THERMODYNAMICS AND ELECTRICITY/MAGNETISM
Taught By: William Funderburk
Credit: ½ unit non-AP® credit
Prerequisite: first semester of AP® Physics-1
Length: 1 semester
NOTE: Qualified students will be able to take Thermo/E&M concurrently with their second-semester AP-Physics-1 course. Please communicate with your counselor if you think this option is for you.
Topics Covered: Fluid statics and dynamics, thermodynamics, kinetic theory, PV diagrams and probability, electrostatics, RC circuits, magnetic fields and electromagnetism.
This algebra and trigonometry-based course covers the 1st semester topics of a standard AP®Physics-2 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, inductors, magnetic fields and electromagnetism. Critical thinking and reasoning skills are developed through inquiry-based laboratory experiences.