Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II
Offered: Online School for Girls, School Year (September 2016 – May 2017)
AP® Physics 1 is an algebra-trigonometry based, introductory college level physics course. The course is based on first semester introductory college physics and is designed for those planning to enter into life science or pre-med programs in college. The goal of the course is to develop in the student the understanding of physics through inquiry-based investigations. Students will explore principles of Newtonian mechanics, work, energy, power, waves, sound, and simple circuits. Additional supplemental topics will be covered that will build understanding of the primary College Board curriculum. Developing the ability to reason qualitatively and quantitatively is a principal focus. Those skills will be developed through the use of modeling, graphing, diagramming, unit analysis, symbolic algebra, and data analysis. Laboratory exercises will be used to enhance the investigation of each topic. This course is intended to prepare students for the College Board AP® Physics 1 Exam.
**Approved by College Board, NCAA, and UC.
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