Physics 1 AP

Course Description:

AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based is the equivalent to a first-semester college course in algebra-based physics. The course covers Newtonian mechanics (including rotational dynamics and angular momentum); work, energy, and power; and mechanical waves and sound. It will also introduce electric circuits. The science practices and inquiry-based investigations are emphasized. The ability to develop and use physics knowledge by applying it to the practice of scientific inquiry and reasoning is at the heart of the new physics courses and exams. Focusing on these skills enables teachers to use the principles of scientific inquiry to promote a more engaging and rigorous experience for AP Physics students.

Prerequisite & Recommendations:

Recommendation: Algebra 2 or concurrent enrollment For more information on AP Physics changes, visit the College Board website at

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