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AP Physics 2 Class for Online High School Students

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AP Physics 2

Description:

AP® Physics 2 is an algebra-based course in general physics that covers topics outlined by the College Board and also mirrors an introductory level university physics course.

The content for the course is based on six Big Ideas that bring together the fundamental science principles and theories of general physics. These big ideas are intended to encourage students to think about physics concepts as interconnected pieces of a puzzle. The solution to the puzzle is how the real world around them actually works. The students will participate in inquiry-based explorations of these topics to gain a more conceptual understanding of these physics concepts. Students will spend less of their time in traditional formula-based learning and more of their effort will be directed to developing critical thinking and reasoning skills.

The specific topics covered in this course are:
SEMESTER 1
Fluid Statics and Dynamics
Thermodynamics with Kinetic Theory
PV Diagrams and Probability
Electrostatics
Electrical Circuits with Capacitors

SEMESTER 2
Magnetic Fields
Electromagnetism
Physical and Geometric Optics
Quantum, Atomic, and Nuclear Physics.

Students will progress through the concepts by means of reading text, discussing with classmates, performing exploratory and inquiry-driven labs, solving word and numerical problems, and completing projects.  Student evaluation is done through quizzes, lab reports, student discussions, projects, and unit exams.

Learning Targets:

Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding that:

  1. Objects and systems have properties such as mass and charge and systems may have internal structure.
  2. Fields existing in space can be used to explain interactions.
  3. Interactions of an object with other objects can be described by forces and that those interactions can result in changes in those systems in accordance with conservation laws.
  4. Waves can transfer energy and momentum from one location to another without the permanent transfer of mass and serve as a mathematical model for the description of other phenomena.
  5. The mathematics of probability can be used to describe the behavior of complex systems and to interpret the behavior of quantum mechanical systems.

Prerequisites:

Either of these or a comparable course:

Physics  AP Physics 1

And students should be concurrently taking or have completed this or a similar course:

Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry

Length:

Full Year

Grade Level:

11th Grade  12th Grade

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