This year-long course provides an accelerated coverage of all topics required for the AP Physics 2 Exam: thermodynamics, fluids, waves, optics, special relativity, modern atomic physics, electricity, and magnetism. AP Physics 2 is for students who have already studied mechanics and are ready to follow up with additional topics. The course is algebra-based; no calculus is used.
Who Should Take This Course
- F=ma Advanced*
- or 1st-year high school physics course
- or AP Physics 1
- or AP Physics C Mechanics
(* Indicates an Alphastar Academy course)
There is a required textbook for the course:
Students are also recommended to get:
Additional optional homework problems will be assigned from The Princeton Review.
Practice Exams will be given/solved.
There are weekly homework sets.
Lecture notes and problem solutions will be available on the learning management system (LMS).
AP Physics 2 is a year-long course with the first half in the fall and the second half in the spring. The course is not offered as a summer camp.
|1||Ch. 12: Temperature & Heat||Ch. 18: Electric Fields|
|2||Ch. 13: Heat Transfer||Ch. 19: Electric Potential|
|3||Ch. 14: Kinetic Theory of Gases||Ch. 20: DC Circuits|
|4||Ch. 15: Thermal Physics||Ch. 21: Magnetic Fields|
|5||Ch. 11: Fluids||Exam Week|
|6||Exam Week||Ch. 22: Induction|
|7||Ch. 16-17: Waves; Superposition||Ch. 23: AC Circuits|
|8||Ch. 27: Wave Nature of Light||Ch. 24: EM Waves|
|9||Ch. 28: Special Relativity||Ch. 26: Optics (Lenses)|
|10||Ch. 29-30: Modern Atomic Physics||Ch. 25: Optics (Mirrors)|
|11||Ch. 31-32: Nuclear Physics||Review|
|12||Exam Week||Exam Week|