AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
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The AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based Exam will test your understanding of the scientific concepts covered in the course units, as well as your ability to use algebra when solving problems related to Newtonian mechanics, energy, and more.
You can use a four-function, scientific, or graphing calculator throughout the exam, and you will be provided with tables of commonly used physics equations and formulas.
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AP Physics 1 Equations Tables
This table supplies equations commonly used in physics as well as constants, conversion factors, unit symbols, and more. This document or one like it will be provided to you on exam day for the AP Physics 1 Exam.
2021 AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based Free-Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines
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2021 AP Physics 1 Free-Response Questions
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2021 AP Physics 1 Scoring Guidelines
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