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AP Physics C: Mechanics
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Get ready to dive deep into the forces that make the world turn in AP Physics C: Mechanics. You’ll take a spin through kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, work, energy, and power, systems of particles and linear momentum, circular motion and rotation, and oscillations and gravitation and find out why the universe works the way it does. This is a single semester course. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Calculus. Concurrent enrollment in Calculus is acceptable. Completion of an introductory Physics course is recommended.

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Unit 1: Kinematics
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  • Motion in One Dimension
  • Motion in Two Dimensions
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Unit 2: Newton's Laws of Motion
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  • Newton's First Law
  • Newton's Second Law
  • Newton's Third Law
  • Applications of Newton's Laws
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Unit 3: Work, Energy, and Power
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  • Work and Work-Energy Theorem
  • Conservative Forces and Potential Energy
  • Conservation of Energy
  • Power
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Unit 4: Systems of Particles, Linear Momentum
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  • Center of Mass
  • Impulse and Momentum
  • Conservation of Linear Momentum, Collisions
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Unit 5: Circular Motion and Rotation
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  • Uniform Circular Motion
  • Angular Momentum
  • Torque and Rotational Statics
  • Rotational Kinematics and Dynamics
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Unit 6: Oscillations and Gravitation
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  • Simple Harmonic Motion
  • Mass on a Spring
  • Pendulum and Other Oscillations
  • Newton's Law of Gravity
  • Orbits of Planets and Satellites
Notice Description: 

If you want to receive “a-g” credit, please note that hands-on wet labs are required. Make sure that your school can provide the equipment and supervision necessary. An alternate method of satisfying “a-g” requirements appears on the UC Admissions page, and requires a “Score of 3, 4 or 5 on any two AP Exams in Biology, Chemistry, Physics (B, C, 1 or 2) and Environmental Science; score of 5, 6 or 7 on any two IB HL exams in Biology, Chemistry or Physics.” OUT-OF-STATE SCHOOLS: Schools not interested in “a-g” credit are welcome to use the online portion of the course without providing wet labs but should know that wet labs constitute 20-25% of the full course.