Welcome to AP Physics C!
AP Physics C: Mechanics Course Content
The AP Physics C: Mechanics course applies both differential and integral calculus and provides instruction in each of the following six content areas:
- Newton’s laws of motion
- Work, energy and power
- Systems of particles and linear momentum
- Circular motion and rotation
- Oscillations and gravitation
Students establish lines of evidence and use them to develop and refine testable explanations and predictions of natural phenomena. Focusing on these disciplinary practices and experimental skills enables teachers to use the principles of scientific inquiry to promote a more engaging and rigorous experience for AP Physics C: Mechanics students. Such practices or skills require students to
- Design experiments
- Observe and measure real phenomena
- Organize, display, and critically analyze data
- Analyze sources of error and determine uncertainties in measurement
- Draw inferences from observations and data
- Communicate results, including suggested ways to improve experiments and proposed questions for further study
Term grades will be computed as follows
- 65% = Tests: three major tests per term.
- 30% = Labs/Projects: one full lab report per term (20 points) and approximately 6-8 activities (4 points each) per term
- 5% = Homework: problems from textbook
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