ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS 2
Available to Grade 12
This course introduces key Physics concepts including fluid mechanics; thermodynamics; electricity and magnetism; geometric optics; special relativity, quantum mechanics, and nuclear physics. 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 1 course, covers a full year of introductory college Physics and is designed to offer students the option of attempting successfully the AP 2 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 taken or are taking concurrently Advanced Placement Physics 1.