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Madison Metropolitan School District

AP Physics 2

SCI20020

This lab-based course is designed as a continuation of the Math Physics course for motivated students with a high ability in science. Students will be prepared to take the Advanced Placement Physics 2 exam for college credit and/or college placement (credit awarded depends on exam score and college). Topics include: rotational motion, sound, light, geometrical optics, relativity, astrophysics, electrostatics, circuits, magnetism, fluid dynamics, thermal physics, and basic quantum physics. The emphasis of the course will be exploring physical phenomena through hands-on activities during which students prepare and perform experiments, explain the results with mathematical models, and participate in high-level discussion about the implications. Successful students have a deep understanding of linear kinematics and dynamics, Newton’s Laws, and mechanical energy; lab techniques such as planning and executing a unique lab procedure, and model writing from data.

  • Recommended Grades: 11-12
  • Course Number: SCI20020
  • Credits: 1 credit
  • Note: Elective
  • Prerequisite Recommendation: Successful students have a deep understanding of linear kinematics and dynamics, Newton’s Laws, and mechanical energy; lab techniques such as planning and executing a unique lab procedure, and model writing from data.