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WestonHS: On-Ramp to AP* Physics C: Mechanics

This course will help the students who have taken intro-level high-school physics to get ready for more advanced courses including AP Physics C: Mechanics.

2 weeks
3–10 hours per week
Progress at your own speed
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About this course

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This short course is intended for the high-school students who have taken an introductory-level physics course, acquired some background in Mechanics and intend to take a more advanced course – for instance, AP Physics C. The course helps the students refresh and strengthen their fluency with the mathematical tools and the fundamental topics in Mechanics: Kinematics, Newton’s laws and Laws of Conservation. The last unit of the course contains a comprehensive Final Exam. The students who completed this mini-course will be well-prepared to tackle more advanced course material in the fall.

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At a glance

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  • Subject: Physics
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:
    • Background in intro-high-school level Mechanics
    • Fluency with basic algebra, trigonometry and vector operations.
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
  • Associated skills:Mechanics, Kinematics, Physics

What you'll learn

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  • Algebra/trigonometry skills for an advanced Mechanics course
  • Kinematics of motion with constant acceleration
  • Newton’s laws and their application in problem-solving
  • Laws of conservation of energy and momentum and their application in problem-solving
  • Basic information about AP® Physics C (Mechanics) course and Exam

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