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- Available Lessons: 105
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Can you calculate the magnitude of a vector? Do you understand Kepler's and Newton's laws of motion? If you need to refresh your physics knowledge for the AP Physics C: Mechanics exam, this course could be just what you're looking for. Let our team of experienced professional educators teach you about linear momentum, rotational motion and other key physics topics through this set of video lessons and self-assessment quizzes. In addition to expanding your overall knowledge base, this course can help you review topics that you'll need to know in order to perform well on the AP Physics C: Mechanics exam.
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This course was last updated in 2019.
Syllabus & Course Information
The content of this course covers the physics terms, formulas and laws that you'll need to master before sitting for the AP Physics C: Mechanics exam. Review the lessons to memorize important definitions, and take the practice assessments to solidify your physics problem-solving abilities. When you're finished with the course, you should be able to:
- Make vector calculations
- Recognize the rules that govern motion
- Examine the three basics of physics
- Understand how linear momentum deals with both mass and velocity of an object
- Make circular motion calculations
- Evaluate the relationship between Kepler and Newton's laws in relation to the force of gravity and its effect on objects
- Define Hooke's law
In this course, you'll study 95 lessons that are broken into 8 chapters. The bite-sized nature of the lessons helps you quickly move through the course material. Take the accompanying lesson quizzes to reinforce your understanding of the information. We also encourage you to take the attached chapter exams and final course assessments.
AP Physics C: Mechanics Exam Information
This exam will be taken when you finish your AP Physics C: Mechanics course, which is the first part of the AP's physics course sequence. Achieving a high score on the exam could earn you course credit, and calculators are permitted during the exam.
- Approximate Number of Questions: 38
- Question Types: Multiple-choice and free-response
- Time Limit: 1 hour and 30 minutes
- Exam Cost: $94
AP Physics C: Mechanics Exam Breakdown
|AP Physics C: Mechanics Exam Concept||Percent of the AP Physics C: Mechanics Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Newton's laws of motion||20%||8||19|
|Work, energy and power||14%||5||9|
|Systems of particles and linear momentum||12%||4||6|
|Circular motion and rotation||18%||7||11|
|Oscillations and gravitation||18%||7||14|
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