Prerequisite: Successful completion of AP Physics 1 at least concurrent enrollment of AP Calculus AB.
Grade Level: 12
Semesters: 2
Credits: 1

AP Physics C: Mechanics is based on a one semester, calculus-based, college-level physics course.  This class is especially appropriate for students planning to specialize or major in one of the physical sciences or engineering. Students cultivate their understanding of physics through classroom study and activities as well as hands-on laboratory work as they explore concepts like change, force interactions, fields, and conservation. It covers kinematics; Newton’s laws of motion; work, energy, and power; systems of particles and linear momentum; circular motion and rotation; oscillations; and gravitation.