Advanced Placement Preparation Physics 2
AVAILABILITY: Blyth Academy Online
Please Note: This is a preparation course only. A credit will not be issued by Blyth Academy Online. Students wishing to earn an Advanced Placement credit must write the official AP exam that is administered by the College Board.
AP Physics is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of Physics through inquiry-based investigations as they explore topics such as fluid statics and dynamics; thermodynamics with kinetic theory; PV diagrams and probability; electrostatics; electrical circuits with capacitors; magnetic fields; electromagnetism; physical and geometric optics; and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics.
UNIT ONEScience Practices
- In this unit, students will learn about the three fundamental System International units. Students will also learn about vectors and their applications. Finally, students will learn about the accuracy and precision of a measurement.
UNIT TWOFluid Mechanics
- In this unit, students will learn about Hydrostatic pressure and how to calculate it. Students will also learn about buoyancy and fluid flow continuity. Students will learn Bernoulli’s equation and about the Bernoulli Effect, as well as viscous flow.
- In this unit, students will explore thermal expansion and the ideal gas laws. Students will learn about the mechanical equivalent of heat. Students will learn about the different changes of state and the transfer of thermal energy. Finally, students will learn the laws of thermodynamics.
- In this unit, students will learn about electric charge and Coulomb’s law. Students will also explore electric fields and electric potential.
UNIT FIVECurrent Electricity
- In this unit, students will learn about electrostatics with conductors and capacitors. Students will learn the concepts of current, resistance and power. Students will also discuss direct current and circuits, resistor-capacitor circuits and Kirchoff’s rules.
- In this unit, students will learn about magnetism. Students will gain an understanding of forces on a moving charge and forces on current-carrying wires in magnetic fields. Students will also learn about Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction.
UNIT SEVENLight and Optics
- In this unit, students will learn about light and optics. This unit will go over wave basics, including the types of waves. Students will explore reflection, refraction and the different types of mirrors. Students will also learn about lenses and Ray diagrams.
UNIT EIGHTAtomic and Nuclear Physics
- In this unit, students will learn about photons and the photoelectric effect. Students will study atomic energy levels and wave-particle duality. Students will learn about nuclear reactions and the different types of decay. Students will also learn about mass-energy equivalence.
PRACTICE CULMINATING PROJECT
- This project is one of the final tasks of Advanced Placement Physics 2 online. This project will challenge students’ knowledge of concepts learned throughout this course.
PRACTICE FINAL EXAM
- This exam is the final task of the course. This exam will provide students with the opportunity to test the knowledge they have learned throughout the course.