1 examination, which is administered each May.