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.

**Target Exams**

**Target Grades**

9-12

**Who Should Take This Course**

**Course Prerequisites**:

- F=ma Advanced*
- or 1st-year high school physics course
- or AP Physics 1
- or AP Physics C Mechanics

(* Indicates an Alphastar Academy course)

A scientific calculator is required and preferred over a graphing calculator.

**Textbook**

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.

**Exam Weeks**

Practice Exams will be given/solved.

**Homework**

There are weekly homework sets.

**Resources**

Lecture notes and problem solutions will be available on the learning management system (LMS).

**Curriculum**

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.
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