AP Physics 1

Are you fascinated by motion, gravity, mechanics, or electricity? Learn all about these topics and more in AP Physics 1. AP Physics 1 is an introductory physics course. It covers many of the same topics as a standard or honors physics course with the added benefit of AP credit after passing the AP exam. Through interactive media, labs, inquiry projects, and assignments, this course investigates classical mechanics. Heavy emphasis is placed on problem solving and quantitative reasoning.


  • Successful completion of Algebra 2 (Required)
  • Concurrent enrollment in Pre-Calculus (Recommended )

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Unit 1: Kinematics

  • Motion in One Dimension
  • Motion in Two Dimensions

Unit 2: Dynamics, Newton's Laws

  • Newton's 1st, 2nd and 3rd Laws
  • Applications of Newton's Laws

Unit 3: Work, Energy and Conservation of Energy

  • Work and work energy theorem
  • Conservative forces and potential energy
  • Conservation of Energy & Power

Unit 4: Center of Mass Impulse and Momentum

  • Center of mass & impulse and momentum
  • Conservation of Linear Momentum, collisions


Unit 5: UCM and Gravitation

  • Uniform Circular Motion
  • Universal Gravitation
  • Orbits of Planets and Satellites

Unit 6: Simple Harmonic Motion

  • Simple Harmonic Motion
  • Mass on a spring
  • Pendulums and other oscillators

Unit 7: Rotational Motion

  • Torque
  • Rotational Statics
  • Rotational Kinematics
  • Rotational Dynamics
  • Rotational Inertia
  • Rotational Energy

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