AP Physics 2 (Algebra-based) Tue-Thu TBA
with Mark Kover, M.S.
AP Physics 2 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of physics through classroom study, in-class activity, and hands-on, inquiry-based laboratory work as they explore concepts like systems, fields, force interactions, change, conservation, waves, and probability.\
The course content is organized into seven commonly taught units, which have been arranged in the following suggested, logical sequence: ■ Unit 1: Fluids ■ Unit 2: Thermodynamics ■ Unit 3: Electric Force, Field, and Potential ■ Unit 4: Electric Circuits ■ Unit 5: Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction ■ Unit 6: Geometric and Physical Optics ■ Unit 7: Quantum, Atomic, and Nuclear Physics Each unit is broken down into teachable segments called topics.
In addition, the following BIG IDEAS serve as the foundation of the course, enabling students to create meaningful connections among concepts and develop deeper conceptual understanding:
■ Systems: Objects and systems have properties such as mass and charge. ■ Fields: Fields existing in space can be used to explain interactions. ■ Force Interactions: The interactions of an object with other objects can be described by forces. ■ Change: Interactions between systems can result in changes in those systems. ■ Conservation: Changes that occur as a result of interactions are constrained by conservation laws. ■ Waves: Waves can transfer energy and momentum from one location to another without the permanent transfer of mass. ■ Probability: The mathematics of probability can be used to describe the behavior of complex systems.
College Course Equivalent AP Physics 2 is a full-year course that is the equivalent of a second-semester introductory college course in algebra-based physics.
Prerequisites Students should have completed AP Physics 1 or a comparable introductory physics course and should have taken or be concurrently taking pre-calculus or an equivalent course.
Aug 23rd, 2022 - Apr 30th, 2023
Thu for 30 weeks from 1:00 pm