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AP® Physics 1 - Part 2: Rotational Motion

The second of four courses in a dynamic, comprehensive series that provides a solid base in introductory physics and helps prepare you for the AP Physics 1 Exam. Free textbook included!
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Estimated 4 weeks
4–6 hours per week
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About this course

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In this four-part series, we will explore AP Physics 1 concepts and prepare for the AP Physics 1 Exam in an exciting and entirely new way. Increase your skills – and your readiness – for the AP Exam though quality videos, inquiry labs, Hollywood-style Concept Trailers™, Direct Measurement Videos, AP problem-solving sessions and more!

In Part 2: Rotational Motion you will learn how to describe rotational motion with kinematics and how torque alters an object’s state of motion. You will learn about rotational energy and angular momentum, and how their conservation laws affect motion. Gravitational forces between two bodies and the resulting motion will be described, as well as simple harmonic motion. The course will cover these physical concepts through lectures, demonstrations, labs, and problem solving strategies

The enhanced AP Exam Prep PLUS 5 is bundled with the edX Verified Certificate. To get PLUS 5, register for the Verified Certificate. The course instructors will email you with directions for how to receive both the extra exam prep and certificate.

You can view or download the complete College Physics for AP®Courses textbook by going to the Reading Assignments page in this course

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Additional Courses in the Preparing for the AP Physics 1 Exam Sequence

*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.

At a glance

  • Institution: RICEx
  • Subject: Physics
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:
    None
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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  • How to describe circular motion with kinematics
  • How torque affects rotational kinematics
  • How rotational energy and angular momentum affect motion
  • About the motion due to Gravitation
  • About the oscillations of harmonic motion
  • How to prepare and review for the AP Physics 1 Exam
  • How to practice critical thinking, writing, and problem-solving with enhanced teacher and peer feedback (AP Exam Prep PLUS 5 only)

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