AP Physics 2*

AP Physics 2*

AP Physics 2*

Grade Levels: 11, 12
Prerequisites: AP Physics 1 (A or B), Precalculus (completed or concurrent), Application Required
Two Semesters (FY)

AP Physics 2 is the equivalent of the second semester of introductory, algebra-based college courses. This course explores topics such as fluid statics and dynamics; thermodynamics with kinetic theory; PV (gas) diagrams and probability; electrostatics; electrical circuits with capacitors; magnetic fields; electromagnetism; physical and geometric optics; and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics. Because this course is taught over an entire year, there is more time to foster deeper conceptual understanding through increased hands-on laboratory work. Through inquiry-based learning, students will develop scientific critical thinking and reasoning skills. Special projects and topics of particular interest to students will be included as time permits.

AP Physics 1 and 2 are highly recommended for students interested in science, engineering, or medicine. Though not mandatory, students are strongly encouraged to take the AP Physics 2 exam in May.

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