# AP® Physics 1

## Course Summary

Explore motion, gravity, mechanics, and electricity in this introductory physics course. Through interactive media, labs, inquiry projects, and assignments, students investigate classical mechanics. Study physics fundamentals through problem-solving and quantitative reasoning, and explore Newton’s Laws, conservation, harmonic and relational motion, and other topics.

This course prepares students for the AP® Physics 1 exam.

## Curriculum

This is a 2-semester course. We do not recommend taking both semesters simultaneously.

##### 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 and 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

##### Unit 8: Fluid Statics and Dynamics

- Hydrostatic Pressure
- Buoyancy
- Fluid Flow Continuity
- Bernoulli's Equation