This calculus-based physics course will prepare you to take 2 different AP Tests - AP Physics C Mechanics and AP Physics C E&M.  

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AP Central (College Board Site) problems from 1999 to present - AP Physics C Mechanics, AP Physics C E&M

AP Exams Course Description:  Mechanics, E&M

Older AP Physics C FRQs and Solutions (this site periodically gets blocked, but check Google Classroom for other resources)

AP Exams Calculator Policy

FORMULA SHEET for use on mock exams in April

AP Physics Student Guide to Data Analysis

Lab Report Format / all about experimental error

An interesting resource for modern physics

If you need more support for physics basics, go to YouTube and search the topic with one of the following: Khan Academy, vkiledj, lasseviren1, Dan Fullerton (or APlusPhysics), or Flipping Physics.

Lessons and assignment submission are also available in Google Classroom.

Summer Assignment

The summer enrichment packet is optional but is highly recommended as a self-diagnostic tool.  You should at least look through it and make sure you can do all the problems. That being said, I don't plan to collect it. The course is fast-paced, so if you are not comfortable with anything in the packet, you should definitely review that material before the school year begins.  Have a great rest of the summer! 

Advanced Topics in Physics WWP Summer Enrichment for 2020-2021.pdf


Fundamentals of Physics Extended
10th Edition, Wiley
Halliday, Resnick, Walker
ISBN 978-1118230718


You may want a notebook for notes and practice problems that you will be doing in class and for homework.  This can be anything that is comfortable for you - spiral-bound, loose-leaf with binder, composition book, lined or unlined, reusable notebook (eg. I love my Rocketbook), or whatever else will keep you organized.  

Please purchase a 9.75" x 7.5" composition book - either wide-ruled or college ruled (not graph paper) for your daily check-ins and lab work which will be separate from the notebook in which you take notes and do practice problems.  This notebook will be kept in the classroom.

Additionally, you may want a hand-held calculator (graphing or scientific).  A Texas Instruments TI-30XS will be provided to you for in-class assessments.

All About AT Physics

When I first started teaching this course in 2011, I lectured a lot, and students didn't have a whole lot of time time to do problems collaboratively in class.  So the following year, I decided to make some pretty major changes in the structure of the course.  See the video below to learn about my rationale for what's now called the "blended learning model."  

My videos were made to capture the first half of the lecture that I used to give - that part of the lecture is where I give the formulas, basic ideas, derivations, etc.  My students usually found this part of the lecture pretty easy to understand.  Then in class, we will pick up in the middle of the traditional lecture where we start to think about more challenging application problems and connections to prior material.  With the time we save by watching the first half of the lecture at home, we will hopefully have more time to talk with each other on the hard stuff and the applications to problem solving.  

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