Preparing for the AP* Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Exam

Course addresses introductory electricity and magnetism topics including: Electrostatics, Conductors capacitors and dielectrics, Electric circuits, Magnetic fields, and Electromagnetism using calculus.
This course is archived
Estimated 8 weeks
6–10 hours per week
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule

About this course

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This course will address introductory electricity and magnetism topics (using calculus) from a standpoint of continually asking ‘how do we know’, addressing this using experimental evidence, conceptual logic, derivation, and application of equations. Students will be exposed to how these topics relate to research at Georgetown University. Teachers taking this course will be exposed to the pedagogical choices made and resources for use in their own classrooms.

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At a glance

  • Institution: GeorgetownX
  • Subject: Physics
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:

    Introductory calculus-based mechanics addressing kinematics, dynamics, momentum, and energy conservation.  Students should know basic calculus techniques including integration and derivatives.

  • Language: English

What you'll learn

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  • Key concepts of introductory electricity and magnetism in preparation for completion of the AP Physics C Electricity and Magnetism exam
  • Building content understanding from an experimental evidence perspective, a conceptual logic perspective, and a derivation and equation-based perspective
  • Applying the content to video-based labs and research conducted by faculty at Georgetown University

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