Welcome to the Mechanics section of the AP Physics curriculum! This part of physics serves to give you a basic understanding of the world around you, and will give you the mathematical and conceptual mind needed to observe and predict basic occurrences in the physical world. To understand physics, we first have to delve into the nitty-gritty of what matter is and the properties that it has such as mass. From there we can calculate from those properties like how much force it exerts on another object. Of course there are other factors, and we will learn about these in the videos to come, but this will be a great starter video to get you prepped for the course ahead. Best of luck!
Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space. It is the amount of "stuff" making up an object. Mass is measured in kilograms.
Energy is the ability or capacity to do work. Work is the process of moving an object. Therefore, energy is the ability or capacity to move an object.
Mass-Energy Equivalence states that the mass of an object is really a measure of its energy.
The source of all energy on Earth is the conversion of mass into energy.
Physics is the study of matter and energy. This course will focus on mechanics, fluids, thermal physics, electricity and magnetism, waves and optics, and selected topics in modern physics.
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Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.
This book includes a comprehensive review of the key AP Physics C concepts and targeted strategies for acing every section of the exam. Additionally, the book includes two full length practice tests with full answer explanations.
The book offers a complete review of your AP course, strategies to give you the edge on test day, and plenty of practice with AP-style test questions. It includes 2 full length practice exams modeled on the real test, 3 separate plans to fit your study stle, review material updated to the most recent tests, and all the terms and concepts you need to know.