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AP Course: AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based

Important: We're now offering free, live AP online classes and review lessons for AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based to help you prepare for your exam even if your school is closed due to COVID-19. See the course schedule or browse the YouTube playlist. We'll also offer at-home testing for 2020 AP Exams. Note that any related adjustments to 2020 AP Exams, such as length or content covered, may not be reflected on all AP Students pages.

Learn about the foundational principles of physics as you explore Newtonian mechanics; work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits. You’ll do hands-on laboratory work to investigate phenomena. Note: Save your lab notebooks and reports; colleges may ask to see them before granting you credit.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Skill: Interpreting and describing representations and models
  • Skill: Using mathematics to solve science problems
  • Skill: Formulating a scientific question or hypothesis
  • Skill: Designing an experiment to answer a scientific question or to test a hypothesis
  • Skill: Analyzing data and evaluating evidence
  • Skill: Working with scientific explanations and theories
  • Skill: Making connections
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