AP Physics C: Mechanics

Robert S. Donovan

“velocity” by Robert S. Donovan on flickr licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Skyler Lange

Throughout this calculus-based course of study, students explore kinematics, work, energy and power; circular motion and rotation; oscillations and gravitation. This course of study is geared toward prospective physical science and engineering students.

“I expect students to do quite a bit of reading independently,” says course instructor Ms. Vallari.

This rigorous course is recommended for anyone who would like to pursue a career in engineering or architecture. 

“It was a lot of fun and the things you cover apply to math,” said senior, Araben Tablizo.

This course moves fast enough to complete the curriculum, but not quite as frantic as other classes. The first few months are based strongly upon calculus and getting adjusted to the way the class will run. After a while, calculus “becomes a second language” to the students and the class is able to run smoothly.
For more information about this class, contact Ms.Vallari in room 701.