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AP Physics C: Mechanics


Fall 2024

Monday, September 9 – Friday, December 20, 2024


Fixed-Pace Course


Physics and AP Calculus AB



AP Physics C: Mechanics is a calculus-based, college-level physics course — appropriate for students planning to major in physical science or engineering. This course prepares you to take both the AP Physics C: Mechanics exam. Topics include kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, systems of particles and linear momentum, circular motion and rotation, oscillations, and gravitation. Introductory differential and integral calculus are used thoroughly. This course may be combined with the spring semester AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism to create a full-year course option.

Completion of this course requires regular access to a laptop or desktop computer with working microphone and webcam, as well as a reliable internet connection., In addition, this course includes a lab component and requires the purchase of additional materials.

This Fixed-Paced course incorporates a blend of synchronous and asynchronous elements. Students and teacher meet live via zoom on a regular weekly schedule. In addition, students complete coursework including guided readings, interactive videos, text and video-based discussion threads, problem sets, individual and collaborative projects, and so on. While these activities are time-flexible, teachers sequence them with weekly deadlines to help students keep on track and encourage and support the development of productive time management skills.


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