High school Physics

The course is developed for students who want to have an early start in studying physics or are studying physics in high school.   It will help students to develop unambiguous understanding of all physics concepts covered in AP physics courses and develop straightforward thought processes and effective skills for solving physics problems.

Course Offered

AP Physics 1/C-Mechanics: covers kinematics, Newton's laws, work, energy, power, impulse/momentum and oscillation. There is no formal prerequisite for AP Physics 1, but it would be beneficial to have completed geometry and be concurrently taking Algebra II or an equivalent course. With the choice of taking five extra lectures after completing the AP Physics 1 course, the course will fully cover the calculus-based parts in AP Physics C-Mechanics. 

AP Physics 2: covers fluid statics and dynamics, thermodynamics with kinetic theory, PV diagrams and probability, electrostatics, circuits with capacitors, magnetic fields, electromagnetism, physical and geometric optics, and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics.  Before you begin AP Physics 2, you will need to have completed AP Physics 1 or a comparable introductory physics class. You should also have taken or be taking concurrently pre-calculus or the equivalent.

AP Calculus BC: covers basic introductions to limits, derivatives, and basic integrals, and advanced integrals such as integration by parts, Taylor series, parametric equations, vector calculus, polar coordinate functions, and curve interpolations. 

AP Physics C-Electricity & Magnetism: covers electrostatics, conductors, capacitors, and dielectrics, electric circuits, magnetic fields, and electromagnetism while using differential and integral calculus throughout the course. Students should be prepared for college-level calculus-based work and must at minimum have taken or be concurrently taking calculus.

Is there a prerequisite for the course?

Please see the course description above to see the different requirement for each course

In what format will the course be provided?

It will be provided through live, interactive, white-board style, online instruction.

How long is the course?

It consists typically of 20 lectures, each 2-2.5 hours long. 

How big is the class size?

Class size is limited to 20 students.

Are there homework assignments?

One homework assignment for every lecture will be assigned and graded.  Answers will be provided afterwards.