Scholars Online Physics for 2017-2018
The course structure for Scholars Online Biology will change for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. See the Overview 2018-2019 page for a description of the new format.
AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 Combination is an intensive survey of the basic principles of modern physics for highly motivated students who wish to complete preparation for both sections of the AP Physics (non-calculus) examination in one year. Topics include
Meetings: This course meets three times a week for a review of the material and open discussion. Students are expected to attend all sessions each week. Assignments from the text will be supplemented by laboratory exercises. Students post homework problems and laboratory reports to the course session forums to gain practice in explaining solutions. Chapter quizzes provide additional practice in concept recognition and application to common situations.
We will approach this mass of material through our texts, through discussion, through guided Web Tours, and through lab experiences. As we learn about the concepts and methods of modern physics, we will try to put them into perspective by addressing these questions:
Students taking the course will be well-prepared for the SAT II Subject Examination in Physics as well as both AP Physics 1 (Classical Mechanics) and AP Physics 2 (Field Theory and Modern Physics).Those interested in either exam should read the Physics Exam Preparation page, and contact the instructor if they have questions.
Physics is designed to be an independent course, but students with less formal backgrounds may prefer to take the Natural Sciences courses first.
Douglas C. Giancoli
Physics: Principles with Applications 7/E
An additional text with computer simulations is under review and may also be required.
Labs and Lab Equipment:
Students must have parental permission to perform labs in order to receive credit. The lab permission form and a list of required equipment and materials is available from the Lab Requirements page.
Enrollment: To enroll in this course, or for further information on Scholars Online, please visit the Scholars Online Website.
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