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)

**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.

Weeks | Fall | Spring |
---|---|---|

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 |