Prerequisite: Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry, AP Physics 1 and AP Calculus BC or concurrent enrollment in AP Calculus BC
Grade Level: 12
Semesters: 2
Credits: 1

Students will increase their understanding of the physical world. AP Physics C: Mechanics is a calculus-based physics course that covers kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotation, gravitation and oscillation. AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism builds on the C: Mechanics with the addition of forces exerted on charged particles, electric and magnetic fields, electric circuits and their components, and the nature of electromagnetic radiation. This course follows the College Board’s Advanced Placement curriculum and as such is extremely rigorous and fast paced. This year-long course is equivalent to the first two semesters of the introductory physics sequence typically offered at colleges and universities. Students may receive college credit in Physics by qualifying on an AP Physics C: Mechanics examination and an AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism examination administered by the College Entrance Examination Board.