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AP Physics Curriculum

  Following is a tentative curriculum by week. Topics will be added as necessary.

  1. Review of Physics
    • Problem Solving in Physics
    • One Dimensional Kinematics
    • Vectors in Physics
    • Two- Dimensional Kinematics
    • Newtonís Laws of Motion
    • Applications of Newtonís Laws
    • Work and Kinetic Energy
    • Potential Energy and Conservative Forces
    • Linear Momentum and Collisions
  2. Gravity
    • Newtonís Law of Universal Gravitation
    • Gravitational Attraction of Spherical Bodies
    • Keplerís Laws of Orbital Motion
  3. Rotational Dynamics and Static Equilibrium
    • Torque
    • Static Equilibrium
    • Center of Mass and Balance
  4. Oscillations About Equilibrium
    • Periodic Motion
    • Simple Harmonic Motion
    • The Pendulum
  5. Waves and Sound
    • Types of Waves
    • Waves on A String
    • Sound : Doppler Effect, Intensity, Superposition and Interference
    • Standing Waves
    • Light: Snellís Law, Reflection and Refraction
    • Harmonics
  6. Fluids
    • Density
    • Pressure
    • Archimedesí Principle and Buoyancy
    • Bernoulliís Equation
  7. Internal Energy: Temperature and Heat
    • Laws of Thermodynamics
    • Thermal Expansion
    • Conduction, Convection and Radiation
  8. Electric Charges, Forces and Fields
    • Electric Charge
    • Insulators and Conductors
    • Coulombís Law
    • The Electric Field
    • Electric Field Lines
  9. Current Electricity
    • Series Circuits
    • Parallel Circuits
    • Resistance and Ohmís Law
    • Energy and Power in Electric Circuits
  10. 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
  11. Nuclear Physics
    • Half-Life and Radioactive Dating
    • Nuclear Binding Energy
    • Fission and Fusion
    • Elementary Particles