Advanced Physics A-1 covers many of the same topics covered in Advanced Physics C: Mechanics but without the involvement of calculus.

Topics covered include

motion in one, two, and three dimensions, Newton’s laws, force, mass, gravity, contact forces of springs, solids, and strings, free body diagrams, friction, drag forces, conservation of energy, potential energy, work, kinetic energy, collisions, center of mass, rotational kinematics, moment of inertia, angular momentum, Kepler’s laws, gravitational potential energy, gravitational field, static equilibrium, elasticity, oscillations, simple harmonic motion, damped oscillations, and resonance. In addition, Advanced Physics A-1 covers electric charge and electric force, DC circuits, mechanical waves, and sound. Successful completion of this course with an A- or higher will prepare students for the AP Physics 1 exam.

Advanced Physics A-2 covers many of the same topics covered in AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism but without the involvement of calculus.

Topics covered include

charge, conductors, insulators, Coulomb’s law, electric field, electric potential, charge distributions, equipotential surfaces, electrostatic potential energy, capacitance, capacitors, batteries, circuits, dielectrics, current, resistance, Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s rules, RC circuits, magnetic field, torques on current loops and magnets, hall effect, magnetic field of moving point charges, magnetic field of currents, Biot-Savart law, Ampere’s law, magnetic flux, induced EMF, Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law, motional EMF, Eddy currents, inductance, magnetic energy, RL circuits, magnetic properties of superconductors, alternating current, transformers, LC and RLC circuits, phasors, Maxwell’s equations, wave equation, and electromagnetic radiation. In addition, Advanced Physics A-2 covers fluids, thermodynamics, geometric and physical optics, and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics. Successful completion of this course with an A- or higher will prepare students for the AP Physics 2 exam.