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    AP Physics C
     
    The AP C level physics course is a calculus-based course. It includes a mechanics portion and an electricity and magnetism portion of an introductory college course. As the course progresses, the amount of calculus involved increases. Students must have successfully completed a previous year of physics. This course is comparable to a first-year class for a science and/or engineering major. Two separate advanced placement exams are given consecutively.
    Full year subject
    1 unit of credit
    A.P. exams: Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism
    Prerequisite: A.P. Physics 1
     
     
     AP Physics I
     
     This course will combine the ability to earn credit in an Advanced Placement course with the basic level of a Regents physics course. It is the equivalent to a first-semester college course in algebra-based physics spread out over a much longer period of time to limit the difficulty of the course compared to other AP Physics courses. It will provide a systematic introduction to the main principles of physics and emphasis the development of problem solving ability and in-depth understanding of topics. The course covers Newtonian mechanics (including rotational dynamics and angular momentum); work, energy, and power; and mechanical waves and sound at a AP level. It will also introduce electric circuits at an AP level. Static electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, and modern physics will be covered at a Regents Physics level. A lab period is required.
    Full year subject
    1 unit of credit
    A.P. and Regents exam
    Prerequisite: Math 3R