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AP Course: AP Physics C: Mechanics

Explore concepts such as kinematics; Newton’s laws of motion, work, energy, and power; systems of particles and linear momentum; rotation; oscillations; and gravitation. You’ll do hands-on laboratory work and in-class activities to investigate phenomena and use calculus to solve problems.

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 visual representations of physical situations
  • Skill: Coming up with a hypothesis and designing an experiment to test it
  • Skill: Creating graphs and diagrams to represent data and physical situations
  • Skill: Analyzing data shown in a graph
  • Skill: Determining the relationship between physical qualities
  • Skill: Solving physics problems using mathematical relationships
  • Skill: Developing and supporting a scientific claim with evidence
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