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AP® PHYSICS-2

Taught By:  William Funderburk or Dr. Charles Vaughan
Credit:  1 unit AP® credit
Prerequisite: AP® Physics-1
Length: 1 year

Topics Covered:  Fluid statics and dynamics, thermodynamics, kinetic theory, PV diagrams and probability, electrostatics, RC circuits, magnetic fields, electromagnetism, physical optics, geometrical optics, introductory atomic and quantum theory, relativity and nuclear physics

AP® Physics-2 is an algebra and trigonometry based course which provides a college-level introduction to the topics of a university’s second semester physics course.  Successful completion of this course will provide the student with a solid foundation in the topics of fluid statics and dynamics, thermodynamics, kinetic theory, PV diagrams and probability, electrostatics, RC circuits, magnetic fields, electromagnetism, physical optics, geometrical optics, introductory atomic and quantum theory, relativity and nuclear physics. 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-2 examination, which is administered each May.

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