
Mr. Lesmeister's AP Physics C Homepage
AP Physics C is a one year, calculusbased course that is comparable in scope and level to the first two semesters of a university physics course for scientists and engineers. The course follows the College Board AP Physics C curriculum and prepares students to take the AP Physics C exams in Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism. The topics covered are as follows:
AP Physics C Topics
Semester I Mechanics
1. Kinematics
Chapter 2 Motion in One Dimension
Chapter 3 Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
2. Newton’s laws of motion
Chapter 4 Newton's Laws
Chapter 5 Applications of Newton's Laws
3. Work, energy, power
Chapter 6 Work and Energy
Chapter 7 The Conservation of Energy
4. Systems of particles, linear momentum
Chapter 8 Systems of Particles and Conservation of Momentum
5. Circular motion and rotation
Chapter 9 Rotation
Chapter 10 Conservation of Angular Momentum
6. Oscillations and Gravitation
Semester II: Electricity and Magnetism
1. Electrostatics
2. Electric circuits
3. Magnetic fields
4. Electromagnetism