03165 AP Physics 1

AP Physics 1 covers Newtonian mechanics (including rotational dynamics and angular momentum); work, energy, and power; and mechanical waves and sound. The course also introduces students to electric circuits. AP Physics 1 is equivalent to a first-semester college course in algebra-based physics.

This course aligns with the College Board’s learning goals for AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based.


  • Geometry (required)
  • Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Algebra II (required)

Course Texts and Materials



  • An AP exam study guide (e.g., 5 Steps to a 5, Essentials)


  • 1 credit

Terms Offered*

  • Full Year
  • Fall Block

*See explanation of academic terms offered

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