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These units—by design—address only the most challenging concepts within the AP® Physics 1 curriculum framework. Thus, you will need foundational/ prerequisite knowledge in Physics 1 to work through these units. Davidson Next modules are designed for blended learning in AP classrooms, but can also be used by AP students independently as supplementary help and exam review.

About this course

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This course covers 8 different challenging topics in AP® Physics 1. Well-respected AP instructors from around the USA will lead you through video, assessment questions, and interactive activities.

Each module breaks these tricky topics into bite-sized pieces - with short instructional videos, on-screen simulations, interactive graphs, and practice problems written by many of the same people who write and grade your AP® Physics 1 & 2 exams.

Topics include:

  1. Acceleration
  2. Force Diagrams
  3. Free Fall and Projectile Motion
  4. Momentum
  5. Rotational Motion
  6. Angular Momentum
  7. Standing Waves
  8. Conservation of Charge & Energy in Circuits

* Advanced Placement® and AP® are trademarks registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, these offerings. Stand-alone units cover the most challenging concepts in the newly redesigned AP® Physics 1 curricula (based on College Board data from 2011–2013 AP® Physics B exams).

What you'll learn

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  • Mastery of challenging concepts from the AP® Physics 1 curriculum
  • Learn from experienced AP® Physics teachers
  • Building skills and intuition through interactive simulations, graphing, data analysis and experiments
  • Practice with graded exam-style questions (with explanations)
  • Preparing for the AP® Physics 1 exam!

Acceleration Dolores Gende
AP Physics Instructor Pine Crest School
Fort Lauderdale, FL Force Diagrams Peggy Bertrand
AP Physics Instructor Oak Ridge High School
Oak Ridge, TN Free Fall and Projectile Motion Robert Morse
AP Physics Instructor St. Albans School
Washington, DC Momentum Terri McMurray
AP Physics Instructor Winston-Salem / Forsyth County Schools
Winston-Salem, NC Rotational Motion Connie Wells
AP Physics Instructor Pembroke High School
Kansas City, MO Angular Momentum Paul Lulai
AP Physics Instructor St. Anthony Village Senior High School
Minneapolis, MN Standing Waves Jeff Funkhouser
AP Physics Instructor Greenhill School
Addison, TX Conservation of Charge and Energy in Circuits Angela Jensvold Diamond Bar High School
Diamond Bar, CA End of Course Assessment James VanderWeide
AP Physics Instructor Hudsonville High School
Hudsonville, MI Full-Course Reviewer (all topics) Dolores Gende
AP Physics Instructor Pine Crest School
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Meet your instructors

Larry Cain
Physics Professor
Davidson College
Robert Morse
Past Co-Chair of AP® Physics 1 Development Committee
Peggy Bertrand
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Tennessee

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