AP - PHYSICS C - Mechanics (456)
AP - Physics C - Mechanics
Completion of a summer assignment may be required for this course. Advanced Placement Physics C: Mechanics is designed to be the equivalent of a college level course in calculus-based physics. This course provides the same foundation available in college for students majoring in the physical sciences or engineering and is an intensive and analytical course with calculus applied whenever appropriate. AP Physics C: Mechanics provides instruction in each of the following content areas: kinematics; Newton’s laws of motion; work, energy, and power, systems of particles and linear momentum; circular motion and rotation; and oscillation and gravitation. Minimum grades of “B” or higher in Pre-Calculus Honors and AP Physics 1 are good predictors for success in this course. It is expected that all students take the AP Physics C - Mechanics exam in May.