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AP® Physics 2 - Part 1: Fluids and Thermodynamics

The first course in a comprehensive series designed to prepare you for the AP Physics 2 exam, focusing on thermodynamics and fluids.
This course is archived
Estimated 4 weeks
2–4 hours per week
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About this course

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Preparing for the AP Physics 2 exam requires a deep understanding of many different topics in physics as well as an understanding of the AP exam and the types of questions it asks. This course is Part 1 of our AP Physics 2 series designed to prepare you for the AP exam.

In Part 1, you will learn about fluids and thermodynamics. You will explore pressure, buoyant forces and concepts that involve conservation of mass and energy. You will also be learning about heat, its transfer and how we have taken advantage of its behavior in different types of technology.

As you work through this course, you will find lecture videos taught by expert AP physics teachers, practice multiple choice questions and free response questions that are similar to what you will encounter on the AP exam and tutorial videos that show you step-by-step how to solve problems. By the end of the course, you will be prepared to take on the AP exam!

This course is authorized as an Advanced Placement® (AP®) course by the AP Course Audit. The AP Course Audit was created by the College Board to give schools and students the confidence that all AP courses meet or exceed the same clearly articulated curricular expectations of colleges and universities.

By taking an AP course and scoring successfully on the related AP Exam, students can:

  • Stand Out in College Admissions
  • Earn College Credits
  • Skip Introductory Classes
  • Build College Skills

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

What you'll learn

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  • Prepare for the AP Physics 2 Exam
  • Learn about Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamic Processes
  • See how systems can changed based on their interactions
  • See how systems are contrained by conservation laws
  • Participate in inquiry-based lab investigations and discussions

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