AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism (year-long) is a calculus-based, college-level physics course, especially appropriate for students planning to specialize or major in physical science or engineering. The course explores topics such as electrostatics; conductors, capacitors, and dielectrics; electric circuits; magnetic fields; and electromagnetism. Introductory differential and integral calculus is used throughout the course. The Advanced Placement Program enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies - with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both - while still in high school. AP Exams are given each year in May. This course should include a hands-on laboratory component . Students should spend a minimum of 20 percent of instructional time engaged in hands-on laboratory work. Students ask questions, make observations and predictions, design experiments, analyze data, and construct arguments in a collaborative setting, where they direct and monitor their progress. Each student should complete a lab notebook or portfolio of lab reports. The College Board recommends the following pre-requisite(s) or co-requisite: completion of calculus.
Course Note: This course satisfies the Science (1 credit-Physics of 3 credits) graduation requirement. Unweighted - Did not take AP Exam. AP Physics C will not be offered after SY 18-19.