Advanced Placement Physics B is designed to be equivalent to a first year college physics course. Students will develop an understanding, appreciation and assimilation in the major areas of physics: Physics knowledge, Problem solving, Student attributes and Connections. Major topics of study include: mechanics, fluid dynamics, waves, optics, magnetism, electricity and modern physics. Students will gain laboratory skills and an appreciation of science as a dynamic process through designing, implementing, and interpreting complex labs.
Students receive weighted credit for participating in AP classes; they receive college credit only by achieving a high score on the College Board’s Advanced Placement Tests. There are fees for each test, which students will be responsible for paying. Colleges have different criteria for awarding credit for scores on AP tests, and it will be the responsibility of students to contact colleges to ascertain their policies regarding Advanced Placement scores.Teacher: Corey Bonheim