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Science Department » AP PHYSICS II



#1221        AP PHYSICS II         NCAA Approved
Grade: 12        Elective        Year Long         Credit: 1

To continue in the honors program, a student must successfully complete AP Physics I with a grade of “B” or higher. To transfer into the honors program, a student must attain an “A” in Physics I as the final grade, and the recommendation of the Physics I teacher.

This course is designed to provide the college-bound student with the opportunity to expand the concepts of Physics I by using advanced data collection devices, smart pulley software, and calculator-based laboratory techniques.

AP Physics 2 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course that explores topics such as fluid statics and dynamics; thermodynamics with kinetic theory; PV diagrams and probability; electrostatics; electrical circuits with capacitors; magnetic fields; electromagnetism; physical and geometric optics; and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics. Through inquiry-based learning, students will develop scientific critical thinking and reasoning skills. AP Physics II is the second in a series with Physics I.

A pre-class assignment is required. Grades may be assigned based on daily work, homework, research projects, oral presentations, labs, quizzes and tests. All students will be required to take the AP Exam, a final exam may be given at the discretion of the teacher.