# Physics AP Syllabus

1. KINEMATICS
• Motion: Linear, Circular, Periodic
• Uniform and non-uniform motion
• Distance, Time, displacement, speed, velocity
• Average speed, average velocity
• Acceleration and retardation
• Equation of motion, graphs
2. DYNAMICS
• Gravitational forces
• Contact forces
• Newton’s 1st law of motion
• Newton’s 2nd law of motion
• Newton’s 3rd law of motion
3. Circular Motion and Gravitation

• Vector Fields Fundamental Forces

• Gravitational and Electric Forces

• Gravitational Field/Acceleration Due
to Gravity on Different Planets

• Inertial vs.Gravitational Mass

• Centripetal Acceleration and Centripetal Force

• Free-Body Diagrams for Objects in Uniform Circular Motion

• Applications of Circular Motion and Gravitation

4. Energy
• Open and Closed Systems: Energy
• Work and Mechanical Energy
• Conservation of Energy, the Work and Energy
• Principle,and Power
5. Momentum
• Momentum and Impulse
• Representations of Changes in Momentum
• Open and Closed Systems: Momentum
• Conservation of Linear Momentum
6. Simple Harmonic Motion
• Period of Simple Harmonic Oscillators
• Energy of a Simple Harmonic Oscillator
7. Torque and Rotational Motion
• Rotational Kinematics
• Torque and Angular Acceleration
• Angular Momentum and Torque
• Conservation of Angular Momentum
8. Electric Charge and Electric Force
• Conservation of Charge
• Electric Charge
• Electric Force
9. DC Circuits
• Definition of a Circuit
• Resistivity
• Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff’s Loop Rule(Resistors in Series and Parallel)
• Kirchhoff’s Junction Rule, Ohm’s Law(Resistors in Series and Parallel)
10. Mechanical Waves and Sound
• Properties of Waves
• Periodic Waves
• Interference and Superposition(Waves in Tubes and on Strings)
11. Light ( Optional)
• Reflection of light
• Laws of reflection
• Plane mirror
• Real and virtual images
• Cylindrical mirror, convex and concave mirrors
• Lens: Convex and concave lens