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Introduction[edit | edit source]

AP, also known as Accelerated Placement, is a program initiated by the College Board for advanced-learner students in the United States. A typical AP program consists of a year-long course concluded by a final AP exam. All AP exams (with the exception of a few) are structured with a multiple-choice part and a free-response part.


The AP Physics system has 4 exams: AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C : Mechanics, and AP Physics C : Electricity and Magnetism. These courses should be studied in the listed order. This project will list material for all 4 AP Physics courses. You can access them on their separate pages:


Each course is divided up into Units and Lessons. Each lesson will consist of Example Problems and Content which will try to explain the information to you. Rounding off each lesson is a selection of normal problems and 1-2 challenging problems. At the end of each Unit is a Unit Test.


This course is part of the School of Physics and Astronomy, Department of Physics.

Prerequisites[edit | edit source]

Prerequisites are suggested courses to take first before doing AP Physics. You can continue on, but if you are confused, you may want to seek out help within the following courses.

AP Physics 1

AP Physics 2

AP Physics C : Mechanics

AP Physics C : Electricity and Magnetism

Editing Guidelines[edit | edit source]

Here is a list of guidelines you should follow:

  • Please create new pages only if there is an existing red link to it
  • Please do not create new red links
  • All material should strictly follow the framework listed in each AP Physics course's site
  • Please use your own judgement in editing in only appropriate material for this course

Here is a list of general guidelines for the use of the "RoundBoxTop" template:

  • You should use this for each section
  • Use theme=2 for introductions
  • Use theme=3 for all content besides the ones listed here
  • Use theme=4 for challenging problems
  • Use theme=5 for normal problems
  • Use theme=6 for miscellaneous
  • Use theme=14 for example problems

Contributors[edit | edit source]

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