Jun 15th 2016

On-Ramp to AP Physics C: Mechanics (edX)

Created by: Delivered by:
Taught by:

This course will help the students who have taken intro-level high-school physics to get ready for more advanced courses including AP Physics C: Mechanics. This short course is intended for the high-school students who have taken an introductory-level physics course, acquired some background in Mechanics and intend to take a more advanced course – for instance, AP Physics C.

The course helps the students refresh and strengthen their fluency with the mathematical tools and the fundamental topics in Mechanics: Kinematics, Newton’s laws and Laws of Conservation. The last unit of the course contains a comprehensive Final Exam. The students who completed this mini-course will be well-prepared to tackle more advanced course material in the fall.

What you'll learn:

- Algebra/trigonometry skills for an advanced Mechanics course

- Kinematics of motion with constant acceleration

- Newton’s laws and their application in problem-solving

- Laws of conservation of energy and momentum and their application in problem-solving

- Basic information about AP® Physics C (Mechanics) course and Exam