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AP PHYSICS C: MECHANICS

Overview

Overview

College

College Equivalency

Course Overview

Explore concepts such as kinematics; Newton’s laws of motion, work, energy, and power; systems of particles and linear momentum; rotation; oscillations; and gravitation. You’ll do hands-on laboratory work and in-class activities to investigate phenomena and use calculus to solve problems.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Interpreting and describing visual representations of physical situations
  • Coming up with a hypothesis and designing an experiment to test it
  • Creating graphs and diagrams to represent data and physical situations
  • Analyzing data shown in a graph
  • Determining the relationship between physical qualities
  • Solving physics problems using mathematical relationships
  • Developing and supporting a scientific claim with evidence
Biology Overview

Equivalency and Prerequisites

Exam Overview

The AP Physics C: Mechanics Exam will test your understanding of the scientific concepts covered in the course units, as well as your ability to use calculus when solving problems related to kinematics, linear momentum, and more.

Duration

1 hour 30 minutes

Format

Paper (in school) or Digital (in school and at home)

Components

Section 1 | Multiple Choice | 35 questions Section 2 | Free Response | 3 questions