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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. Students who complete this course are well prepared for all topics on the AP Physics 1 exam.

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Schedule

Monday
Oct 17 - Apr 24
7:30 - 9:00
PM ET
Oct 17 - Apr 24
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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$650 (~$28/week)
$650 (~$28/week)
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AoPS Holidays

There are no classes October 31, November 21‐27, December 21‐January 3, and May 27‐29.

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 course or our Introduction to Algebra A 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

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

I really enjoyed taking this course. I learned a lot, and the class was very well-taught.

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