

AP Physics Curriculum


Following is a tentative curriculum by week. Topics will be added as necessary.
 Review of Physics
 Problem Solving in Physics
 One Dimensional Kinematics
 Vectors in Physics
 Two Dimensional Kinematics
 Newton’s Laws of Motion
 Applications of Newton’s Laws
 Work and Kinetic Energy
 Potential Energy and Conservative Forces
 Linear Momentum and Collisions
 Gravity
 Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation
 Gravitational Attraction of Spherical Bodies
 Kepler’s Laws of Orbital Motion
 Rotational Dynamics and Static Equilibrium
 Torque
 Static Equilibrium
 Center of Mass and Balance
 Oscillations About Equilibrium
 Periodic Motion
 Simple Harmonic Motion
 The Pendulum
 Waves and Sound
 Types of Waves
 Waves on A String
 Sound : Doppler Effect, Intensity, Superposition and Interference
 Standing Waves
 Light: Snell’s Law, Reflection and Refraction
 Harmonics
 Fluids
 Density
 Pressure
 Archimedes’ Principle and Buoyancy
 Bernoulli’s Equation
 Internal Energy: Temperature and Heat
 Laws of Thermodynamics
 Thermal Expansion
 Conduction, Convection and Radiation
 Electric Charges, Forces and Fields
 Electric Charge
 Insulators and Conductors
 Coulomb’s Law
 The Electric Field
 Electric Field Lines
 Current Electricity
 Series Circuits
 Parallel Circuits
 Resistance and Ohm’s Law
 Energy and Power in Electric Circuits
 Magnetism
 The Magnetic Field
 The Magnetic Force Exerted on a Current Carrying Wire
 Current Loops and Solenoids
 The Motion of Charged Particles in a Magnetic Field
 Nuclear Physics
 HalfLife and Radioactive Dating
 Nuclear Binding Energy
 Fission and Fusion
 Elementary Particles


