AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Get ready to dive deep into the forces that electrify and magnetize in AP Physics C: E & M. You’ll investigate the unseen fields and forces of electricity and magnetism. You’ll study circuitry and the relationship between magnetic fields and current. This is a single semester course. RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Calculus. Concurrent enrollment in Calculus is acceptable. Completion of an introductory Physics course is recommended.

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Unit 1: Electrostatics

  • Electric Charges and Coulomb's Law
  • Electric Fields
  • Electric Potential
  • Gauss's Law

Unit 2: Conductors, Capacitors, and Dielectrics

  • Electrostatics with Conductors
  • Capacitors
  • Dielectrics

Unit 3: Electric Circuits

  • Current, Resistance, Power
  • DC Circuits with Batteries and Resistors
  • Capacitors in Circuits

Unit 4: Magnetostatics

  • Forces on Moving Charges
  • Forces on Current-carrying Wires in Magnetic Fields
  • Fields of Long, Current-carrying Wires
  • Biot-Savart and Ampere's Law

Unit 5: Electromagnetism

  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Inductance
  • Maxwell's Equations