• AP Physics 1

    AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based covers topics and concepts typically included in the first semester of an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course.  Topics include kinematics (motion), dynamics (forces), circular motion & gravitation, simple harmonic motion, momentum & impulse, energy & work, rotational motion & torque, electric charge & electric force, DC circuits (resistors only), and mechanical waves & sound.  The course focuses on high-level understanding of concepts, experimental design and critical thinking, and prepares students for the AP Physics 1 exam in May.

  • Summer Assignment

    The goals of the summer assignment are:

    1. To remind you of the math that you'll need for AP Physics.
    2. To expose you to a couple of new types of problem that you may not be used to yet.  (In a perfect world, you would struggle with them a little but figure them out.  In an imperfect world, you might struggle a lot and get help from me.)
    3. To get you started thinking about problem solving and designing experiments.
    4. To weed out anyone who's not serious about putting effort into the class.
    •  Summer Assignment 2017 File 546.5KB PDF document