ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS 1: ALGEBRA BASED
Available to Grades 11-12
This full year course introduces key Physics concepts including Newton’s laws of motion; work and power; conservation laws for linear and angular momentum; oscillations and mechanical waves; electricity and magnetism. The course employs an instructional approach that requires significant student independence and superior critical thinking skills. It is designed for students planning to major in science or engineering and it aims to develop and expand students’ knowledge of physics. This course, in conjunction with the AP Physics 2 course, covers a full year of introductory college Physics and is designed to offer students the option of attempting successfully the AP 1 Physics examination. This course requires a summer project.
Note: Though Advanced Placement courses do not have prerequisites, this is a very demanding course, and it is therefore recommended that students who enroll have earned a final grade of B or better in Honors Algebra 2.