Course and Exam Descriptions AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 
The information provided on this page was taken from the CollegeBoard's
AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 Course and Exam Descriptions
Effective Fall 2014


AP Physics 1 Curriculum Map Table of Information and Equations Kinematics Dynamics: Newton's Laws Circular Motion and Gravitation SHM: SpringMass and Simple Pendulums Momentum Work and Energy Rotary Motion: Kinematics and Dynamics Electrostatics: Electric Charge and Coulomb Forces DC Circuits: resistor combinations Mechanical Waves and Sound 
AP Physics 2 Curriculum Map Table of Information and Equations Fluids: Statics and Dynamics Thermal Physics Ideal Gases Thermodynamics Electric Force, Electric Field, Potential Capacitors DC Circuits: Resistors and Capacitors (steadystate only) Magnetism and induction Geometric Optics Physical Optics Quantum, Atomic, and Nuclear physics 
These algebrabased courses and [their] exams are organized around seven underlying
principles called the Big Ideas, which encompass the core scientific
principles, theories, and processes of physics that cut across traditional content
boundaries and provide students a broad way of thinking about the physical world.

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