Weston High School: 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.
On-Ramp to AP* Physics C: Mechanics
About this courseSkip About this course
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
- Subject: Physics
- Level: Introductory
- 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 learnSkip What you'll learn
- 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