AP Physics 1-1
AP Physics 1-1 Physics

This 1st course can help to prepare learners who wish to continue their social sciences education after high school, as well as learners who wish to perform exceptionally well on the exam. The level of aptitude in this subject will assist learners wishing to excel on the local exam and in the college courses.


AP Physics is a course designed to provide a systematic introduction to the main principles of natural philosophy. It will help learners gain a conceptual understanding of different subject matter as well as develop problem-solving skills using Algebra, Geometry, and Calculus. Most colleges treat Physics as a full-year course, so the course load might be more extensive than other AP classes. Students in other majors may use an AP Physics course to bypass taking other science classes while enrolled in college. Before taking an AP Physics class, students should have a firm grasp of mathematical terms and functions. It is recommended that students take at least one Algebra class and have some experience dealing with trigonometry.


AP Physics includes four, separate examinations that are offered as part of the College Board's Advanced Placement Program.

Prerequisite: None
Author: alberttls
Course Length: 10 weeks

Course                                : AP Physics 1


Period                                 :


Features                             :


Ö      Lecture Notes,

Ö      Lecture PPT,

Ö      Related video link with some practical experiment,

Ö      Applied Experiments in Real

Ö      Exam techniques


Course Meeting Time :


Discussions                 : 2 sessions / week, 90 minutes / sessions

Recitations                  : 1 session / week, 60 minutes / sessions


Pre-requisites                 :


            Physics                        : CIE AS/A Level Physics

                                                  IB SL/HL/DP Physics


            Mathematics               : CIE AS/A Level Mathematics

                                                  IB SL/HL/DP Mathematics

                                                  AP Calculus AB


Course Descriptions  :


First of all, this course of physics is divided into four main majors and two to four minor majors of Physics, like: AP Physics 1 (AP Physics 1-1, and AP Physics 1-2), AP Physics 2 (AP Physics 2-1, AP Physics 2-2, and AP Physics 2-3), AP Physics: Mechanics (AP Physics Mechanics 1, APM 2, APM 3, and APM Lab), and AP Physics: Electrics (APE 1, APE 2, APE 3, and APE Lab).


AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based introductory college-level physics course. AP Physics is designed to be representative courses commonly offered in American colleges and universities, but the aim of AP Physics course should be to develop the student's ability for interpreting the physical information – symbolic, mathematical, and graphical – then to describe and explain the sequences of steps in the analysis of a particular phenomenon or problems in the scope, such as idealized model to be used, simplifying assumptions where necessary, with the purposes to build the state of the concepts or definitions that are applicable with the relevant limitations on applications for these principles equivalent to their freshman year of college.


The online AP course is designed for American Program Physics enthusiast in all levels, beginner, intermediate, expert, who want to understand the conceptual laws and physical processes that govern the sources, extraction, transmissions, storage, conversion, and end uses, of course, to hope you will attempt the AP Physics Exam that will be given in May.


Class meets once a week for 90 minutes of period for up to 10 learning weeks, 1 week of grading periods. The system starts by any time on student’s readiness once they tried the chapter introduction or pre-requisite chapter, so, there’s a very little time after the administration, due to a deadline for AP Exam will be in May of each year. These past few years, since 2007, where my years of teaching Physics, so I had the classical students choose their favorite topic and they did a project to help promote physics to the underclassmen and/or some other in their community. With such short periods, learners are required to do several things outside of the time you spent in the course for your homework, technical problems, applied to learn preparations and analysis.



Course Objective          :


In general, the course is intended to elaborate on the content outline for Physics Description, and also as below:


Physics as knowledge – The basic knowledge of the discipline of Physics, including phenomenology, theories, and techniques of concepts and general principles.


               Problem-solving – ability to ask physical questions and to obtain solutions to physical questions by use of qualitative and quantitative reasoning and by experimental investigation.


               Learner attributes – fostering an important attribute, including appreciation of the physical world and the discipline of physics, curiosity, creativity, and reasoned skepticism, with the term of understanding in the graphical diagram and mathematical analysis.


               Connections – understanding the connections of physics to other disciplines and social issues by utilizing the real-world experience to understand and controlled laboratory experience to understand physical phenomena.


               Goals – to developing a learner’s ability to evaluate a situation, analytically determine the steps to take, create an order in which to investigate, and possibly solve the situation set before them.


               Course attributes – to read, understand, and interpret the physical information around them, with the use of the scientific method to analyze a particular physical phenomenon or problem, by the use in basic mathematical reasoning in a physical situation or problem, and hopefully perform an individual experiment to interpret the results of observations and communicate results, including uncertainty assessment.


Homework and Exams:


Problem sets posted at this course come from several resources:


§  AP Physics 2018 by Pearson

§  Barron’s AP Physics 1

§  Exercises in Introductory Physics for University

§  Exercises on other Physics and Math Problems of Interest (is a catch-all for other sources, rather than the informed book sources).


There are two-in-month exams, a final exam, and presentation and/or experiment reports.


The problem should focus on testing creativity and understanding the concept of physics rather than testing mathematical virtuosity or speed of working. The proportion of marks allocated for mathematical manipulations should be kept small. In the case of mathematically challenging tasks, alternative approximate solutions with scientific uncertainty should receive partial credits. Word problem texts should be concise; the theoretical and the experimental examination texts should each contain fewer than 12,000 characters (including white spaces but excluding cover sheets and answer sheets).


Detailed solutions to exercises are provided on each exercise page if it’s determined of correctness. Solutions may be posted in any file format accepted for postings at this site.


Grading                              :




Problem Sets – weekly Homework

2 – Exams

Final Exam



Final Exam     : a standardized exam chosen by me based on several modification papers.

Experiment     : presentation, project or research proposal

Exams             : tests, essays, the final assignment

Homework      : weekly grades, participations


Outline                                :


AP Physics 1-1:


Chapter 1        : Units and Dimensions

Chapter 2        : Kinematics

Chapter 3        : Vectors

Chapter 4        : Dynamics

Chapter 5        : Torque

Chapter 6        : Work, Power, and Energy

Chapter 7        : Momentum and Impulse

Chapter 8        : Uniform Circular Motion


AP Physics 1-2:


Chapter 9        : Gravitation

Chapter 10      : Oscillations

Chapter 11      : Waves and Sound

Chapter 12      : Electrostatics

Chapter 13      : Circuits


Experiment                       :


You will be given the situation or problem, then you will need to form the hypothesis, then written the procedures like designing steps, with creating of data tables (clean and clear in labeled, readable, appropriate), perform the calculations, analysis, appropriate graphs, and finally the formal conclusions.


Format                                :


Rather than follow the traditional format of theory followed by application, we will integrate fundamental physics with practical applications to Energy systems of contemporary relevance throughout the course. If you complete this course, you should be equipped with the technical tools and perspective to enable you to start to evaluate energy choices objectively and quantitatively both at a community and a personal level.


Additional Comments:


This course will focus on the fundamental physical principles underlying energy processes, and on the application of these principles to practical calculations.


This course had no textbook – the learner has only written guidance came from materials that were created “on the several sources like in the references on this site”, mimeographed, and handed out in reference sections and labs. These materials included lecture summaries and outlines, lab guidelines, description of experiments, homework assignments, exams, and quizzes.



The Understanding of Syllabus and Procedures


Learner Name             : _______________________________        Date: _______________


I, _______________________________ have read the AP Physics 1 Syllabus and Procedures with my parents/guardian/supervisor (P/G/S). I fully understand the rigor of the course and understand that I must maintain an 85% or above during each exam to remain in the class. I further understand that if I am failing at the course, I will be removed from the course and placed in the very beginning.

I will abide by the online course rules in alberttls.us, the field safety rules, and the ethics of learnings to the best of my ability. I understand there are consequences for misbehavior, especially during the learning.


Learner Signature       : _______________________________        Date: _______________



P/G/S Signature          : _______________________________        Date: _______________


P/G/S E-mail              : _______________________________________________________