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AP Course: AP Physics C: Mechanics

Important: We're now offering free, live AP online classes and review lessons for AP Physics C: Mechanics 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.

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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