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Physics 1: Mechanics

Physics 1: Mechanics brings together advanced problem solvers to explore key concepts in physics. Experienced instructors guide students to creatively solve problems in kinematics, forces, Newton's laws, Newtonian gravity, fluid statics and dynamics, and more. Course materials include handouts and homework sets. Instructions for optional at-home lab activities will also be provided. While "test preparation" is not the main focus, this course is approved by the College Board as an AP Physics 1 class for students in grades 9-12 and students who complete this course are well prepared for all topics on the AP Physics 1 exam.

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Schedule

Thursday
May 23 - Nov 14
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
May 23 - Nov 14
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$690 (~$29/week)
$690 (~$29/week)
CLOSED
Tuesday
Jun 25 - Dec 10
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Jun 25 - Dec 10
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$690 (~$29/week)
$690 (~$29/week)
ENROLL
Friday
Sep 6 - Mar 7
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Sep 6 - Mar 7
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$690 (~$29/week)
$690 (~$29/week)
ENROLL
Sunday
Oct 27 - Apr 27
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Oct 27 - Apr 27
7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern
6:30 - 8:00 PM Central
5:30 - 7:00 PM Mountain
4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific
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$690 (~$29/week)
$690 (~$29/week)
ENROLL

AoPS Holidays

There are no classes July 4, August 30 ‐ September 2, October 31, November 25 ‐ December 1, and December 21, 2024 ‐ January 3, 2025.

Who Should Take?

This course is intended for students who are interested in learning mechanics and Newton's laws. It covers the material on the AP Physics 1 exam, and is suitable for students interested in taking that exam. Students who have completed a typical algebra sequence or our Introduction to Algebra A and B courses are ready for Physics 1: Mechanics. This course does not require previous physics experience, though we recommend Introduction to Physics for students looking to build their foundation in physics thinking.

Lessons

1 Velocity
2 Acceleration
3 Projectile Motion
4 Energy Conservation
5 Forms of Energy
6 Simple Machines
7 Circular Motion
8 Simple Harmonic Motion
9 Rotational Kinematics
10 Rotational Dynamics
11 Vectors
12 2D and 3D Kinematics
13 Momentum
14 Collisions
15 Forces via Momentum
16 Forces via Energy
17 Statics
18 Newton's Laws of Motion
19 Problem Solving with Forces
20 Newton's Gravitational Law
21 Torque
22 Angular Momentum
23 Fluid Statics
24 Fluid Dynamics

I think that this class is an awesome way to learn new things, especially because we have awesome teachers that are authors of awesome books and the subjects they cover are very useful for MATHCOUNTS, which is my number 1 priority.