Pre- or Co-requisite: Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in calculus
Offered: Online School for Girls, School Year (September 2016 – May 2017)
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 will 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 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 calculus, 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 C Mechanics Exam.
**Approved by College Board, NCAA, and UC.
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