AP® PHYSICS C - MECHANICS
AP® Physics C Mechanics is a calculus based, college level physics course. The course is especially designed for those students planning to enter college programs such as engineering or physical sciences. The goal of the course is to develop in the student the understanding of physics through inquiry-based investigations. Students explore principles of Newtonian mechanics, work, energy, power, systems of particles, linear momentum, circular motion, rotation, oscillations, and gravitation. Differential and integral calculus is used during the course. Additional supplemental topics are covered that build understanding of the primary College Board curriculum. Developing the ability to reason qualitatively and quantitatively is a principal focus. Those skills are developed through the use of modeling, graphing, diagramming, unit analysis, symbolic algebra and calculus, and data analysis. Laboratory exercises enhance the investigation of each topic. This course is intended to prepare students for the College Board AP® Physics C Mechanics Exam.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in calculus
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