AP® Physics C Mechanics is a calculus based, college level physics course. The course is especially designed for students planning to enter college programs such as engineering or physical sciences. The goal of the course is to develop an 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. Students use differential and integral calculus. Students master topics that build understanding of the primary College Board curriculum, focusing on the ability to reason qualitatively and quantitatively. Students develop skills through 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.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
“After a while, I really started to enjoy it. It’s noticing the way things work beneath your own nose. Seeing things from a different perspective is really great. You can see there are multiple ways of doing things, and instead of just picking one, you can take a little bit from each way. I think it’s definitely helped me and I’m really glad I got to do it.”
WHAT STUDENTS DO
Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
MEET A TEACHER FOR THIS COURSE
BS University of Pennsylvania, Clarion
PhD Vanderbilt University