What makes this course interesting?

  • Develop a deep understanding of foundational principles of physics in classical mechanics by applying these principles to complex physical situations that combine multiple aspects of physics rather than present concepts in isolation
  • Design and conduct inquiry-based laboratory investigations to solve problems through first-hand observations, data collection, analysis and interpretation
  • Develop critical thinking skills through applying methods of differential and integral calculus to formulate physical principles and solve complex physical problems

Explore concepts such as kinematics; Newton’s laws of motion, work, energy and power; systems of particles and linear momentum; circular motion and rotation; oscillations; and gravitation.

Learn to apply differential and integral calculus in order to solve problems associated with these concepts. Build your understanding and critical thinking skills through inquiry-based, laboratory investigations that explore these physics concepts.

AP Physics C Course Description (PDF)

AP Physics C: Mechanics Course Overview (PDF)

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