What makes this course interesting?

  • Develop a deep understanding of foundational principles of physics in classical mechanics and modern physics by applying these principles to complex physical situations that combine multiple aspects of physics rather than present concepts in isolation
  • Discuss, confer, and debate with classmates to explain a physical phenomenon investigated in class
  • Design and conduct inquiry-based laboratory investigations to solve problems through first-hand observations, data collection, analysis and interpretation

Learn the principles of both classical and modern physics that are used to describe the natural world and apply these principles to solve problems.

Explore concepts such as Newtonian mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, waves, optics, and atomic and nuclear physics. Build your understanding and critical thinking skills through inquiry-based, laboratory investigations that explore these physics concepts.

AP Physics Course Description (PDF)

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