AP Physics 2

00 - Pilot

Course Number : APP 2

Level : Beginner

Course Features :

Lecture Notes, Assignment, Exam, Projects, and Examples

Course Description :

AP Physics 2 is designed to be equivalent to the second semester of an introductory college-level algebra-based physics course. This course is useful for potential engineering, pre-med, science, and computer science majors as well as anyone interested in Physics II. It is also a fantastic college preparatory course. As AP Physics 2 is taught over a full school year, there is time for thorough, in-depth, student-centered inquiry activities allowing students to carry out careful experiments and design laboratory practical work to answer real-world questions.


Pre-requisites :

AP Physics 1

AP Calculus AB

Course Recommended Text :

Physics, Cutnell & Johnson; 5th Ed. New York: John Wiley

Labs and Projects :

Labs are placed throughout the instructional year for each course. An attempt is made to do them when they fit best in the curriculum. Lab format will vary based on desired outcomes and the difficulty of the task. Typically, learners are given an objective, e.g. "Determine the coefficient of static friction of wood on wood", and standard materials - string, ruler, protractor, mass set, light, pulley, etc. Learners are periodically allowed to create their own experimental design, but ultimately most of the lab designs must lead to the collection of data, which can be analyzed through graphical methods. Learners are encouraged to graph using a spreadsheet program such as excel. Learners work in pairs or groups, but each learner must submit a lab report which is turned in the day after the conclusion of each activity, then graded and returned. The report design and format may vary from student to student, but generally, each report should include sections (identified by the teacher) if not all of the following:

  • Statement of the problem,

  • A hypothesis

  • A discussion or outline of how the procedure will be carried out.

  • The data recorded

  • A discussion or outline of how the data was analyzed, and

  • A conclusion including error analysis and topics for further study.

Learners are required to keep the reports in their notebooks in case the college of their choice requires evidence, artifacts or documentation prior to awarding college credit for physics.

Grading Policy :

Tests / Quizzes 45%

Experimental Work 25%

Home/Classwork 25%

Participation 5%

Topic :

Fluid Mechanic,

Thermal Physics & Thermodynamics

Electrostatic Potential & Electric Fields

Advanced Direct Current Circuits

Electromagnetic Forces & Field

AC Circuits & Electromagnetic Induction

Electromagnetic Waves

Geometric Optics

Physical Optics

Quantum Physics

Atomic & Nuclear Physics