Advanced Placement (AP) Physics 1


Algebra II and Physics or Approval of Science Department



Grade Level:

11, 12

AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of physics through inquiry-based investigations as they explore topics such as Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits. This class is equivalent in scope and rigor to a first year college physics class. Students who enroll in this course are encouraged to take the corresponding AP exam.