AP Physics C: Mechanics is a onesemester, calculusbased, collegelevel physics course, especially appropriate for students planning to specialize or major in one of the physical sciences or engineering. Students completed or concurrently taking calculus are eligible to take this course. This course enables students to develop the ability to create and analyze the representations of physical scenarios, design experiments, analyze data, and to use mathematics to model and to solve problems. This course covers kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, work, energy, power, systems of particles, linear momentum, circular motion and rotation, oscillations, and gravitation. Students will learn how interactions produce changes in motion and how forces characterize interactions between objects or systems.
Course Features
 Units 43
 Quizzes 43
 Duration 90 hours
 Grade Grades 11  12
 Skill level Advanced
 Assessments Yes
 Homework Yes
 Mock Exam Yes

Prerequisite
AP Physics 2
AP Calculus

Kinematics in 1D, 2D, and rotational kinematics

Newton’s laws

Rotational dynamics

Work, power, energy

Systems of particles and linear momentum

Oscillations and gravitation